Expecting a baby brings with it a whirlwind of emotions, fears, hopes and plans. But when instead of a girl we expect twins or twins, all these feelings are multiplied by two. Finding baby names is complicated, since we have to think twice, and if it is difficult to find one that the parents of the newborn like, deciding on two seems almost impossible mission. That is why at PregDreamPadres we want to help you make the process easier and we give you these tips to make it easier for you to find two baby names for your twins or twins.
DON’T GIVE THEM TOO SIMILAR NAMES
A widely used technique for naming twins is to give them names that begin with the same initial. The sound is beautiful and in this way it is easier for people to remember their names, however it is recommended that the similarity does not go beyond there. If the names were too similar (Mireia and Miriam, Sonia and Sofía, Cecilia and Emilia …) the girls could feel that they are always treated as a couple and the individuality between twins or twins is very important.
If you are looking for names that sound harmonious together but you want them to maintain their personality, you can choose those that have the same number of syllables or letters. Even for greater effect it sounds great if the stressed syllable is in the same position as the name. Ana and Eva, Paula and Marta or Lucía and María are possibilities of this type to consider.
Remember that you are going to be calling your twins all your life. Practice what it would be like to say their names and if you think you are going to hook up because they are too similar or long, you better investigate other options.
SEARCH FOR NAMES WITHIN THE SAME THEME
Although we look for a certain individuality in the names, they cannot be too different either because girls could feel more or less special because of it. One of the factors to take into account is whether we intend to name the twins with a classic style or with more modern and creative names . For example, if we have in mind a traditional name for a girl, such as Dolores or Concepción, choose the other appropriate name and do not look for more modern alternatives for the other girl. A pair of twins called Asunción and Zoe or Eugenia and Yaiza is a bit strange and can bring problems between them or with you.
A creative way to find names of the same subject can be to find that they have the same etymological origin. We found several examples in this regard: one proposal would be that the two names of the girls were of Greek origin , such as Helena, Penelope, Dafne, Ariadna, Dánae or Casandra. But in addition to Greece we can draw inspiration from many other countries. In Germany the names Emma, Matilda or Gisela were born, in France Delphine, Margot or Noelle, in England we have Sabrina or Thelma and from Arabic come names like Azucena, Almudena, Fátima or other more exotic ones like Sherezade or Xiomara.
Pop culture greatly influences our taste in names. One option is to name our daughters after characters from movies , television series, or books.However we have to be careful if we decide to go this way, as the character and the character’s story can positively or negatively influence girls. It is not advisable to put one of the twins Ariel and the other Ursula if we are very fans of The Little Mermaid; obviously the one with the name of the villain would not feel comfortable no matter how much she liked the name or the movie. And although it is tempting, it is not advisable to use Anna and Elsa: one could be considered colder and introverted and the other more warm and friendly just because of the perception that everyone has after watching the film.
Think of themes that you like if you are still not sure which name to choose. The colors (Pink, Celeste, Violet, Emerald …), nature (Sea, Dawn, Moon, Aurora, Snow …) and the feelings or emotions (Victoria, Beloved, Hope, Grace …) are source of suggestions for parents looking for baby names.
These are some tips but if you have two names in mind that you have always liked and for you they sound perfectly together, go ahead and call your daughters that way. Do not be confused by what others think, they will surely want to advise you and give you their own opinions on baby names. This decision corresponds only to the parents. Good luck on your search!