A challenge-need ideas for twin girls-please help

My son and d-i-l are having twin daughters. They want to use 2 mns and would like those to honor family members. Here is a list of family names for middles:

[name]Mae[/name]
[name]Lilly[/name]
[name]Anna[/name]
[name]Bessie[/name]
[name]Effie[/name]
[name]Eliza[/name]
[name]Jane[/name]
[name]Lucretia[/name]
[name]Myrtle[/name]
[name]Isabella[/name]
Obala
[name]Oma[/name]
[name]Allie[/name]
[name]Chloe[/name]
[name]Ann[/name]
[name]Emma[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name]
[name]Louvenia[/name]
Idras
[name]Martha[/name]
[name]Matilda[/name]
[name]Harriet[/name]
[name]Louise[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name]
[name]Mehitabel[/name]
[name]Susannah[/name]
[name]Sarah[/name]
[name]Hannah[/name]
[name]Miriam[/name]
[name]Matilda[/name]
Abasha
[name]Rachel[/name]
[name]Catherine[/name]
[name]Maria[/name]
[name]Eva[/name]
[name]Eve[/name]
[name]Celia[/name]
[name]Ida[/name]
[name]Mary[/name]
Mazy
[name]Amanda[/name]
[name]Agnes[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name]
[name]Gertrude[/name]
[name]Edith[/name]
[name]Luella[/name]
[name]Christina[/name]
[name]Betsy[/name]
[name]Magdaline[/name]
[name]Daisy[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name]
Sophina

Can you all pick two pretty names for twin girls and make combos using middles from family list (at least one)? Any help appreciated.
Any style will be fine (they are not liking alot of the unisex names but some will be fine if you like a particular name). Let’s see what you can come up with.
Edited to add:
These are all so pretty, gals! They would reall like to use [name]Effie[/name] and/or [name]Myrtle[/name] in their combos and [name]Mae[/name] is a must for a mn for one of the twins because it is a family tradition for several generations and honors the memory of my son’s little sister who died at birth. Can anyone else help? I will run all of your ideas by them and see what they think. Also, they were really liking the name [name]Abigail[/name] for one of the twins. Can anyone come up with some combos for that name (and which other girl’s name would work for her twin)?

[name]Anna[/name] [name]Lilly[/name] [name]Jane[/name] & [name]Rachel[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] [name]Eve[/name]

[name]Ida[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] & [name]Daisy[/name] [name]Hannah[/name]

[name]Eliza[/name] [name]Harriet[/name] & [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Jane[/name]

[name]Lucretia[/name] [name]Isabella[/name] & [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Celia[/name]

[name]Magdaline[/name] [name]Cleo[/name] & [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Eve[/name]

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Those are all lovely, butterfly. I forgot to make it clear it is fine to have a first name not on the family list as long as one of the mns are from the family list (or two if you are creative enough) :slight_smile:

[name]Sophie[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Mae[/name] and [name]Leah[/name] [name]Harriet[/name] [name]Eve[/name]

[name]Laura[/name] [name]Bessie[/name] [name]Jane[/name] and [name]Claire[/name] [name]Nancy[/name] [name]Mae[/name]

[name]Freya[/name] [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Eve[/name] and [name]Ellen[/name] [name]Miriam[/name] [name]Louise[/name]

[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Rachel[/name] [name]Ann[/name] and [name]Audrey[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] [name]Eve[/name]** (this is my fave so far)

Fun!

[name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Delphine[/name] [name]Emma[/name] [name]Catherine[/name]

[name]Juliet[/name] [name]Cleo[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name]
[name]Eloise[/name] [name]Lucretia[/name] [name]Harriet[/name]

[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Alice[/name] [name]Miriam[/name]
[name]Louisa[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Eve[/name]

[name]Phoebe[/name] [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Myrtle[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name] [name]Celia[/name] [name]Magdaline[/name]

[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Isabella[/name] [name]Agnes[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Mary[/name] [name]Elaine[/name]

[name]Claire[/name] [name]Eliza[/name] [name]Lilly[/name]
[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Martha[/name] [name]Clementine[/name]

Popular name combos

[name]Sophia[/name] [name]Maria[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Chloe[/name] [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Margaret[/name]

Cute

[name]Maisie[/name] [name]Jane[/name] [name]Nanette[/name] (instead of [name]Nancy[/name])
[name]Alyssa[/name] [name]Daisy[/name] [name]Cate[/name] (or [name]Kate[/name] to honour [name]Catherine[/name]) ([name]Alyssa[/name] instead of [name]Allie[/name])
[name]Lilly[/name] [name]Isabella[/name] [name]Mary[/name]
[name]Trudy[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Anne[/name] ([name]Trudy[/name] instead of [name]Gertrude[/name])

Traditional

[name]Eliza[/name] [name]Miriam[/name] [name]Louise[/name]
[name]Matilda[/name] [name]Harriet[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Luciana[/name] [name]Kate[/name] ([name]Lucy[/name] and [name]Ann[/name])
[name]Emmeline[/name] [name]Chloe[/name] [name]Rose[/name] (instead of [name]Emma[/name])
[name]Lavinia[/name] [name]Harriet[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Celia[/name] [name]Mary[/name] [name]Isabel[/name]
[name]Elaina[/name] [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Lilly[/name]

Phew I am all comboed out!

[name]Do[/name] any of these get onto the list?

[name]Aurora[/name] [name]Lilly[/name] [name]Mae[/name]
[name]Miranda[/name] [name]Lilly[/name] [name]Mae[/name]
[name]Josephine[/name] [name]Lilly[/name] [name]Mae[/name]
[name]Victoria[/name] [name]Lilly[/name] [name]Mae[/name]

[name]Diana[/name] [name]Lilly[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Francesca[/name] [name]Lilly[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Miranda[/name] [name]Lilly[/name] [name]Jane[/name]

[name]Eliza[/name] [name]Harriet[/name] [name]Jane[/name]

[name]Eliza[/name] [name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Jane[/name] (or [name]Beatrice[/name] [name]Jane[/name])
[name]Eliza[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Mae[/name]
[name]Eliza[/name] [name]Josephine[/name] [name]Mae[/name]
[name]Eliza[/name] [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Eliza[/name] [name]Vivian[/name] [name]Mae[/name]

[name]Daisy[/name] [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Mae[/name]
[name]Ivy[/name] [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Mae[/name]
[name]Lucy[/name] [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Mae[/name]
[name]Phoebe[/name] [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Mae[/name]
[name]Ruby[/name] [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Mae[/name]

[name]Daisy[/name] [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Ivy[/name] [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Lucy[/name] [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Phoebe[/name] [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Ruby[/name] [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Jane[/name]

(These work with [name]Bess[/name] instead of [name]Jane[/name] or [name]Mae[/name], too.)

[name]Audrey[/name] Sophina [name]Louise[/name]
[name]Ivy[/name] Sophina [name]Louise[/name]
[name]Lilly[/name] Sophina [name]Louise[/name]
[name]Ruby[/name] Sophina [name]Louise[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] Sophina [name]Louise[/name]

(The above work with Sophina [name]Mae[/name] and Sophina [name]Bess[/name], too.)

[name]Annabel[/name] [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Eliza[/name] [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Julia[/name] [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Louisa[/name] [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Rosalie[/name] [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Jane[/name]

[name]Ivy[/name] [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Mae[/name]
[name]Lilly[/name] [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Mae[/name]

[name]Audrey[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Mae[/name]
[name]Daphne[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Mae[/name]
[name]Eva[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Mae[/name]
[name]Lilly[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Mae[/name]
[name]Phoebe[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Mae[/name]
[name]Ruby[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Mae[/name]

(The above work with [name]Bess[/name] instead of [name]Mae[/name], too…_

[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Mae[/name]
[name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Mae[/name]
[name]Iris[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Mae[/name]
[name]Scarlett[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Mae[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Mae[/name]

(The above work with [name]Jane[/name] instead of [name]Mae[/name], too…)

Take care, Unie! :slight_smile:

Sorry I get you now!

[name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Lilly[/name] [name]Jane[/name] & [name]Annabel[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] [name]Eve[/name]

[name]Poppy[/name] [name]Miriam[/name] [name]Eve[/name] & [name]Esme[/name] [name]Luella[/name] [name]May[/name]

[name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Sarah[/name] [name]Louise[/name] & [name]Frances[/name] [name]Daisy[/name] [name]Jane[/name]

[name]Harriet[/name] [name]Ida[/name] [name]Jane[/name] & [name]Theodora[/name] [name]Mary[/name] [name]Anne[/name]

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[name]Katy[/name] [name]Mae[/name] and [name]Kylie[/name] [name]Ann[/name]?

[quote=“unicorngal”]My son and d-i-l are having twin daughters. They want to use 2 mns and would like those to honor family members. Here is a list of family names for middles:

[name]Mae[/name]
[name]Lilly[/name]
[name]Anna[/name]
[name]Bessie[/name]
[name]Effie[/name]
[name]Eliza[/name]
[name]Jane[/name]
[name]Lucretia[/name]
[name]Myrtle[/name]
[name]Isabella[/name]
Obala
[name]Oma[/name]
[name]Allie[/name]
[name]Chloe[/name]
[name]Ann[/name]
[name]Emma[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name]
[name]Louvenia[/name]
Idras
[name]Martha[/name]
[name]Matilda[/name]
[name]Harriet[/name]
[name]Louise[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name]
[name]Mehitabel[/name]
[name]Susannah[/name]
[name]Sarah[/name]
[name]Hannah[/name]
[name]Miriam[/name]
[name]Matilda[/name]
Abasha
[name]Rachel[/name]
[name]Catherine[/name]
[name]Maria[/name]
[name]Eva[/name]
[name]Eve[/name]
[name]Celia[/name]
[name]Ida[/name]
[name]Mary[/name]
Mazy
[name]Amanda[/name]
[name]Agnes[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name]
[name]Gertrude[/name]
[name]Edith[/name]
[name]Luella[/name]
[name]Christina[/name]
[name]Betsy[/name]
[name]Magdaline[/name]
[name]Daisy[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name]
Sophina

[name]Anna[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Faith[/name]
[name]Delphina[/name] [name]Miriam[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Frances[/name] [name]Lucretia[/name] [name]Honor[/name]
[name]Matilda[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] [name]Effie[/name]
[name]Penelope[/name] [name]Myrtle[/name] [name]Edith[/name]
[name]Rosemary[/name] [name]Jane[/name] [name]Luella[/name]
[name]Vivian[/name] [name]Rachel[/name] [name]Mae[/name] - love so much!

Here are first name pair ideas for twin girls:

[name]Fiona[/name] and [name]Isla[/name]
[name]Hannah[/name] and [name]Leah[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] and [name]Mathilde[/name]
[name]Miranda[/name] and [name]Violet[/name]
[name]Isabel[/name] and [name]Marisa[/name]
[name]Vivienne[/name] and [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] and [name]Catherine[/name]

Paired with your middle name list, here is what I have come up with:

[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Louise[/name] and [name]Isla[/name] [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Matilda[/name]
[name]Hannah[/name] [name]Louise[/name] [name]Matilda[/name] and [name]Leah[/name] [name]Harriet[/name] [name]Nancy[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Mae[/name] [name]Susannah[/name] and [name]Mathilde[/name] [name]Lilly[/name] [name]Eliza[/name]
[name]Miranda[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Martha[/name] and [name]Violet[/name] [name]Eliza[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Isabel[/name] [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Susannah[/name] and [name]Marisa[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] [name]Eliza[/name]
[name]Vivienne[/name] [name]Jane[/name] [name]Matilda[/name] and [name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Lilly[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Victoria[/name] [name]Jane[/name] and [name]Catherine[/name] [name]Cecily[/name] [name]Lucille[/name]

[name]How[/name] do those work for your family?

[name]Anna[/name] [name]Lily[/name] [name]Catherine[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Anne[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name]

I love [name]Jill[/name]'s idea of [name]Phoebe[/name] [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Jane[/name]. If my last name weren’t [name]Chesney[/name] and I were young enough to have a daughter, that would definitely be on my list. And I’m not even a double middle name type of namer, but [name]Phoebe[/name] [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Jane[/name] just has it all!
[name]Phoebe[/name] [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Jane[/name] and [name]Lucy[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Edith[/name] or [name]Lucy[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Hope[/name]

See edit on first post!

Naming twins is difficult - I know, I have twins (albeit Boys!)

Personally I’m not into having the same initials or the same sounds i.e. [name]Maisy[/name] and [name]Tracy[/name] for instance or [name]Evie[/name] and [name]Emma[/name] - i realise this is subjective.

I find it tricky to create two middle names, but have done my best!

[name]Harriet[/name] [name]Luella[/name] [name]Myrtle[/name] nn [name]Hattie[/name]
[name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Effie[/name] [name]Mae[/name] nn [name]Bea[/name]

[name]Kitty[/name] [name]Myrtle[/name] [name]Mae[/name] nn [name]Kit[/name]
[name]Madeline[/name] [name]Effie[/name] [name]Jane[/name] nn [name]Maddie[/name]

[name]Francesca[/name] [name]Effie[/name] [name]Mae[/name] nn [name]Fran[/name]
[name]Ottilie[/name] [name]Myrtle[/name] [name]Eve[/name] nn [name]Ottie[/name]

[name]Alice[/name] [name]Effie[/name] [name]Myrtle[/name]
[name]Daisy[/name] [name]Hannah[/name] [name]Mae[/name]

Tried to throw in some different styles. All names i like. My fave? [name]Fran[/name] and [name]Ottie[/name] methinks! xx

[name]Just[/name] re-read your edit. [name]Do[/name] you mean one of the twins first names is [name]Mae[/name] - or do you mean it is definitely in the middle of one of the twins? A little confused xx

[name]Mae[/name] should be one of the mn’s. Thanks for telling me it was confusing- I’ll correct that!

Since they like the name [name]Abigail[/name] for one, how about [name]Annabel[/name] for her sister? They could use the nn’s [name]Abby[/name] and [name]Annie[/name].

I kinda like:
[name]Annabel[/name] [name]Mae[/name] ______
and
[name]Abigail[/name] [name]Jane[/name] ______

[name]Both[/name] could flow easily into most of the names on your family list for a 2nd middle name.

[name]Abigail[/name] [name]Effie[/name] [name]Myrtle[/name]
[name]Catherine[/name] [name]Ida[/name] [name]Mae[/name]

  • that way they both have a ‘dated’ mn, [name]Ida[/name] and [name]Myrtle[/name] -

[name]Abigail[/name] [name]Effie[/name] [name]Mae[/name]
[name]Edith[/name] Sophina [name]Myrtle[/name]

  • I just love Sophina! -

[name]Abigail[/name] [name]Mae[/name] [name]Eliza[/name]
[name]Louise[/name] [name]Effie[/name] [name]Myrtle[/name]

  • Their middles have the same initials -

[name]Abigail[/name] [name]Luella[/name] [name]Effie[/name]
[name]Susannah[/name] [name]Myrtle[/name] [name]Mae[/name]

  • I actually kind of like [name]Myrtle[/name] [name]Mae[/name] as a mn combo! -

That’s all the different ways of combining [name]Effie[/name], [name]Myrtle[/name], [name]Mae[/name] and [name]Abigail[/name] in two names, and since I’m not very inventive I only used names from the family members list, although I did pick the ones I thought would be the best match with [name]Abigail[/name]! :slight_smile: I wonder though, will they use [name]Abby[/name]/[name]Abi[/name] or [name]Gail[/name] as a nickname for [name]Abigail[/name]? That might skew things a little…

It would also make it easier to help with middles that honour if they decided on a first name for the other little girl :slight_smile:
I especially like these names with [name]Abigail[/name]:
[name]Madeline[/name] ([name]Maddy[/name] and [name]Abby[/name])
[name]Isabella[/name] ([name]Belle[/name] and [name]Gail[/name])
[name]Emily[/name] ([name]Em[/name] and [name]Abi[/name])
[name]Hannah[/name] (and [name]Abby[/name])
[name]Elizabeth[/name] ([name]Bess[/name] and [name]Gail[/name], [name]Beth[/name] and [name]Gail[/name], [name]Ellie[/name] and [name]Abby[/name])
[name]Catherine[/name] ([name]Cate[/name] and [name]Abi[/name], [name]Cat[/name] and [name]Gail[/name])
[name]Matilda[/name] ([name]Mattie[/name] and [name]Abby[/name], [name]Tilda[/name] and [name]Abi[/name])
[name]Olivia[/name] ([name]Liv[/name] and [name]Gail[/name])
[name]Amelia[/name] ([name]Amy[/name] and [name]Abi[/name], [name]Lia[/name] and [name]Gail[/name])
[name]Gabriella[/name] (although they’re rather similar!) ([name]Abby[/name] and [name]Ella[/name])
[name]Georgia[/name] (and [name]Gail[/name])
[name]Charlotte[/name] ([name]Lottie[/name] and [name]Abby[/name])
[name]Marigold[/name] (they just sound lovely together, even though they’re completely different styles!) ([name]Gail[/name] and [name]Goldie[/name], [name]Abby[/name] and [name]Mary[/name])
[name]Audrey[/name] (and [name]Gail[/name])
[name]Eleanor[/name] ([name]Ellie[/name] and [name]Abby[/name], [name]Nora[/name] and [name]Gail[/name])
[name]Beatrice[/name] ([name]Bea[/name] and [name]Abi[/name], [name]Trixie[/name] and [name]Abby[/name], [name]Bea[/name] and [name]Gail[/name])
[name]Evelyn[/name] ([name]Eve[/name] and [name]Gail[/name], [name]Evie[/name] an [name]Abby[/name])
[name]Camille[/name]/[name]Camilla[/name] ([name]Cam[/name] and [name]Gail[/name], [name]Milla[/name] and [name]Abby[/name])
[name]Patience[/name] ([name]Patti[/name] and [name]Abby[/name])
[name]Aurora[/name] ([name]Gail[/name] and [name]Rory[/name] is my favourite nickname combo!)

Maybe I helped a bit?
Give them all my best, I understand how naming two girls can be some task!! :slight_smile:

I just made three [name]Abigail[/name] and ? polls using suggestions for a sibling name from this thread and another I posted awhile back when they started thinking of using [name]Abigail[/name]. They are located on the GIRL board. Please vote in all three so we can get an idea of which names are the best match for a twin to [name]Abigail[/name]. Thank you for all of your help here. We will post again when we narrow things down a little.

[name]Effie[/name] [name]Mae[/name]
LillyAnna [name]Bessie[/name] ([name]LilyAnna[/name] as a first name?)
[name]Eliza[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Lucretia[/name] [name]Myrtle[/name]
[name]Isabella[/name] Obala
[name]Allie[/name] [name]Oma[/name]
[name]Chloe[/name] [name]Ann[/name]
[name]Emma[/name] Idras
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Louvenia[/name]
[name]Matilda[/name] [name]Harriet[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Louise[/name]
[name]Miriam[/name] [name]Nancy[/name]
[name]Sarah[/name] [name]Martha[/name]
[name]Hannah[/name] [name]Ida[/name] (Dosen’t sounds very good, but I wanted to use all the names)
[name]Matilda[/name] [name]Rachel[/name]
[name]Catherine[/name] Abasha
[name]Maria[/name] [name]Celia[/name]
[name]Eva[/name] [name]Mary[/name] [name]Agnes[/name] (Try saying it w/ a last name- it sounds better)
Mazy [name]Susannah[/name] (Maybe you could spell in [name]Maizie[/name] or [name]Mazie[/name] or [name]Maisie[/name])
[name]Amanda[/name] [name]Elaine[/name]
[name]Edith[/name] [name]Luella[/name]
[name]Luella[/name] [name]Eve[/name]
[name]Christina[/name] [name]Betsy[/name]
[name]Magdaline[/name] [name]Daisy[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] (That’s my name!)
Sophina [name]Gertrude[/name]