Names for twin girls?

I’m trying to come up with twin names for two girls that go with my name and my brother‘s. I’m named Avery Grace, and my brother is named Hunter David.

Some combos I like:

Sophie & Sienna

Zoe & Zara

Rylan & Raylee 

Delaney & Danielle

Ruby & Violet 

Lylah & Lainey

feel free to leave suggestion! Please leave first & middle names! Thank you!


August 21, 2018 10:03 PM

I definitely wouldn't use matching initials for twins - way too confusing! So the only combo that doesn't have the same initials is Ruby and Violet, which is nice but still matchy.


Mixing and matching the other names, I like these together:


Sophie and Zara

Sienna and Zoe

Delaney and Lylah (prefer it spelt Lila)

Sienna and Ruby

Zara and Violet

Zara and Ruby


The others are harder to pair as they're such different styles. Rylan feels like a boys' names compared to the rest, and Danielle is more dated. I'm not sure what to do about Raylee or Lainey. And no idea about middle names!



August 22, 2018 12:27 AM

I think that the matchy theme twin names are best left to fantasy or at least the middle name spot. So, these combos would all be fine if they were the middle names. Otherwise if these were candidate first names I think mixing and matching as previously suggested would be the way to go. if you really wanted to match all the way without being an obnoxious imposition on the twins, you could do Zara Sophie and Sienna Zoe, which would make me roll my eyes hard when I got the birth announcement but would then be largely hidden as Zara and Sienna go about their lives.

it could also be fun to use Hope and Faith as middle names to mirror your own. So, Harper Faith and Ellis Hope, or whatever other surnamey androgynous modern  given names you like to match Avery paired with a traditionally feminine virtue name.

August 24, 2018 2:03 PM

At work, I just encountered two people with the same last name, both of them medical doctors in the same office, where as far as we can tell, their names are reverses of each other: think James Thomas Smith and Thomas James Smith, just not with those names. We don't know if they're father and son or siblings, but as I was telling the coworkers, if they're siblings, I hope they're not twins, because if they are, I need to go hunt down their parents and hit them over the head with a clue-by-four. My coworker who is also an identical twin totally agrees with me.

(Yes, in our teeny-tiny office with 7 people if one of them isn't on maternity leave, two of us have identical twin siblings.)

August 22, 2018 3:24 AM

I dont like twin names starting with the same initial and I dont like two colour names together for twins

Violet and Lilah

Sienna and Zara/Zoe/Delaney/Laney

Sophie and Zara

Rylan and Laney

Raylee and Sienna

Delaney and Zoe

Danielle and Sophie? or Zoe Zara?

Ruby and Lilah

Lainey and Zoe



August 22, 2018 4:22 PM

I think most of this list is a little too cute/matchy for my taste.  I am more a fan of twin names that coordinate without being too matchy.  From the list, Ruby & Violet are the only ones I'd consider, though they right on the line for me.

If you're up for a little mix & match action, I think you've got several lovely names that would coordiante well together-though you've got several different styles going on.  I'd start by grouping them into style categories.  

Vintage Revival:  Sophie, Ruby, Violet

Classic:  Zoe, Danielle

Modern:  Sienna, Rylan, Raylee, Delaney, Lylah, Lainey

International Flair:  Zara

Some could be divided differently or fit in more than one category.  For example, I could see a case for Zoe to be in the vintage or international categories.  Sophie (especially spelled Sofie/Sofia) could also be international.  The spelling of Lylah you used would be modern for me, but Lilah could be vintage or international.

Then I'd suggest deciding which category appeals the most.  You can then mix & match within a single category or use names from complimentary categories.  Sophie & Violet, Zoe & Danielle, Sofia & Zara, Zara & Lilah, Delaney & Sienna.

By mk
August 22, 2018 10:46 PM

Ruby and Violet is the only pair I really like. I don’t mind matching initials though, I just prefer the names be more distinctive then. For example, Sophie and Sienna seem different enough, but Rylan and Raylee are very matchy.

I know a bunch of twin sets, and none have matching initials. Well, one kind of does because one of the twins uses a nickname. 

August 23, 2018 6:03 PM

After a lot of thinking, I agree that a lot of my combos are too match. I have settled on Sofia & Zara. I have known a few twins, most of which had the same first initial. The twin set that did not have matching initials had rhyming names. The twin set that will always stick out the most share the same first name. They both the first name Quyn (pronounced Queen) and they went by their middle name, Nue & True. Although their unusual names may suggest otherwise, they were born in the U.S. (So were their parents & grandparents) and are not bilingual.

August 24, 2018 10:49 AM

My utmost sympathies to that Q&Q twinset.

I'm an identical twin, and our parents did things right: they always treated us as individuals, starting with our names. I realize that for you, this is all hypothetical, but I suggest you try to emulate their thinking: twins are siblings who share a birthdate. If anything, their names should be _less_ similar than those of siblings who don't share that particular bit of identifying information. (I was just at the pharmacy picking up a refill. They asked for two things for finding my order: my surname and my birthdate. If my surname was more common, I believe the next identifier would be my first initial.)

Sofia and Zara is a lovely pairing.

August 26, 2018 2:37 AM

Rylan & Raylee is a tongue-twister, as is Delaney & Danielle. Zoe Zara is an actress- I had to google to figure out why those names already went together in my head.

From your list, I'd pair together:

Ruby & Sienna

Ruby & Zara

Zara & Sienna

Zara & Delaney

Lylah & Ruby

Sophie & Delaney

Violet & Sienna

Violet & Zoe

Violet & Zara

Danielle & Sophie