It’s hard enough to choose a name for your adorable baby, but choosing two for your tiny twin womb mates can seem impossible. Names are everything and will be everywhere from your kid’s preschool finger paintings to their grandchildren’s family tree. You try to gauge their personality and who you think they’ll be based off of their names, but with twins, you worry about their individuality. Knowing different ways to name twins means knowing how to choose names that represent your kids, offering a twin connection, but make them feel like their own, individual person.
Twins, whether they’re same-sex or a boy-girl pair, are still two separate babies. It’s easy to package them together and call them “the twins,” but as they get older, their personalities and characteristics may be totally different from each other. Giving them names like Evan and Ethan or Kelly and Kara may sound cute and fun, but can bring a lot of confusion, especially to those around them. You don’t want it to be easy to mistake one twin for the other, and that can start with their names. With these nine tips on naming twins, you’ll be able to choose monikers that go together without being too matchy-matchy or obvious. Your twins will always have a strong, undeniable connection and bond, so bring the same strength to their names.