Need help naming our twins!

We’ve decided to be surprised instead of finding out the sex of our babies so we’re trying to come up with two girls names and two boys names to cover our bases.

The two names we fully agree on are [name_f]Daphne[/name_f] [name_f]Mae[/name_f] and [name_u]Atlas[/name_u] [name_m]Xavier[/name_m]. [name_f]Mae[/name_f] and [name_m]Xavier[/name_m] are family namesakes.

My style is recognizable but not often heard, not easily mispronounced (my husband has an often mispronounced name and it doesn’t bother him but it makes me crazy) and ideally outside of the top 200. I had to be talked into [name_u]Atlas[/name_u] because I thought it might be too common but my husband really loved it and honestly so do I.

Names I like but my husband doesn’t like:

  • Valencia
  • Geneva
  • Irene
  • Zinnia
  • Orlando (heartbroken over this one)

Names he likes but I don’t like:

  • Persephone
  • Ursula (I actually like this one and it’s a family name but I can’t get over the pop culture connotations)
  • Seneca
  • Valentine
  • Orson

Names we wouldn’t use:
Names that sound like last names [name_u]Archer[/name_u], [name_m]Harrison[/name_m], [name_u]Anderson[/name_u], [name_u]Kennedy[/name_u], [name_u]Jackson[/name_u], [name_u]Carter[/name_u], etc.
Other names I have X-ed on NameBerry are [name_f]Cressida[/name_f], [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f], [name_f]Calliope[/name_f], [name_m]Graham[/name_m], and [name_m]Xander[/name_m]. No hate if you love these names. They’re just not my style.

Also prefer to not have matching initials or anything that feels overly matchy in general. We’re struggling particularly to find boy names we like. Thank you in advance for your help, name experts!

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Genevieve
[name_f]Serena[/name_f]
[name_f]Helena[/name_f]
[name_f]Azalea[/name_f]
[name_f]Calliope[/name_f]
[name_f]Athena[/name_f]
[name_f]Diana[/name_f]
[name_f]Thalia[/name_f]

Griffin
[name_m]Ronan[/name_m]
[name_m]Atticus[/name_m]
[name_m]Odin[/name_m]
[name_m]Julius[/name_m]
[name_m]Augustus[/name_m]
[name_u]Claude[/name_u]
[name_m]Ryland[/name_m]
[name_m]Valentino[/name_m]
[name_m]Saint[/name_m] (teehee I do like this with [name_u]Atlas[/name_u], though!)
[name_m]Maximo[/name_m]
[name_m]Demetrius[/name_m]

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Congratulations on your twins!!

Daphne [name_f]Mae[/name_f] and…
[name_f]Emerald[/name_f] ([name_f]Emma[/name_f]/Emmie)
[name_u]Bristol[/name_u]
[name_f]Zana[/name_f]
[name_f]Savannah[/name_f]
[name_f]Solana[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucia[/name_f]
[name_u]Sutton[/name_u]

Atlas [name_m]Xavier[/name_m] and…
[name_u]Porter[/name_u]
[name_m]Odin[/name_m]
[name_m]Cormac[/name_m]
[name_m]Bruin[/name_m]
[name_u]Hayes[/name_u]
[name_u]Sully[/name_u] (after the [name_f]Ursula[/name_f] in your life)
[name_m]Leander[/name_m]

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Love the names [name_f]Daphne[/name_f] and [name_u]Atlas[/name_u]. What about…

girls-
[name_f]Olympia[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f]
[name_f]Tabitha[/name_f]
[name_f]Aurelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Blythe[/name_f]
[name_f]Anya[/name_f]
[name_f]Leona[/name_f]
[name_f]Cleo[/name_f]
[name_f]Selma[/name_f]
[name_f]Edith[/name_f]
[name_f]Noelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Ramona[/name_f]
Maialen
[name_f]Lumina[/name_f]

boys-
[name_m]Dashiell[/name_m]
[name_m]Ossian[/name_m]
[name_m]Odin[/name_m]
[name_m]Ivan[/name_m]
[name_m]Elio[/name_m]
[name_u]Ryder[/name_u]
[name_m]Riggs[/name_m]
[name_m]Hugo[/name_m]
[name_m]Sylvan[/name_m]
[name_m]Roderick[/name_m]
[name_m]Deacon[/name_m]/Beacon
[name_u]Wilder[/name_u]
[name_m]Harlan[/name_m]
[name_m]Roman[/name_m]
[name_m]Ronan[/name_m]
[name_m]Cosmo[/name_m]
[name_m]Cyrus[/name_m]

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Congratulations! Your names are beautiful. I notice a strong preference for place names and mythological names, so I tried to include as many as I could.

How about:

:black_small_square:︎Girls
☆[name_f]Valeria[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f]
☆[name_f]Juno[/name_f] [name_f]Emerald[/name_f]
☆[name_f]Esme[/name_f] [name_f]Athena[/name_f]
☆[name_f]Adelaide[/name_f] [name_f]Regina[/name_f]
☆[name_u]Chelsea[/name_u] [name_f]Amaia[/name_f]
☆[name_f]Verona[/name_f] [name_u]Romilly[/name_u]
☆[name_f]Odessa[/name_f]

:black_small_square:︎Boys:
• [name_m]Francisco[/name_m] [name_u]Beck[/name_u]
• [name_u]Julian[/name_u] [name_m]Apollo[/name_m]
• [name_m]Alaric[/name_m] [name_m]Ivar[/name_m]
• [name_u]Zion[/name_u] [name_m]Ignatius[/name_m]
• [name_m]Stellan[/name_m] [name_m]Oslo[/name_m]

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Orion/Apollo & [name_f]Athena[/name_f]/Willa

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I love [name_f]Daphne[/name_f] and [name_u]Atlas[/name_u]!
For a boy what about [name_u]Orion[/name_u] or [name_u]Bellamy[/name_u]?
For a girl maybe [name_f]Cosima[/name_f] or [name_f]Fiona[/name_f]?

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Juno
[name_f]Iris[/name_f]
[name_f]Astrid[/name_f]
[name_f]Cordelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
[name_f]Ursa[/name_f]
[name_f]Mabel[/name_f]
[name_f]Flora[/name_f]
[name_f]Dahlia[/name_f]
[name_f]Estella[/name_f]
[name_f]Valeria[/name_f]

Felix
[name_u]Orion[/name_u]
[name_u]Jasper[/name_u]
[name_m]Otto[/name_m]
[name_m]Hugo[/name_m]
[name_m]Soren[/name_m]
[name_m]Evander[/name_m]
[name_m]Cosmo[/name_m]
[name_m]Alistair[/name_m]
[name_m]Odin[/name_m]

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Love both your names!!

Daphne & [name_f]Calla[/name_f]
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f] & [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f]
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f] & [name_u]Willow[/name_u]
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f] & [name_f]Violet[/name_f]
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f] & [name_f]Grace[/name_f]
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f] & [name_f]Linnea[/name_f]
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f] & [name_u]Piper[/name_u]
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f] & [name_f]Layla[/name_f]
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f] & [name_f]Isla[/name_f] or [name_f]Ida[/name_f]
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f] & [name_f]Lucy[/name_f]
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f] & [name_f]Lucille[/name_f] (I believe this pair was on my list at one time)
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f] & [name_f]Belle[/name_f]
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f] & [name_u]Briar[/name_u]
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f] & [name_f]Clover[/name_f] (I love this one)
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f] & [name_f]Hazel[/name_f]
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f] & [name_f]Odette[/name_f]
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f] & [name_f]Tessa[/name_f]

I’ll have to edit for brother names

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Congratulations!

You’ve had loads of suggestions so count any repeats as seconds :blush:

If I was to have twins I always thought a sweet way to tie them together would be initial reversal so if one twins initials were VE to do EV if that makes sense. So I’m going to suggest some names with this theme
Atlas Xavier & Xanthe Alexandra
Atlas Xavier & Xenia Amabel
Atlas Xavier & Xiomara Alice

Daphne Mae & Micah Declan
Daphne Mae & Mathias Dorian
Daphne Mae & Montgomery Dexter

I love the idea of Xanthe Alexandra & Mathias Dorian I think that would be gorgeous with Daphne Mae & Atlas Xavier.

Other suggestions for girls…
Andromeda
Bronwen
Anastasia
Clarissa
Octavia
Juno
Fenella
Farah
Augusta
Phoebe
Vivia
Hebe
Eleanora
Olympia
Marisol
Seren
Circe

Other suggestions for boys…
Aurelius
Sullivan
Dante
Balthazar
Casper
Zachariah
Amos
Peregrine
Beaumont
Anastasio
Apollo
Finnegan
Sullivan
Cassius
Edison
Abraham
Lachlan
Nicholas
Laurence

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[name_f]Daphne[/name_f] [name_f]Mae[/name_f] & ________:

[name_f]Gemma[/name_f]
[name_f]Georgia[/name_f]
[name_f]Noelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Freya[/name_f]
[name_u]Aspen[/name_u] “[name_u]Penny[/name_u]”
[name_f]Zara[/name_f]
[name_u]Juniper[/name_u]
[name_f]Tabitha[/name_f]
[name_f]Tallulah[/name_f] “[name_f]Lula[/name_f]”
[name_f]Magnolia[/name_f]
[name_f]Farrah[/name_f]
[name_u]Tatum[/name_u]
[name_f]Zelda[/name_f]
[name_f]Zeta[/name_f]
[name_u]Vida[/name_u]
[name_f]Veda[/name_f]
[name_f]Jessamine[/name_f]
[name_f]Imogene[/name_f]
[name_f]Calista[/name_f]
[name_f]Sienna[/name_f]
[name_f]Talia[/name_f]
[name_f]Octavia[/name_f]
[name_f]Olympia[/name_f]
[name_f]Odessa[/name_f]
[name_f]Ophelia[/name_f]
[name_u]Winter[/name_u]
[name_f]Raquel[/name_f]
[name_u]Cadence[/name_u]
[name_f]Lorelei[/name_f]
[name_f]Keira[/name_f]
[name_u]Sloane[/name_u]
[name_f]Emmeline[/name_f]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f]
[name_f]Pearl[/name_f]
[name_f]Lorna[/name_f]
[name_f]Myrna[/name_f]
[name_f]Corrine[/name_f]
[name_f]Elora[/name_f]
[name_f]Estelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Lula[/name_f]/ [name_f]Luella[/name_f](you could use to honor ursula)
[name_f]Uma[/name_f]

[name_u]Atlas[/name_u] [name_m]Xavier[/name_m] & __________:

[name_m]Zane[/name_m]
[name_u]Griffin[/name_u]
[name_u]Phoenix[/name_u]
[name_u]Sterling[/name_u]
[name_u]Beckett[/name_u]
[name_u]Lennox[/name_u]
[name_m]Dashiell[/name_m]
[name_u]Corbin[/name_u]
[name_u]Orion[/name_u]
[name_u]Jensen[/name_u]
[name_u]Lane[/name_u]
[name_m]Cohen[/name_m]
[name_u]Spencer[/name_u]
[name_m]Gideon[/name_m]
[name_u]Bodhi[/name_u]
[name_u]Tanner[/name_u]
[name_m]Desmond[/name_m]
[name_m]Lucian[/name_m]
[name_m]Odin[/name_m]
[name_u]Keaton[/name_u]
[name_m]Lawson[/name_m]
[name_u]Remy[/name_u]
[name_u]Leland[/name_u]
[name_u]Lionel[/name_u]
[name_m]Gunnar[/name_m]
[name_u]Dorian[/name_u]
[name_u]Rocco[/name_u]
[name_u]Chandler[/name_u]
[name_m]Ryland[/name_m]
[name_m]Harland[/name_m]
[name_u]Cato[/name_u]
[name_u]Dustin[/name_u]
[name_u]Wilder[/name_u] “[name_u]Wiley[/name_u]”
[name_u]Hartley[/name_u]
[name_u]Huxley[/name_u]
[name_m]Cullen[/name_m]
[name_m]Calix[/name_m]
[name_m]Ford[/name_m]
[name_m]Boone[/name_m]
[name_m]Hoyt[/name_m]
[name_u]Bellamy[/name_u]
[name_u]Valor[/name_u]
[name_u]Vaughn[/name_u]
[name_m]Quade[/name_m]
[name_m]Garrick[/name_m]
[name_m]Wells[/name_m]
[name_u]Sutton[/name_u]
[name_m]Crispin[/name_m] “[name_m]Kip[/name_m]”
[name_u]Idris[/name_u]
[name_u]Onyx[/name_u]

Thank you for all of the beautiful and thoughtful suggestions! I’m going to discuss them with my husband after work but my favorites so far are [name_f]Selma[/name_f] (new fav!), [name_m]Ignatius[/name_m], [name_f]Ursa[/name_f], [name_f]Clover[/name_f], though I see my husband vetoing that one.

Edit: Hubby called from his commute and vetoed Selma because Daphne and Selma sounds too close to Daphne and Velma. I’ll try with the others later!

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To go with [name_f]Daphne[/name_f] [name_f]Mae[/name_f], [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] [name_f]Maeve[/name_f]
To go with [name_u]Atlas[/name_u] [name_m]Xavier[/name_m], [name_u]Wyatt[/name_u] [name_m]Xander[/name_m]

Both combos are different but I’ve the same first letter of middle name because i think it ties them together well without being to matchy matchy

Valarie
[name_u]Waverly[/name_u]
[name_f]Wendy[/name_f]
[name_f]Melanie[/name_f]
[name_u]Mallory[/name_u]
[name_f]Miranda[/name_f]
[name_f]Odette[/name_f]
[name_f]Aura[/name_f]

Barnabas
[name_u]Zephyr[/name_u]
[name_m]Zigmund[/name_m]
[name_m]Isador[/name_m]
Isias
[name_m]Icarus[/name_m]
[name_m]Herschel[/name_m]