I'm due August 18th with boy/girl twins & the husband and I are totally clueless on what to name them!
We're a blended family, both of us having children from previous relationships (he brought 3 children into our marriage while I brought 2) but when we married I chose to keep my last name at the request of my daughters (they didn't want Mommy to have a different last name than they have), & so for the twins (who are our only children together) we've decided to go the hyphenated last name route, even though our surnames are totally different (mine is Celtic & his is Spanish). So their last name will be Aberdeen-Flores.
Adding to the difficulty of finding names that sound good with our two last names is trying to decide on what style of name to go with. My 2 girls have very Celtic names, Brietta Wynne & Keelin Gilda. My husbands children all have very Spanish names. The boys are Alonzo Turi & Donzel Berto and the girl is Carlita Abril. So do we go Celtic for the twins? Spanish? One of each? One style for first names and the other for middle? None of the above? We're so confused!
Also, just to make things even harder, we want the twins names to sound good/go together. I'm not talking rhyming/matchy names or anything, but names of a similar style at least. Please help!
Just to give you an idea of our taste here is our (rather long) list of names that we like but can't decide on. Ideas/input/new suggestions much appreciated!
Names we've considered so far for the girl(a mix of Celtic and Spanish):
For the boy(another mix):
Names that are neither Celtic or Spanish for the girl:
And for the boy:
Any input as to what everyone thinks sounds best as twin names/with the last name(s) and what combinations sound best for first & middle names would be great, as would any other name suggestions y'all can think up for us!
Thanks again (& sorry this was so long)!
Blended families already include naming compromises, as you've found with the surname situation: roughly 1/3rd of your children will have one surname, roughly 1/3rd a different surname, and roughly 1/3rd yet another surname. I think it is okay to do the same with their first names.
Your husband's children's names are the result of adding his tastes to their mother's tastes. Your daughters' names are the result of adding your tastes to their father's tastes. If you and your husband now add your tastes to his, in the same way you did when naming the other children, I think you'll end up with names that gently coordinate with the other children's names without causing you to lose your minds looking for the names that will tie everyone together.
A useful exercise in this situation would be starting fresh and thinking, "If we DIDN'T have any children already, what names would we consider for the twins?"