Do these twin names work?

Having twins soon and stuck on names!  One twin will be Harrison and our list for the other twin is:

Bennett

Spencer

Archer

Davis 

Which sounds best?  I also love the name Grant but don't think it will sound as good as the others with our short three letter one syllable last name.  

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July 28, 2014 2:33 PM

I love all of your choices! They are great names. Personally I think Bennett sounds the best with Harrison. Maybe that's because there is no "S" sound in it so it contrasts nicely, where as Spencer and Davis have the "S" sound which might not flow as nicely with Harrison. Honestly, though, they are all nice! 

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August 10, 2014 1:39 PM

I agree! I just have a better immediate reaction to Bennet and Harrison.

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July 28, 2014 4:50 PM

Congratulations!  I like Bennett.

I agree that Harrison and Spencer is too much "s" sound.  Harrison and Davis sounds like a law firm to me.  Harrison and Archer is okay, but the names don't feel to me like they go together.

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July 28, 2014 6:09 PM

My favorite is also Bennett.

Spencer & Davis are OK, but seem a bit "meh" compared to Harrison.  I'm personally not too fussed about all the S sounds.

Archer is also nice, but seems a bit short to me for some reason (Davis doesn't seem short, so I could just be weird). I think I would like Archer better paired with Harris instead of Harrison.

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July 28, 2014 10:16 PM

I like Bennett and Archer. Harrison and Grant together sound too presidential.

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July 29, 2014 10:19 AM

Hm this is tough. Often twins are called together and a lot of these sets sound like a law firm. "Harrison & Bennett" "Harrison & Davis"... see what I mean?

Are these surnames you chose family names? If so then by all means use them. Otherwise I would reconsider because they are twins. 

Style wise, I think Harrison matches well with Bennett, Davis, and Grant. I think Harrison sounds odd with Archer or Spencer. I think Archer & Spencer work well together though, they are just too upbeat and contemporary to match with Harrison. 

I think my favorite would actually be Grant. Grant & Harrison sounds nice and balanced. Having a one syllable and a 3 syllable makes them each so unique but still go together style wise. If you hate Grant with your last name then I understand. What about Graham perhaps? 

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July 29, 2014 10:54 AM

Since Harrison has nickname potential (e.g., Harry), I think it's nice for you to pick another name also with such potential. Even if you don't use the nickname, your son may someday want to. Given that, my two favorites are Bennett (nn Ben) or Archer (nn Archie). None of these names would have to use a nickname, but it is nice that they have the option.

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July 29, 2014 11:13 AM

A lot of people here seem to like Bennett ... Does it change your opinion if you knew my daughter's name is Charlotte?  I worry those seem a little matchY for siblings.  These are not family names we picked out Harrison first just loved it and have struggled to match it in terms of strength and style.  We also live in the south where surnames as first names are common and popular.  

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July 30, 2014 9:32 PM

I don't think that would overly matchy, but then again having two kids with two-syllable names ending in an -ett sound, and one with a more flowing name might not be ideal. I'm going to be the odd one out and say I prefer Archer with Harrison. To me they are both strong British sounding (don't quote me on their origins!) last names that work as first names. I'd do Archer instead of Bennet, given your Charlotte situation. 

PS I just glanced at the link another poster sent, and I have to say, I am very partial to the name Baxter, which would be very nice with Harrison, I think :-)

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July 29, 2014 11:39 AM

I also like Harrison and Bennett best together.  They both share a double letter and it is one of your longer choices.  Personally I think Charlotte and Bennett are too similar in sound and all of your other choices match more with Charlotte than Harrison.  I would look for longer surnames to pair with Harrison that don't end in son or ette.  I personally like  Charlotte, Harrison and Montgomery .  There is a whole list of surnames here 

http://www.babynamewizard.com/BabyNameWizard-LastNamesFirst.pdf

Good Luck!

 

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August 3, 2014 7:48 PM

I would go with Archer. 

Charlotte and little brothers Harrison & ...

Davis I love, I think Harris & Davis woulster be great together but i don't Like it with Harrison for some reason

Bennett would be perfect like above posters said but ot does end the same as your daughters name and I don't think that's ideal 

Archer is great and I think the er is the perfect ending but I actually find this name a bit similar to your daughters name too, there are definItaly sounds you favor

Spencer honestly this is the only one that doesn't have something in common with one of the other 2 names archer the ARcher and chARlotte, DavIS and HarISson, benneTT and CharloTTe, spencer and... I guess there is an S in Harrison. But all in all I think this one is best for you. 

Great picks I hope this helps a bit. 

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August 4, 2014 12:14 AM

The name Bradley seems to go good with Harrison, what do you think of that name?

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August 11, 2014 5:35 AM

I like these names. Also how about William and Jackson (or Jack).