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Graciescotland Tue 25-Nov-14 10:49:41

For years I had a girl's name picked out as we didn't find out the sex of our two DS's. It is Caitlin Maura (Maura for DH's mother) we have a typical Irish surname O' something or other. Now we're having two girls and struggling to come up with a second name, I don't know if I should scrap Caitlin entirely and start afresh. Obviously don't want names that sound too samey especially as they are identical.

Boys both have two syllable first names which was an accident but not sure it that's a theme I should continue.

loislines Tue 25-Nov-14 12:34:25

Caitlin and Maura? They sound lovely together and then you just need to rethink middle names.

myotherusernameisbetter Tue 25-Nov-14 14:52:07

What kind of names do you like?

What about:
Caitlin & Ciara
Caitlin and Alice
Caitlin & Rosa
Caitlin and Jessica
Caitlin and Roisin
Caitlin and Nuala
Caitlin and Niamh
Cailtin and Orla
Caitlin and Anna
Caitlyn and Carys

manicinsomniac Tue 25-Nov-14 15:32:49

Caitlin and Maura sound good together, I agree. And aren't too matchy.

I also like Caitlyn and Niamh, Caitlyn and Jessica and Caitlyn and Anna from the suggestions above.

batmanandrobin Tue 25-Nov-14 15:41:43

Caitlin Maura is a stunning name. and then i like what a pp suggested as twin being Anna. maybe something like
Anna Rose
Anna Ruby
Anna Marie

or maybe a different name. i like:
Caitlin Maura + Eleanor Grace
Caitlin Maura + Jasmine Marie
(two M middle names is quite cute?)
Caitlin Maura + Daisy Anne
Caitlin Maura + Jenny Marie
Caitlin Maura + Mary Rose
Caitlin Maura + Penny Adele


moxon Tue 25-Nov-14 18:27:17

Caitlin and Maura. Choose new middle names. Maura is fab, BTW.

TheGirlAtTheRockShow Tue 25-Nov-14 18:34:04

Love Caitlin, don't lose that (I may be biased as I have a Caitlin).
I vote Caitln and Niamh. Both Gaelic, work well together but not too matchy. You are using Maura for DH mum, could you use your mums name as other middle name?

Babetti Tue 25-Nov-14 18:40:10

Caitlin and Aine (Awn ya)
Caitlin and Bláithín (Bla to rhyme with saw heen)
Caitlin and Aoife (Ee fa)
Caitlin and Nora
Caitlin and Sorcha (Sur Ca or Sor sha)
Caitlin and Cliona / Cliodhna

Bit of a Gaelic theme to my suggestions!

Leeds2 Tue 25-Nov-14 18:47:42

I'm not sure I would use the name of OH's mother for one of the girls, in case the other felt "less special." Unless the other one got your mother's name as her middle name.

The only Caitlin I know has Lucy as her sister. Also think Caitlin goes well with Megan, and Anna.

nicelyneurotic Tue 25-Nov-14 19:28:00

I love Caitlin, was on my list for ages. Love Anna. How about Tabitha, Verity, Phoebe, Tess or Rosalind?

Irishkez Tue 25-Nov-14 20:45:56

Caitlin and Aoife
Caitlin and Connie
Caitlin and Lois
Caitlin and Annabelle
Caitlin and Cara
Caitlin and Phoebe
Caitlin and Maeve
Caitlin and Eilidh

wigglesrock Tue 25-Nov-14 21:20:21

I'm not sure I'd go with Maura as a first name. We used Mary as a middle name for dd1 as both my mum and mil use variants of Mary as a first name. My mil is Maura. To my ears and it's just my age and where I grew up but Maura is quite an old fashioned name. I'd be wary of calling one twin a more "modern" name and the other twin what I would think of as a granny name. I could foresee a "why does she have a nice name and I have a granny one?".

DramaAlpaca Tue 25-Nov-14 23:09:37

I completely agree with everything wigglesrock has said in her post. I see Maura as very old fashioned in comparison with Caitlin, but it would be fine as a middle name.

How about Maeve instead, for the other twin?

Graciescotland Wed 26-Nov-14 00:30:03

I do think Maura is maybe a little old fashioned. My mother's name is Dorothy which I'm not keen on for a middle name but my favourite Aunt's name is Marina which I think would be a nice middle name too.

I tend to like names which are fairly classic but not overwhelmingly popular, I am a bit nervous of the whole granny name thing.

Daydreamersea Wed 26-Nov-14 00:39:55

We have parents names as middle names. We would never want to call our DC by our DM first names. They lose a bit of their identity not gain it IMHO.

Graciescotland Wed 26-Nov-14 00:44:58

Names I do like Roslynn but too samey, Amelia but doesn't really go with the Scottish/ gaelic theme that both boys have but can shorten to Mia/ Millie which are cute nicknames when small. Emily, Caroline (Cara for short), I like Jennifer but not keen on jenny as nickname.

myotherusernameisbetter Wed 26-Nov-14 07:01:19

Jenna maybe instead of Jennifer/Jenny?

schokolade Wed 26-Nov-14 16:45:19


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Graciescotland Thu 27-Nov-14 08:46:45

I do like some of the names but none of them seem as nice as Caitlin Maura. I'm already feeling parental guilt at failing to name a child appropriately and they're not even here yet! Does anyone have any fab, classic, elegant first second name combos to go with a 3 syllable surname they wouldn't mind sharing?

SomeSunnySunday Thu 27-Nov-14 09:14:43

Caitlin and Iona
Caitlin and Mairi

From the suggestions already made I really like Morven and Sorcha with Caitlin.

Would you use Dorothea instead if Dorothy as a middle name (although I quite like Dorothy!)?

batmanandrobin Thu 27-Nov-14 09:30:04

my daughters are Scarlett and Camilla which i would deem classic? Scarlett is becoming slightly more popular according to wed but im yet to meet another! and Camilla i don't know of any! and again you could short to Millie or Mia like you said? and we call Scarlett, Star, as a nickname. their middle names are
Scarlett Eleanor
Camilla Rose

i also love Ophelia but DH hates it, and Scarlett was going to be Diana for a while.

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