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These Twin Baby Names Are Perfect for Your Darling Duo

Monica Beyer is a mom of four and has been writing professionally since 2000, when her first book, Baby Talk, was published. Her main area of interest is attachment parenting and all that goes with it, including breastfeeding, co-sleepin...

All the identical & fraternal twin baby name ideas you could possibly want

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.

More: Unique baby names for boys & girls we wish we'd thought of first

If you have twins on board, consider these name sets for your baby name list.

Popular twin boy names

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.

Popular twin girl 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.

Fraternal boy/girl twin names

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.)

Same first letter

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.

Celeb twin names

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.

  • Ella and Alexander, children of Amal and George Clooney
  • Knox and Vivienne, children of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
  • Emme and Max, children of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
  • Phinnaeus and Hazel, children of Julia Roberts and Danny Moder
  • Marion and Tabitha, children of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
  • Moroccan and Monroe, children of Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
  • Dolly and Charlie, children of Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell
  • D'Lila and Jessie, children of Sean Combs and Kim Porter
  • Gideon and Harper, children of Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
  • Matthew and Gregory, children of Ray and Anna Romano
  • Olivia and Malcolm, children of Denzel Washington and Pauletta Pearson
  • Matteo and Valentino, children of Ricky Martin
  • Eddy and Nelson, children of Céline Dion and René Angélil
  • Stella and Grace, children of Dave Matthews and Jennifer Harper
  • Honor and Xavier, children of Tilda Swinton and John Byrne
  • Olivia and Lucas, children of Wanda Sykes and Alex Niedbalski
  • Dakota and Danilee, children of Chuck Norris and Gena O'Kelley
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