Twin girl names

(50 Posts)
andadietcoke Sun 11-Aug-13 13:00:50

I've always had a boy name and a girl name, it never occurred to me to come up with two because it never occurred to me we might have twins. However, weirdly, my girl name, which I've loved since I was 11, doesn't seem to 'go' with any of the other names we like. DH is a teacher so is being very fussy because he associates names with certain kids and their characteristics. Surname is Brown, which I think sounds odd with flower names - like a dead wilting flower, and also puts a few others out so they don't sound like a Dulux paint chart!!

So far, and if they were born tomorrow, they would be Sophie and Charlotte. I'm a bit worried they're too
'top ten' though. My girl name was Eleni.

Other names we like are Mia, Xanthe, Elodie, Naomi. Love Poppy but can't get past the dead wilting Brown poppy!

Would love to find something that goes with Eleni really, but any suggestions more than welcome! Oh, and we'd pronounce it elle-en-ee not elle-eeny.

skyflyer Sun 18-Aug-13 21:11:43

Charlotte if her name gets shortened (as quite a few do) might end up Charlie Brown.

I know twin girls called Stephanie & Grace.

jellyandcake Sat 17-Aug-13 14:01:30

If I had twin girls I would call them Pearl and Ruby but those don't really fit your criteria!

ch1134 Thu 15-Aug-13 09:48:16

Sophie and Poppy. Nothing wrong with Poppy Brown.

LaRosaBella Wed 14-Aug-13 17:12:36

I love Eleni. I think Eleni and Xanthe or Mia sound lovely.

MsJupiterJones Wed 14-Aug-13 11:06:19

I know (grown-up) twins Eleni and Iro. Eleni does have trouble with people pronouncing her name wrong sometimes but it is such a beautiful name. I think the ideas of Xanthe or Sophia are good, anything with a hint of Greek will work.

Sophie and Charlotte are lovely names but seems a shame not to use your favourite.

Nellelephant Wed 14-Aug-13 08:47:15

I think Sophie and Charlotte are lovely names. I know of someone who has just had twin girls and called them Kensi and Harper hmm

MummyPig24 Mon 12-Aug-13 20:04:32

A friend just had twins and named them Jessica and Charlotte.

I like Eleni and Ava
Eleni and Thea
Eleni and Amaya

MadameJosephine Mon 12-Aug-13 17:20:23

Much prefer Eloise to Eleni and I don't think it would have as many pronunciation issues.

How about Sophia and Eloise?

Tigertots Mon 12-Aug-13 16:21:40

If they were born at Christmas time, Holly & Ivy would be a pretty combination.

rosyryan Mon 12-Aug-13 15:02:00

I think it would be a real pity to give up Eleni. It's gorgeous.

Cornwall73 Mon 12-Aug-13 06:02:42

Hello fellow future twin mum!
I really like the Eleni and Sophia/ Sofia combination. I would say both names phonetically as written.

Castlelough Mon 12-Aug-13 04:35:24

Or Eloise? (Eh-louise) which I adore!
Is beautiful with Sophie or Charlotte...

Best of luck!

Castlelough Mon 12-Aug-13 04:33:21

And Ellen is a lovely classic name too! I also think Ellie sounds nice with Sophie if it was shortened for a nn.

Sophie and Ellen.
Charlotte and Ellen.

Castlelough Mon 12-Aug-13 04:31:23

I think Sophie and Charlotte are beautiful names grin.
I also love Elena (Elaine-a) and think it would be much less ambiguous than Eleni, which I wouldn't be mad on!

formicadinosaur Mon 12-Aug-13 04:00:42

Elana is fab

sleepingbeautiful Mon 12-Aug-13 01:05:07

Sophie and Charlotte are nice but bit dull, especially with your surname.
Eleni and Xanthe sound good together.
I also like Eleni and Mia but prefer Eleni and Maia.
Others: Chloe, Penelope, Callista, Thalia, Gaia.

from your OP, if you want to use Eleni, then Xanthe seems to be the best match - don't worry about what your mum says, when the babies are here she will love them whatever they are called, and she had her turn naming you!

MrsFrederickWentworth Sun 11-Aug-13 21:39:03

Ariadne
Katerina
Damaris
Lydia
Lilias
Tabitha
Rhoda
Ianthe
Magdalena/ Madeleine
Berenice
Aurelia
Laurel
Oriole
Linnet
Claudia
Leda
Silvia
Cassandra

Pobblewhohasnotoes Sun 11-Aug-13 20:43:16

I thought it was pronounced El-a-ni?

Mia is very popular if you are worried about that. I don't like Xanthe. Naomi is lovely and not at all overused. Elodie is nice.

Onyabike Sun 11-Aug-13 16:14:07

Other options:
Eleni and Arianna
Eleni and Zara
Eleni and Isis
Eleni and Melissa

keatsybeatsy Sun 11-Aug-13 16:12:38

Sophia much nicer than Sophie - if So-fee-ah rather than Soffy-ah.

Instead of Charlotte, what about Lottie?

I think, with your surname, you maybe need three syllables or an alliterative first name (which rules out my Lottie suggestion obviously confused ). I have Brown as part of my surname too and it is tricky - I would have definitely have gone for alliterative if I wasn't hyphenated now I think about it more . . .

andadietcoke Sun 11-Aug-13 16:11:32

Heehee bluestars very true. Hadn't thought of that! Thank you - really don't want to have something with ambiguous pronunciation.

I feel exactly the same way about Sophie and Charlotte, otherwise they tick all my boxes (and my mother likes them - she's not a fan of Xanthe at all). We've given up talking to people about names now, especially mum, hence posting on here to get honest opinions.

BlueStarsAtNight Sun 11-Aug-13 16:01:16

I'm surprised you think Elena might be confusing to pronounce but Eleni won't - when I read the OP I was thinking "is it el-ay-nee? Does it rhyme with Melanie? Is it el-EN-ee?" and I'd be surprised if other people got it how you want it first time.
It's not my cup of tea but I do think it goes well with both Mia and Xanthe.

Sophie and Charlotte Brown and nice names but very safe and unremarkable.

andadietcoke Sun 11-Aug-13 15:46:20

icecream yep, as per onyabike (thanks) - am absolutely against matchy names, I just don't want names that clash.

I was just about to suggest Eleni & Sophia but I see Surf25 beat me to it!

That is my favourite combination

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