Need sibling names for Maia and Eve!

My friend's thinking of baby names and she needs some help. She has a daughter named Maia and she is expecting twins that are boy-girl. The girl twin will be named Eve. Any suggestions for the twin brother is greatly appreciated! 

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February 8, 2018 3:51 PM

the first name that popped into my head was Eli, Ezra, Ezekiel,

Levi (share similar letters to Eve) as does Steven

Joel  Seth Dan Dave

Zeke, Zac, Josh, Ben

Nate, Sam, Tim Phil

Jo Luke Nathan Reuben

Samuel  Zachary Simon

Timothy  Jude  John

James  Andrew  Peter

Noah  Jonah  Joshua

Jonathan  Daniel  Caleb

Gabriel   David  Isaac

Isaiah Jesse Joseph

Jacob Philip

 

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February 8, 2018 10:37 AM

How does she feel about matchy names for twins? If she likes them, then Eaton, Eli/Elijah/Elias, Lev, or something along the sound line, or something like Moss, Stone, or Grey for 1-syllable nature names. Any other criteria?

Other ideas: Beck, Brady, Brax, Charlie, Clayton, Dayton, Devin, Dorian, Drew, Finian/Finn, Fletcher, Garrett, Grayson/Grayden, Holden, Hudson, Jaxon, Jones, Joss, Judson, Kaz, Lane, Laren, Luca, Lucas, Nolan, Oliver, Owen, Peter, Rohan, Saylor, Ty

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February 9, 2018 2:33 AM

Please do NOT give twins matchy-matchy names.  No, no, no.  While b/g twins are less of an inevitable pairing in others' eyes, it's best to carve out space for them to be their own individuals.  Also, you don't want matchy-twin names that leave out the older sister who will forever be the not-twin.  If you do want a pattern of some sort, it's best to find one that doesn't exclude her.

Can you give us some more info on what they like in names? 

If they DO want a pattern, Maia is from Greek mythology and Eve derives from Eva, which is the Latin form of the woman in the Hebrew Bible (Havah).  Perhaps they could mine figures from other ancient legends (religious or otherwise) or go with the whole ancient Greek/Roman thing.  Julius, Cato?

 

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February 9, 2018 9:27 AM

Flynn, Phoenix, Cyrus. Leif, Hendrix.

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February 9, 2018 11:04 AM

In the 19th century, parents would've cheerfully named Eve's twin brother Adam. It's a common enough pairing that I've come to wonder if all uses of Adam and Eve can be traced back to twins. (The way names were passed along in families, it's hard to tell the ultimate source of any of them.)

It's slightly less important for boy-girl twins, but I do encourage your friends to NOT go the matchy-matchy route: give each child his or her own initial, and name them as the individuals they are, not as a set.

As for suggestions, it's hard to judge people's style based on just two names, especially when the suggestions need to be the other gender (people's tastes often differ fairly widely for boys versus girls). Name Matchmaker comes up with things like Simon, Noah, Jonah, and Luca. This is echoed if you compare the sibling clouds in Namipedia: the overlap between Maia and Eve is Adam, Alexander/Alex, Daniel, Jacob, Lucas/Luke, and Noah. I don't recommend Adam for a twin sibling, but any of the rest of them would be fine.

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By as03
February 10, 2018 3:39 PM

Thanks everyone for the suggestions! She isn't a fan of the matching names, but she appreciates all the input. As for the other names, she likes Hudson a lot and also Adam (however, she wouldn't name her twins Eve + Adam). She also likes Avery for a boy, but wonders if that is too matchy. 

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February 10, 2018 4:13 PM

yes Adam and Eve, a no go for sure,  Avery is ok,  Hudson I dont like with Eve

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February 12, 2018 1:08 PM

I really love Avery for a boy, but I think I would get tripped up by Eve and Avery—ten to one I'd call them Aive and Eevery once a week—but possibly your friend is less prone to that kind of problem. She may want to try saying them together a few times, and also having someone call them up the stairs to her and see how easy it is to distinguish them.

Based on the names she likes so far, I'll suggest perhaps something like Parker, Miles, or Aubrey. Are any of those in the ballpark? If you give us more of her preferences, we may be able to come up with better suggestions. Sounds or styles she likes, any that she especially wants to avoid, if she cares at all about name origins, etc.

Also, I'm afraid the suggestions may be a little slower in coming than they would have been a year ago; we've had a spate of fake multiples postings lately--they usually start out sounding genuine, but eventually it becomes clear that they're a lie. This is really disheartening, and I think has jaded some of us about twin+ naming challenges.

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By as03
March 15, 2018 10:38 PM

Alright, I just shared the bundle of these names with my friend. She likes Archie and really loves Elias, Avery, and Parker! Aston was also a frontrunner earlier on if that helps with the kinds of names she likes. 

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By as03
March 15, 2018 11:11 PM

She also likes Beau

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March 18, 2018 1:41 AM

I'd go with something short but not too matchy.

Ari

Rory

Leo

Owen

Seth

Kade

Fox

Sam

Amal

Amir

Joel

Jude

Nico

Luca or Luke

Cole

Dylan

Jake

Jack

Alex

Lex

Rex

Ray/Rey

Theo

Otto

Sage

Ross

Zane

Cruz

Arlo

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March 18, 2018 11:18 AM

congratulations to your friend! we are on our second set of twins now, and have a girl. Girl is Alexis Faith. First set was 2 boys, in which are Adam Noah & Blake Reilly. We are now expecting twin girls!

some suggestions: Blake, Sail, Jayden, Luke/Lucas, Liam, Keelan, Alex, Roary, Xavier, Josh, Tyler, Kael