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Names for twins that other DCs have suggested.

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tonylonyphony Sat 17-Sep-11 12:15:47

What ones do we say an absolute NO to and what ones do we say okay/maybe to?
We have told them (there are 4) that at least one of the names they pick will be used (fn or mn) - Ohh and we are expecting faternal twins

So what do you think?

Girl

Mona
Rosie
Mina
Fallon
Leia
Dorcas
Alice/Alicia
Jessica
Miranda
Susan/Suki
Lorelai
Alexi
Matilda

Boys

Jim
Jem
Jack
Rory
Jerome
Rufus
Eric
Russell
Luke
Matt
Flynn
Felix

cece Sat 17-Sep-11 12:26:07

I like all of the boys names except Eric.
Out of all of the boys names my favourites are Luke, Rory or Jim

The girls names are more of a mixed bag.
I like Rosie, Alice, or Miranda. Not so keen on the others.

ConstanceNoring Sat 17-Sep-11 12:26:59

Girls maybes

Rosie
Matilda (I would use Tilly though)

All others NO ,- sorry

Boys maybes

Luke

All others No - really sorry

Not much help am I? But I have answered honestly. The ones I've said No to I don't hate though, just don't think 'ooh yes, lovely'

mopsyflopsy Sat 17-Sep-11 12:27:29

Shouldn't naming your children by your (i.e the parents) decision? Sure, you can get your kids to feel they're involved by perhaps showing them some options that you've pre-chosen and let them have a say.

But for what it's worth I like Mona, Mina, Alice, Jerome, Eric and Flynn.

RueyBoey Sat 17-Sep-11 12:32:00

Mona - I actually like it - but would have to fit with other names or would stand out like a sore thumb
Rosie - Only if short for something or as a mn
Mina - like
Fallon - nope
Leia - it is alright
Dorcas - no no no
Alice/Alicia - Alice nope Alicia I like
Jessica - No
Miranda - No
Susan/Suki - Susannah with Suki as a nn would be alright.
Lorelai - Nope (do your DC watch gilmore?)
Alexi - Alexa or Alexia are nice
Matilda - It is alright like nn Matty

Boys

Jim - ohh I see. as a mn
Jem - Nope
Jack - yeah
Rory - it is alright
Jerome - ewww
Rufus - sorry nope
Eric - NO
Russell - Ross is far nicer
Luke - I do like it
Matt - If you had matilda no, but I like matthew
Flynn
Felix - I know cats but i like it (would go with Mona or Mina or matilda)

I like the idea of other DCs helping name.
Actually Luka and Leia or Rosie and Jim (not twins but friends but there we go) If you had as mn would be cool (only because) it was their siblings choice.

poormesomemore Sat 17-Sep-11 12:39:06

Girls
Mona, Mina, Alicia, Susannah, Alexia, Matilda

Boys
Jim, Luke, Felix

tummytickler Sat 17-Sep-11 13:31:23

I love Susan , Eric and Rufus
Susan is on our list (dh loves it) and the nn Suki is fab.

natsmum100 Sat 17-Sep-11 13:49:05

Mona, Mina, Alice, Alicia (if pronounced Al-i-see-a), Miranda, Suki (as nn for Susannah)

Eric, Flynn (but Finn is better), Felix

Ebb Sat 17-Sep-11 14:07:21

I like Rosie, Alice and Matilda and Jack, Luke, Matt and Felix.

pilates Sat 17-Sep-11 18:30:39

Jessica and Jack are my favourites

MelinaM Sat 17-Sep-11 20:16:28

I'd let your DC's pick the middle names, two for each child, problem solvedgrin

DigOfTheStump Sat 17-Sep-11 21:40:23

Girl

Mona - no
Rosie - not bad
Mina - no
Fallon - no
Leia - no
Dorcas - quite nice
Alice/Alicia - nice
Jessica - no
Miranda - no
Susan/Suki - like Susan, not Suki
Lorelai - no
Alexi - prefer Lexi
Matilda - no

Boys

Jim -no, but Jamie is good
Jem - yes
Jack - bit Meh
Rory - yes
Jerome - yes
Rufus - yes
Eric - no
Russell - no
Luke - ish
Matt - ish
Flynn - yes
Felix - yes

CurwySwide Sun 18-Sep-11 09:09:07

Girl

Mona - no
Rosie - ok
Mina - ok
Fallon - no
Leia - ok
Dorcas - ok
Alice/Alicia - Alice yes, Alicia no
Jessica - no
Miranda - like this
Susan/Suki - no
Lorelai - no
Alexi - prefer Alexia
Matilda - love this

Boys

Jim - no
Jem - no
Jack - nice but a bit dull
Rory - yes
Jerome - oh no
Rufus - love it
Eric - oh no
Russell - no
Luke - ok
Matt - nice but dull
Flynn - no
Felix - yes

I would go for Miranda or Matilda, and Rufus or Rory if it were me.

blonderedhead Sun 18-Sep-11 10:29:07

Your children have lovely ideas, lots of classic and interesting names. My sister was named after one of my suggestions and it is always brought up at birthdays etc as a lovely family story.

SaffronCake Sun 18-Sep-11 11:07:51

The better ten IMHO are:

Rosie
Alice
Miranda
Susan/Suki
Lorelai (prefer Lorelei)

Jim
Jem
Rufus
Eric
Felix

I get the feeling your kids have really thought about it as none of them are obviously cartoon characters or plain silly. That in itselft is very, very cute.

I'm keen to use my 12 year old daughters favourite name if I can, partly because it's good, but just as much if not more so because she put so much consideration into it, bless her.

picnicbasketcase Sun 18-Sep-11 11:13:25

Please please don't use Dorcas, it's so ugly and will result in dork/dorky nicknames. TBH, the only ones I personally would consider from your lists are Jessica, Alice, Matilda, Jack, Luke and Flynn. But that's just me. Good luck and best wishes.

findmeawell Sun 18-Sep-11 13:10:09

Mona, Mina, Susan/Suki, Matilda

Rory,Russell,Felix. And Fin over Flynn

whackamole Sun 18-Sep-11 13:49:04

I only really like Rosie and Luke from your lists. But as someone else said, a lot I don't hate, just don't like enough to use!

But I have identical twin boys called Luke and Jake so biased a little I guess grin

And agree Dorcas is horrible. There was a midwife called Dorcas in my hospital, and even the other adults had a snigger when introducing her.

lchodge Sun 18-Sep-11 17:05:24

Rosie and Luke although not massively keen on either. I think MelinaM's suggestion to let your kids pick the middle names instead is a good idea. That way they all get a say.

MelinaM Sun 18-Sep-11 17:15:50

...I meant to add your DC's have chosen some lovely names so just find a good combination and you're all set! smile

whenstrangethingshappen Mon 19-Sep-11 20:51:49

Mona
Mina
Alicia
Matilda
Jack
Rory
Russell or just Russ. I like Ross as well
Luke
Matt
Felix

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