Naming a baby can be a difficult task. While some parents-to-be know even before conception what they'll name their baby (or come to an agreement super-fast), other parents aren't so sure and find themselves making huge lists and debating the perfect name for months. If you're expecting twins, it can be double the fun — or double the stress!
The rhyming twin-naming method of decades past isn't super-common today even though it's pretty easy to do. Instead of giving twins names that rhyme, like Chad and Thad, parents are instead considering names with a similar feel or origin and pairing them up together to see how they roll off the tongue.
If you have twins on board, consider these name sets for your baby name list.
Every year, the Social Security Administration puts out a list of the top baby names for that year. While the SSA no longer publishes the most popular twin sets, we can still drum up a ton of perfect pairs for the most popular boy names.
For twin girls, we looked at the top 20 girl names in 2016 and paired each up with a similar name for her twin.
Since the SSA's twin name data went bye-bye, so too did the popular fraternal twin matchups. Don't fret, though — we have you covered here with boy-girl sets that aren't too obscure (and also aren't too matchy-matchy.)
Another tactic to take when choosing twin names is to pick names that begin with the same letter. This allows you to individualize the names while also linking them together, so they're more matchy-matchy, but overall, they're less rhyme-y. Here are a few ideas for twin names that begin with the same first letter.
If all else fails, look to the stars — those of the celebrity sort, that is. These celebs had babies two at a time, and maybe you'll find inspiration in their children's names.
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