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Twin baby names

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Identical and fraternal ideas

As if selecting one baby name isn't hard enough, when you are having twins you have to choose two. How do you choose names for twins? And what are the most popular ones? Whether you are searching for a baby name for identical or fraternal twins, we have some ideas for you!

Rhyming names

Looking more for strategy then for popularity? Well, here is one way to go: choose rhyming names for your twins. Whether you are looking for simple and classic or modern and unusual, this can be a cute way to name twins. Here are a few ideas:

  • Holly and Molly
  • Tara and Kara
  • Hailey and Bailey
  • Wade and Cade
  • Jake and Blake
  • Cate and Nate
  • Karen and Aaron
  • Brian and Rhian
  • Justin and Dustin
  • Melissa and Carissa
  • Stan and Dan
  • Ben and Jen
  • Maven and Haven

That said, some people think this could happen a twin's ability to thrive as an independent person. Fortunately, there are other ways to approach twin naming.

Same first letter

Another tactic to take when choosing twin names is to pick names that begin with the same letter, ala Brenda and Brandon from the infamous Beverly Hills, 90210. This allows you to individualize the names, while also linking them together. Here are a few ideas for twin names that begin with the same first letter:

  • Zoey and Zachary
  • Dylan and Diana
  • Anna and Ashlynn
  • Christine and Caitlin
  • Aiden and Alex
  • Oliver and Othello
  • Pamela and Patrice
  • Dinah and Delia
  • Bethanny and Brent
  • Nicholas and Nisha
  • Taylor and Trent
  • Elizabeth and Ethan
  • August and Anthony
  • Lucy and Lilly

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