Twins due in January

We’re expecting our first two children (b/g twins) in [name_u]January[/name_u]. My husband is Norwegian (think “sen” for the last name), while my family is Spanish/Portuguese/Italian. Since they’ll have both our last names but only really use his, we decided to give them first names leaning more towards my heritage.

We’re really liking [name_f]Francesca[/name_f]/Francisca right now (although we’re open to other ideas) but we’re stuck on boy names.

Our shortlist right now is:

Benjamim ([name_m]Benji[/name_m])
[name_m]Cristiano[/name_m] ([name_u]Cruz[/name_u])
[name_m]Leandro[/name_m] ([name_m]Leo[/name_m])
[name_m]Maximiano[/name_m] ([name_u]Max[/name_u])
Nicolau ([name_u]Nico[/name_u])
[name_m]Santiago[/name_m] ([name_m]Santi[/name_m])

Middle names will likely be after our parents but we’re trying not to even think about it until we have first names nailed down. Really curious to hear about other people’s opinions and suggestions!

I adore the name [name_f]Francesca[/name_f]: absolutely gorgeous and timeless.
For boys:
I love [name_m]Benji[/name_m], but worry that your Benjamim would be called [name_m]Benjamin[/name_m] a lot, which would get tiring.
[name_m]Cristiano[/name_m] is wonderful, but I’m not a huge fan of [name_u]Cruz[/name_u].
[name_m]Leandro[/name_m] I love (I also love [name_m]Leander[/name_m], but [name_m]Leandro[/name_m] is even more handsome) and I adore [name_m]Leo[/name_m]. I think this is my favourite of yours.
I love [name_u]Max[/name_u], but not sure about [name_m]Maximiano[/name_m].
I love [name_u]Nico[/name_u], but Nicolau looks and sounds a lot like girl name [name_u]Nicola[/name_u].
Not sure about [name_m]Santiago[/name_m], sorry.
Best of luck and congratulations on your new little people!

I love [name_m]Leandro[/name_m] nn [name_m]Leo[/name_m]! While I like all of your other nicknames (esp. [name_m]Benji[/name_m] and [name_u]Nico[/name_u]), [name_m]Leandro[/name_m] is by far my favorite full name.