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It's not my style, but I see no problems here. If you like it, go for it!
Noel and Sylvia are lovely. If those are the names you like, go for it!
Other ideas: Mary, Sarah, Margaret, Ann, Vera
Paul, Conrad, Peter, Simon, Victor
Another vote for Lauren. Two one-syllable names in a row is jarring to my ear.
In 12 years of teaching where I see an entire wlementary school's worth of children each week, I have not known a single child to be called Willy. Many called Will, several full Williams, a few who used Liam, but never a Willy. You really don't have to be worried about that in 2019. If William/Will is your favorite, go with that.
Your husband likes John, but it's too plain for you. Might Ian (the celtic form of John) be a good compromise?
I agree that Peter is out unless you actively want to name your son for your brother. Reuben Abelyn is far to similar sounding for my tastes. Titus is a VERY different feel from your other kids' names.
I like Leo a lot, but when paired with Jack all I can think about is Leo DiCaprio in Titanic.
Of your picks, Charlie is my favorite by far. In 12 years of teaching elementary school music, I've only known two, so I don't think of it as being particularly popular. I'll like it even better if it's a nickname for Charles.
I agree with these gaps.
As an exclusively Kate, I would feel naked without being a Katherine formally and legally.
I agree with many of the other posters - I prefer a full name legally, with nicknames for everyday. My choice for Andi are Andrea, Andromeda, or Cassandra.
I'll be the voice of dissent. Knowing they are honor names makes it more acceptable. My main objection was not the pot reference, but the fact that Maryjane is already a name. It felt like you were splitting up one name for two little girls. You have two honor names that stylistically fit together nicely. While twins start their lives as a pair, for most of their time on earth they will interact with people who have no idea that they even have a twin.
For reference, I went to high school with a girl whose first and middle names were Mary Jane who went exclusively by Janie. I don't recall any pot related teasing (though that may well have happened when she was younger).
I have been teaching elementary school music for 12 years. In that time, I've had one Mary, a few Marias, and no Janes. I would welcome hearing more of these old-fashioned, plain names.
I think you have a really solid list. I like them best in this order:
4. Elaina (though if it were spelled Elena I would prefer it to Stella)
Once you find some middle name pairings you like with these, you can always go into the hospital with a short list and wait until actually meet her to see what fits.
GAB could easily get to Gabe.
My vote would be for Trey.
Congrats! Your girls' names have a little bit of and old-fashioned, European feel to me, so I tried to think of boys names that give me some of the same impressions. I also included some 7-letter names.
8 Letter names: Nicholas, Marshall, Jonathan, Anderson, Campbell, Broderic, Benedict, Matthias
7 Letter names: Orlando, Ezekial, William, Emerson, Evander, Richard
I'm not generally a fan of both names ending in A, but of your choices, I prefer Veronica Laura. If you are open to reversing the order both Laura Anastasia and Emma Anastasia are more pleasing to my ear. Potential alternatives: Laurel/Lauren or Emily/Emmaline.
Delphine was my favorite of your original short list, and I think Zinnia Delphine is just lovely.
I LOVE Robin for a boy! Of the two middle name options, I prefer Leszek, even though I'm not 100% sure of it's pronunciation. Robin Aron is too sing-songy for me.
Now for twin two. All three choices are solid, so I can understand why it's a particularly hard decision.
Sascha: Has the same traditional/unisex feel as Robin. Stell@n would share a the starting letter with one little brother, and the ending letter with the other little brother - a nice connection. But some people prefer a different initial for each child.
Willem: seems like a good stylistic bridge between Stell@n and Robin. Would give all three boys very similar endings. Too similar for my liking, but I know LOTS of families who wouldn't be bothered.
Anders: This is my favorite. It brings some panache to Peter in the middle name slot. Stylistically it fits right in with both Robin and Stell@n.
Congrats and good luck!
I personally own three copies, and it's my standard baby shower book. Librarians are the best!
Each Peach Pear Plum is my all time favorite children's book, and it never occured to me that it's British! I always just accepted it as a close-enough sort of rhyme!
Madyn sticks out to me from the proposed sibling names, as well. And I'm another who would assume it's pronounced like Hayden. I think having Madyn be a nickname for Madelyn completely solves those problems.
Abby - two of my all time favorite students are named Abby/Abbie
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