Naming twins!

Hi there, I’m a longtime lurker on the nameberry forums and am so pleased it’s finally my turn! I’ve loved names for so long but now that it’s time to choose for real, I’m finding it really difficult to settle on anything. We are expecting twins in [name_f]September[/name_f] and are keeping the genders a surprise.

For boys, [name_m]Leonard[/name_m] is a must-have first name as it’s really important to my husband, in honour of someone he was very close to. Could probably suggest either spelling - [name_m]Leonard[/name_m]/Lennard nn [name_m]Len[/name_m]/perhaps [name_m]Leo[/name_m]? (will be pronounced as [name_m]Lennard[/name_m]). To be honest I didn’t love it at first but it’s grown on me a lot and now it feels right. It’s just hard to find names that go well with it! Most of the boy names I liked years ago are a bit more ‘out there’ and don’t match at all. Loved [name_u]Carlisle[/name_u] nn [name_u]Cal[/name_u]/Lyle for a bit but not so sure if it will wear well? Another idea was [name_m]Caspian[/name_m] but I don’t think it really goes with [name_m]Leonard[/name_m]/Lennard. [name_u]Jasper[/name_u] was recently used by a close friend. So then I looked into more classic sounding names such as [name_m]Henry[/name_m], [name_u]George[/name_u] etc but would prefer something a bit more uncommon yet still familiar.

For girls, we really like [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f] and [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f] nn [name_f]Dee[/name_f]. Again, I’d love something that isn’t too popular.

Surname is one syllable so I’m trying to find 2-3 syllable first names … any suggestions would be really appreciated! Thank you!

I love Leonard. It’s on my list, and nn Leo is so cute.
My twin cousins are named Leonard “Leo” and Lorraine “Lola” (but I think they’re too matching).

Uncommon but familiar ideas:

Leonard & Harvey (:star:)
Leonard & Edmund
Leonard & Atticus
Leonard & Everett (Everett is too popular to my taste, but I think they go well)

Leonard & Cecilia (:star:)
Leonard & Octavia
Leonard & Cornelia
Leonard & Dorothea
Leonard & Adela

Rosalie & Juliette (:star:)
Rosalie & Delphine
Rosalie & Clementine
Rosalie & Estella
Cordelia & Aveline
Cordelia & Elodie
Cordelia & Adelaide
Cordelia & Lucille (:star:)

:star: = my favourites for you

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Dominic
[name_m]Miller[/name_m]
[name_m]Julius[/name_m]
[name_m]Grant[/name_m]
[name_m]Niles[/name_m]
[name_u]Miles[/name_u]
[name_m]Weston[/name_m]
[name_u]Easton[/name_u]
[name_m]Olson[/name_m]
[name_m]Orson[/name_m]
[name_m]Harrison[/name_m]
[name_u]Beckett[/name_u]
[name_m]Beckham[/name_m]
[name_m]Bennet[/name_m]

For girls:
[name_f]Opal[/name_f]
[name_f]Cassia[/name_f]
[name_f]Linnea[/name_f]
[name_u]Juniper[/name_u]
[name_f]Aurelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Fiona[/name_f]
[name_f]Lydia[/name_f]

Leonard and:

Alfred
[name_u]Lawrence[/name_u]
[name_m]Eugene[/name_m]
[name_u]Howard[/name_u]
[name_m]Albert[/name_m]
[name_m]Clarence[/name_m]
[name_m]Richard[/name_m]
[name_m]Wilfred[/name_m]
[name_m]Victor[/name_m]
[name_m]Ernest[/name_m]
[name_m]Edgar[/name_m]
[name_m]Harold[/name_m]
[name_m]Clement[/name_m]
[name_m]Norman[/name_m]
[name_m]Walter[/name_m]
[name_u]Wallace[/name_u]
[name_m]Louis[/name_m]
[name_m]Luther[/name_m]
[name_m]Herbert[/name_m]
[name_m]Frederick[/name_m]
[name_m]Edwin[/name_m]
[name_u]Sidney[/name_u]
[name_m]Edmond[/name_m]
[name_m]Lowell[/name_m]
[name_m]Archibald[/name_m]
[name_m]Herman[/name_m]
[name_m]Arthur[/name_m]
[name_m]Martin[/name_m]
[name_m]Benedict[/name_m]
[name_m]Bernard[/name_m]
[name_u]Maxwell[/name_u]

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] there.

[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] is a handsome choice. I really prefer the nn [name_m]Leo[/name_m] to [name_m]Len[/name_m]/Lenny. But also think that [name_m]Lad[/name_m] is super cool. [name_u]Carlisle[/name_u] would be great for a twin to [name_m]Leonard[/name_m]! Especially [name_m]Leo[/name_m] & [name_u]Cal[/name_u] or [name_m]Lad[/name_m] & [name_u]Cal[/name_u]. Actually, [name_u]Lyle[/name_u] is kind of cute too.

[name_m]Caspian[/name_m] is a very cool name, but it doesn’t feel right w/Leonard. If it’s your other absolute favorite, I wouldn’t let that be a deal breaker. [name_m]Leo[/name_m] & [name_m]Cas[/name_m]/Caspi would be nice actually.

Here are a few more boy ideas-

[name_m]Arthur[/name_m]

[name_m]Alfred[/name_m]

[name_u]August[/name_u]

[name_m]Augustus[/name_m]

[name_u]Alden[/name_u]

[name_m]Albert[/name_m]

[name_m]Bastian[/name_m]

[name_u]Basil[/name_u]

[name_m]Desmond[/name_m]

[name_u]Elliott[/name_u]

[name_m]Edwin[/name_m]

[name_m]Edgar[/name_m]

[name_m]Edward[/name_m]

[name_m]Frederic[/name_m]

[name_m]Gilbert[/name_m]

[name_m]Hugo[/name_m]

[name_m]Jerome[/name_m]

[name_m]Nathan[/name_m]

[name_m]Oscar[/name_m]

[name_m]Peter[/name_m]

[name_m]Philip[/name_m]

[name_m]Simon[/name_m]

[name_m]Walter[/name_m]

[name_m]Winston[/name_m]

If you have a little baby girl or two, [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f] & [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f] are both beautiful choices.

A few more girls ideas that you might like-

[name_f]Azalea[/name_f]

[name_f]Adela[/name_f]

[name_f]Amelie[/name_f]

[name_f]Beatrice[/name_f]

[name_f]Beatrix[/name_f]

[name_f]Cornelia[/name_f]

[name_f]Cecily[/name_f]

[name_f]Dorothy[/name_f]

[name_f]Dorothea[/name_f]

[name_f]Eloise[/name_f]

[name_f]Estelle[/name_f]

[name_f]Estella[/name_f]

[name_f]Felicity[/name_f]

[name_f]Georgina[/name_f]

[name_f]Josephine[/name_f]

[name_f]Juliet[/name_f]

[name_f]Louisa[/name_f]

[name_f]Magnolia[/name_f]

[name_f]Miriam[/name_f]

[name_f]Millicent[/name_f]

[name_f]Marigold[/name_f]

[name_f]Olive[/name_f]

[name_f]Phoebe[/name_f]

[name_f]Penelope[/name_f]

[name_f]Primrose[/name_f]

[name_f]Rosalind[/name_f]

[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f]

[name_f]Susanna[/name_f]

[name_f]Tallula[/name_f]

[name_f]Theodora[/name_f]

[name_u]Vivian[/name_u]

[name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f]

[name_f]Hope[/name_f] this helps. :slight_smile:

As much as I adore [name_m]Caspian[/name_m] (it’s been number one on my list for years now), I feel like there’s a pretty big stylistic gap between [name_m]Caspian[/name_m] and [name_m]Leonard[/name_m]. [name_m]Leonard[/name_m] and [name_u]Jasper[/name_u] would have been perfect, but I totally understand not wanting to use the same name as a close friend. I feel like [name_u]George[/name_u] and [name_m]Henry[/name_m] are a little too staid and play up the stuffier side of [name_m]Leonard[/name_m]. I absolutely love [name_u]Carlisle[/name_u], and I think stylistically, I could see a [name_m]Leonard[/name_m] and [name_u]Carlisle[/name_u] as siblings!

I absolutely adore both of your choices for girls. Seems like you have that part under control! Here are my suggestions for your boys list:

Leonard and [name_m]Caspar[/name_m] - this is my top suggestion for you, because it combines the sounds of [name_m]Caspian[/name_m] and [name_u]Jasper[/name_u], two of your faves, it doesn’t clash stylistically, and it’s different enough from [name_u]Jasper[/name_u] in origin, meaning, and even sound, that it shouldn’t create any issues with your friend.
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] and [name_u]Emmett[/name_u]
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] and [name_m]Pierce[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] and [name_m]Arthur[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] and [name_m]Vincent[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] and [name_m]Edmund[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] and [name_m]Byron[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] and [name_m]Arnold[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] and [name_u]Seeley[/name_u]
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] and [name_m]Edgar[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] and [name_u]Clancy[/name_u]
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] and [name_m]Archibald[/name_m] - [name_m]Leo[/name_m] and [name_m]Archie[/name_m]!
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] and [name_m]Grant[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] and [name_u]Ramsey[/name_u]
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] and [name_u]Spencer[/name_u]
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] and [name_m]Harold[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] and [name_m]Theobald[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] and [name_m]Duncan[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] and [name_m]Clark[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] and [name_m]Roger[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] and [name_u]Sterling[/name_u]
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] and [name_m]Desmond[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] and [name_u]Edison[/name_u]
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] and [name_m]Cedric[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] and [name_u]Sawyer[/name_u]
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] and [name_m]Malcolm[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] and [name_m]Carlton[/name_m]

Oooohhh I absolutely LOVE [name_m]Leonard[/name_m] and [name_u]Clancy[/name_u] together!!!

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Love the name [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f]! If you like double names, I’ve always loved the sound of [name_f]Milly[/name_f]-[name_f]Margaret[/name_f]. Or it could be [name_f]Milly[/name_f] & [name_f]Margaret[/name_f].

I think [name_m]Leonard[/name_m] & [name_u]Carlisle[/name_u] would make a fabulous twin set! “[name_m]Leo[/name_m] & [name_u]Lyle[/name_u]”

You have some wonderful suggestions already, please consider repeats as seconds

Other ideas

Leonard “[name_m]Leo[/name_m]” & _______:

Magnus “[name_u]Gus[/name_u]”
[name_m]Crispin[/name_m] “[name_m]Kip[/name_m]”
[name_m]Felix[/name_m]
[name_m]Rupert[/name_m]
[name_u]Corben[/name_u]
[name_m]Conrad[/name_m]
[name_m]Edsel[/name_m]
[name_m]Errol[/name_m]
[name_m]Terrence[/name_m] “[name_u]Tate[/name_u]”
[name_m]Bronson[/name_m]
[name_m]Donovan[/name_m]
[name_u]Darren[/name_u]
[name_u]Davin[/name_u]
[name_m]Damon[/name_m]
[name_m]Ansel[/name_m]
[name_m]Herschel[/name_m]
[name_m]Harland[/name_m] “[name_m]Hank[/name_m]”
[name_m]Bertram[/name_m] “[name_m]Bram[/name_m]”
[name_m]Mitchell[/name_m]
[name_m]Marshall[/name_m]
[name_m]Franklin[/name_m]
[name_m]Cecil[/name_m]
[name_u]Stanley[/name_u]
[name_m]Garrett[/name_m] “[name_m]Rhett[/name_m]”
[name_m]Morris[/name_m]
[name_u]Murphy[/name_u]
[name_m]Gerard[/name_m]
[name_m]Harold[/name_m]
[name_u]Howard[/name_u]
[name_u]Darryl[/name_u]
[name_u]Curtis[/name_u]
[name_m]Calvin[/name_m]
[name_m]Edwin[/name_m]
[name_m]Warren[/name_m]
[name_m]Reuben[/name_m]
[name_m]Fintan[/name_m]
[name_m]Clifton[/name_m]
[name_m]Jenson[/name_m]
[name_m]Floyd[/name_m]
[name_m]Clyde[/name_m]
[name_u]Claude[/name_u]
[name_m]Roland[/name_m]
[name_u]Rudy[/name_u]
[name_m]Grant[/name_m]
[name_u]Montgomery[/name_u] “[name_m]Monty[/name_m]”
[name_u]Forest[/name_u]
[name_m]Sylvester[/name_m]
[name_m]Alastair[/name_m]
[name_m]Wilfred[/name_m]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m]
[name_u]Sterling[/name_u]
[name_u]Rocco[/name_u]
[name_u]Percy[/name_u]
[name_u]Dorian[/name_u]

Marlaina/Marlena “[name_u]Marley[/name_u]”
[name_f]Tabitha[/name_f]
[name_f]Ramona[/name_f] “[name_u]Romy[/name_u]”
[name_f]Priscilla[/name_f]
[name_u]Holly[/name_u]
[name_f]Bonnie[/name_f]
[name_f]Sylvie[/name_f]/a
[name_f]Ivy[/name_f]
[name_f]Delia[/name_f]
[name_f]Corinne[/name_f]
[name_f]Bridget[/name_f]
[name_f]Talia[/name_f]
[name_f]Frida[/name_f]
[name_f]Marnie[/name_f]
[name_f]Gemma[/name_f]
[name_f]Audra[/name_f]
[name_f]Greta[/name_f]
[name_f]Maxine[/name_f]
[name_u]Ruby[/name_u]
[name_f]Carly[/name_f]
[name_f]Jocelyn[/name_f]
[name_f]Odette[/name_f]
[name_f]Selah[/name_f]
[name_f]Sybil[/name_f]
[name_f]Ursula[/name_f] “[name_f]Lula[/name_f]”
[name_f]Polly[/name_f]
[name_f]Stella[/name_f]
[name_f]Jolene[/name_f] “[name_f]Jolie[/name_f]”
[name_f]Margo[/name_f]

Thank you so much everyone - so many fantastic ideas! We’re going to have a chat this week when my husband gets home from working away, so fingers crossed we will finally settle on the perfect names. Although I might be back again soon to pick your brains on middle combos haha!

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Can’t wait to hear what you choose!