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Hope you can help - ID twin boys expected soon and still no names!

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autumngirl231 Wed 31-Aug-11 16:06:07

Hello, just joined MN and am looking for some help naming my boys! Ideally we would like similar names but not rhyme-y or match-y, not massively popular but not obscure either. Some we already have in mind are -

Michael - is it popular with the younger generation?
Sid - don't like Sidney but is it okay on its own?
Stan - as above but don't like Stanley
Caleb - nns?
Ned - could it be a name on its own?

What names do people think are nice as twinsets/do you have any other suggestions that could go with the names we have above? We would love the help as their arrival is imminent and we don't want them to be nameless forever!

SouthGoingZax Wed 31-Aug-11 16:08:49


Love Sid, Stan and Ned, and Dexter.

I think it would help people remember the names if they didn't start with the same letter.

We have DT boys with 'old man' names (think Albert and George, though those aren't their names) and they go really well together, without being 'matchy)

curlwur200 Wed 31-Aug-11 16:38:25

I've got to say I love all of your names, except maybe Caleb but even then it's not a bad name. I think that Frank and Stan are lovely together, although it maybe sounds a bit too much like Frankenstein (it may just be me who thinks that!). Other suggestions how about Dexter and Stan or Frank and Ned. Congratulations and good luck!

Cereal Wed 31-Aug-11 17:22:51

From your list I'd go for Michael Caleb smile

Michael - nice, underused classic
Frank - too "old man"
Sid - only like as nickname for Sidney
Stan - too "old man"
Dexter - too surnamey
Caleb - OK
Ned - don't like on its own

iklboo Wed 31-Aug-11 17:38:30

Jacob? Jeremiah?

I saw a Bartholomeus the other day. FAB name.

LadyBoy Wed 31-Aug-11 20:05:38

If I was to have twin boys now I would call them Jude & Finn.

first1 Wed 31-Aug-11 20:13:10

My imaginary twin boys are Callum and Alex grin

But other suggestions for you are Noah, Joel, Dylan, Finn, Zachary

pamplemousserose Wed 31-Aug-11 20:17:58

Luke and Zach?

HeidiKat Wed 31-Aug-11 21:48:45

Personally I wouldn't use Ned as it's the word used for the Scottish equivalent of a chav. Stands for Non Educated Delinquent.

plainwhitet Wed 31-Aug-11 22:13:18

it is a good idea to make sure the bigger/older one has the name starting with the later name in the alphabet. too often twins are always known by their names in the same order (i'm sure everyone can think of twins they know) and it can be better for their psychological welfare if one twin is not always first in the register at school/people's minds, etc.

Hedwig3 Thu 01-Sep-11 09:12:06

Michael and Dexter sound really nice together without being at all matchy.

Kayano Thu 01-Sep-11 10:55:19

I like dexter and caleb x

My imaginary twin boys are Lucas and Jenson

bunintheoven1 Thu 01-Sep-11 21:59:18

Stan and Dexter are gorgeous together!

BuntyPenfold Fri 02-Sep-11 10:50:18

I do like Frank but so many girls are called Frankie now. What with Billie and Sammie and Charlie there are fewer and fewer names for boys.
I like Michael and Edward together.

argylesocks Fri 02-Sep-11 19:05:25

I vote Michael and Caleb or Michael and Dexter. Sid and Stan aren't very nice, to me. They're also just nicknames.

autumngirl231 Fri 02-Sep-11 22:43:42

Good point about the names not starting with the same letter, I'm sure that would cause constant confusion! Also, we are struggling with middle names so any suggestions would be great! As the first names are quite traditional we like the idea of a modern middle name but cannot agree on any.

shineypenny Fri 02-Sep-11 22:46:34

Dexter's Laboratory being shown again on tv starting Monday.

patindahat Sat 03-Sep-11 14:20:05

ernie, greg.

Psammead Sat 03-Sep-11 14:30:46

I know twin boys names Jonas and Silas which is sweet.

If it were me, with no DH input, I would have

Hector James and Rory Heath.

naughtaless Sat 03-Sep-11 14:49:49

I like Ned and Caleb.
If I were to have twin boys I would name them Len and Vinny

qwerty123 Sat 03-Sep-11 15:06:36

Oscar and Dexter

qwerty123 Sat 03-Sep-11 15:09:06

Dexter and Reuben

qwerty123 Sat 03-Sep-11 15:10:47

Stan and Barney

qwerty123 Sat 03-Sep-11 15:12:03

George and Sid

qwerty123 Sat 03-Sep-11 15:14:19

Michael and Edward

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