What's Johnny's twin sister called?

(67 Posts)
PeriodMath Wed 26-Jun-13 16:28:09

We have just found out we're having twins, one of each. Well, we knew it was two, just not the genders. So, fixed on John, to be called Johnny for the boy. Just love it, used to live near one - gorgeous boy. Can't agree on his twin sister though....

I want something classy but cool. What do you think? I like Hester, Clara, Cordelia, Tabitha so far - if that helps.

Thanks!

8thplace Wed 26-Jun-13 16:41:41

Congratulation.
Loving Hester and Johnny

How about
Johnny and Allison/ Ally
Johnny and Alice
Johnny and Fiona /Fifi
Johnny and Miranda
Johnny and Victoria / Vikki
Johnny and Beatrice/ Bea
Johnny and Amanda/ Mandy
Johnny and Elizabeth/ Liza/ Betty
Johnny and Margaret/ Maggie/ Peggy
Johnny and Heather
Johnny and Moira

ZolaBuddleia Wed 26-Jun-13 16:47:24

Congrats!

Love Hester. I think you need a name that doesn't end in an 'ee' sound if you're going to use Johnny on a regular basis. Otherwise it's a bit matchy matchy cute.

Honor
Cora
Coral
Stella
Greta
Pearl
Beulah (please! I love it but nobody is ever brave enough!)
Lilah
Bess

farmersdaughter Wed 26-Jun-13 17:29:15

Haha we have an Honor and I quite fancy Johnny for DC2.

What about Sarah or Laura?

Littlecherublegs Wed 26-Jun-13 17:43:35

The Johnny I know has a sister Flora.

Like Clara and Cordelia from your list.

How about:
Scarlett
Saffron
Matilda
Martha
Esther
Delilah
Tallulah
Bella
Sienna
Lilia
Cassia
Sorelle
Heidi
Mariam

Well, Johnny Craddock was married to Fanny. And I used to read a lovely set of books about Janet and John...

Seriously, though, there are some lovely suggestions here.

SweepTheHalls Wed 26-Jun-13 17:48:34

My instant thought was Bethany, I have no idea why though!

CaptainJamesTKirk Wed 26-Jun-13 17:49:04

I think Hester and Johnny is perfect!

cece Wed 26-Jun-13 17:51:42

The Jonny I know has a sister called Esme.

I think Mary goes nicely with John.

Johnny and Mary is a Robert Palmer song - although only us old 'uns might remember that.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Wed 26-Jun-13 17:58:28

I love Clara, like Cordelia too.

QueLinda Wed 26-Jun-13 18:03:05

Penelope (Penny)
Margot

RaisingHooligirls Wed 26-Jun-13 18:11:22

Susie, Rachel or Louise

QueLinda Wed 26-Jun-13 18:13:40

Sally would be good too.

cooooodle Wed 26-Jun-13 18:17:16

I came on to say Clara !

Geordieminx Wed 26-Jun-13 18:17:19

Lola
Ella
Madeleine
Daisy
Estelle
Rosie

noblegiraffe Wed 26-Jun-13 18:19:10

Jennifer Yellow Hat

OrangeLily Wed 26-Jun-13 18:20:09

My immediate reaction was Emma

StrawberryMojito Wed 26-Jun-13 18:22:52

Johnny and Stella as suggested above sounds fab. Not keen on Hester but I really like Clara.

SantanaLopez Wed 26-Jun-13 18:25:08

Hester. Lovely.

herethereandeverywhere Wed 26-Jun-13 18:26:19

Johnny and Marie is a song by a local band I used to watch.

And Johnny and Francis ("Nobody puts baby in the corner") after the iconic film.

KingRollo Wed 26-Jun-13 18:34:58

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsP23 Wed 26-Jun-13 20:28:16

Instantly thought of Matilda

AntsMarching Wed 26-Jun-13 20:31:21

Brenda. Cos that's what my mum and her brother were called, they weren't twins though very close in age (~13 months).

Foosyerdoos Wed 26-Jun-13 20:35:28

Johnny and Jemima.

almapudden Wed 26-Jun-13 20:37:01

Alicia
Henrietta
Hedter

almapudden Wed 26-Jun-13 20:37:26

*Hester

Kitty (Catherine)
Eliza (-beth)
Sukey (Susanna)
Posy (Josephine)

One question, meant kindly - do you know that Johnny is American slang for condom?

stickortwist Wed 26-Jun-13 20:39:48

Clara deffo. Lovely name.
Hester is a bit close to hector for me so i think boisterous 4 yr old boy when i hear the name (friend has a hector)

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Wed 26-Jun-13 20:42:28

Johnny & Demelza.

mrstowers Wed 26-Jun-13 20:43:40

Jenny!

BettyYeti Wed 26-Jun-13 20:47:10

of the names you mention, clara by a mile.
I also thought immediately of Frankie and Johnny!

I also like the suggestion of Elizabeth with a shortening, so you have John and Elizabeth, aka Johnny and Eliza/Beth/Bessie/Betsy/Libby etc

WeAreSix Wed 26-Jun-13 20:50:31

Doesn't Johnny love Rosie?

And no idea why iPhone autocorrects to johnnycake!!!

DebsMorgan Wed 26-Jun-13 22:28:27

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Johnny & Marissa
Johnny & Lillian
Johnny & Mabel
Johnny & Karenza
Johnny & Vanessa
Johnny & Vivienne
Johnny & Celeste

HerrenaHarridan Wed 26-Jun-13 22:55:29

Not to rain on the parade but as STDG pointed out Johnny is slang for condom.
It's not just an American thing either that's why I call them. Most Americans I know call them rubbers

PeriodMath Wed 26-Jun-13 23:06:24

Yes, aware of condom ref, couldn't care less! Btw, unheard of in the US, purely an English thing and I've never heard anyone say it.

Anyway, condoms are a good thing, no? Seriously, you can mock anyone's name if you care enough to do so wink

Look at all the little Williams there are - just asking to be called Willy at school surely? And children are far more familiar with willies than condoms!

PeriodMath Wed 26-Jun-13 23:07:05

And thanks for all the lovely suggestions! Have jotted a few down grin

HerrenaHarridan Wed 26-Jun-13 23:46:54

Good for you

Of it wasn't for such associations my dd would be called cherry

I hope you don't think I was mocking your choice of name - I honestly wasn't. sad

bootsycollins Wed 26-Jun-13 23:50:27

Johnny and Lucy

nooka Thu 27-Jun-13 00:16:09

I'd chose another traditional name or another short strong name (or both) to go with John/Johnny.

Helen(a)
Sarah
Susan/Suzanne
Elisabeth
Margaret
Vivian

In fact I suspect there are lots of names that would work well with John/Johnny, I'd just personally not choose something very modern (Brittany, Casey etc) or frilly (Arabella, Seraphina etc) although maybe the latter works in a Sloany sort of context.

Misfit13 Thu 27-Jun-13 00:38:12

The condom thing did occur to me, so I did a survey. Well, I asked DS1 (19) and his friends what they thought when they heard Johnny. They said Cash, Ramone, Rotten etc, but not one of them said condom. I had to tell them it was slang for condom as it seems no-one under the age of about 35 would make the connection. So, I wouldn't worry about that as anyone old enough to call condoms Johnnys is probably too old be to teasing a child for his name!

HerrenaHarridan Thu 27-Jun-13 09:36:45

I'm under the age of 35 by about a decade!

HerrenaHarridan Thu 27-Jun-13 09:37:30

Although I obviously wouldn't tease a child about their name!

KatoPotato Thu 27-Jun-13 09:38:55

Victoria

florencepink Thu 27-Jun-13 09:47:15

Emma came straight to my mind, congratulations smile

Peachyjustpeachy Thu 27-Jun-13 09:48:26

Jenny

but then i am evil! grin

notso Thu 27-Jun-13 10:04:17

Daphne
Margot
Rosie
Lucy
Martha
Flora
Margaret

telsa Thu 27-Jun-13 10:48:04

Hester - yes!

Exhaustipated Thu 27-Jun-13 12:48:55

Classy but cool names to go with Jonny...

Pearl
Cora
Rosanna
Ramona
Vita
Nina
Xanthe
Lois
Olive
Greta
Gloria
Lydia
Zora
Stella
Selina
Serena
Isis
Iris
Iona
Henrietta
Beatrix
Opal
Orla
Vivienne
Marianne
Winnifred
Constance
Dorothea
Tansy
Clementine

PeriodMath Thu 27-Jun-13 17:47:20

Am loving so many of your suggestions!

Serena has really grabbed me... smile

fussychica Thu 27-Jun-13 17:49:23

Francesca (Frankie) & John(ny) - very cool

Badvoc Thu 27-Jun-13 17:51:32

Cordelia is nice

Badvoc Thu 27-Jun-13 17:52:37

My uncle is John and his sisters are;
Anne
Catherine
Margaret
Elizabeth
Mary Bridget
Ester
Finola

thegreylady Thu 27-Jun-13 19:08:13

Cassandra [Cassie]
Cleo [Johnny and Cleo Dankworth smile]
Phoebe
Josephine [Josie]
Harriet [Hattie]

HoneyandRum Fri 28-Jun-13 09:23:33

I like Johnny and Naomi as both have an open friendliness to them and I'm not keen on over matchytwin names.

looki Fri 28-Jun-13 12:24:14

I would go for a name that you like independently of Johnny. They will not always be together, they may not even be in the same classroom at school. I would steer clear altogether of any 'matchy' because when they get to their teens and adult years, it will sound ridiculous.

So choose a name based on what you would call a second or third child rather than a 'twin'.

(I should say I went to school with twins whose name both began with 'C', every single time somebody said their names, they were said in a sing song way. I never heard one of their names being said without the other. It must have been so bloody annoying for them). They are separate people....anyway just my tuppence worth. Congratulations by the way. Boy and girl together - perfect family smile.

Edie was the name that popped into my head. I'm not sure if that's technically a name in it's own right though - could maybe be short for Edith.

Love Clara.

TanglednotTamed Fri 28-Jun-13 12:29:36

Boy and girl together - perfect family

That's where you're wrong, looki. Two boys and a girl is the perfect family. I know because that's what I've got.

My friend has one girl. She thinks that's the perfect family.

My other friend has three boys. She thinks that's the perfect family.

Perfect families come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

<can you tell I heard too many 'oh you must be wanting a girl now' when I was expecting DC2, and I didn't care at all what gender any of them were.>

I don't mean to be snippy, it's just a bit of a bugbear.

looki Fri 28-Jun-13 12:42:18

Ah it was just a phrase - something I'd have liked myself - more the two children for only one pregnancy than anything else) smile
My perfect little family is my little girl. Whatever comes next will be a bonus to my already perfect family.

TanglednotTamed Fri 28-Jun-13 12:46:16

yes, i always thought twins would be good, looki - just for the 2-for-1 pure efficiency of it! But when I was pg with no. 3 I was huge and quite worried about the possibility of twins. DH nearly fainted with relief at the first scan when they said it was just one.

Good luck with a sibling for your DD. As you say, whatever comes is wonderful.

formicadinosaur Sat 29-Jun-13 06:49:57

Tess pearl violet Mary

curlew Sat 29-Jun-13 07:13:08

Helen- nn Nell.

Rosehassometoes Sat 29-Jun-13 10:50:25

I thought Johnny and Eve or Evelyn

Seminyak Sat 29-Jun-13 10:52:37

Lara sprang to mind! smile

Congratulations smile

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now