Baby Names For Twins That Aren’t Too Matchy

Baby Names For Twins That Aren’t Too Matchy

I’ll admit, I am not a twin mom. But, I have definitely considered potential twin names in the past. I mean, twins are always possible, right?

In my twin dreams, I figure that they’ll already have the same birthday, wear many of the same clothes, and, well, share everything over the years, so it seems like a good idea to avoid names that are too matchy.

If I was trying to nail down the perfect twin names, I’d consider the following while brainstorming…

  • No rhyming
  • Can have association, but already aren’t often paired (i.e. Mickey and Minnie)
  • Syllable variation
  • Consider not having them start with the same letter (although, that’s definitely hard to avoid!)
  • Link through meaning
  • Just pick 2 names that coordinate for siblings

Baby Names For Twins That Aren't Too Matchy

Girl Twins

Haven + Willa — Both have meanings of safety/protector.

Amelia + Eleanor — Classics!

Bellamy + Briar — Unique alone and together, something that will definitely be remembered.

Fiona + Phoebe — Sound like “F”, but aren’t so they can each have their own first letter.

Zoe + Eve — Both meaning life.

Esmerelda + Genevieve — Fit for queens!

Boy/Girl Twins

Theo + Tess — My best friend’s favorite boy/girl twin combo.

Annaliese + Arlo — I love the combo of one long name and one short.

Eli + Emmaline — Again with the short and long. That’s gold in my book!

Beau + Calista — Both mean beautiful.

Oliver + Elise — Think of double vowels as an option for your boy/girl twins.

Marina + River — Subtle water connotations.

Sienna + Gray — Two colors that don’t scream “pink and blue”.

Xander + Beatrix — Start with a fun letter … and end with it!

Vincent + Ivy — Matching subtly through the Vs.

Boy Twins

Crew + Camden — That short long balance shines here.

Lance + Griffin — Talk about a strong combo!

Rocco + Reese — Same first letter, but distinctive on their own.

Ian + Arthur — A royal, but classic flair.

Stone + Torrence — See that nature affiliation?

Milo + Dominic — Short and long wins again!

Roy + Miles — Two little gentlemen.

What twin name combinations do you love that don’t technically “match”? Let’s keep the┬ábrainstorm going!

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Gretchen hails from the beautiful Pacific Northwest along with her husband and two young children. Before transitioning to life as a stay at home mom, Gretchen worked in sales and marketing while earning her Masters in Management and Organizational Leadership. Now her days are focused on managing meal plans and nap times while organizing her sewing stash and children's toy bins. My oh my, how life changes in the blink of an eye! Gretchen writes frequently about natural parenting, becoming more environmentally conscience, her affinity for thrifted treasures, and hopes of making it out of yoga pants each day on her blog That Mama Gretchen (


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