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andadietcoke Sun 11-Aug-13 13:00:50

I've always had a boy name and a girl name, it never occurred to me to come up with two because it never occurred to me we might have twins. However, weirdly, my girl name, which I've loved since I was 11, doesn't seem to 'go' with any of the other names we like. DH is a teacher so is being very fussy because he associates names with certain kids and their characteristics. Surname is Brown, which I think sounds odd with flower names - like a dead wilting flower, and also puts a few others out so they don't sound like a Dulux paint chart!!

So far, and if they were born tomorrow, they would be Sophie and Charlotte. I'm a bit worried they're too
'top ten' though. My girl name was Eleni.

Other names we like are Mia, Xanthe, Elodie, Naomi. Love Poppy but can't get past the dead wilting Brown poppy!

Would love to find something that goes with Eleni really, but any suggestions more than welcome! Oh, and we'd pronounce it elle-en-ee not elle-eeny.

Writerwannabe83 Sun 11-Aug-13 13:06:16

I love Sophie but have never liked Charlotte for some reason. Mia and Sophie sound lovely smile

picnicbasketcase Sun 11-Aug-13 13:10:47

Sophie and Mia are gorgeous names and go together really well smile

carben Sun 11-Aug-13 13:25:28

Thea , Cassia, Cleo - all Greek as is Eleni.

Avondale Sun 11-Aug-13 13:31:09

Eve? Eva?

Onyabike Sun 11-Aug-13 13:33:38

Twins! How exciting!

I really like Sophie and Charlotte together - think they sound lovely as a twin sibset!

I personally prefer both Sophie and Charlotte to Eleni and the other girls names on your list.

Other names that I think go well with Sophie/Charlotte are:

Good luck with it all!

MrsFrederickWentworth Sun 11-Aug-13 13:39:58

Irene ( pronounced I reen E, or any way you like it)

All Greek.

Or, for twins, Alice and Celia. Anagrams of each other bit quite different.

MrsFrederickWentworth Sun 11-Aug-13 13:47:04

Artemis ( not a boy's name despite Artemis Fowl)
Persis ref the beloved Persis in Acts
Lalage (love this and might go well with Eleni), laughing Lalage in Horace ( La la gee)

I love those Greek names

FoxyRoxy Sun 11-Aug-13 14:02:39

Emilia and Eleni
Phoebe and Eleni
Natalia and Eleni

formicadinosaur Sun 11-Aug-13 14:02:58

I love Elenie with a E at the end. Elenie and xanthe are fabulous together.

Elenie and Sophia work well.

Eleni and Naomi are very good. Or Elenie and Noemie

FoxyRoxy Sun 11-Aug-13 14:03:08

Not keen on Sophie but Sophia and Eleni does go...

TheSecondComing Sun 11-Aug-13 14:05:53

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GlaikitFizzog Sun 11-Aug-13 14:07:38

The reason Sophie and Charlotte are top ten is because they are pretty names. Not a reason not to use them IMHO.

Eleni goes with the other names you listed. Xanthe being my favourite of those.

Eleni and xanthe brown! Sounds good to my ear!

RobinSparkles Sun 11-Aug-13 14:11:00

I know someone with 2 DDs called Charlotte and Sophie. I think they definitely go together!

I love both names. I have a DD called Charlotte and the other has Sophia as a mn so I might be biased wink.

andadietcoke Sun 11-Aug-13 14:15:03

Thank you all so much, really appreciate the suggestions - nice treat for DH tonight to go through with me when he's finished decorating wink

forevergreek Sun 11-Aug-13 14:15:40

What about Elena? Eleanor?

Sophie and Eleanor go well, as does Charlotte and Eleanor

andadietcoke Sun 11-Aug-13 14:37:53

I love Elena but pronunciation can be confused and think it would be shortened to Ellie which I don't mind, but sounds odd to me with Sophie. As does Lottie a bit - am I over thinking this now?! Have always loved Charlie but Charlie Brown is a bit wrong, especially since there's a new film coming out in the next year or so!

IHeartKingThistle Sun 11-Aug-13 14:42:25

I love Eleni. I thought it was Welsh blush.

Caip Sun 11-Aug-13 15:02:35

I think Eleni and Poppy sound good together, and Poppy Brown is v cute, not at all like a wilting flower. What about Polly as an alternative?

Surf25 Sun 11-Aug-13 15:06:53

Eleni and Sophia
Eleni and Isabella
Eleni and Anna
Eleni and Juliana

everlong Sun 11-Aug-13 15:07:52

Harriet and Martha.
Alice and Florence
Esme and Ottilie

IceCreamForCrow Sun 11-Aug-13 15:08:51

Sorry I am confused as to why twin names must 'go' together. What does go together mean?

Providing they're not too similar sounding which could be confusing have the names you like.

Surf25 Sun 11-Aug-13 15:08:55

And i quite like Eleni and Mia actuallly, or it could be Mia and Eleni wink

Pleasecansomeonereply Sun 11-Aug-13 15:15:55

What about Eleni and Pippa?
Am really into the name Pippa at the moment... although I will never have one - 3 kids is enough for me!
Best wishes

Onyabike Sun 11-Aug-13 15:38:11

IceCreamForCrow when op says she wants to know if they "go well together", I am assuming she means that she wants names that have a "similar feel" to each other.

So, for example, imo paired names such as Jane and Persephone or Montgomery and Jayden don't "go" together, whereas names such as Betsy and Mabel, or Sarah and Louise for example do "go" together.

With twins particularly, I think it is nice to have names that sound good with each other as you will be referring to them together an awful lot.

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