Due in May - Sibling Names for Lewis and Eleanor
I posted a while back about a hypothetical sibling for Lewis and Eleanor (I can't find the original post though? It must've been more than a year ago). Now after a rather long wait, two actual siblings - twins! - are on their way, due in May, and having had several months to mull over possible names, DH and I have now got a "short"list.
We haven't found out the genders, although being twins it's a bit of a challenge as I am having scans every hospital visit, and get asked each time if I want to find out - but I really do want a surprise (especially a double surprise!) like I did with my first two. So we are after two boys names and two girls names. I had been keeping an every-growing list of names which I gave to DH to choose from, and this is what he has chosen:
Now my concern is choosing names that sound good with Lewis and Eleanor as older siblings, and which also sound good as a "twin set". I don't want to be just referring to "the twins" all the time because the two names are too difficult to say together. So, for example, on our girl list we have a couple of 4-syllable names, and although individually I like them, I don't know if they would work together because there'd be a lot of name to get through! We don't use nns for the first two, because it just didn't feel right, and I don't know if we would do nns for the twins either.
I think stylistically a lot of these names are all over the place, which is where I'm struggling to make a choice (DH likes them all and doesn't worry about them "going together"). Looking them up in the BNW book, many of them are in the Timeless category - which makes me lean more towards them than the ones which are more tied to a particular time period.
So I'd appreciate your feedback on the names as siblings to Lewis and Eleanor, and also as names for twins. Obviously some wouldn't work together (Adrian and Adriana ...) If you were me, and had to name either boy/boy, girl/girl or boy/girl twins from the names on our list, which names do you think work well together? And which don't? There are a couple of issues which I have considered (some which I think I had mentioned on my earlier post) and I am curious to see if they are clearly problematic to any of you.
Btw - I am pretty sure all the names sound good with our ln, and we have a long list of mn possibilities (family names) so we'll decide on the first names first and then choose the mns. Thank you for reading all of this, and thanks in advance for your help!
Sun, 02/18/2018 - 11:30pm