Twin boys

We’re expecting twins- big sister is [name]Evangelina[/name] [name]Kate[/name] ([name]Evie[/name])- and we thought they were girls, but now there’s a little doubt. They’re definitely identical (same sac, one placenta) but now our names- [name]Juliana[/name] [name]Claire[/name] ([name]Ana[/name]) and [name]Francesca[/name] [name]Jane[/name] ([name]Francie[/name]) OR [name]Isabelle[/name] Mireielle ([name]Izzy[/name])- are out! We need boy names.

Although I definitely love longer names with shorter nicknames- especially for girls- I’m willing to forego that pattern because most of the boy names I like do not fit that pattern. However, if one is a long name with a nickname, both must be. So here are my two lists. Please tell me, from the lists, which two you think work best as a pair, and feel free to add your own suggestions too. I find naming boys to be far more difficult than naming girls!

[name]Long[/name] names w/nicknames

  • [name]Maxwell[/name] ([name]Max[/name])

  • [name]Elijah[/name] ([name]Eli[/name] or [name]Eja[/name])

  • [name]Phinneas[/name] ([name]Finn[/name]) OR

  • [name]Finlay[/name] ([name]Finn[/name]) ([name]Don[/name]'t care if girls are taking this over; I like it and consider it a boy’s name!) :slight_smile:

  • [name]Jackson[/name] ([name]Jack[/name])

  • [name]Samuel[/name] ([name]Sam[/name])

  • [name]Alexander[/name] or [name]Alessandro[/name] ([name]Alex[/name])

Shorter Names, no nicknames:

  • [name]Porter[/name]

  • [name]Greyson[/name]

  • [name]Oliver[/name]

  • [name]Elliot[/name]

  • [name]Julian[/name]

  • [name]Miles[/name]

  • [name]Aidan[/name]

  • [name]Xavier[/name]

  • [name]Parker[/name]

  • [name]Ashton[/name]

  • [name]Preston[/name]

  • [name]Elias[/name]

  • [name]Hudson[/name]

  • [name]Weston[/name]

  • [name]Everett[/name]

  • [name]Rhys[/name]

[name]Greyson[/name]/[name]Grayson[/name] & [name]Hudson[/name]

The girls names you picked out are lovely.

I’ll try not repeat combos from my list.
From you names I’d pair them together like this-

[name]Jackson[/name], [name]Samuel[/name] and [name]Alexander[/name] all go together quite well.
I’d probably pair [name]Jackson[/name] & [name]Samuel[/name] and [name]Alexander[/name] & [name]Samuel[/name]. [name]Jackson[/name] & [name]Alexander[/name] sound good too but you get the same “x” sound in the middle of both names. That’s not a real big deal just thought I’d point it out.

[name]Elijah[/name] & [name]Phinneas[/name] - [name]Eli[/name] & [name]Finn[/name]

[name]Maxwell[/name] & [name]Samuel[/name] - [name]Max[/name] & [name]Sam[/name]

I’d avoid pairing namings ending in the same sound like
[name]Greyson[/name] and [name]Weston[/name]. In my opinion I feel they’re too matchy.
All though [name]Porter[/name] and [name]Preston[/name] seem a bit too matchy as well, I sort of like that pairing.

[name]Porter[/name] & [name]Greyson[/name]
[name]Porter[/name] & [name]Weston[/name]
[name]Porter[/name] & [name]Hudson[/name]
[name]Porter[/name] & [name]Ashton[/name]

[name]Greyson[/name] & [name]Everett[/name] - I think these two work nicely but feel there has been a rise in popularity for both. Still a great combo.
[name]Greyson[/name] & [name]Oliver[/name]
[name]Greyson[/name] & [name]Miles[/name]
[name]Greyson[/name] & [name]Parker[/name]

[name]Oliver[/name] & [name]Miles[/name] - I like this set too.
[name]Oliver[/name] & [name]Elliot[/name] - maybe too matchy.
[name]Oliver[/name] & [name]Preston[/name] - I really like these two together.
[name]Oliver[/name] & [name]Julian[/name]

[name]Elliot[/name] & [name]Miles[/name]
[name]Elliot[/name] & [name]Ashton[/name]
[name]Elliot[/name] & [name]Porter[/name]
[name]Elliot[/name] & [name]Parker[/name]
[name]Elliot[/name] & [name]Rhys[/name] - I like this set best for [name]Elliot[/name].

[name]Julian[/name] & [name]Xavier[/name] - one of my favorite combos.
[name]Julian[/name] & [name]Preston[/name] - a little matchy but I think they work well together.
[name]Julian[/name] & [name]Rhys[/name]
[name]Julian[/name] & [name]Elias[/name]

[name]Miles[/name] & [name]Rhys[/name]
[name]Miles[/name] & [name]Aidan[/name]
[name]Miles[/name] & [name]Julian[/name]
[name]Miles[/name] & [name]Everett[/name]

[name]Aidan[/name] & [name]Parker[/name]
[name]Aidan[/name] & [name]Porter[/name]
[name]Aidan[/name] & [name]Oliver[/name] - this works well, [name]Aidan[/name] is pretty popular though.
[name]Aidan[/name] & [name]Rhys[/name]

[name]Xavier[/name] & [name]Preston[/name]
[name]Xavier[/name] & [name]Rhys[/name]
[name]Xavier[/name] & [name]Elias[/name]

[name]Parker[/name] & [name]Ashton[/name]
[name]Parker[/name] & [name]Hudson[/name]
[name]Parker[/name] & [name]Weston[/name]
[name]Parker[/name] & [name]Everett[/name]

[name]Ashton[/name] & [name]Everett[/name]

[name]Preston[/name] & [name]Everett[/name]

[name]Elias[/name] & [name]Rhys[/name]

[name]Hudson[/name] & [name]Everett[/name]

Hmmm, tough but I think my favorite combo is [name]Julian[/name] & [name]Xavier[/name].

I love [name]Alexander[/name] and [name]Finlay[/name].
[name]Finn[/name] and [name]Lex[/name] would also be cute alternative nicknames for the two names.

Best of luck, and congrats!

[name]Maxwell[/name] ([name]Max[/name]): I can see [name]Maxwell[/name] and [name]Evangelina[/name] as siblings…

[name]Elijah[/name] ([name]Eli[/name] or [name]Eja[/name]): I can better see some of your other names with [name]Evangelina[/name]…

[name]Phinneas[/name] ([name]Finn[/name]): I can see [name]Phineas[/name] with [name]Evangelina[/name], but not so much [name]Finn[/name], because the styles feel so different.

[name]Finlay[/name] ([name]Finn[/name]): I think some of your others work better with [name]Evangelina[/name]'s style.

  • [name]Jackson[/name] ([name]Jack[/name]): Ditto…

  • [name]Samuel[/name] ([name]Sam[/name]): I think this could work…

  • [name]Alexander[/name] or [name]Alessandro[/name] ([name]Alex[/name]): I can definitely see [name]Alexander[/name], [name]Alessandro[/name] and [name]Evangelina[/name] as siblings.

Shorter Names, no nicknames:

  • [name]Porter[/name]: I can’t see this with [name]Evangelina[/name].

  • [name]Greyson[/name]: Ditto…

  • [name]Oliver[/name]: I can see this…

  • [name]Elliot[/name]: I can better see [name]Elias[/name] with [name]Evangelina[/name].

  • [name]Julian[/name]: I can see Juilian and [name]Evangelina[/name] together.

  • [name]Miles[/name]: I can see this, and [name]Milo[/name], too!

  • [name]Aidan[/name]: This is VERY popular/trendy ([name]Pam[/name] and [name]Linda[/name]'s new book is called Beyond [name]Ava[/name] and [name]Aiden[/name]), and I can’t see it with the unusual and exotic [name]Evangelina[/name].

  • [name]Xavier[/name]: I can totally see this with [name]Evangelina[/name]!

  • [name]Parker[/name]: I can’t see this with [name]Evangelina[/name].

  • [name]Ashton[/name]: Ditto

  • [name]Preston[/name]: Ditto

  • [name]Elias[/name]: Aha! [name]Elias[/name] is here! :slight_smile: I can see this…

  • [name]Hudson[/name]: I can’t see this…

  • [name]Weston[/name]: Ditto…

  • [name]Everett[/name]: It shares [name]Evangelina[/name]'s Ev beginning, so I’d personally go with something else.

  • [name]Rhys[/name]: I can see this with [name]Evangelina[/name].

With [name]Evangelina[/name], I picture something similarly exotic and romantic in style (or with at least a touch of these traits).

From your list, I love [name]Xavier[/name] with [name]Evangelina[/name], as well as [name]Alexander[/name], [name]Phineas[/name], and [name]Julian[/name]. If I can only vote for one combo, I think I’ll go with [name]Xavier[/name] and [name]Alexander[/name]/[name]Alessandro[/name], although I love [name]Alexander[/name] and [name]Julian[/name], too, and they both have different endings.

I also love these with [name]Evangelina[/name]:

[name]Cassius[/name] (nn [name]Cash[/name])
[name]Leo[/name] (although it’s similar to [name]Evangelina[/name]'s ending)

I see that you like surnames, so you may like:


Good luck! :slight_smile:

I think [name]Maxwell[/name] and [name]Alexander[/name] are fabulous together and with [name]Evangelina[/name] (which is beautiful!). [name]Evie[/name], [name]Max[/name] and [name]Alex[/name] make such a cute sib-set don’t you think?

Good [name]Luck[/name]!

[name]EDIT[/name]: [name]Oliver[/name] does have the nn of [name]Ollie[/name]…

[name]Phineas[/name] & [name]Maximilian[/name] vs [name]Maxwell[/name]
[name]Elliot[/name] & [name]Miles[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] & [name]Julian[/name]

[name]Orlando[/name] & [name]Peregrine[/name]
[name]Russell[/name] & [name]Sullivan[/name]
[name]Theodore[/name] & [name]Willoughby[/name]
[name]Jasper[/name] & [name]Malachy[/name]
[name]Indigo[/name] & [name]Saul[/name]
[name]Barnaby[/name] & [name]Miles[/name]
[name]Rowan[/name] & [name]Joel[/name]
[name]Steven[/name] & [name]Gulliver[/name]
[name]Edward[/name] & [name]Julian[/name]

[name]Just[/name] to start, [name]Isabelle[/name] Mireielle sound very off to me, with all the -elle sounds! I think that [name]Evangelina[/name] [name]Kate[/name] goes best with [name]Juliana[/name] [name]Claire[/name] and [name]Isabel[/name] [name]Francesca[/name]/[name]Jane[/name].

On to boy names! I think [name]Evangelina[/name] would go perfectly with [name]Nathaniel[/name] and [name]Sebastian[/name] and [name]Benjamin[/name]! [name]Even[/name] [name]Theodore[/name]! I love [name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]Rhys[/name] “[name]Nate[/name]” and [name]Sebastian[/name] [name]Boyd[/name] “[name]Seb[/name]” and [name]Benjamin[/name] [name]Myles[/name] “[name]Ben[/name]” and [name]Theodore[/name] [name]Hudson[/name] “[name]Theo[/name]”!

Other long names:
[name]Archibald[/name] “[name]Archie[/name]”
[name]Elliott[/name] “[name]Eli[/name]”
[name]Harrison[/name] “[name]Harry[/name], [name]Harris[/name]”

If I were having twin boys with a big sister named [name]Evangelina[/name] [name]Kate[/name] “[name]Evie[/name]”, I’d choose [name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]Rhys[/name] and [name]Theodore[/name] [name]Hudson[/name], I think.

I love your name choices and total agree on them ‘matching’ i.e both equally shortenabole - this was my rule for my twin boys - [name]Oscar[/name]/[name]Oz[/name] and [name]Fintan[/name]/[name]Finn[/name] (I love [name]Finley[/name] too, but [name]Finley[/name] is way too popular for me here [i’m in [name]England[/name]] so the Irish name [name]Fintan[/name] had it!

From about 20 - 30 weeks pregnant they were going to be called [name]Nathaniel[/name]/[name]Nate[/name] and [name]Theodore[/name]/[name]Theo[/name] but we changed our minds.

[name]Hope[/name] you arrive at some great names that you love!

I would personally pick [name]Jackson[/name] and [name]Alexander[/name]

(I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Jack[/name], and while I prefer [name]Alessandro[/name] to [name]Alexander[/name], I think [name]Alexander[/name] fits better with [name]Jackson[/name]).

Of your shorter names I would go with [name]Julian[/name] ([name]Jules[/name]?) and [name]Xavier[/name] (or maybe [name]Zander[/name]…which can also be a nn for [name]Alexander[/name]).

My favorites are the first two you listed – [name]Max[/name] & [name]Eli[/name]. Great names.

[name]Evie[/name], [name]Max[/name], and [name]Rhys[/name] is my favorite!

Ohh how adorable! I would have loved [name]Ana[/name] and [name]Izzy[/name] as twin sisters to [name]Evie[/name]!!
But talking boys now…
I say [name]Maxwell[/name] ([name]Max[/name]) - I love this, even if it is a little popular, its so classic and adorable.
[name]Finlay[/name] (so obviously a boys name! :wink: ) [name]Finn[/name] would be adorable

Another name that I think would sound adorable with [name]Evie[/name] and [name]Max[/name] is [name]Harrison[/name] nn [name]Harry[/name] or [name]Harrington[/name] nn [name]Harry[/name]. I love [name]Harry[/name] and I think [name]Evie[/name], [name]Harry[/name], and [name]Max[/name] would be so lovely!

Good [name]Luck[/name]!