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B/G Twins

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Blending Fri 10-May-13 15:05:26

Hello! Need some honest opinons on our name choices

We are having twins at the end of the month (B/G) and already have a DD called Saskia.

They will have long middle names, so we are thinking short names and it needs to work in Dutch.

Current favourite for our little girl is Rose. Others under consideration are

Sanne (Pronounced Sanna)

For our Boy the current favourite is Bram, which is derived from Abraham, but DH is not keen on having a full name on the BC and then a NN. So just Bram (popular Dutch name)

Other names considered


I liked Isaac too and Oscar but DH vetoed them.

JojoMags Fri 10-May-13 15:16:36

Bram is great and goes well with all the girls names except Sanne (I think you'd be constantly having to spell or pn this in the UK).

Alice is my favourite for the girls but they are all really lovely. Not that keen on Eli, Isaac or Oscar, but like Johan.Noah is very 'done' in our neck of the woods.

Blending Fri 10-May-13 16:48:02

Thanks, Alice was the front runner for months, and made we the mistake of floating names past a few people saying these are the type of names that we are thinking about and mentioned a few, and the universal response was "Who the fuck is Alice?"

The first time or 2 I thought it was just perhaps the people who I asked, but when my mum and sister said it, I had second thoughts!

Noah was what DD was going to be called, but it has got really popular since then, so I am concerned it might date. Not overly worried about the name being unusual or unique, but I have a 70s name which hasn't aged well so want to perhaps avoid that.

MummyBurrows Fri 10-May-13 17:03:50

I love the combo of Rose and Bram smile I'd say go for that. Rose is very over used as a middle name or double-barreled first name (such as Lexi-Rose) but rarely used as a stand alone first name,which is always a plus!

Out of the other names I like the possible combo of Anya and Eli,not met anyone with either of those names but they're lovely smile

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Fri 10-May-13 17:05:30

I really like Bram but would go for Abraham on bc, I think - or maybe Bramwell. Alice is far and away my favourite of the girls' names.

OkayHazel Fri 10-May-13 22:14:25

Love Sanne! Sanne on YouTube at the username booksandquills is a lovely dutch girl, which is where I know the name from.

So pretty!

bulletwithbutterflywings Fri 10-May-13 22:17:50

I would go for Sanne and Bram.

sleepingbeautiful Fri 10-May-13 22:36:24

This might not be important to you, but I also have B/G twins, and accidentally gave them names with the same number of letters. It was a happy accident. I find their names look good written down together or when printed stitched on to their belonging etc. It's a way to be twin-ish without being so matchy-matchy it's twee.

Blending Sat 11-May-13 00:04:13

Hm it was so much easier with DD as we both liked the name imediately when we went through them together, and ddn't have to consider what it went well with!

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Sat 11-May-13 09:07:27

Sanne & Bram smile

toomuch2young Sat 11-May-13 09:09:59

Sanne and Johan.

Blending Sat 11-May-13 16:51:57

I think I am getting more confuzzled by the minute...may be they will pop out and we'll think yes you look like X & X!

Blending Sun 12-May-13 09:29:30

Shameless bumping for more feedback

FingersCrossedLegsNot Sun 12-May-13 15:20:58

Rose and Bram just gorgeous!

Louster6 Sun 12-May-13 17:23:27

Saskia, Rose and Johan.

LondonInHighHeeledBoots Sun 12-May-13 19:05:32

Love Bram (pinching for my own longlist, sorry grin!), and quite like Eli. Noah is too overused now I think.

Anna or Sanne are nice. I don't really like Rose - not a fan of floral names.

What about Ruth? I think Bram and Ruth sounds really nice.

thegreylady Sun 12-May-13 19:13:32

Rose and Bram are my favourites but I also like Alice and Anya for a girlsand Johan and Isaac for the boy.

Wildwaterfalls Sun 12-May-13 19:18:24

I love Johan. Also like Bram.

My personal choice would be to go for something slightly more Dutch for the girl too - although Alice and Rose are lovely they are a bit English compared to Johan and Bram.

How about:


Sanne would pass that test of course and is lovely. smile

Blending Mon 13-May-13 22:00:13

So is Sanne not too close to Saskia in sound?

raisah Tue 14-May-13 02:49:19

Rosa instead of Rose as it is less common.

For Sanne, if its pronounced as Sanna can you not spell it like that to save correcting all the time. Sanna is a city in Yemen & is used as a girls name in its own right in the middle east. I know of 2 so this spelling is known too.

KitchenandJumble Tue 14-May-13 04:14:20

I love Bram.

I wouldn't choose Sanne. It does sound too close to Saskia, IMO.

My preference would be Anna. You could then use Anya as a nickname. I wouldn't put the name Anya on a birth certificate, because I am not a fan of nicknames as given names. Obviously, many people feel differently, that's just my preference.

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