We need help naming our twins!

Hello berries!

This is my first time posting, and I could really use some of your wonderful suggestions! I am pregnant with twins, and am starting to freak out about names. I’m due relatively soon, and we are completely lost!”My name is [name]Emily[/name], and my husband is [name]John[/name]. We have an amazing 18 month old daughter named [name]Elizabeth[/name]. We call her [name]Lizzie[/name] most of the time. Our last name is 2 syllables and starts with a B. We’re not finding out the sexes of the twins, so we need to have four names ready. 12 actually (2 middles), but we’re just focusing on first names right now.”Our taste is rather classic. We definitely don’t want anything trendy. Popularity isn’t important to us, as long as the name is classic.”

For boys, we [name]LOVE[/name] the name [name]Lucas[/name]. If we have a son, his name will absolutely be [name]Lucas[/name] nn [name]Luke[/name]. But, that is the only thing we are sure about! I’m not going to include the names we have been considering. We really need a fresh eye and a new perspective. Oh, one more thing. We want to use the name [name]Spencer[/name] in some way. It is a family name, and has special meaning to us. I’m not sure if we’d use it as a first or middle name though.

For girls, we are even more lost! There are lots of names that we like, but I’m not sure that we love any. Again, I’m not going to include the names we’re considering.”

We really need your help! We will take any feedback, suggestions, recommendations, advice, random comments… Anything!

Thank you in advance,

Sibling to [name]Elizabeth[/name], twin of [name]Lucas[/name]:



[name]Hi[/name], and congratulations, [name]Emily[/name]!

Okay, what are [name]Elizabeth[/name]'s middle names? I think [name]Lucas[/name] is great with [name]Elizabeth[/name], for sure, and I like [name]Spencer[/name], too. Maybe you could use surnames as middle names if you’ve got boys? If you have twin girls, do you still want [name]Spencer[/name] to be included?

[name]Elizabeth[/name] and [name]Lucas[/name] are absolutely screaming Pride and Prejudice at me, so I’ve got to go there first for other ideas. Luckily, those are basically all classics or vintage names!


(For Boy-Girl, I’m really loving the idea of [name]Lucas[/name] and [name]Caroline[/name], [name]Lucas[/name] and [name]Charlotte[/name], and [name]Lucas[/name] and [name]Maria[/name].)

(For Girl-Girl, I’m really loving the idea of [name]Caroline[/name] and [name]Maria[/name], [name]Charlotte[/name] and [name]Maria[/name], or [name]Charlotte[/name] and [name]Jane[/name].)

[name]Bennet[/name] - Though you might want to spell this as “[name]Bennett[/name]” to look more familiar and name-like.

[I figure [name]Fitzwilliam[/name] would be a bit too bold for you to actually use, but perhaps you would like [name]Collin[/name], derived from the [name]Collins[/name] surname?]

(For Boy-Boy, I’m really loving the idea of [name]Lucas[/name] and [name]Bennett[/name] and [name]Lucas[/name] and [name]William[/name].)

Other names I could see fitting the bill are [name]Louisa[/name] or [name]Margaret[/name] for girls and [name]Russell[/name] for a boy. As for a middle name to go with [name]Spencer[/name], you might like something with a similar surname feel - [name]Darcy[/name], [name]Elliot[/name], [name]Grey[/name], Bingley, Dashwood? Or, a family name, perhaps?

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

Wow, you guys are so quick!”

Irisrose- What a great list! Thank you so much! We really like [name]Amelia[/name], [name]Caroline[/name], [name]Julia[/name], and [name]Catherine[/name] (though we prefer [name]Katherine[/name]). For boys, we really like [name]William[/name]. It was on our list originally, but then, for some reason, we eliminated it. But we’re really liking it right now.”

[name]Lizzie[/name]'s full name is [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Celia[/name] [name]Lane[/name]. [name]Celia[/name] is after [name]John[/name]'s grandmother, while [name]Lane[/name] is my mother’s maiden name (and my middle name).”

I absolutely love [name]Jane[/name] [name]Austen[/name]! I’m not going go lie, Pride and Prejudice was what made me love the name [name]Elizabeth[/name]. I actually hadn’t noticed the [name]Lucas[/name] connection though! [name]How[/name] funny!

From your suggestions, I love the name [name]Lydia[/name]. Unfortunately, we can’t use it, as [name]Lizzie[/name] and [name]Lydia[/name] are too close for us. We’d love to use it as a middle, though. ”I also love [name]Jane[/name], but am afraid it may be too short. We had never thought about [name]Maria[/name], but I don’t know. I actually kind of like it.

From the pairings you mentioned, we like:
[name]Lucas[/name] and [name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Lucas[/name] and [name]William[/name]
[name]Charlotte[/name] and [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] and [name]Maria[/name]”

A few other things:

  • I love [name]Bennet[/name], and the nn [name]Ben[/name], but I’m afraid that it might make the sibset too themey. Also, [name]John[/name]'s best friend is named [name]Ben[/name], so that may be confusing. I like the idea of it as a middle name, though.”
  • We would only use [name]Spencer[/name] for a boy. I’m not a fan of boys names on girls.”
  • I love the idea is using another surname with [name]Spencer[/name]. That’s a really neat way to connect the twins without being matchy matchy. And, we used one for [name]Lizzie[/name]'s second middle name. It’s funny that you would mention [name]Grey[/name] because it is actually a family name. We’d definitely consider using it as a middle name. ”

    Thank you,


[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Celia[/name] [name]Lane[/name] is gorgeous! [name]Do[/name] you have any other family surnames you’d like to use besides [name]Spencer[/name] and [name]Grey[/name]? [name]Grey[/name] would be great for a girl as well, in my opinion, and you’ve used [name]Lane[/name] for [name]Lizzie[/name].

Okay, [name]Lydia[/name] is my favorite name ever, and I think it would be a great middle name for a girl. It sort of fits with [name]Celia[/name], too, in that both end in -ia. So does [name]Maria[/name]! I agree with you - [name]Jane[/name] might be a bit on the short side. Something [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Grey[/name] would be gorgeous, but I’m trying to think what that “something” could be. What about these?

[name]Frances[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Grey[/name] - [name]Frankie[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Grey[/name] - [name]Gen[/name], [name]Genni[/name], [name]Evie[/name]
[name]Josephine[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Grey[/name] - [name]Jo[/name], [name]Josie[/name], [name]Joey[/name]
[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Grey[/name] - [name]Kit[/name], [name]Kat[/name], [name]Kitty[/name], [name]Kate[/name], [name]Katie[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Grey[/name] - [name]Maggie[/name], [name]Meg[/name], [name]Margo[/name], [name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Penelope[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Grey[/name] - [name]Pen[/name], [name]Penny[/name], [name]Poppy[/name], [name]Nell[/name]
[name]Rosemary[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Grey[/name] - [name]Rose[/name], [name]Rosa[/name], [name]Rosie[/name], [name]Mary[/name]
[name]Vivian[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Grey[/name] - [name]Viv[/name], [name]Vivi[/name]

(I’m partial to [name]Josephine[/name], [name]Katherine[/name], [name]Margaret[/name], and [name]Frances[/name], myself.)

I think [name]Lucas[/name] and [name]William[/name] are very handsome together, and they work well with [name]Lizzie[/name]. [name]Lizzie[/name], [name]Luke[/name], and [name]Will[/name] are great! I agree [name]Bennett[/name] might not be the best choice, but it is cute. Any thoughts on middle names? [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Jonathan[/name] [name]Spencer[/name]? Is your husband [name]John[/name]? I forgot. [name]William[/name] [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Grey[/name]? [name]Love[/name] that! Well, let’s see what you think and I’ll give you more.



Okay, I had some more ideas. So, I also agree with you that [name]Lucas[/name] and [name]William[/name], [name]Lucas[/name] and [name]Caroline[/name], and [name]Caroline[/name] and [name]Maria[/name] are really perfect sets for the babies.

[name]Lucas[/name] and [name]William[/name] - I think [name]Spencer[/name] and [name]Grey[/name] would be perfect for middle names! Here are ideas:

[name]Lucas[/name] [name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]Spencer[/name] and [name]William[/name] [name]Alexander[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Lucas[/name] [name]Elliot[/name] [name]Spencer[/name] and [name]William[/name] [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Lucas[/name] [name]Alexander[/name] [name]Grey[/name] and [name]William[/name] [name]Patrick[/name] [name]Spencer[/name]
[name]Lucas[/name] [name]Benjamin[/name] [name]Grey[/name] and [name]William[/name] [name]Jonathan[/name] [name]Spencer[/name]

[name]Lucas[/name] and [name]Caroline[/name] - Again, I think [name]Spencer[/name] and [name]Grey[/name] are ideal for middle names. Ideas:

[name]Lucas[/name] [name]Jonathan[/name] [name]Spencer[/name] and [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Lucas[/name] [name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]Spencer[/name] and [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Sophia[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Lucas[/name] [name]Elliot[/name] [name]Spencer[/name] and [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Eloise[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Lucas[/name] [name]William[/name] [name]Spencer[/name] and [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Julia[/name] [name]Grey[/name]

[name]Caroline[/name] and [name]Maria[/name] - If you have another family name, like [name]Lane[/name] and [name]Grey[/name], to use, that would be nice. Ideas:

[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Helena[/name] [name]Grey[/name] and [name]Maria[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] ----
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Isabel[/name] [name]Grey[/name] and [name]Maria[/name] [name]Lillian[/name] ----
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Eloise[/name] [name]Grey[/name] and [name]Maria[/name] [name]Vivian[/name] ----

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

If and when you use [name]Lucas[/name] I would advise not to pair it with [name]Spencer[/name] (in the middle name slot) because of the run-on sound- [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Spencer[/name] is hard to say together with clarity. It sounds like [name]Lucas[/name] [s]Penser. Maybe [name]William[/name] [name]Spencer[/name]?

Loooove [name]Lucas[/name]! I have been told that I have unusual taste in names (particularly by my own twin brother who has threatened to excommunicate any child of mine who has a “weird” name :p). However, I also like traditional names, so I’ll throw in my favorites along with the rest; maybe you’ll like one :). With the ones that are in my favorites list, I’ll put in the middle names I have for them, even though they’re kinda unusual. I love double middle names!

[name]Lucas[/name] [name]Jason[/name] [name]Field[/name]/[name]Nicholas[/name] [name]Geoffrey[/name] [name]Kai[/name]
[name]Lucas[/name]/[name]Sebastian[/name] [name]Jacob[/name] [name]Troy[/name]
[name]Tristan[/name] [name]Elijah[/name] [name]Wolfe[/name]/[name]Gregory[/name] [name]Phineas[/name] Hawke
[name]Joshua[/name] [name]North[/name]/[name]Colt[/name] Geordan [name]West[/name]
[name]Lucas[/name]/[name]Liam[/name] [name]David[/name] Rowdy (Rowdy Yates woo! :D)
[name]Maxwell[/name] [name]Benedict[/name]/[name]Lucas[/name]
[name]Lucas[/name] [name]Grey[/name]/[name]Troy[/name] [name]Spencer[/name]

[name]Arabella[/name] [name]Persephone[/name] [name]Star[/name]/[name]Anastasia[/name] [name]Rachael[/name] [name]Jade[/name]
[name]Scarlett[/name] [name]Savannah[/name] [name]Rose[/name]/[name]Juliette[/name] Meren South
[name]Amelia[/name] [name]Grey[/name]/[name]Avalon[/name] Lirael [name]Jane[/name]
[name]London[/name]/[name]Skye[/name] [name]Artemis[/name] [name]Lux[/name]

[name]Joshua[/name]/[name]Rebecca[/name] (me & my twin!)
[name]Lucas[/name] [name]Jonathan[/name] [name]Spencer[/name]/[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Sarah[/name] [name]Grey[/name]

Thank you! What do you think of [name]March[/name]? It’s my grandmother’s maiden name, and I think it has a similar surname feel like [name]Spencer[/name], [name]Grey[/name], and [name]Lane[/name]. We’d really love to honor my grandmother at some point, and this would get us out of using her first name - [name]Alberta[/name]. [name]March[/name] seems somewhat feminine to me, so we’d only use it for a girl. But, what do you think?

I [name]LOVE[/name] ‘something’ [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Grey[/name]. I love how it is similar to [name]Celia[/name] [name]Lane[/name], as you pointed out, but not too cutesy. I’m just not sure what that something is. I really like [name]Katherine[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Grey[/name], and [name]Frances[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Grey[/name] is beautiful too. I think [name]Katherine[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Grey[/name] is my favorite out of your suggestions. ” ”

We absolutely love [name]William[/name] [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Grey[/name]! It makes us love the name [name]William[/name] even more! For [name]William[/name], we also like [name]William[/name] [name]Jonathan[/name] [name]Spencer[/name], and [name]William[/name] [name]Alexander[/name] [name]Grey[/name].”
For [name]Lucas[/name], we really like [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Jonathan[/name] [name]Spencer[/name]. And yes, my husband is a [name]John[/name], as is his father, so it would honor both of them. We also like [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Elliot[/name] [name]Spencer[/name], and [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Alexander[/name] [name]Grey[/name]. But, whereas we love the [name]William[/name] [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Grey[/name] combination, I’m not sure that we love any for [name]Lucas[/name] yet. I’d say that [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Jonathan[/name] [name]Spencer[/name] is probably our favorite.

For [name]Caroline[/name], we love [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Grey[/name] and [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Julia[/name] [name]Grey[/name]. I could picture us using either one.

It’s for a potential second girl that we are having the most trouble. We like [name]Maria[/name], but I’m not sure we like it enough for a first name. I’m just not sure I could picture a daughter of ours named [name]Maria[/name]. I know it doesn’t make any sense. But maybe [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Maria[/name] something? Anyway, we’re really liking [name]Katherine[/name]. I’m not sure what nn we would use, but either [name]Kit[/name], [name]Kitty[/name], [name]Kate[/name], or [name]Katie[/name]. The combination of [name]Katherine[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Grey[/name] is beautiful. We’re also really liking [name]Amelia[/name]. ”Maybe something like [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] [name]March[/name]? What do you think?

Namelover7- thanks for the feedback! It’s funny, but that’s actually the reason we decided to go with two middle names. When we were naming our first, we realized we needed a name to seperate the s sound.

Beka_92 -
Thank you for taking the time to come up with all of those combinations! We particuarly like [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Jonathan[/name] [name]Spencer[/name] and ”[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Sarah[/name] [name]Grey[/name]. [name]Sarah[/name] is out for us though, as it is the name of my husband’s ex-girlfriend.”

Thank you all so much!

Sorry for repeats.



Thank you so much leah_9! Your suggestions are great!
I’ve always had a soft spot for the name [name]Fiona[/name], but my husband hates it. Oh well. I love [name]Patrick[/name] too. We’d love to use it as a middle name. I also love [name]Georgia[/name] and [name]Henry[/name], but I have relatives with those names. [name]Samuel[/name] is great too, but it’s my [name]BIL[/name]'s name. So many great names are taken!”

So, here’s where we are:
2 boys:
[name]Lucas[/name] and [name]William[/name]”
1boy, 1girl,
[name]Lucas[/name] and [name]Caroline[/name]
2 girls
[name]Caroline[/name] and _______

We’re thinking about either [name]Katherine[/name] or [name]Amelia[/name] for a second girl, and would love your thoughts.”

I posted the middle names we like in a previous post. We would love your feedback on these as well.

Thank you all,

Congrats on the twins! You have some really great names picked out already.

I love [name]Caroline[/name] and for a sister I prefer [name]Amelia[/name] over [name]Katherine[/name] by a land slide. I’m not sure what middle names you had mentioned but I’ll suggest some names for a sister to [name]Caroline[/name], just in case.



I think [name]March[/name] is wonderful! [name]March[/name] and [name]Grey[/name] would work perfectly for female middle names, and [name]Spencer[/name] and [name]Grey[/name] would work perfectly for male middle names. You could take your pick between [name]March[/name] and [name]Grey[/name] should you have boy-girl twins!

Now, if you have boy-girl twins, do you think you’ll use [name]Lucas[/name] and [name]Caroline[/name]? [name]Elizabeth[/name], [name]Caroline[/name], and [name]Lucas[/name] is ideal. I think those are perfect names - [name]Lizzie[/name], [name]Carrie[/name], and [name]Luke[/name]? I think [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Jonathan[/name] [name]Spencer[/name] is wonderful, myself, but you don’t think you love it - maybe you will grow to love it, or maybe you need more ideas for [name]Luke[/name]? Also, I love [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Grey[/name], but now I’m not sure I’d use something ending in -lia when you’ve already got [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Celia[/name] [name]Lane[/name]. I think you’d end up wanting to do that for every girl, and that would work if you used [name]Celia[/name], [name]Amelia[/name], and [name]Julia[/name], but [name]Celia[/name] and [name]Amelia[/name] are particularly similar in sound. Anyway, here are my ideas for [name]Lizzie[/name]'s siblings, [name]Luke[/name] and [name]Carrie[/name]:

[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Abigail[/name] [name]March[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Alice[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Dorothea[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Emily[/name] [name]Grey[/name] - For you, mom!
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Flora[/name] [name]March[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name] [name]March[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Helena[/name] [name]Grey[/name] - I say [name]Helena[/name] as [HEH-leh-nah], like [name]Helen[/name] with an “ah” attached.
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Olivia[/name] [name]March[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Rosemary[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Violet[/name] [name]March[/name]

[name]Lucas[/name] [name]Anthony[/name] [name]Spencer[/name]
[name]Lucas[/name] [name]Benjamin[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Lucas[/name] [name]Donovan[/name] [name]Spencer[/name]
[name]Lucas[/name] [name]Elliot[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Lucas[/name] [name]Frederick[/name] [name]Spencer[/name]
[name]Lucas[/name] [name]Jonathan[/name] [name]Spencer[/name]
[name]Lucas[/name] [name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]Spencer[/name]

[name]Lucas[/name] [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Lucas[/name] [name]Theodore[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Lucas[/name] [name]Tobiah[/name] [name]Spencer[/name]
[name]Lucas[/name] [name]William[/name] [name]Spencer[/name]

I think I’ve suggested some of these before, but it’s been awhile and I forgot. Anyway, my favorites are in bold. If you had one boy and one girl, you could use [name]Lucas[/name] [name]William[/name] [name]Spencer[/name], right? I love that combination, but my other favorites are [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Jonathan[/name] [name]Spencer[/name] and [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]Spencer[/name] - all of them are very handsome! So, should you decide to use [name]Caroline[/name] and [name]Lucas[/name] for BG twins, I think any of these sets would be perfect with [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Celia[/name] [name]Lane[/name]:

[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Helena[/name] [name]Grey[/name] and [name]Lucas[/name] [name]William[/name] [name]Spencer[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Abigail[/name] [name]March[/name] and [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Benjamin[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Grey[/name] and [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Jonathan[/name] [name]Spencer[/name]

As for girls, I, too, love “Something” [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Grey[/name]. [name]Elizabeth[/name], [name]Katherine[/name], and [name]Lucas[/name] would work well for a set, too, but I wouldn’t choose [name]Caroline[/name] and [name]Katherine[/name] as my first choice for twin girls. They aren’t that close, though, so they could work. [name]Carrie[/name] and [name]Kitty[/name]? [name]Kit[/name] is so cute for a nickname - one of my absolute favorites! [name]Katherine[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Grey[/name] is pretty, but [name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Grey[/name] would be amazing, I think! That sticks you with two [name]El[/name]- names, though, so I doubt you want to use that. What about [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Grey[/name]? [name]Meg[/name] or [name]Maggie[/name]? Cute with [name]Lizzie[/name], for sure. Okay, I think [name]Katherine[/name] and [name]Amelia[/name], [name]Caroline[/name] and [name]Amelia[/name], or [name]Katherine[/name] and [name]Margaret[/name] would make great sisters to [name]Lizzie[/name]. [name]Do[/name] you like any of those sets for GG twins? Here are some ideas:

[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Diana[/name] [name]March[/name]
[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Julia[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Louisa[/name] [name]March[/name]
[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Sophia[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Violet[/name] [name]March[/name]

[name]Amelia[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] [name]March[/name]
[name]Amelia[/name] [name]Dorothy[/name] [name]March[/name]
[name]Amelia[/name] [name]Frances[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Amelia[/name] [name]Gwendolyn[/name] [name]March[/name]
[name]Amelia[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Amelia[/name] [name]Madeleine[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Amelia[/name] [name]Rosemary[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Amelia[/name] [name]Vivian[/name] [name]March[/name]

[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Annabel[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Diana[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Eloise[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Helena[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Imogen[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Julia[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Lillian[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Sarah[/name] [name]Grey[/name]

So, I like these for sister sets:

[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Sophia[/name] [name]Grey[/name] and [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Vivian[/name] [name]March[/name]
[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Violet[/name] [name]March[/name] and [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Madeleine[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Grey[/name] and [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Dorothy[/name] [name]March[/name]

[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Abigail[/name] [name]March[/name] and [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Grey[/name] and [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Gwendolyn[/name] [name]March[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Helena[/name] [name]Grey[/name] and [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] [name]March[/name]

[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Sophia[/name] [name]March[/name] and [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Diana[/name] [name]March[/name] and [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Eloise[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Violet[/name] [name]March[/name] and [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Annabel[/name] [name]Grey[/name]

For boys, I think [name]William[/name] [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Grey[/name] is perfect - I’m glad you love it! I’d pair him with [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Jonathan[/name] [name]Spencer[/name] or [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]Spencer[/name], as those are my favorites. Good luck, [name]Emily[/name]!

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

Thanks so much for the feedback!

[name]Lemon[/name]- You make such wonderful suggestions!
I think we’ve pretty much decided on [name]Lucas[/name] and [name]William[/name] for 2 boys, [name]Lucas[/name] and [name]Caroline[/name] for one of each, and [name]Caroline[/name] and [name]Amelia[/name] for two girls. But, we’re lost with middle names for girls!

For [name]Caroline[/name], we like:
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Julia[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Grey[/name] (maybe [name]Elinor[/name]- we’re not sure)
For some reason, we like [name]Grey[/name] more with [name]Caroline[/name] and [name]March[/name] more with [name]Amelia[/name].
What do you think of [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Grey[/name]? I know the flow may not be the best, but I really like it.

For [name]Amelia[/name], we like:
[name]Amelia[/name] [name]Vivian[/name] [name]March[/name]
[name]Amelia[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] [name]March[/name]
Like I said above, we like [name]March[/name] with [name]Amelia[/name]. I think [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] [name]March[/name] is our favorite. Something about the way is looks seems much prettier than [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Vivian[/name] [name]March[/name]. I’m not sure it’s perfect though. What do you think?

If we have a [name]William[/name], he will definitely be [name]William[/name] [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Grey[/name]- we just love that name!
For [name]Lucas[/name], I think [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Jonathan[/name] [name]Spencer[/name] is growing on me. My husband loves it, and I really like it, so it’s a definite possibility.

We’d really appreciate your feedback!
Thank you so much,


I think you’ve made wonderful progress! [name]Lucas[/name] and [name]William[/name], [name]Caroline[/name] and [name]Lucas[/name], or [name]Caroline[/name] and [name]Amelia[/name] will make stunning siblings to [name]Elizabeth[/name]. I’m assuming you’ll use [name]Luke[/name] for [name]Lucas[/name] and [name]Will[/name] for [name]William[/name], but what are your thoughts on nicknames for [name]Caroline[/name] and [name]Amelia[/name]? I think [name]Carrie[/name] and [name]Mia[/name] are perfect, personally…

Anyway, middle names!

Let’s start with boys. I think [name]William[/name] [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Grey[/name] and [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Jonathan[/name] [name]Spencer[/name] are perfect. I’m so glad that your husband loves [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Jonathan[/name] [name]Spencer[/name], and I’m sure it will continue to grow on you - they make a handsome set!

For girls, I actually think [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Grey[/name] is pretty. Yes, [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] has a lot of L in it, but so does [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Celia[/name] [name]Lane[/name], so I wouldn’t worry. However, I do think that [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Grey[/name] is really beautiful, and I love that with [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] [name]March[/name]. That way, you don’t have to worry about the whole -ia middle name thing, and [name]Eleanor[/name] and [name]Katherine[/name] fit well together. I’d use the [name]Eleanor[/name] spelling myself, simply because it gives the name a bit more diversity in terms of how it looks - [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Elinor[/name] has a lot of “lin” in it!

I did have another thought, though, regarding middle names. [name]Celia[/name] is a [name]Shakespeare[/name] name, from As You Like It, which you might have already known. You could choose other names from As You Like It - [name]Rosalind[/name] and [name]Audrey[/name] are my favorites - or perhaps extend the search to Shakespearean names in general. I know you like [name]Caroline[/name] with [name]Grey[/name] and [name]Amelia[/name] with [name]March[/name], and I do, too, but [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Audrey[/name] [name]March[/name] and [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Rosalind[/name] [name]Grey[/name] are very pretty names ([name]Caroline[/name] [name]Audrey[/name] [name]Grey[/name] and [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Rosalind[/name] [name]March[/name] work, though)! Other fun [name]Shakespeare[/name] names that fit your quirky classic style include [name]Beatrice[/name], [name]Cordelia[/name], [name]Helena[/name], and [name]Imogen[/name], though [name]Eleanor[/name] is also featured in [name]Henry[/name] [name]VI[/name]. So, perhaps you could do something like [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name] [name]Grey[/name] and [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Imogen[/name] [name]March[/name]?

As for [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Jonathan[/name] [name]Spencer[/name]'s twin sister, I think [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Grey[/name] would actually be very pretty. But, if you wanted to stay in the same name ideas, [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Grey[/name] is my pick. A perfect fit, really!

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

Thanks so much lemon! My husband and I have a lot to talk about once we get [name]Lizzie[/name] to bed. I love your suggestion of using [name]Shakespeare[/name] names. I was wondering, though, how do you pronounce [name]Imogen[/name]? I’ve heard it so many different ways, and I’m not sure any of them are correct.


I say [name]Imogen[/name] as [IH-mah-jin], and NB lists it as [IH-meh-jen]. So, I guess my pronunciation is a bit of the two mixed, but never, never with a -gene ending!

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

PS [name]Imogen[/name]'s got a great meaning - “beloved child.”

Wow, you’ve made a lot of progress! With [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Celia[/name] [name]Lane[/name] (beautiful!), I think you can’t beat [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Jonathan[/name] [name]Spencer[/name] or [name]William[/name] [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Grey[/name]. They would be very handsomely named boys! So the girls are a little trickier but I think that’s just because you’ve got so many wonderful options.

[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Grey[/name] lovely and fits with [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Celia[/name] [name]Lane[/name]. I think it would be great with [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Jonathan[/name] [name]Spencer[/name]. But if you have two girls, I think [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Grey[/name] is a little too matchy with [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Celia[/name] [name]Lane[/name] if the second twin is named something outside of the pattern of [name]Celia[/name] [name]Lane[/name] and [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Grey[/name]. So,
BB - [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Jonathan[/name] [name]Spencer[/name] and [name]William[/name] [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
BG - [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Jonathan[/name] [name]Spencer[/name] and [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
GG - [name]Caroline[/name] and [name]Amelia[/name] are great sisters for [name]Lizzie[/name]. For middles I like [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Grey[/name] and [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] [name]March[/name]. But I think [name]Caroline[/name] and [name]Katherine[/name] are a little similar, not sure if it would bother you. [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Grey[/name] and [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Evelyn[/name] [name]March[/name]?

I loved the idea of using a [name]Shakespeare[/name] theme. Unfortunately, my husband does not. He said, and I quote, “We’re not themey people”. Oh well.”

[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Grey[/name] is beautiful, and definitely on the list. I think we may be leaning towards the spelling [name]Elinor[/name] though. I don’t know why, but it seems so much more elegant to me. The [name]Eleanor[/name] spelling just looks strange to me. Does [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Elinor[/name] [name]Grey[/name] look bad?

Some new thoughts:

What are your thoughts of [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Matilda[/name] [name]March[/name]? My husband came up with it the other day, but I don’t know. I just don’t love it.”

So, we’re considering:
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Elinor[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Matilda[/name] [name]March[/name]

I”think”we’re pretty much set on [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] [name]March[/name], [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Jonathan[/name] [name]Spencer[/name], and [name]William[/name] [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Grey[/name]. At least for today…

We’d love more feedback,

[name]Emily[/name]” ”


Okay, you’re set on [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] [name]March[/name], [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Jonathan[/name] [name]Spencer[/name], and [name]William[/name] [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Grey[/name] - perfection. I love them all! And, they are great with [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Celia[/name] [name]Lane[/name], if I must say so…

As for [name]Caroline[/name], I like [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Grey[/name] best over [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Grey[/name], just because I don’t think two sisters should have -ia middle names and leave [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] [name]March[/name] out. Also, [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] is heavy on L sounds, and even though I love [name]Lydia[/name], I think you can do better. As for [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Matilda[/name], I like it, but I think [name]Eleanor[/name] is a more elegant name that better matches with [name]Katherine[/name] and [name]Celia[/name]. And, no, I don’t think [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Elinor[/name] [name]Grey[/name] looks bad, but [name]Elinor[/name] shares the last six letters of [name]Caroline[/name], so it is a little matched for my taste. Still pretty, though - and, [name]Elinor[/name] is an [name]Austen[/name] character, too, just like [name]Eleanor[/name] ([name]Elinor[/name] is from Sense and Sensibility, [name]Eleanor[/name] is from Northanger [name]Abbey[/name]). I’d go with what you love, though! Some other ideas for middle names that I may have already suggested:

[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Amanda[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Estella[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Flora[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Grey[/name] - Would be very cute with [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Madeleine[/name] [name]March[/name]!
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Helena[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Isabel[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Olivia[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Rosanna[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Grey[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Violet[/name] [name]Grey[/name]

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile: