If you are expecting a baby you will have a lot of things to think about. One of them will probably be deciding their name , but if you are also pregnant with boy and girl twins, the search can be even more complicated. Before choosing two names, remember that your children will have to live with them their entire lives, so this is not a decision that can be taken lightly. That is why we give you some tips that will help you find two perfect baby names for your boy and girl.
CHOOSE THE NAMES BY THEIR INITIAL
If you want the names of your twins to be similar but at the same time maintain a certain personality, you can look for names that begin with the same letter. However, if you decide on this option, make sure that even if the initials are the same, the rest of the name differs in its length or sound. For example, if you like the letter C, you can choose one of the names with the ‘ce’ sound and another with the ‘ca’ sound: Carolina and César or Celia and Carlos are some possibilities. It is preferable to find that small difference that gives personality to the name than to choose them too similar like María and Matías, Paula and Pablo or Lucía and Lucas, since they sound very obvious options.
It is highly recommended not to choose a name for a boy and adapt it also for the girl or vice versa. There are generally male and other generally female names and they sound best in their original form. To be clearer, we mean not to call the twins Miguel and Miguela, Francisco and Francisca or Víctor and Victoria, since, even if we like the name a lot or want to honor a relative, the two names together do not sound harmonious and could be object of some ridicule.
CHOOSE THE NAMES BY THE NUMBER OF SYLLABLES OR LETTERS
Another trick to finding two baby names that sound good as a couple is to find that they have the same number of syllables or letters. Sandra and Sergio, Mateo and Melisa or Julia and Jaime are some examples if, in addition to the number of syllables, you also want them to share the initial. On the other hand, the names of three letters (Eva, Ana, Pau, Teo, Pol, Noé …) or of four letters (Iker, Joel, Raúl, Iván, Abel for them or Sara, Alba, Olga, Elsa, Laia for them, among many others) look very good when they go in pairs. If you want to create more effect, you can choose to choose two names that have the accent on the same syllable. David and Inés, Marcos and Emma or Álvaro and Fátima are examples of names with an acute, flat and esdrújula syllable respectively.
Although it can be difficult to find, especially since the endings of boy and girl names tend to be different, it is sonically beautiful if they share letters in the middle or at the end of the name. Some examples of what we are talking about are Daniel and Anabel, Mauro and Laura, Sandra and Andrés or Antonio and Mónica.
CHOOSE NAMES BY STYLE, ORIGIN OR MEANING
One of the important tips to follow when looking for baby names for twins is that the two have a similar style; that is to say, that both are classic or modern , but do not mix styles. If you put your son Santiago, do not call your daughter Jennifer because the contrast will attract too much attention and can make a difference between the siblings.
The origin of the names can also help you to facilitate the selection process. If we really like a country or we want to call the twins in a way that is a tribute to a specific origin, we can choose to choose names of that place: from countries such as France , Germany, England or Greece to autonomous communities such as the Basque Country or Catalonia, in all of them there are names very proper to those geographical points.
If you give a lot of importance to the meaning of the names, you can be guided by it when choosing them for your boy and girl. For example Natalia and Noel both have their origin in the word Christmas. Vicente and Valeria mean ‘victory’ and ‘courage’, the names Hugo and Sofía mean ‘intelligence or wisdom’, and Leticia and Isaac come from ‘joy’ and ‘laughter’.
PICK NAMES INSPIRED BY POP CULTURE
Finally, it is clear that series, movies, books and other cultural influences in our lives can help us decide on two names for children. Without a doubt, the most famous twins in pop culture are Luke and Leia Skywalker from the Star Wars saga. Others that we will remember are Brenda and Brandon Walsh from the well-known series Sensation of Living, Michael and Lindsay Bluth from the comedy Arrested Development, Cheryl and Jason Blossom from the new series Riverdale, Cersei and Jaime Lannister from Game of Thrones or the twin superheroes of Marvel. , Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff) and Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff).
In addition, many celebrities have become parents of twins in recent years . We find, for example, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, with their daughter Harper and son Gideon, the twins of Mariah Carey, Moroccan and Monroe or those of Jennifer López and Marc Anthony, named Max and Emme. Not to forget Vivienne and Knox, children of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt or Poppy and Charlie, the twins of Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer.
You know, by following these tips you will soon find the perfect baby names for your twins.