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Twin boys - Thomas and Tobin - yes or no??

(43 Posts)
WhatTheWhat Wed 22-Jun-11 18:24:42

Whaddya think?

We're looking for two-syllable names, for very complicated and pointless reasons.


BlackSwan Wed 22-Jun-11 18:28:42

Too similar in my view. They're already twins, when they grow up wouldn't they appreciate more distinguishable names?

MmeLindor. Wed 22-Jun-11 18:30:01

Love Thomas but Tobin too similar.

Thomas and Jacob

Thomas and Phillip

Thomas and Henry

schmee Wed 22-Jun-11 18:30:01

Absolutely not. Two-syllable names fine. Same first letter and first sound - wrong, wrong, wrong.

EldonAve Wed 22-Jun-11 18:33:14

Tobin not good

BikeRunSki Wed 22-Jun-11 18:33:28

Too similar, too twee to have same initial. Give them some leeway to be their own people!

scarlettsmummy2 Wed 22-Jun-11 18:34:13

tobin makes me think of Peter Tobin...... not a good thing

greenzebra Wed 22-Jun-11 18:52:38

I like the idea of the same initial lots of siblings have this who arent twins but maybe ones that arent so similar.

Thomas and Theo
Tobin and Theo
Thomas and Tristan (my fav by far)

I think if your going to choose tobin which is not as popular and thomas very popular then it opens doors to jealousy who got the unusual name etc.
Ultimatly its your choice tho.

EldonAve Wed 22-Jun-11 18:53:38

or who was named after a train and who was named after a serial killer

Wormshuffler Wed 22-Jun-11 18:54:02

I think you need to avoid having both their names starting with the same letter.

LouMacca Wed 22-Jun-11 18:54:39

Thomas is lovely. Sorry don't like Tobin at all.

Thomas & Daniel

Thomas & Samuel

Thomas & Joseph

Thomas & Harry

frantic51 Wed 22-Jun-11 19:06:42

They're going to be forever opening each other's mail when they're older! I like both Thomas and Tobin as names in themselves, but not for twins.

OneHelluvaBroad Wed 22-Jun-11 19:14:27

Dislike Tobin.

Thomas and something else not beginning with 't' would be better.

twinmumplus1inthetum Wed 22-Jun-11 20:38:56

don't give them name that start with the same letter - everyone will muddle them enough, and similar sounding names will make it even harder

deste Wed 22-Jun-11 22:26:10

Tobin was a serial killer in Scotland and possibly England.

itsohsoquiet Wed 22-Jun-11 22:28:16

My first thought was Peter Tobin

Delphiii Wed 22-Jun-11 22:28:42

Love Tobin, LOVE LOVE LOVE. Not so keen on the Thomas but at the end of the day darling, these twins are part of you, they're half you! so whatever you like, they're likely to love in the future!
Good luck

pfbornot Wed 22-Jun-11 22:31:46

Peter Tobin is a very bad criminal (rapist and/or murderer?).

Do not use Tobin!

KoolAidKid Wed 22-Jun-11 22:38:39

Tobin has bad connotations. Thomas is fine.

SullyO Wed 22-Jun-11 23:21:38

I went to school with twins named Thomas and Martin and their names matched each other really well as twinnies....

everlong Thu 23-Jun-11 12:41:28

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savoycabbage Thu 23-Jun-11 12:46:20

Yes it looks like you wanted something to go with Thomas and you were clutching at straws.

pilates Thu 23-Jun-11 13:16:26

Tobin not nice.

Thomas and Barnaby

Thomas and Jack

Thomas and Ethan

Thomas and Edward

CocoPopsAddict Thu 23-Jun-11 18:55:50

Thomas and Timothy = Tom and Tim. Genius.

everlong Thu 23-Jun-11 20:05:11

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