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#1 Alxeen

Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:23 PM

Ok, so we're currently expecting twins......we know they are the same gender but we don't know the gender, hence we need a set of boys names and a set of girls names. We are pretty sorted on the boys names (quite settled on Elias and Jeremy), but stuck on the girls names. However we do have middle names: Mary and Barbara - both are sentimental, family names on both sides of the family (Barbara - both our Grandmother's first names and my middle name, and Mary - both our mother's middle names). DH's last name is a two syllable English last name and we have eliminated any first names that don't already sound good with it.

Ok, so options for girls names are:

Cassandra
Eliza
Frances
Clara
Evelyn
Eleanor
Emmeline

Remember we need TWO names that go together well for twins. We have quite a few 'E' names, not so sure about two E names?

So far contenders are:

Cassandra Mary
Eleanor Barbara/Mary
Frances Barbara
Eliza Mary
Emmeline Mary/Barbara

Please share your thoughts on what two names you think will work! original.gif

#2 Sif

Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:29 PM

I really like Frances Mary and Eleanor Barbara.

#3 Musk Sticks

Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:43 PM

I like Evelyn, Eleanor and Emmeline best with Barbara as a middle name.

I prefer Frances with m.n Mary.

#4 dimensionk

Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:47 PM

Cassandra - like
Eliza - dislike
Frances - ok
Clara - love
Evelyn - ok
Eleanor - dislike
Emmeline - ok

#5 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:56 PM

QUOTE (Alxeen @ 20/02/2013, 02:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So far contenders are:

Cassandra Mary
Eleanor Barbara/Mary
Frances Barbara
Eliza Mary
Emmeline Mary/Barbara

Please share your thoughts on what two names you think will work! original.gif


I like Eliza Mary

I'm not keen on Frances Barbara but it's seems to be the only first name that goes with Barbara (if you wanted one daughter with Mary as the middle name and the other twin to have Barbara as the middle name)

You could do two girls with the same first initial.  I'm not so keen on that but it's not uncommon.

#6 whimbrel

Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:03 PM

I like Eleanor Mary and Frances Barbara original.gif

#7 Gudrun

Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:50 PM

Frances Barbara & Clara Mary

Eliza Mary & Frances Barbara

Frances Mary & Eliza Barbara

Emmeline Barbara & Clara Mary

Emmeline Mary & Frances Barbara

Eliza Barbara & Cassandra Mary


I would like all of the above.   I'm assuming Clara is pn [CLAH-rah] so it will go with Mary but not with Barbara.  If it is pn [CLAIR-rah] then it won't go with Mary.


BTW Elias & Jeremy make a marvellous twinset/sibset.  I like your taste!

Edited by Gudrun, 20 February 2013 - 03:55 PM.


#8 kerilyntaryn

Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:59 PM

in order

Cassandra Mary & Eliza Barbara

Eliza Mary & Evelyn Barbara

Evelyn Mary & Emmeline Barbara

Evelyn Mary & Eleanor Barbara

Clara Mary & Frances Barbara

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 20 February 2013 - 06:55 PM.


#9 lynneyours

Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:24 PM

I like Evelyn Barbara & Clara Mary or Eliza Mary.

Frances is likely to be called Frankie as a nn, so I'd only go with Frances if you like Frankie.

I don't mind two E names for twins, Evelyn and Eliza are pretty together, and if they're shortened to Eve and Liz or Eve and Elle, that still works.

#10 Elemenopee

Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:28 PM

Your boys names are great.
For girls, I love Clara and Eleanor.
Clara Mary and Eleanor Barbara.

#11 domestically~challenged

Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:37 PM

Eleanor and Emmeline wub.gif I have twin daughters and would use 2 names beginning with the same constinent if they were names I loved. My girls names both end with A.

#12 The Awesome One

Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:16 PM

I really like:
Cassandra Mary
Eliza Mary/Barbra
Clara Mary

I would personally go
Clara Mary and Eliza Barbra as my first choice or Cassandra Mary and Eliza Barbra as my second choice (I would avoid using the same initial, twins have enough trouble being seen as individuals, especially if they are the same gender).

#13 CCLady

Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:23 PM


LOVE Frances & Emmeline together. Beautiful!


#14 Alxeen

Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:25 PM

I think Barbara isn't the easiest middle name to pair with.

Cassandra was my choice mainly because I really like the n.n. Cassie, I think it's cute and always have liked it. Most names have a n.n. that can be used and I think they're all pretty sweet. Frankie is cute  wub.gif

QUOTE (Musk Sticks @ 20/02/2013, 03:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like Evelyn, Eleanor and Emmeline best with Barbara as a middle name.

I prefer Frances with m.n Mary.


I think Frances sounds good with Mary too, but thing is...we're not Catholic, and it just sounds very Irish Catholic to us, perhaps a little too much.

QUOTE (Gudrun @ 20/02/2013, 04:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would like all of the above.   I'm assuming Clara is pn [CLAH-rah] so it will go with Mary but not with Barbara.  If it is pn [CLAIR-rah] then it won't go with Mary.


BTW Elias & Jeremy make a marvellous twinset/sibset.  I like your taste!


Yep, it's CLAH-rah, I wasn't even aware of a Clair-rah sounding Clara  unsure.gif  and thanks on compliments on the boys names, we're quite happy with them original.gif

DH's last name starts with a strong R, so wouldn't want to overdo the Rs - Clara Mary R.... a bit much? Maybe not?

#15 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:49 PM

I'm not personally a fan of having twin names starting with the same letter, but that's each to their own. However, I would definitely avoid pairing two names with the same first sound (Eliza and Eleanor) and two names with the same first letter and similar last sound (Emmeline and Evelyn) - those are way too matchy-matchy for me.

Of the names on your list, I really like Cassandra, Frances and Eliza. I'd pair them in this order:

Cassandra Mary and Frances Barbara
Eliza Mary and Frances Barbara
Cassandra Mary and Eliza Barbara (although admittedly the flow is a little off).

I don't necessarily mind any of the other names, except for Clara which I really dislike. Claire would pair with Barbara so much more easily and I definitely prefer it to Clara - otherwise Carla Mary is also cute.

#16 PatG

Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:51 PM

QUOTE (lynnemine @ 20/02/2013, 06:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like Evelyn Barbara & Clara Mary or Eliza Mary.

Frances is likely to be called Frankie as a nn, so I'd only go with Frances if you like Frankie.

I don't mind two E names for twins, Evelyn and Eliza are pretty together, and if they're shortened to Eve and Liz or Eve and Elle, that still works.



I've never met a Frances nn Frankie, all the ones I've known have been Fran.

I like Eleanor Barbara and Cassandra Mary.  If they get shortened Ellie/Elle and Cassie/Cass are different enough from each other.

#17 BubbleBird

Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:58 PM

If these babies are girls please, please call them Clara and Emmeline. I just love the name Clara and my dream twin girl combo is and always has been Clara and Emme!

#18 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:06 PM

I wouldn't have 2 E names, especially when some of them are quite similar.

I like the following for twins:

Frances Barbara and Emmeline Mary
Frances Barbara and Eliza Mary
Frances Barbara and Clara Mary
Frances Barbara and Eleanor Mary

Clara Mary and Emmeline Barbara
Clara Mary and Eleanor Barbara





#19 Plaxy

Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:03 PM

Lovely names so lots of possibilities! The only one I dislike is Evelyn, sorry.

I like these combos:

Eleanor Mary and Frances Barbara

Eliza Mary and Frances Barbara

Cassandra Mary and Emmeline Barbara

Cassandra Mary and Eliza Barbara

Eleanor Barbara and Cassandra Mary

#20 gemgirl

Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:07 PM

Love Cassandra.
Do you like Evangeline?

Cassandra Mary and Evangeline Barbara

If not, Cassandra Mary and Emmeline Barbara

#21 Magnus

Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:14 PM

I like Clara Mary and Emmeline Barbara.

I was almost going to say Eleanor and Emmeline, but then I realised they'd most likely get 'Ellie and Emmy' or 'Elle and Emme' which I think would be quite matchy.

#22 Bellefin

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:17 AM

I like them to match a little so I would go long or short like
Cassandra and Emmeline
Eliza and Clara
Evelyn and Clara

They are my fave names from the list.

#23 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:23 AM

I love love love Elias and Jeremy.

I love Eliza Mary & Frances Barbara.



#24 Alxeen

Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:29 AM

QUOTE (gemgirl @ 20/02/2013, 10:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Love Cassandra.
Do you like Evangeline?

Cassandra Mary and Evangeline Barbara

If not, Cassandra Mary and Emmeline Barbara

I was a bit off Evangeline  because it sounds like evangelise/evangelical, but I looked it up this morning and it has a beautiful history: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evangeline We'll think about it. Otherwise Cassandra Mary and Emmeline Barbara are my two current favourites too.

DH has done a spreadsheet of votes based on responses  (laughing2.gif his solution to almost anything is a spreadsheet!) and so far we have:
1 - Emmeline
2 - Frances, Clara
3 - Eleanor
4 - Cassandra
5 - Eliza

Does this sound silly? My Grandparents had a farm and a lovely heifer called Clarabelle (I'd say some original inspiration from Disney).....so whenever I think of Clara it sounds to me like a cow's name roll2.gif  Anyone else get the same? There's been a few votes for Clara so maybe not?

#25 Alxeen

Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:35 AM

P.S. Couldn't agree more that there are some similar sounding names that would be a little too matchy matchy together, def want to avoid that.




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