Whether it was unexpected or not, finding out you’re going to have not one, but two, boys is definitely a big deal for any expecting parent. Possibly an even bigger deal is figuring out what you’re going to do about the whole double baby name thing. What are some great baby name ideas for twin boys, anyways? You could go for a traditional vibe, like choosing to honor the patriarchs of your and your partner’s families. Or you might even want to have fun with the twin boy theme and find inspiration from famous male duos, like the Hardy Boys or the Hemsworth brothers.
If those routes aren’t your cup of tea, don’t worry. There are plenty of both conventional and unique names for your twin boys that won’t cause future teasing. This is also a really rare and wonderful opportunity to flex your creative muscles. You don’t have to limit yourself to cutesy, matching names, either. You can find inspiration for your twins’ names from virtually anywhere, and apply it to the name-selecting process. Literary characters, favorite cities, mythology, and nature can all serve as your muse. So check out these twin boy names and the meaning behind them.
1Lucas & Leonore
If you like the idea of your boys having the same first initial, you might also find it interesting that these names have the same meaning! Lucas means light giver in Greek and Leonore means shining light in French.
2Darren & Daniel
Continuing the same first initial theme, you can also add a little '90s pop culture fun to the mix. Darren Hayes and Daniel Jones made up the duo Savage Garden and were the inspiration for many girls' romantic mix tapes.
3Ronald & Harrison
If you're a Harry Potter fan, then you can put a twist on the iconic male duo's names but still retain the literary nostalgia.
4Calvin & Thomas
Many kids grew up on the beloved characters from Calvin & Hobbes. Since Hobbes would make for an odd name, you can use Thomas, since philosopher Thomas Hobbes was the inspiration for the cartoon tiger.
5Christopher & Robin
Another animated childhood classic was The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. If you remember, Christopher Robin was the name of the boy who was Pooh's BFF.
6Hermes & Merc
Everyone loves a good mythological tale, right? In Greek mythology, Hermes is eloquent and a lover of travel. His Roman equivalent is Mercury, and he possesses the same qualities. And apparently Merc is a unique name that is on the rise.
7Sawyer & Finn
If you like unconventional name choices, these would be great options for your boys. A nod to literary characters Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, this is a cute twist for your twins.
8Wolf & Fox
Two fierce creatures would fit perfectly as names for two rambunctious boys. Some lovely choices for animal lovers.
9Glen & Rowan
10Camden & Devon
If you're like me, you are absolutely in love with England and all it has to offer (Benedict Cumberbatch and Idris Elba, anyone?). Inspired by two towns in England — Camden and Devonshire — these names will keep your wanderlust alive.
11David & Jonathan
Are best friends and Biblical stories your cup of tea? Then look no further than King David and his pal, Jonathan. But if you're more into gender-bending rock and pop icons, then the names could also work for David Bowie and John Lennon, who collaborated on "Fame."