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Twin boys: Edward and.....? Love to hear your suggestions.

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ShesADreamer Wed 03-Oct-12 22:26:53

Just discovered the twins we're expecting next year are both boys!

DH and I are stuck. He's vetoed Alexander and I'm vetoing William
(for Windsorish reasons!)

Already have a DS and DD. Naming prefs are for classic, formal names with plenty of decent nickname potential.

Want DCs to be able to adapt their name to suit rather than be defined by our tastes IYSWIM.

minipie Thu 04-Oct-12 15:01:01

I'd avoid Frederick - Ed and Fred

I think Theodore is ok though, if you call him Theo it's unlikely that people will use Teddy

Edward & Dominic
Edward & James
Edward & Julian
Edward & Justin
Edward & Benjamin
Edward & Felix
Edward & Oliver
Edward & Lawrence/Laurence
Edward & Max
Edward & Daniel
Edward & Patrick
Edward & Lucas

(some of these are repeats!)

cherrynapper Thu 04-Oct-12 16:03:35

Not Jacob - Edward vs Jacob from the Twilight series.

I know an Edward and Dominic

I like Robert, Ben, Charlie and Luke.

Arabellasmella Sat 06-Oct-12 21:18:47

Francis, Laurence, Thomas?
I know some real life twins called Max and Edward. They are 16 and cool dudes!

thetigerwhocametoteax Sat 06-Oct-12 21:22:29

Arthur? - we have an Edward and an Arthur grin

gazzalw Sun 07-Oct-12 09:35:50

Lots of these are really lovely combinations of names. Edward is a really strong and timeless name and would have been our first choice had it not been for a significant Edward amongst DW's romantic liaisons!

Think another vowel-starting first name for the other twin would work really well... - you could go down the Anglo-Saxon route and have an Alfred/Athelstan....? Arthur and Alexander work well too! Sorry getting carried away now!

FarrowAndBollock Sun 07-Oct-12 19:01:34

Edward and Benjamin
Edward and Charles (Charlie)
Edward and Alfred/Frederick (Alfie or Freddie)
Edward and Tobias (Toby)

RooibosWithMilk Sun 07-Oct-12 19:13:51

Thomas means 'twin'. So that makes sense!

bigboobsatlast Sun 07-Oct-12 19:20:25

I have twin boys called Michael and Edward! Obviously I love these names together because I chose them! Congratulations on your twin pregnancy

Way2Go Sun 07-Oct-12 20:58:14

No to Ed and Fred. confused

Bingdweller Sun 07-Oct-12 21:08:06

Edward & Theo gets my vote!

Pixieonthemoor Thu 11-Oct-12 20:04:15

Have no idea why but as soon as I read your op the name Austen popped straight into my head. Edward and Austen?

IAmLouisWalsh Thu 11-Oct-12 20:06:18

George and Edward?

DeadQODy Thu 11-Oct-12 20:11:25

Edward and Jacob


Teds77 Thu 11-Oct-12 20:26:47

Edward is my fave name buy we couldn't use for my twin boy. He's Matthew which we love. Other names we liked were Stephen, Robert, Stanley, Ivan and Peter. My DB is Nicholas otherwise we might have considered that too.

MardyBra Thu 11-Oct-12 20:28:44

Has anyone said Mrs Simpson?

jellybeans Sat 13-Oct-12 13:55:50


lucasnorth Sat 13-Oct-12 14:01:05

I feel a little sad for the twin boy who is getting his name chosen based mainly on whether it goes with his brother's name.

Why not just find a name you like?

But I don't have twins, so maybe there's something I'm missing.

youarewinning Sat 13-Oct-12 14:07:26

Aw congratulations on your pregnancy and twins grin

I love the names suggested here. I LOVE Edward and love the nn Teddy/Eddie. (DS best friend is an Eddie from Edward) They also have friends called George and Joe and Eddie, Thomas, Joe and George all seem to go well together!

My DS is Thomas Joseph so may be a bit biased in liking those with it!

My favourites from the suggested ones above are Edward and Theodore and Edward and Sebastian. (although Ed/Ted and Seb may be a bit of a mouthful!)

ivykaty44 Sat 13-Oct-12 14:15:26

Isaac, Edward
Ted and Sac or Zac

Anthony, Edward
Tony and Ted

Quadrangle Sat 13-Oct-12 14:20:01

Edward and Simpson
Edward and Woodward

ArthurandGeorge Sat 13-Oct-12 14:20:12


happierhigherstrongerwheezing Sat 13-Oct-12 14:32:54

I have an Edward
His brother is Hugo
Two names that go together I think

I quite like the thomas and friends connection and liked Bertie as well.And Toby.
All the Thomas names are classic, well the original ones anyway.


shinyblackgrape Sat 13-Oct-12 14:35:59

Tobias (Toby) or Sebastian? I think Ed and Seb sounds quite good shortened.

ShesADreamer Sat 13-Oct-12 14:37:03

Thank you all so much.
There is a wicked little bit of me that is terribly tempted by some of the comedy combinations but, having read the suggestions out to the family, DH likes Sebastian and the DCs like Theodore.

I think both are lovely so am letting them thrash it out between them!

We all liked lots of the other suggestions too but they are taken by friends/family.

Thanks again, hugely helpful of you all.

toomuch2young Sat 13-Oct-12 14:40:10

Edward and Zachary
Edward and Isaac
Think they have nice rings without being samey at all and ed and Zak are good nicknames.
Congratulations on your pregnancy

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