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twinmum31 Tue 19-May-15 18:26:40

Help! I am a first time mum due to have identical twins in two weeks and we are really struggling for names. Our surname is Brown, which is pretty boring really and so I think leaves open the possibility of something more interesting as a first name. Having said that, I don't really want anything that is too 'out there'.

For boys, our current thoughts are Arthur and Wilfred. They seem to go quite well together. I am not 100% sold on Wilfred but the husband seems to love it and I am fairly relaxed about it. I do like that it can be Will or Fred/Freddy if we want.

For girls, we really haven't found anything we love. Ones that have reached the shortlist (but we still are not sure are 'the one') include Olivia, Poppy, Ivy (but husband thinks Ivy sounds like she might be a bit mean?!) and Alice. What do you think mumsnetters? Any other ideas?

Wildcards suggested by the husband this morning have included Marlowe and Franklin (both for girls). Not sure how I feel about those!

We haven't got as far as middle names - at this late stage I will be pleased if we just have first names for the birth, middle names can come after! We don't want anything that is too matchy matchy, but they obviously need to sound good together.

Pre-requisites for names are: easy to spell and it needs to be a 'proper' name (eg. husband was campaigning for a while for Flossie (as an actual name) but I rejected it on the basis it would need to be Florence and shortened then to Flossie - which then runs the risk of the poor girl being called Flo Brown in the playground, which sounds like a nasty stomach bug....

Hope this all makes sense - any help or suggestions are welcome!

Thank you!

PleaseGetOffTheTableDarling Tue 19-May-15 18:28:54

Amelia and Matilda.
good luck!

LondonRocks Tue 19-May-15 18:37:12

Lucy and Ruby

LondonRocks Tue 19-May-15 18:38:25

Josephine and Matilda (Jo and Tilly)

Julia and Jessica

Kahlua4me Tue 19-May-15 18:39:32

Eleanor and Grace

RaaRaaTheLion Tue 19-May-15 18:43:06

I love Wilfred! Casper, Elias and Jonah are all lovely too.

Poppy and Olivia are wonderful names; I also like Freya, Phoebe ( would sound great with Poppy) and Nina.

SommerenAldrigKommer Tue 19-May-15 18:43:11

Juliet and Claudia
Richie and Freddie

(sorry not a fan of Marlowe and franklin for girls or boys)

andadietcoke Tue 19-May-15 18:46:30

I have twin girls and my surname is Brown! I loved Scarlett, Ruby, Poppy and Daisy but they made me think of Dulux paint charts and dead (brown) flowers. Charlie was out due to the snoopy association.

306235388 Tue 19-May-15 18:47:42

How exciting!

Genevieve and Meredith
Felicity and Melissa
Harriet and Lydia
Zoe and Lucy
Rachel and Rebecca
Edith and Isobel
Clara and Annabelle
Ella and Faith
Jemima and Hermione
Penny and Rosa

For boys I'm not overly keen on Wilfred tbh but not sure I have any other ideas....erm....nope am all out, sorry.

Roseformeplease Tue 19-May-15 18:49:18

Alice and Martha

306235388 Tue 19-May-15 18:50:07


Ethan and Rhys
Elijah and Noah
Winston and Frederick
Theodore and Nathaniel (Theo and Nate)
Louis and Rowan

twinmum31 Tue 19-May-15 18:57:44

Thanks everyone for your suggestions so far! Keep them coming! I lay awake for hours in the middle of the night going through old threads and trying to come up with ideas.

andadietcoke, I know what you mean. I have been having the same thoughts - I didn't know if I was overthinking it though. I tried Poppy out on a few people and when I asked them none of them said it made them think of a dead Poppy flower. It is a worry of mine though! Are you able to share what you opted for? x

BikeRunSki Tue 19-May-15 18:58:19

Alice and Olive (only 2 letters difference but different names)

Adam and James
Matthew and Patrick

Your Grandparent & Your DP's Grandparent

reddaisy Tue 19-May-15 19:00:25

Georgia and Willow
Thomas and William

andadietcoke Tue 19-May-15 19:35:08

I have a Sophie and a Charlotte/Lottie. Middle names are after my sister and SiL - not necessarily what I would have chosen myself but I wanted them to have family names. Charlotte Sarah and Sophie Lindsay

andadietcoke Tue 19-May-15 19:36:41

And FWIW I thought I was probably over thinking it too (and I think in retrospect I was right!).

SommerenAldrigKommer Tue 19-May-15 19:38:49

Alice and Celia (same letter but also totally different feel)

TandemFlux Tue 19-May-15 19:44:35

Wilfred is fantastic. Arthur seems quite limp by comparison. Like Will as a nickname but I have a huge soft spot for Wilf.

Wilfred and Rex
Wilfred and Reginald
Wilfred and Angus with nn Gus
Wilfred and George

TandemFlux Tue 19-May-15 19:46:54

Alice and Flora or Fleur

sleeplessinderbyshire Tue 19-May-15 19:48:02

I'd avoid poppy if surname is brown as brown is slang for heroin which comes from poppies....

Seriouslyffs Tue 19-May-15 19:49:55

Alice and Celia are anagrams- cool as Twinnie but lovely on their own!

Penguinotterfoxbadger Tue 19-May-15 19:50:08

Very exciting!

Arthur and Wilfred are great.

For girls I like Alice and Ivy.

Not keen on Marlowe or Franklin, but how about Francesca nn Frankie? Martha is also lovely imo.

paxtecum Tue 19-May-15 19:51:29

Tandem: Arthur isn't limp at all - think of King Arthur.

Arthur and Alfred?

TandemFlux Tue 19-May-15 19:51:39

Violet and celeste

Ems1812 Tue 19-May-15 19:53:06

I would choose -

Albie & Teddy for boys
Olivia & Matilda for girls

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