Twin Girls

I am expecting twin girls in late [name]January[/name] of next year, and need some input and ideas on their names. I have 2 first names picked out, [name]Coraline[/name] and Stellaluna. Are these too girly? Too childish? Also, ideas on middle names would be great.

[name]Coraline[/name] is cool - it has the classic feel of [name]Cora[/name], a vintage name, with the added interest and charm of [name]Coraline[/name]. [name]Coraline[/name] can go by [name]Cora[/name], [name]Lina[/name], or [name]Coraline[/name]! However, Stellaluna doesn’t even feel like a name to me. It is the name of a children’s book about a bat, and I still can’t get over the fact that [name]Ellen[/name] [name]Pompeo[/name] named her daughter [name]Stella[/name] [name]Luna[/name] [name]Pompeo[/name] Ivery! I’m sorry! If you like Stellaluna, why not use [name]Estella[/name], [name]Estelle[/name], or [name]Stella[/name]?

[name]Estella[/name] and [name]Coraline[/name] are pretty together, in my opinion! The middle name depends on the length of your last name, but I think something like [name]Estella[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name] and [name]Coraline[/name] [name]Geneva[/name] would be pretty with a shorter last name, and [name]Estella[/name] [name]Jane[/name] and [name]Coraline[/name] [name]Rose[/name] would be nice with a longer last name.

[name]How[/name] exciting! :slight_smile:

I’m all for literary names, but I’m thinking that [name]Coraline[/name] may be confused with [name]Caroline[/name], and with Stellaluna, I have to admit that I only think of a bat and the star/moon meaning.

I don’t know why, but while I love these names as book titles, I have a hard time seeing them on actual babies. Perhaps it’s because I’ve never heard the names used on actual children, but for whatever reason, I only associate them with their book characters, especially Stellaluna.

(If you look in the “Celebrity [name]Baby[/name] Names” section, there’s a thread on Stellaluna, because of [name]Ellen[/name] [name]Pompeo[/name]'s baby girl.)

I love [name]Cora[/name]/[name]Cordelia[/name]/[name]Coralie[/name] and [name]Stella[/name], though!

I love literary names, and in case you aren’t set on [name]Coraline[/name] and Stellaluna, you may also like:

[name]Annabelle[/name] (combo of [name]Anne[/name] of [name]Green[/name] Gables and [name]Belle[/name] from Beauty and the Beast…)
[name]Blythe[/name] (from [name]Anne[/name] of [name]Green[/name] Gables)

Other names that remind me of [name]Coraline[/name] and Stellaluna:


Good luck! :slight_smile:

stellaluna? thats the name of ellen pomei daughter> that would be like naming your child sparrowmadden.

I like [name]Coraline[/name] and [name]Luna[/name] they are pretty.

[name]Coraline[/name] & Apollina
[name]Coraline[/name] & [name]Venus[/name]
[name]Coraline[/name] & [name]Soleil[/name]
[name]Coraline[/name] & [name]Solana[/name]
[name]Coraline[/name] & [name]Solange[/name]
[name]Coraline[/name] & [name]Cosima[/name]
[name]Coraline[/name] & [name]Andromeda[/name]
[name]Coraline[/name] & [name]Cassiopeia[/name]
[name]Coraline[/name] & [name]Celeste[/name]
[name]Coraline[/name] & [name]Astrid[/name]
[name]Coraline[/name] & [name]Aurora[/name]

I agree that [name]Coraline[/name] & [name]Luna[/name] are really pretty together!

I don’t really like Stellaluna, for me it’s a bit to much. But that’s just my opinion! I do like [name]Stella[/name] or [name]Luna[/name] though.
[name]Coraline[/name] ___ & [name]Stella[/name] [name]Luna[/name], and calling them [name]Cora[/name] & [name]Stella[/name]??

I’m sorry, but I just can’t get on the Stellaluna bandwagon, but if you like it go for it! I think [name]Estella[/name] (as suggested above) is a great alternative or just [name]Stella[/name] or [name]Luna[/name].

[name]Love[/name] carola’s suggestion of [name]Coraline[/name] ___ & [name]Stella[/name] [name]Luna[/name], and calling them [name]Cora[/name] & [name]Stella[/name]. I think Stellaluna is just too much as one name. I like [name]Coraline[/name] quite a lot

[name]Coraline[/name] is pretty, especially if you use the nn [name]Cora[/name] (which I love.) I personally prefer [name]Coralie[/name] over [name]Coraline[/name] but both are pretty choices. For some middles:
[name]Coraline[/name] [name]Louise[/name]
[name]Coraline[/name] [name]Marta[/name]
[name]Coraline[/name] [name]Luna[/name]
[name]Coraline[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]
[name]Coraline[/name] [name]Marie[/name]
[name]Coraline[/name] [name]Lauren[/name] (a bit L heavy)
[name]Coraline[/name] [name]Rose[/name] (really popular but I love this flow, especially with [name]Coralie[/name]!)

For Stellaluna, I just don’t see it. It’s too much for me. I like [name]Stella[/name] and I like [name]Luna[/name] but together as a first name, they’re just too much. Stellaluna also isn’t the same style is [name]Coraline[/name]. Some middle names I cooked up with either using [name]Stella[/name] or [name]Luna[/name] as the first name

[name]Stella[/name] [name]Luna[/name] (this way you still get to use both names!)
[name]Luna[/name] [name]Stella[/name] (not as great of a flow as [name]Stella[/name] [name]Luna[/name])

[name]Stella[/name] [name]Rose[/name]
[name]Stella[/name] [name]Eve[/name]
[name]Stella[/name] [name]June[/name]
[name]Stella[/name] [name]Brianne[/name]
[name]Stella[/name] [name]Laurel[/name]
[name]Stella[/name] [name]Mae[/name]

[name]Luna[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Luna[/name] [name]Brielle[/name]
[name]Luna[/name] [name]Belle[/name] (you get the ‘ell’ factor from [name]Stella[/name] in)
[name]Luna[/name] [name]Ella[/name] (ending of [name]Stella[/name])
[name]Luna[/name] [name]Star[/name] (meaning of [name]Stella[/name])

For [name]Stella[/name], you could also replace it with [name]Estelle[/name], which I [name]LOVE[/name], and flows well with many middle names.

I vote with other posters here for keeping [name]Coraline[/name] and then substituting [name]Estelle[/name] or [name]Astrid[/name] for Stellaluna. Or, if you want another children’s book name, how about something like [name]Coraline[/name] and [name]Eloise[/name]?

I love [name]Coraline[/name] (though i prefer [name]Coralie[/name] which is on my girls name list) and personally find Stellaluna bit of a mouthful - though they are your girls so you name them what you like.

Maybe for middle names you would like to go a bit more traditional as you have unusual first names (this is what i have done with my twin boys, [name]Oscar[/name] [name]Matthew[/name] and [name]Fintan[/name] [name]James[/name])

As well as more traditional, i think short names would be good to balance out the length of their first names. [name]How[/name] about [name]Coraline[/name] [name]Beth[/name] and Stellaluna [name]Jane[/name]…something a long those lines.

Why not split Stellaluna into [name]Stella[/name] [name]Luna[/name]?
[name]Coralie[/name] etc sound rather sweet against the spunky [name]Stella[/name]. I would be thinking more along the lines of a [name]Kate[/name] or an [name]Imogen[/name].

sorry but twins named [name]Coraline[/name] & Stellaluna makes it seem like you are stuck in a story book …

I actually don’t have a problem with the storybook associations, and I absolutely adore [name]Coraline[/name], however Stellaluna seems a bit much. All the Ls make it slightly hard to say, and it does mean ‘star moon’, which seems like it might be overdoing it a tad.

Here are some other girls’ names featured in children’s books and films :

[name]Matilda[/name] - [name]Matilda[/name]
Clochette - French Tinkerbell
Campanilla - Spanish Tinkerbell
[name]Clara[/name] - The Nutcracker
[name]Alice[/name] - [name]Alice[/name] In Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass
[name]Amelia[/name] - [name]Amelia[/name] Bedalia, and the [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Jane[/name] books by [name]Enid[/name] Blyton
[name]Wendy[/name] (possible a nn for [name]Gwendolyn[/name]?) - [name]Peter[/name] [name]Pan[/name]
[name]Winnie[/name] (as a nn for [name]Winifred[/name]) - [name]Winnie[/name] the Pooh
[name]Philippa[/name] nn [name]Pippi[/name] - [name]Pippi[/name] Longstocking
[name]Tulip[/name] - The [name]Tulip[/name] Touch by [name]Anne[/name] Fine
[name]Annie[/name] (or variations, such as [name]Annabel[/name]) - [name]Annie[/name] the Musical

Disney :

The [name]Secret[/name] Garden :

A [name]Little[/name] [name]Princess[/name] :
[name]Rebecca[/name] nn [name]Becky[/name]
[name]Charlotte[/name] nn [name]Lottie[/name]

The Faraway Tree :
[name]Elizabeth[/name] nn [name]Bessie[/name]
[name]Frances[/name]/[name]Francesca[/name] nn [name]Fanny[/name] (I’d advise against this one)

The Famous Five :
[name]Georgina[/name] nn [name]George[/name]
[name]Jo[/name] (presumably a nn for [name]Josephine[/name], but I am unsure as she was a gypsy, so her name may be foreign)
[name]Frances[/name]/[name]Francesca[/name] nn [name]Fanny[/name]

The Adventure Series :
[name]Allie[/name], presumably short for [name]Alice[/name] or [name]Alison[/name]

Noddy :
[name]Theresa[/name]/Contessa nn [name]Tessie[/name]

The [name]Secret[/name] [name]Seven[/name] :
[name]Pamela[/name] nn [name]Pam[/name]

[name]Malory[/name] [name]Towers[/name] :
[name]Gwendoline[/name] [name]Mary[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] nn [name]Betty[/name]
[name]Daphne[/name] [name]Millicent[/name]
[name]Wilhelmina[/name] nn [name]Bill[/name]
[name]Frances[/name]/[name]Francesca[/name] nn [name]Fanny[/name]
[name]Winifred[/name] nn [name]Winnie[/name]
[name]Constance[/name] nn [name]Connie[/name]
[name]Daphne[/name] nn [name]Daffy[/name]
[name]Patricia[/name] nn [name]Pat[/name]

[name]St[/name]. [name]Clare[/name]'s :
[name]Patricia[/name] nn [name]Pat[/name]
[name]Roberta[/name] nn [name]Bobby[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] nn [name]Libby[/name]
[name]Phyllis[/name] nn Fizz

The Wishing Chair :
[name]Mollie[/name] (possibly as a dimunitive of [name]Mary[/name])

The [name]Barney[/name] Mysteries :

The Circus Series :
[name]Lotta[/name] (presumably a nn for [name]Carlotta[/name])

The Five Find-Outers :
[name]Margaret[/name] nn [name]Daisy[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] nn [name]Bets[/name]

The Mistletoe Farm :

The Naughtiest Girl :

[name]Charlie[/name] and the Chocolate Factory :
[name]Veruca[/name] (again, I would advise against this one)

The Borrowers :

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang :

The [name]Wizard[/name] of [name]Oz[/name], and the musical Wicked :

Ballet Shoes :
[name]Theodora[/name] nn [name]Theo[/name]
Fidolia (although this may be her surname)

[name]Mary[/name] Poppins :

Also, Eponine and [name]Cosette[/name] are pretty names from [name]Les[/name] Miserables, and how about [name]Beatrix[/name], as in [name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Potter[/name]?

I am really enjoying this; I hope you don’t mind if I do some more!

The Chronicles of [name]Narnia[/name] :
[name]Jadis[/name] (the White Witch)
[name]Jillian[/name] nn [name]Jill[/name] (in The [name]Silver[/name] Chair and The Last Battle)
[name]Polly[/name] (The Magician’s Nephew)

The Wolves of [name]Willoughby[/name] [name]Chase[/name] :

Five Children and It :
[name]Anthea[/name] nn Panther
[name]Jane[/name] nn Pussy
I was surprised to find that their baby brother, ordinarily called Lamb, was actually called [name]Hilary[/name].

Northern Lights :

[name]Tom[/name]'s [name]Midnight[/name] Garden :
[name]Harriet[/name] nn [name]Hattie[/name]
[name]Gwendolyn[/name] nn [name]Gwen[/name]

What [name]Katy[/name] Did :
[name]Katherine[/name] nn [name]Katy[/name]
[name]Elsie[/name] (presumably a nn for [name]Elspeth[/name])
[name]Joanna[/name] nn [name]Johnnie[/name]
Cecy (presumably a nn for [name]Cecilia[/name] or [name]Cecily[/name])
[name]Isabel[/name] nn [name]Izzy[/name]

The [name]Lord[/name] of the Rings :

Names reportedly invented by [name]Shakespeare[/name] :

Cosmologically themed names (like Stellaluna) :

Good luck!