I'm due August 8th with twins ! The doctors only know the exact gender of Baby A or Big Mac as we call him. Baby B or ' Small Fry ' is very modest and they can't tell us a definite gender, we will have to wait till Small Fry is born before we actually get it see ! We are having the hardest time coming up with names. Everytime I think we have the names down, one of us changes our minds.
We already have three boys. Jacob Caspian aka. Jake Casper, Cameron Cade and Levi Cooper. Right now we have the ' C ' middle name theme with our boys but I'm not sure if we want to keep that going, I think this is a good chance to break the theme with twins so no one feels left out. Jake and Cam have very popular names and before that didn't matter to use but now I am always hearing there names so we tried to get more unique with Levi but that seems to also be gaining popularity too. All of the boys' middle names have meaning to my husbands side of the family as we used my last name.
We have a few rules for the twins' names. We don't want anything to popular or matchy with one another. None of the names can end with - SON as the last name will be Jamieson. The last rule we have we don't want any names starting is J,C or L .
This is our top names for each gender :
Beckett Cormac - So we can still call him Big Mac, Cormac is a family name
Everett Charles - both family names, I love Everett
Max Calloway - Calloway being a family name
Crew Oliver - I love Crew but then we would have 2 C names. Do you think the other kids would feel left out because of this ? Is Crew to out there ?
Oliver Caven - both family names.
Thatcher Holden - my husband's middle name is Holden
Breckin and Cable ' Cabe ' - We love these but can't think of middle names for them. I love Cabe as a nickname but I don't like Gabriel ' Gabe '.
Mia Catherine Carys - It means My Pure Love, Catherine and Mia would honor people in our family.
Nova Madelyn - Nova is a family name and we just love it
Everly Noelle / Auden Noelle - Neolla is a family name so Noelle is a variant for us to use it.
Gemma Carys - Gemma is a family name , I love the name Carys
Cecily Vivienne - After my husbands grandma Celia Victoria
Emery Scout / Elise Haven - We just love it
Sophie Calloway - I like how this name flows but is Calloway to masculine for a girl ? Will Sophie age well ?
Rowan Ottilie - This is my husbands favorite name for a girl. What do you think of it ? Is it to hard to pronounce ? Is Rowan to masculine ?
Our list is still pretty long.
Our top names are Max Everett and Mia Catherine Carys right now for B/G twins. Are they to similar or matchy for twins, I want them to be individuals. We didn't plan it but Max and Mia just happened to be our top names for each gender. Do you think they still work as twins ? What about how they sound with Jake, Cam and Levi's names ? If we had B/B twins I think we would chose Beckett Cormac and Oliver Caven/Calloway now but it changes everytime you would ask me.
Do you think any of these names will become overly popular ? Will they age well ? What do you think of them ?
Please, please help us narrow down our list. We are so close but are so far away from naming these twins ! I think we might actuall end up naming them Big Mac and Small Fry !
I remember it was overwhelming naming my own twins. So many possibilities! What we finally did was pretend they were born separately, and chose the names as if for our third and fourth singletons, rather than for twins. I'd hoped too for a subtle twinniness, such as starting with the same letter or having the same number of syllables or SOMETHING. So I'm very drawn to your Max and Mia option: the names are different enough to be used for singleton siblings, and they're your top two names even without the twin factor, but they have a pleasing twinniness. Jacob, Cameron, Levi, Max, and Mia. Nice.
I also like Everett and Elise. And I like Oliver and Victoria, but Victoria isn't on your first name list and you're asking for help REDUCING the list, not adding to it!
For two boys, I like Everett and Oliver. Jacob, Cameron, Levi, Everett, and Oliver. I like how everyone has a different initial.
Everyone who wants to, pair up your own sets of favorites! I'm going to leave the other questions (like about whether a name is too common or whether a name will age well) for anyone who wants to answer them in the comments section, so we can get a good overview of people's different opinions.