I am 5 months pregnant with identical quadruplet boys, and my husband and I having been trying to come up with four cohesive names. Here is our list so far:

[name]Matthew[/name] [name]Anthony[/name]
[name]Reid[/name] C
[name]Mitchell[/name] A
[name]Ronan[/name] C

[name]Henry[/name] [name]Benjamin[/name]
[name]Caleb[/name] R
[name]Hudson[/name] [name]Barnett[/name]
[name]Connor[/name] R

[name]Benjamin[/name] [name]Thom[/name]
[name]Reilly[/name] [name]Casper[/name]
[name]Burke[/name] [name]Thaddeus[/name]
[name]Rhys[/name] [name]Corbett[/name]

We both really love surnames and slightly unusual but not unheard of names for middle names. Any suggestions? Comments? Tell us your favorite set!


I have a tendency to group siblings by style so here are my suggestions.

Traditional Quad Names: [name]Matthew[/name], [name]Henry[/name], [name]Caleb[/name] and [name]Benjamin[/name]
Surname Quad Names: [name]Reid[/name], [name]Mitchell[/name], [name]Hudson[/name] and [name]Connor[/name]
Celtic Quad Names: [name]Ronan[/name], [name]Connor[/name], [name]Reilly[/name]/[name]Rhys[/name]/[name]Reid[/name] and [name]Burke[/name]

I love this suggestion for you. I particularly like the traditional names.

Identical quadruplets?? Wow! That’s rare! Did you know there are only about five dozen sets worldwide?

I like [name]Caleb[/name], [name]Hudson[/name], [name]Reid[/name], and [name]Burke[/name] for your boys.

Quads- wow! I highly suggest names that do not match for your quads, I have twin nieces with similar names and they get mixed up all the time. They already have to share so much, they should at least have their own name. My favorite of yours are [name]Caleb[/name], [name]Henry[/name], [name]Ronan[/name], and [name]Mitchell[/name].

I notice that you are grouping them into pairs by their initials. Is there a reason for that? I probably would avoid that grouping since it sort of divides them into teams–the R babies and B babies–that they might not feel part of later. Sharing initials can be a special bond, but why with only one of your quad siblings? Plus, they will probably always be known as the quads since quads are so unusual. Having his own set of initials might make each child feel more special: he has his own name and initials when he will have to share his toys, clothes, bedroom, birthday… Anyway, I know there is a tendency to share initials between twins, but since they aren’t two sets of twins, I would do something that is cohesive for all four instead of two and two. What if each baby’s middle name began with the same letter of another’s first name, like a linking circle? For instance: [name]Matthew[/name] [name]Anthony[/name], [name]Alexander[/name] [name]Hudson[/name], [name]Henry[/name] [name]Burke[/name], [name]Benjamin[/name] [name]Mitchell[/name]…

I think mischa’s suggestion will get you that cohesive feel you desire. Your third set of choices is my favorite except that I would trade traditional [name]Benjamin[/name] for something fresher to match [name]Reilly[/name], [name]Burke[/name], and [name]Rhys[/name]’ shorter length and more modern usage. [name]Connor[/name] or [name]Ronan[/name] would be a good fit. The other sets have great names in them, but because the styles are rather mismatched, they don’t feel cohesive to me.

Here are some more ideas for groupings, including some suggestions:
[name]Rhys[/name] [name]Corbett[/name], [name]Connor[/name] [name]Barnett[/name], [name]Burke[/name] [name]Griffin[/name], and [name]Garrett[/name] [name]Ronan[/name] (another initials circle)
[name]Mitchell[/name] [name]Reilly[/name], [name]Hudson[/name] [name]Burke[/name], [name]Barrett[/name] [name]Casper[/name], and [name]Porter[/name] [name]Thom[/name]
[name]Matthew[/name] [name]Anthony[/name], [name]Benjamin[/name] [name]Corbett[/name], [name]Caleb[/name] [name]Mitchell[/name], and [name]Thomas[/name] [name]Barnett[/name] ([name]Thom[/name])
[name]Thaddeus[/name] [name]Henry[/name], [name]Casper[/name] [name]Benjamin[/name], [name]Barnaby[/name] [name]Matthew[/name] ([name]Barnes[/name], [name]Abe[/name]), and [name]Hugo[/name] [name]Anthony[/name]

More traditional ideas: [name]Andrew[/name], [name]Philip[/name], [name]Lane[/name], [name]Peter[/name], [name]Robert[/name], [name]Michael[/name], [name]Everett[/name]
More surname ideas: [name]Hayes[/name], [name]Weston[/name], [name]Gage[/name], [name]Tatum[/name], [name]Banning[/name] or [name]Channing[/name], [name]Tiernan[/name], [name]Winslow[/name], [name]Austin[/name], [name]Marshall[/name], [name]Grant[/name], [name]Nolan[/name], [name]Brent[/name], [name]Penn[/name], [name]Campbell[/name], [name]Sullivan[/name], [name]Grady[/name]
More Celtic ideas: [name]Lochlan[/name], [name]Patrick[/name], [name]Gavin[/name], [name]Tristan[/name], [name]Brett[/name], [name]Bryce[/name], [name]Eamon[/name], [name]Graham[/name], [name]Finlay[/name], [name]Ian[/name], [name]Lennox[/name], [name]Rory[/name], [name]Declan[/name], [name]Beacan[/name], [name]Brady[/name], [name]Rafferty[/name], [name]Callum[/name], [name]Liam[/name]

Exactly. Vanishingly rare. I hope you’re on bedrest because you’ll be delivering in less than five weeks, by the law of averages, and you’ll be taking home four extremely premature infants with lifelong medical problems.

Well that was kinda… negative, no?

Wow - identical quads - that’s a 1 in 13 million pregnancy.

[name]Just[/name] as negative as the existence of antenatally diagnosed identical quadruplets.

Me myself being fairly religious would not pass up the opportunity to name them [name]Matthew[/name], [name]Mark[/name], [name]Luke[/name], and [name]John[/name]. However I think everyone else gave some excellent opinions for you. Best of luck! (:

Agreed. Trolls are like buses today!

Ha! Like buses! You wait a week for one and then 4 come all at once.

4 in 24h has to be a record.

I don’t know if it’s warranted or not, but I am always suspicious of triplet or quadruplet posts. “Identical quads” sounds good to someone who doesn’t research how rare it actually is.

Ahahah! This is the most accurate description of buses I’ve heard in a while. Very true (for buses and trolls, though I haven’t been around much lately to notice on the trolls front)

Hmm, the negativity on this thread seems unnecessary.

Trolling is completely different from illustrating a positive discussion with a circumstance which sounds unlikely.

This poster is asking for advice on names which sound good together. Whether it’s true or for research, why not either engage in the topic or not at all?

Because no one is fond of deception.

Four trolls in 24 hours? What in the world were the other two? I saw [name]Ivy[/name] last night, and then this could be, but apparently I missed the others!

On the off chance that the OP isn’t a troll (if she wasn’t, I would have thought she’d be back by now to defend herself), I agree with the others–multiples share enough in common, they don’t need matchy-matchy names. I love the idea of [name]Benjamin[/name], [name]Caleb[/name], [name]Henry[/name], and [name]Matthew[/name] for brothers. Or [name]Benjamin[/name], [name]Caleb[/name], [name]Henry[/name], and [name]Rhys[/name]/[name]Reid[/name].

@ash, the others were “[name]Lillie[/name] Ravensdale” AKA littlebabyberry, and irmgard+theodorian. There is another thread currently ongoing of which I am extremely suspicious as well, but don’t want to overdo it.

Really, which one? I’m not for overdoing it, either, but I have proof that @shannoncancer711 is trolling, that’s not who you were talking about, is it?