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.

Writerwannabe83 Sun 11-Aug-13 13:06:16

I love Sophie but have never liked Charlotte for some reason. Mia and Sophie sound lovely smile

picnicbasketcase Sun 11-Aug-13 13:10:47

Sophie and Mia are gorgeous names and go together really well smile

carben Sun 11-Aug-13 13:25:28

Thea , Cassia, Cleo - all Greek as is Eleni.

Avondale Sun 11-Aug-13 13:31:09

Eve? Eva?

Onyabike Sun 11-Aug-13 13:33:38

Twins! How exciting!

I really like Sophie and Charlotte together - think they sound lovely as a twin sibset!

I personally prefer both Sophie and Charlotte to Eleni and the other girls names on your list.

Other names that I think go well with Sophie/Charlotte are:

Good luck with it all!

MrsFrederickWentworth Sun 11-Aug-13 13:39:58

Irene ( pronounced I reen E, or any way you like it)

All Greek.

Or, for twins, Alice and Celia. Anagrams of each other bit quite different.

MrsFrederickWentworth Sun 11-Aug-13 13:47:04

Artemis ( not a boy's name despite Artemis Fowl)
Persis ref the beloved Persis in Acts
Lalage (love this and might go well with Eleni), laughing Lalage in Horace ( La la gee)

I love those Greek names

FoxyRoxy Sun 11-Aug-13 14:02:39

Emilia and Eleni
Phoebe and Eleni
Natalia and Eleni

formicadinosaur Sun 11-Aug-13 14:02:58

I love Elenie with a E at the end. Elenie and xanthe are fabulous together.

Elenie and Sophia work well.

Eleni and Naomi are very good. Or Elenie and Noemie

FoxyRoxy Sun 11-Aug-13 14:03:08

Not keen on Sophie but Sophia and Eleni does go...

TheSecondComing Sun 11-Aug-13 14:05:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

The reason Sophie and Charlotte are top ten is because they are pretty names. Not a reason not to use them IMHO.

Eleni goes with the other names you listed. Xanthe being my favourite of those.

Eleni and xanthe brown! Sounds good to my ear!

RobinSparkles Sun 11-Aug-13 14:11:00

I know someone with 2 DDs called Charlotte and Sophie. I think they definitely go together!

I love both names. I have a DD called Charlotte and the other has Sophia as a mn so I might be biased wink.

andadietcoke Sun 11-Aug-13 14:15:03

Thank you all so much, really appreciate the suggestions - nice treat for DH tonight to go through with me when he's finished decorating wink

forevergreek Sun 11-Aug-13 14:15:40

What about Elena? Eleanor?

Sophie and Eleanor go well, as does Charlotte and Eleanor

andadietcoke Sun 11-Aug-13 14:37:53

I love Elena but pronunciation can be confused and think it would be shortened to Ellie which I don't mind, but sounds odd to me with Sophie. As does Lottie a bit - am I over thinking this now?! Have always loved Charlie but Charlie Brown is a bit wrong, especially since there's a new film coming out in the next year or so!

I love Eleni. I thought it was Welsh blush.

Caip Sun 11-Aug-13 15:02:35

I think Eleni and Poppy sound good together, and Poppy Brown is v cute, not at all like a wilting flower. What about Polly as an alternative?

Surf25 Sun 11-Aug-13 15:06:53

Eleni and Sophia
Eleni and Isabella
Eleni and Anna
Eleni and Juliana

everlong Sun 11-Aug-13 15:07:52

Harriet and Martha.
Alice and Florence
Esme and Ottilie

IceCreamForCrow Sun 11-Aug-13 15:08:51

Sorry I am confused as to why twin names must 'go' together. What does go together mean?

Providing they're not too similar sounding which could be confusing have the names you like.

Surf25 Sun 11-Aug-13 15:08:55

And i quite like Eleni and Mia actuallly, or it could be Mia and Eleni wink

Pleasecansomeonereply Sun 11-Aug-13 15:15:55

What about Eleni and Pippa?
Am really into the name Pippa at the moment... although I will never have one - 3 kids is enough for me!
Best wishes

Onyabike Sun 11-Aug-13 15:38:11

IceCreamForCrow when op says she wants to know if they "go well together", I am assuming she means that she wants names that have a "similar feel" to each other.

So, for example, imo paired names such as Jane and Persephone or Montgomery and Jayden don't "go" together, whereas names such as Betsy and Mabel, or Sarah and Louise for example do "go" together.

With twins particularly, I think it is nice to have names that sound good with each other as you will be referring to them together an awful lot.

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

That is my favourite combination

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.

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 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.

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 . . .

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

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

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.

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

Magdalena/ Madeleine

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!

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.

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

Elana is fab

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!

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 04:35:24

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

Best of luck!

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.

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Sophie and Poppy. Nothing wrong with Poppy Brown.

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!

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.

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