Blending cultures to name twin girls.

My husband and i are pregnant with twin girls, they will join an older brother and an older sister.

We have a tough time choosing names because we are blending very different cultures that we both want to represent in our childrens names. I am Italian and Spanish and my husband is Turkish and [name_m]French[/name_m]. We are both very close with our families and value thier input and want to make everyone happy. (i know, easier said then done)

Our sons name is [name_m]Mateo[/name_m] Demir ([name_m]Mateo[/name_m] is my great grandfathers name, and Demir is my husbands name) i don’t think we will ever hear the end of it from his family for not giving our son a Turkish first name.

Our Daughter is [name_f]Eloisa[/name_f] [name_u]Peri[/name_u] ([name_f]Eloisa[/name_f] is used in Italian, Spanish and [name_m]French[/name_m], and [name_u]Peri[/name_u] is used in Turkish) We had a very easy time picking this name.

What both of us are wanting:

I am more drawn towards Italian/ Spanish names- along the lines of:
[name_f]Violetta[/name_f]
[name_f]Alessandra[/name_f]
[name_f]Francesca[/name_f]
[name_f]Giovanna[/name_f]
[name_f]Nicoletta[/name_f]

What he is more drawn to: He likes Turkish names mostly, but some [name_m]French[/name_m] names as well, i am not a big fan of the Turkish names, but like some [name_m]French[/name_m] names. His list so far -
Alara
Cemre
[name_m]Esra[/name_m]
[name_f]Amalie[/name_f]
[name_f]Colette[/name_f]
[name_f]Leona[/name_f]
Meliha

Anyone have any ideas for us?!

I love your names! They’re so pretty and unique! I really enjoy Cemre, it’s pretty and unique, and I adore the thought of Cemre and [name_f]Alessandra[/name_f] together…just so sophisticated and charming! I really like [name_f]Amalie[/name_f] as well!

I’ve looked up a few more Turkish names - more out of curiosity honestly, it’s a culture I’ve never though about before! - just for inspiration’s sake! Though my favorites are still [name_f]Alessandra[/name_f] and Cemre :slight_smile:

Sila
[name_f]Yasemin[/name_f]
[name_f]Aylin[/name_f]
Emine
Enise

Good luck and congrats! :slight_smile:

Thank you!

I cant seem to get the pronunciation of Cemre right, when my husband says it, it sounds beautiful, when I say it, it comes out wrong.

[name_f]Alessandra[/name_f] would be my top choice, but my husband isn’t convinced at all, by far his least favorite from my ideas :frowning:

I had to grab my husband when I saw that you got some Turkish name inspo!!! Mainly to get a little laugh that you happened to pick names from his family, his mothers name is Enise, his sisters name is Emine and his nieces middle name is [name_f]Aylin[/name_f] :slight_smile: too funny

From your lists I really like

[name_m]Matteo[/name_m] Demir, [name_f]Eloisa[/name_f] [name_u]Peri[/name_u], [name_f]Violetta[/name_f] [name_f]Colette[/name_f] & [name_f]Alessandra[/name_f] [name_f]Amalie[/name_f].

I also like

  • [name_f]Adele[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Alessa[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Alessia[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Amalia[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Amaya[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Anais[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Arielle[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Ayla[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Calista[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Celia[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Emeline[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Evita[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Isidora[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Leyla[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Liliana[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Livia[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Lydie[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Lolita[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Maelle[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Maia[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Viviana[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Viola[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Vita[/name_f]
  • Zehra

Sorry for the long list, I just found a lot of pretty ones hahah :slight_smile: Goodluck

Turkish names:

Azra
[name_f]Berna[/name_f]
Cemìle
[name_m]Deniz[/name_m]
Derya
Dìlara
Enìse
[name_f]Esma[/name_f]
[name_f]Leyla[/name_f]
Nadìre
Zübeyde

[name_m]French[/name_m] names:

[name_m]Ad[/name_m]èle
Amélie
[name_f]Camille[/name_f]
Chloé
[name_f]Coralie[/name_f]
[name_f]Estelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Gabrielle[/name_f]
[name_f]Juliette[/name_f]
Léonie
[name_f]Lucille[/name_f]
Noémie
Ophélie
[name_f]Rosalie[/name_f]
Séphora
[name_u]Val[/name_u]érie
[name_m]Zo[/name_m]é

Italian names:

[name_f]Allegra[/name_f]
[name_f]Aurora[/name_f]
[name_f]Bianca[/name_f]
[name_f]Camilla[/name_f]
[name_f]Clara[/name_f]
[name_f]Delia[/name_f]
[name_f]Elisa[/name_f]
[name_f]Gemma[/name_f]
[name_f]Ines[/name_f]
[name_f]Livia[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucia[/name_f]
[name_f]Melania[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosanna[/name_f]
[name_f]Serena[/name_f]
[name_f]Stella[/name_f]
[name_f]Valentina[/name_f]

Spanish names:

[name_f]Alicia[/name_f]
[name_f]Beatriz[/name_f]
[name_u]Carmen[/name_u]
[name_f]Elena[/name_f]
[name_f]Isabel[/name_f]
[name_f]Julia[/name_f]
[name_f]Lola[/name_f]
[name_f]Paloma[/name_f]
[name_f]Raquel[/name_f]
[name_f]Soraya[/name_f]
[name_f]Valeria[/name_f]

The first name that sprang to mind is [name_f]Esme[/name_f]. [name_f]Esme[/name_f] is [name_m]French[/name_m], but could easily be considered as a derivative from [name_f]Esmeralda[/name_f] (which is Spanish) and is very similar to [name_f]Esma[/name_f], which is used in Turkey. This kind of covers both of you off. Then you could use something Turkish for the other name, such as [name_f]Ayla[/name_f] or Dilara.

[name_f]Esme[/name_f] and [name_f]Ayla[/name_f] seem sweet.

I think pick one Turkish/[name_m]French[/name_m] and one Spanish/Italian name. From your lists, I like:

[name_f]Francesca[/name_f]
[name_f]Alessandra[/name_f]
Alara
[name_f]Amalie[/name_f]
[name_f]Leona[/name_f]
[name_f]Colette[/name_f]

What a beautiful suggestion :slight_smile: my brother and his wife are expecting a little girl at the beginning of august and [name_f]Esmeralda[/name_f] is on their top 3 list, so I cant add it to my list unfortunately.

Congrats on twin girls!

[name_m]Mateo[/name_m] Damir, [name_f]Eloisa[/name_f] [name_u]Peri[/name_u] and…

Here are some suggestions, sorry for any repeats:

Italian:
[name_f]Adelina[/name_f]
[name_f]Alba[/name_f]
[name_f]Alessia[/name_f]
[name_f]Alina[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f]
[name_f]Amedea[/name_f]
[name_f]Antonia[/name_f]
[name_f]Bianca[/name_f]
[name_f]Claretta[/name_f]
[name_f]Cosima[/name_f]
[name_f]Daniela[/name_f]
[name_f]Delfina[/name_f]
[name_f]Delia[/name_f]
[name_f]Edda[/name_f]
[name_f]Eliana[/name_f]
[name_f]Gisella[/name_f]
[name_f]Ilaria[/name_f]
[name_f]Ilda[/name_f]
[name_f]Imelda[/name_f]
[name_f]Ines[/name_f]
[name_f]Leonora[/name_f]
[name_f]Lia[/name_f]
[name_f]Liana[/name_f]
[name_f]Maddalena[/name_f]
[name_f]Mariella[/name_f]
[name_f]Marisa[/name_f]
Michela
[name_f]Mirella[/name_f]
[name_f]Nella[/name_f]
[name_f]Nicolina[/name_f]
[name_f]Ofelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosalia[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosella[/name_f]
[name_f]Serafina[/name_f]
[name_f]Stella[/name_f]
[name_f]Tecla[/name_f]
[name_f]Velia[/name_f]
Vitalia
[name_f]Viviana[/name_f]

Spanish:
[name_f]Adelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Adora[/name_f]
[name_f]Alaia[/name_f]
[name_f]Alicia[/name_f]
[name_f]Alondra[/name_f]
[name_f]Amaia[/name_f]/[name_f]Amaya[/name_f]
[name_f]Aracelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Blanca[/name_f]
[name_f]Calixta[/name_f]
[name_f]Camila[/name_f]
[name_f]Carmina[/name_f]
[name_f]Catalina[/name_f]
[name_f]Dalia[/name_f]
Dolors
[name_f]Dorotea[/name_f]
[name_f]Dulce[/name_f]
[name_f]Elba[/name_f]
[name_f]Elodia[/name_f]
[name_f]Emelina[/name_f]
Ercilia
[name_f]Estela[/name_f]
Euria
[name_f]Evelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Fidelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Florinda[/name_f]
Garden
Haizea
Haydée
Idoya
[name_f]Ivette[/name_f]
[name_f]Jessenia[/name_f]
[name_f]Josefina[/name_f]
[name_f]Laia[/name_f]
[name_f]Leonor[/name_f]
[name_f]Lidia[/name_f]
Loida
Lorea
[name_f]Luz[/name_f]
[name_f]Maia[/name_f]
Maialen
[name_f]Maribel[/name_f]
Mariona
[name_f]Marisol[/name_f]
[name_f]Melisa[/name_f]
[name_f]Mireia[/name_f]/[name_f]Mireya[/name_f]
[name_f]Naia[/name_f]
[name_f]Nidia[/name_f]
[name_f]Noelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Reina[/name_f]/[name_f]Reyna[/name_f]
[name_f]Selena[/name_f]
[name_f]Telma[/name_f]
[name_f]Teofila[/name_f]
[name_f]Vilma[/name_f]

Turkish:
Adalet
Aliye
[name_u]Aydan[/name_u]
[name_f]Ayla[/name_f]
[name_f]Aylin[/name_f]
Aysun
Ceren
Damla
Derya
Dilara
Elmas
Emel
Evren
Feray
Gülay
Ilkay
Kelebek
Melek
[name_f]Meryem[/name_f]
[name_u]Nur[/name_u]
Safiye
Senay¨
Sevda
Sila
Tülay
Yildiz

[name_m]French[/name_m]:
[name_m]Ad[/name_m]èle
[name_f]Adeline[/name_f]
[name_f]Adrienne[/name_f]
[name_f]Aline[/name_f]
[name_u]Alix[/name_u]
[name_f]Amandine[/name_f]
Amélie
[name_f]Anastasie[/name_f]
[name_f]Angeline[/name_f]
[name_f]Antoinette[/name_f]
[name_f]Arianne[/name_f]
[name_f]Arielle[/name_f]
[name_f]Arlette[/name_f]
[name_f]Aude[/name_f]
[name_f]Axelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Camille[/name_f]
Céline
[name_f]Charline[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f]
[name_f]Claudine[/name_f]
[name_f]Colette[/name_f]
[name_f]Coline[/name_f]
[name_f]Coralie[/name_f]
[name_f]Cosette[/name_f]
[name_f]Delphine[/name_f]
Désirée
[name_f]Edwige[/name_f]
[name_f]Emilienne[/name_f]
[name_f]Eponine[/name_f]
[name_f]Estelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Eveline[/name_f]
[name_f]Felicie[/name_f]
[name_f]Fleur[/name_f]
[name_u]Florentine[/name_u]
[name_f]Georgette[/name_f]
[name_f]Honorine[/name_f]
[name_f]Joceline[/name_f]
[name_u]Jo[/name_u]ëlle
[name_f]Josette[/name_f]
[name_f]Laurine[/name_f]
Léonie
[name_f]Lilianne[/name_f]
[name_f]Lilou[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucette[/name_f]
[name_f]Lydie[/name_f]
Maëlys
[name_f]Maeva[/name_f]
[name_f]Marceline[/name_f]
[name_f]Margaux[/name_f]
[name_f]Margot[/name_f]
[name_f]Marianne[/name_f]
[name_f]Marielle[/name_f]
[name_f]Mariette[/name_f]
[name_u]Marion[/name_u]
[name_f]Marise[/name_f]
Marléne
[name_f]Mathilde[/name_f]
Méline
[name_f]Micheline[/name_f]
[name_f]Mireille[/name_f]
[name_f]Modestine[/name_f]
[name_f]Murielle[/name_f]
[name_f]Nadine[/name_f]
[name_f]Nicolette[/name_f]
[name_f]Ninette[/name_f]
[name_f]Odette[/name_f]
[name_f]Paulette[/name_f]
[name_f]Pauline[/name_f]
[name_f]Roselle[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosette[/name_f]
Rozenn
[name_f]Sabine[/name_f]
[name_f]Sandrine[/name_f]
Séraphine
[name_f]Sidonie[/name_f]
[name_f]Suzette[/name_f]
[name_f]Sylvie[/name_f]
[name_f]Victorine[/name_f]
[name_f]Violette[/name_f]
[name_f]Vivienne[/name_f]
[name_f]Yvette[/name_f]

Sorry for the long list! Good [name_m]Luck[/name_m]! :slight_smile:

Thank you for your list!!! this got our wheels turning and we have a few options from the list added to ours :slight_smile:

Thank you for the long list, we are getting so many ideas from this :slight_smile:

I love Amélie, just had a coworker use it for their baby girl!

Amélie [name_f]Francesca[/name_f] sounds great together in my opinion!
[name_f]Arielle[/name_f] [name_f]Fidelia[/name_f] is pretty too, and it would give the girls the matching initials so many people go for with twins!

I think we came up with a list we are both pretty comfortable with… any thoughts on the following combos…

[name_f]Alessandra[/name_f] [name_f]Noelle[/name_f]

[name_f]Coletta[/name_f] [name_f]Sabine[/name_f]

[name_f]Coralie[/name_f] [name_m]Esra[/name_m]

[name_f]Zoe[/name_f] [name_f]Leona[/name_f]

[name_f]Gemma[/name_f] [name_f]Margot[/name_f]

[name_f]Paloma[/name_f] Cemre

[name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] [name_f]Leala[/name_f]

[name_f]Amalie[/name_f] [name_f]Juliet[/name_f]

if you had to pick a twin set from the list

I’m thinking…

[name_f]Zoe[/name_f] [name_f]Leona[/name_f] and [name_f]Gemma[/name_f] [name_f]Margot[/name_f]

[name_f]Coletta[/name_f] [name_f]Sabine[/name_f] and [name_f]Amalie[/name_f] [name_f]Juliet[/name_f]

[name_f]Alessandra[/name_f] [name_f]Noelle[/name_f] and [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] [name_f]Leala[/name_f]

I’m really liking [name_f]Zoe[/name_f] [name_f]Leona[/name_f] and [name_f]Gemma[/name_f] [name_f]Margot[/name_f] with [name_m]Mateo[/name_m] Damir, [name_f]Eloisa[/name_f] [name_u]Peri[/name_u].

Close second is [name_f]Coletta[/name_f] and [name_f]Amalie[/name_f].

Good luck!

I’m thinking…

[name_f]Zoe[/name_f] [name_f]Leona[/name_f] and [name_f]Gemma[/name_f] [name_f]Margot[/name_f]

[name_f]Coletta[/name_f] [name_f]Sabine[/name_f] and [name_f]Amalie[/name_f] [name_f]Juliet[/name_f]

[name_f]Alessandra[/name_f] [name_f]Noelle[/name_f] and [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] [name_f]Leala[/name_f]

I’m really liking [name_f]Zoe[/name_f] [name_f]Leona[/name_f] and [name_f]Gemma[/name_f] [name_f]Margot[/name_f] with [name_m]Mateo[/name_m] Damir, [name_f]Eloisa[/name_f] [name_u]Peri[/name_u].

Close second is [name_f]Coletta[/name_f] and [name_f]Amalie[/name_f].

I think I like [name_f]Coralie[/name_f] [name_m]Esra[/name_m] and [name_f]Paloma[/name_f] Cemre for you the best, but there are so many beautiful names in this thread!

The other Turkish name that I haven’t noticed here is [name_u]Elif[/name_u]. Maybe [name_f]Seraphina[/name_f] [name_u]Elif[/name_u].

These names are right up my alley. Twins named [name_f]Giovanna[/name_f] and [name_f]Colette[/name_f] - gorgeous.

I love the idea of [name_f]Delphine[/name_f] or [name_f]Delfina[/name_f] for you. Other suggestions:

[name_f]Chiara[/name_f]
[name_f]Simona[/name_f]
Orietta
[name_f]Ottilia[/name_f]
[name_f]Estelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Annette[/name_f]
[name_f]Marisa[/name_f] (pronounced [name_f]Mar[/name_f]-ee-sah)
[name_f]Antonia[/name_f]
[name_f]Lilou[/name_f]

Ahhh this post speaks to me on so many levels! I am constantly looking for names/combos that work for Spanish and Italian, but also are easily accessible in [name_m]French[/name_m]. (Also, [name_f]Elisabetta[/name_f] is one of my favorites.)

I like [name_f]Alessandra[/name_f] [name_f]Noelle[/name_f] and [name_f]Gemma[/name_f] [name_f]Margot[/name_f]. I like the double consonant and also I think the style fits better with a [name_m]Mateo[/name_m] and [name_f]Eloisa[/name_f].