With twins it is even harder! Thinking of names that go together and match the family name. Plus, with twins, people have a lot of different ideas of how you can solidify that special bond with their names. Here are some "themes" that I've seen in articles about naming twins:
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handwritten list - but let's be real here
- it was all done on an iPad app. :)
Seasons: Autumn and Summer
Gems: Amber and Ruby
Virtues: Charity, Harmony, Joy, Hope
"Destination" names: London and Paris
Months: April, June, May
Flowers: Rose, Violet, Daisy, Lily
Then of course there are names that start with the same letter, or names that rhyme, or even one name and the other the same but spelled backwards (like Heaven and Nevaeh - still not sure how to pronounce that one?)
While I think some of these are beautiful names, I don't usually go for matchy-matchy things, and in our family we have a whole other list of criteria that names have to fit into...
The names should
- sound nice together (and also with their sibling's names)
- work well with our family name (Portela)
- have some special meaning to us, or a tie to a family name
- be easy to read, spell and pronounce in both English and Portuguese.
Not too much to ask for, right?
Ever since we found out we were having girls, people have been asking about the names. It's common cultural etiquette here to announce both the gender and the name of your child well before the birth.
So, without further ado...
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