Category Archives: Twin Names


To Theme or Not to Theme?

Baby names come in all shapes and sizes. Biblical names, trendy names, or words translated into names. If you already have one child with a classic name, can you give the new baby a more modern moniker? Lots of parents like to match names between siblings, whether it’s style, initial or meaning. But if you’ve already got a Daniel at home, is it not fair to name his little brother Zayn? Opinions change, and you might fall in love with a different type of name than you did the first time around. Would you let it impact your decision?

We don’t think names have to match completely, as long as the kids involved won’t have a difficult time from how the names differ. Here is our list of unique baby names of all sorts!

Apollo (Greek): In mythology, the god of music, archery and poetry
Edgar (English): A powerful and wealthy spearman
Jake (English): Form of Jacob, meaning “he who supplants”
Preston (English): From the priest’s town

Rory (Gaelic): The red queen
Nadia (Slavic): One who is full of hope
London (English): From the capital of England
Halima (Arabic): A mild-mannered woman; One who is gentle


Best Twin Baby Names of 2012

Naming one baby is difficult—how about naming two? Most parents usually know when twins are on the way. There’s plenty of planning, preparing and getting ready for twice the baby duty. You’ve probably seen twins in matching outfits as babies, but what about matching names? Should twins have the same first initial or some sort of commonality? The possibility of a name theme amongst twins seems to be much higher than it does for regular sets of siblings. Whether it’s two boys, two girls or one of each, twins’ names will be said together throughout most of their childhood and education.

Here are some of our favorite sets of twin names from 2012!

Luke & Logan
Benjamin & Jeremiah
Caleb & Dylan

Harper & Makayla
Anna & Emily
Phoebe & Hazel 

Reed & Avery
Alexander & Leila
Dexter & Vivienne


Double the Fun: Twin Baby Names

Life is better when shared with someone else. Life is great when you are able to share it with twins! For trendy names that complement one another, here are a few ideas for a mother expecting two!

Set of Boys:

Hayden + Hunter
Elijah + Ethan

Set of Girls:

Adeline + Emma
Hannah + Holly

A Boy and Girl:

Megan + Morgan
Zoe + Zachary


National Opposite Day

January 25th is National Opposite Day! Today, go beyond the norm and do something opposite of what you normally would. If you are expecting and in need of a restful day, take a break from making dinner or running errands—do what you wouldn’t normally do and spend a few hours reading your favorite book or watching a movie.

In honor of National Opposite Day, here are a few baby names are opposite of each other, making the combination fun for an expectant little brother, sister, or twins!


Chase (English): A huntsman
Jake (English): Form of Jacob, meaning “he who supplants”
Lane (English): One who takes the narrow path
Ryan (Gaelic): Little ruler; little king


Blake (English): A dark beauty
Grace (Latin): Having God’s favor
Lauren (French): Form of Laura, meaning “crowned with laurel; from the laurel tree”
Riley (Gaelic): From the rye clearing; a courageous woman

Pair 1: Chase & Grace
Pair 2: Jake & Blake
Pair 3: Lane & Lauren
Pair 4: Ryan & Riley


Twice The Fun!

Not every pregnancy results in having just one child. Some mothers are blessed with two! Twins are unique in that both children, if identical, have the same DNA, the same fingerprints and are said to feel the same emotions in certain situations. If you are a parent expecting two babies, life might be a little hectic right now. To make things a little easier, check out this list of paired baby names perfect for twins.


Ethan (Hebrew): One who is firm and steadfast

Evan (Welsh): Form of John, meaning “God is gracious”

Jaden (Hebrew): One who is thankful to God; God has heard/form of Jade, meaning “resembling the green gem stone”

Jordan (Hebrew): Of the down-flowing river; in the Bible, the river where Jesus was baptized


Gabriella (Hebrew): Feminine form of Gabriel; heroin of God

Isabella (Spanish): Form of Isabel, meaning “my God is bountiful”

Mackenzie (Gaelic): Daughter of a wise leader; a fiery woman; one who is fair

Makayla (Gaelic): Feminine form of Michael; who is like God?