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to think this is a bizarre thing to do when naming twins.

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HugANetmum · 31/08/2018 13:32

NCed for this. I work in a school. we have twins coming.

TWIN1 is called: Roseanne
TWIN2 is called: Rosy

No lies.

why would you do that? Confused

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IsTheRainEverComingBack · 31/08/2018 13:34

I saw twins Dylan (b) and Dylanne (g) the other day.

Ohyesiam · 31/08/2018 13:34

No, I agree it’s an ,um, unusual decision.

CatchingACold · 31/08/2018 13:34

Poor roseanne

GimbleInTheWabe · 31/08/2018 13:34

I agree OP, that is not the way to go when naming twins. People think of twins as a set when really they are two completely separate human beings who are individual (even if they are identity!) and deserve to be named and treated that way.

Gatehouse77 · 31/08/2018 13:34

No way and I don't understand those that have the same initial for all their children either...

Esker · 31/08/2018 13:35

I also work in a school and have had some matchy matchy twins. Also had brother and sister, not twins, called Joseph and Josephine Confused

butterflysugarbaby · 31/08/2018 13:36

Weird. Didn't the Slaters (in eastenders!) do something like this... have a Lynette and a Lynne? I think Lynette was only in several episodes... WAAAAAY back.

butterflysugarbaby · 31/08/2018 13:36

Lynette was a Slater sister.

butterflysugarbaby · 31/08/2018 13:36

So was Lynne!

butterflysugarbaby · 31/08/2018 13:37

Agree @Gatehouse77 about the same initial. Makes me cringe. My mom's second cousin (way back in the 1970's and 1980's,) had five children, with names ALL beginning with the letter A.

BirthdayBlueBo · 31/08/2018 13:38

Oh wow 😮
I’ve met siblings Sam and Ella which given their Mum worked in public health should have been avoided
Also Henry and Harriet siblings which seemed odd

HeadsDownThumbsUpEveryone · 31/08/2018 13:38

No it's not but some people seem to have this weird desire to lump multiples together with match names often starting with the same letter or ending with the same sound it's mind boggling.

It's not just twins that suffer. I saw some adorable triplets in town the other day stopped and chatted as you do asking their names. Mum proudly replies Star, Nova and Stella Hmm

tobee · 31/08/2018 13:41

Lynette and Lynne were one and the same person in Eastenders I believe. Lynne being the short form. Like Kat Slater is Kathleen Slater.

MissLingoss · 31/08/2018 13:43

People think of twins as a set when really they are two completely separate human beings who are individual (even if they are identity!) and deserve to be named and treated that way.

I agree that this is an extreme example. But people do it to some extent with siblings who are not twins, too. How often do you see posts here 'stuck for a name for DC3. What names go with Aloysius and Hecate?'

Just give the child its own individual name. Hardly anyone but you will know or care whether it goes with its siblings' names.

Aprilshowersinaugust · 31/08/2018 13:44

My ex mil was Gwendolene, her dsis was Lynn!
Both got Lynn!!

spanieleyes · 31/08/2018 13:44

I knew a family where all the children were something-Lee, whether boy or girl. So Jade-Lee, Billy-Lee, Emmi-Lee, Sammy-Lee, Jordan-Lee. Interesting!

Anasnake · 31/08/2018 13:45

I knew a set called Marie and Maria at school !

LegallyBrunet · 31/08/2018 13:45

I was on the bus and overheard a mum talking to her twin boys. Kane and Abel 😕

Bestseller · 31/08/2018 13:46

Someone I know had six children all with the initial J and their house was called The Jays

clarabellski · 31/08/2018 13:46

Sam and Ella



garethsouthgatesmrs · 31/08/2018 13:47

What's wrong with Henry and Harriet. I mean I know get that both can be nicknamed Harry but that's up to them and its quite likely neither would use the nickname. Maybe I am missing something?

kaytee87 · 31/08/2018 13:47

There's someone on here that wanted to call their twins Jacob and James - basically the same name


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Juanbablo · 31/08/2018 13:47

There are several families who have a Henry and a Harry which is essentially the same name.

ElspethTascioni · 31/08/2018 13:48

Should probably NC for this, but used to know of brothers (not twins) called Jonny- Jimmy and Jimmy-Jonny 😬

brizzledrizzle · 31/08/2018 13:49

Equally, why would you post about children at your workplace on MN?
Have you not read the school guidelines for social media use?

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