We just found out that our identical twins are BOYS. Yay! Unfortunately, we also found out that they are very sick. They aren't due until early December, but we are having surgery on Monday to try and correct their diagnosis and give them both a fighting chance. Their prognosis is as good as it can be, given the situation, but we feel it's important to name them before surgery for several reasons. One, it makes us feel closer to our sons and two, well, just in case.
We have one daughter, Amelia Marty and we call her Mia. We don't care too much if the boys' names go well with hers, but it gives you an idea of the style we like. We chose Amelia because it was a classic name, not too common (yet??) and it's a family name for us. I always thought we would choose really unique names but when we look at our final list, you'll see we really tend towards more classic names.
We've got one twin named: Miles. We've always loved this name and it was our boy name for Amelia (gender was a surprise until d-day). His middle name will be Jeffrey or ______. I say "or" because if one twin doesn't survive, my husband wants the surviving twin's middle name to honor his brother. I think it's a sweet idea and I'm on board, although it's complicating things.
We also have a middle name for Baby B. It will be Keith or ______. Jeffrey and Keith are our fathers.
The names on our current list are (in no particular order):
We both like William, but we're not sure how "Will Marty" sounds and we think we will call him by a nickname. Also, it's just not sticking with us as "the one." One major plus of the name is that it works with the middle name situation (i.e., William Keith Marty, Miles William Marty, or William Miles Marty all sound good to us).
Same goes for Henry...we don't love the nickname options, which is fine, but also the name just isn't sticking as "the one." It does work with the middle name situation, so again a plus for Henry.
We both loved Charles, calling him Charlie, but I think we've eliminated it due to the middle name situation. It just doesn't work with Miles if we end up needing to use it that way.
We both like Grayson, but it just seems SO different from Amelia and Miles and not really us. It does work with the middle name situation...
There have been LOTS of names we've looked at and said no to. For example:
*Jack: love it but too common and we have close friends naming their son Jack next month - we hate to name our son Jack and not have him survive - seems awkward for us and our friends.
*Marcus: don't like the nickname of Mark.
*Truman: We really liked this and then decided it wasn't us. The nickname "Tru" didn't help its cause.
Thanks so much for your help. I know it's VERY short notice and if you don't have time to get to it, I completely understand. Also, I hope everything makes sense - I'm writing you at 2am because I can't sleep, which doesn't bode well for clarity and grammar. :)
I like Elias. Miles and Elias. Elias Keith Marty. And, if necessary, Miles Elias Marty or Elias Miles Marty. I like a little bit of matchiness to twin names, and it appeals to me that both names have five letters, share the long-I sound, and end in S. In fact, they have four letters in common---and yet they're very different-sounding names: different initial, different number of syllables.
Another name with the same number of letters and the same long-I sound is Isaac. (I swear I'm not LOOKING for only that sort of name, but I keep finding one that sounds nice and then noticing the things that match.) Isaac Keith Marty. Miles and Isaac---and, if necessary, Miles Isaac Marty or Isaac Miles Marty.
I like Owen and Oliver, too, and I hesitate only because Miles Owen/Oliver Marty has the initials "MOM" and I don't like initials to spell things.
One of my favorite boy names is Elliot. Elliot Keith Marty. Miles and Elliot---and, if necessary, Miles Elliot Marty or Elliot Miles Marty.