New young mommy, Expecting TWINS! (boy/girl)

okay sooo, I’m new at this mommy thing and my first time is twins!

I love very unusal names that sound really cool. Heres what I’m liking … tell me what you think!

Boy: [name]Ross[/name] [name]Bently[/name]
        Leeton Swayer

Girls: RyLynn [name]Carter[/name]
         Paylin [name]Grey[/name]

       only four weeks!

Is Leeton pronounced the same as [name]Leighton[/name]? And [name]Sawyer[/name] would be a better replacement for Swayer. RyLynn is quite pretty, why not try one of these spellings: Rilynn, Rhylinn, Rilyn, or even change it to [name]Ryleigh[/name] or [name]Riley[/name]. [name]Carter[/name] is OK, would be better on a boy. [name]Carmen[/name] sounds similar and is more for a girl. I love Paylin, it could easily be for either gender. [name]Grey[/name] sounds more for a boy, [name]Grace[/name] is a substitute.

I like [name]Ross[/name] [name]Bentley[/name] (spelled that way) a lot!

Not a fan of any of the others, sorry, they all look very trendy and made up to me. Here’s some suggestions:

Instead of Leeton Swayer, how about [name]Leo[/name] [name]Sayer[/name]? [name]Leo[/name] means “lion”, and [name]Sayer[/name] means “storyteller” which I think is pretty cool.

Instead of RyLynn [name]Carter[/name], how about [name]Rhiannon[/name] [name]Carter[/name]? [name]Rhiannon[/name] is more feminine than RyLynn, and means “divine queen”, which is beautiful!

Instead of Paylin [name]Grey[/name], how about [name]Patience[/name] [name]Grey[/name]? It means “patience” of course, and it’s very unusual but still a classic!

What about [name]Leland[/name] [name]Sawyer[/name] for a boy instead? Or [name]Leo[/name] is cool, too.

I must say I’m neither a fan of RyLynn or Paylin. [name]Rhiannon[/name] is a good alternative. Also, you might like


I really like the suggestion of [name]Patience[/name] [name]Grey[/name]. That’s really pretty!

I think you’ll find a lot of Berries prefer more traditional spellings of names, haha. [name]Ross[/name] [name]Bentley[/name] is fabulous! [name]Leighton[/name], [name]Leo[/name], and [name]Leland[/name] are all great alternatives to Leeton; maybe you’d like [name]Litton[/name] or just [name]Lee[/name] also? I definitely prefer [name]Sawyer[/name] to Swayer, too!

I don’t care for the spelling of RyLynn (too many trendy Ys!), but what about [name]Ryland[/name] for either gender? It has a very similar sound and (though it looks rather masculine to me) might fit the surnames-on-girls style. I think Paylin [name]Grey[/name] or Paylin [name]Grace[/name] sound nice (slightly prefer the latter since Pay- and [name]Gray[/name] sound a tad redundant). [name]Ross[/name] [name]Bentley[/name] and Paylin [name]Grace[/name]? Sweet!

Maybe you’d like some of these for firsts or middles, too?

[name]Grey[/name] - I know you liked it for her middle, but it’s great as a boy’s first!
[name]Sawyer[/name] - again, I know it’d be in a different spot, but would be great up front
[name]Grady[/name], [name]Brady[/name], or [name]Brody[/name]
[name]Maddox[/name] or [name]Lennox[/name]

Gracyn (like Paylin and [name]Grace[/name] together)
[name]Evanne[/name] (prn just like [name]Evan[/name])

Another idea for the Rylynn alternative is [name]Garland[/name].

I like [name]Ross[/name] [name]Bentley[/name], this spelling. I like Rylynn though much prefer it spelled Rhylinn. I don’t like boys names on girls so no to [name]Carter[/name]. Rhylinn, regardless of how you spell it, is not feminine enough to work with [name]Grey[/name]. Rhylinn [name]Grace[/name] would be pretty. Or, if you want to stick with color, Rhylinn [name]Jade[/name].

I just wanted to agree that [name]Ross[/name] [name]Bently[/name] and [name]Leland[/name]/[name]Leeland[/name] [name]Sawyer[/name] would be great!

For girls, what about [name]Payton[/name] & [name]Roslyn[/name]? Other pairs you might like could be [name]Rowan[/name] & [name]Tatum[/name] or Gracyn & [name]Taryn[/name]?

As for middles, I personally think [name]Grey[/name] makes a beautiful middle name, but could I suggest [name]Harper[/name] as a replacement for [name]Carter[/name]?

Paylin is just awful sorry…I like [name]Rylan[/name]…but not RyLynn…blech it looksmade up.
[name]Sawyer[/name] [name]Gray[/name] would be nice…I love [name]Rhiannon[/name]! [name]Carter[/name] is totally a boys name…

Only consider this if you’re a big fan of 70’s disco, as there is a very popular singer with this name…

Thanks for all the great comments! It seems a lot of you like [name]Ross[/name] [name]Bentley[/name]. And yes Leeton is the same as [name]Leighton[/name] but speeled more like a boys name instead. I do like Rhylinn spelled like that, Some other names I like for a GIRL are [name]Elliot[/name] and call her elli sometimes. I know some of you guys don’t like made up or unisex names and thats fine. But we really wanted to put are girl in pagents (please no comments about that) But we need a name to stand out I also like [name]Gracelyn[/name], [name]Yardly[/name], [name]Mannon[/name] , [name]Spencer[/name], and [name]Sade[/name] ( sadie without the E) Oh and i can’t use [name]Sayre[/name] a lot of my hubbys family have that last name. i like fresh clean new names

Are you four weeks pregnant or you have four weeks until they’re born?

Congratulations! So exciting to have twins. I have a few thoughts on names you have suggested.

If you are interested in fresh, clean, and new names, I would suggest the names at this link:

If you are interested in names that stand out, I would probably not use any of the names you have considered so far, because they are becoming popular/are trendy. Your daughter could find herself competing in pageants against other female Elliots and Gracelyns. I think names that truly stand out are exotic names from around the world; in your case, [name]Manon[/name] is a great example of a name that will stand out and is exotic. I will include the link to two lists for those types of names.

By the way, [name]Sade[/name] is pronounced shah-day, not like [name]Sadie[/name].

I would advise against unisex names in this case because the twins not the same gender, so it could be confusing on paper or when spoken to know who is the girl and who is the boy. I see you may have considered this when spelling [name]Leighton[/name] as Leeton, but maybe not when it comes to an [name]Elliot[/name]. If I met twins named [name]Elliot[/name] and Leeton, I would think both were boys. I would recommend choosing names that are distinctly masculine and feminine because they are twins and not the same gender.

Best of luck with your beautiful babies.

Bluejuniper, I had no idea about that singer… had never heard of him. :stuck_out_tongue: Chalk it up to being an 80’s baby, plus he was apparently more popular in the UK and Australia than in the US, according to Wikipedia. Haha.

I am sorry, but I dislike all of these names. They are all very trendy and will be dated in a few years. The only ones I like are


Seeing as you like clean names I wouldn’t picture [name]Ross[/name] as a clean fresh name… I know plenty of middle aged men with that, haha. But I do like [name]Ross[/name] [name]Bentley[/name] over all of them.

From your list I came up with these names you may like…


[name]Sawyer[/name] (agree with another person on here they make great first names for boys!)
[name]Grey[/name] (agree with another person on here they make great first names for boys!)

I think you have some good names to start with but personally I think Paylin and [name]Bently[/name] aren’t the best choices because one sound like [name]Sarah[/name] [name]Palin[/name] and the other sounds like [name]Bentley[/name] (a car brand)

I’d go with something more along the lines of [name]Gracelyn[/name] for your girl- I agree that with boy-girl twins, it’s nice to have something clearly feminine.

These aren’t unisex, but they are pretty and feminine and you can always use a short nickname:


Or some unisex names


I really like [name]Grey[/name] for a boy, more then [name]Ross[/name]. [name]Sawyer[/name] is nice, too.