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MerryMarigold Fri 18-Jul-08 00:14:47

Having boy/girl twins. Looking up name meanings and came across Tamsin, meaning' twin' which I like. Boy's version is Thomas (which I also like), but they are a bit much together. Wondered if anyone else knows any names which mean 'twin' and don't start with a 't'.

glasgowgal Fri 18-Jul-08 00:17:40

Is Gemma not from Gemini also meaning twin? Not really sure, just a thought.

nooka Fri 18-Jul-08 00:19:48

Don't know about names meaning twins, but Jacob and Esau are a famous pair (although Jacob means supplanter, which perhaps isn't great (my name has Jacob as it's root, and I always felt slightly short changed on it's meaning).

MKG Fri 18-Jul-08 00:33:35

Castor and Pollux are the twins that make the constellation Gemini.

MKG Fri 18-Jul-08 00:36:09

How about some of these]]

MKG Fri 18-Jul-08 00:36:42

Stupid linksthese

MerryMarigold Fri 18-Jul-08 05:31:18

Thanks, guys. Not sure about Pollux though!!! Oh Pollux - people may get offended at toddler group.

MKG. I can't see the link as I think you have to be a member...are they cut and pastable or should I try and join...

berolina Fri 18-Jul-08 06:02:58

if I ever have boy/girl twins envy I am going to call them Thomas and Tamsin! I think they are different enough iyswim.

nappyaddict Fri 18-Jul-08 08:13:56

IDOWU m & f

CoteDAzur Fri 18-Jul-08 08:23:22

'Ikiz' = 'twin' in Turkish.

mrsmajeika Fri 18-Jul-08 08:24:04

Thomas means brother

kateri Fri 18-Jul-08 09:27:58

I have b/g twins too, and my first thought is: these kids are going to spend so much of their time trying to escape being identified solely by their "twinness", wouldn't it be kinder to give them a name that gives them their own special meaning, and not a permanent reminder that all they amount to is just one of a pair, and are nothing individially? They are not just twins, both are different and special, can't their names reflect that?

LongLiveGreenElizabeth Fri 18-Jul-08 09:43:41

Gemela is kind of madeyuppy sounding, but I think it is Spanish for the female twin.

Los gemelos being twins (and cuff links)

I totally agree with pp though. I like Gemma though!

MerryMarigold Fri 18-Jul-08 11:23:39

kateri, i know what you mean. but b/g twins and non identical they will definitely have their own identities, so I'd like them to remember when they are 25 that they are special as twins, as well as for other reasons..and also to remember their closeness. Maybe they will anyway, but am assuming different sexes, different interests, different classes at school, they will grow up quite separate. Ds's name has no particular meaning (Olive tree!). I'm not that 'into' meanings, but just wanted a slight reminder for further down the line when they are older.

mavornia Fri 18-Jul-08 12:35:56

What about any of these:

Aidan and Nadia
(Aidan is Nadia in reverse but I don't think they sound too same-y or themed)

Ezra and Ophelia
(both mean help but Ezra is Hebrew and Ophelia is Greek, again not an obvious theme but a nice little link between the names)

Nathaniel and Theodora
(Dora/Thea/Dotty for short) - both mean gift of god, again Nathaniel is Hebrew, Theodora is Greek

Lucius and Seren
Lucius from ther Latin meaning light and Seren is Welsh for star

nooka Fri 18-Jul-08 12:59:49

That's quite cool Mavornia. We almost had a an Ezra (but ds turned out to be dd!). Fab name

Lovage Fri 18-Jul-08 19:29:35

Didymus means twin

nickeldime Sat 19-Jul-08 16:41:55

What about Romolo (or his twin brother's name Remus)? Other twin names here:

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