Baby # 9.......and just found out, twins!!

I just found out I am expecting twins, # 9&10. Thrilled to bits, but my husband and I are have difficulties coming up with names. We want them to match with are children's names:

Tessa(f), Amber(f), Julien(m), Vincent(m), Norah(f), Eliott(m), Baxter(m) and Scarlett.(f)

We like sort of classy but unique names. So far for ideas my husband likes:




I like:



and we are pretty stuck after that. Help please! Also, I wouldn't mind the twins names to have some correlation, but they shouldn't be too matchy matchy.

As you probably can assume, I don't have a ton of time to peruse websites for names, so any suggestions are super helpful


October 1, 2014 6:04 PM

Congratulations! Yiu must be one busy mama!


I love the names you have!

Clara is so forgotten in this world of Claires. But I think Clara and Norah seem a bit alike sound wise (it's the -ra sound)

Helena definetely strikes me as classy and unique. I think this one fits very well with your other children.

Hudson strikes me as more modern than some of your children's names, but I think it still works.

Rose is such a sweet name. I like it best of the ones on your list.

Romeo is a classy but unique name. However, it is very highly ascossiated with Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare, young love, and tragedy. That being said, I think it's more out there than your other children's names. That's not a bad thing. Just make sure his twin's name has nothing to do with Shakespeare or people will sense a theme.


I used some of your children's names/names you like to look up some other ideas:

Emerson -it feels very classy, especially when paired with your other children

Ivy- similar to Rose in that they are both plants with an "old fashioned glam" feel

Philip- a more unique name for boys these days, but still has a classy/royal feel to it

Nicholas- such a name that can be high and mighty or slimmed down to Nick, Nicky, Nico, Cole, ect.

Adam- Short and sweet. a woman at my church recently had a boy and named him Adam. I had not met an Adam, old or young, before and it is so darling!

Chelsea- a name so overdone in the 1990s (Chelsey Clinton era), looks positively young with this spelling.

Quincy- old fashion chic but with an upbeat nickname.

Elise-  Short like Rose, but a more French name. I always think of Fur Elise, Bethoveen, and classical music when I hear this name!

Christine- yes, there was the Chris/Christy/Crystal time, but now there are no children with this classic name. I think of Phantom of the Opera's Christine Daae.

Oliver- An older name that is being overlooked for its female counterpart. I think Oliver Twist and Victorian England.

Hugo- an old fashioned, seemingly British name. The name makes me think Victor Hugo and the torment of Les Mis.

Camille- interesting flair with a French ending.

Lorelai- This name made me think "Romeo" when I saw it (no idea why). It seems poised and flowery.

Felicity- this name speaks classy chic and unusual.


I hope these help spark ideas! If I come across any other ideas, I'll send them to you! Again congratulations to you and your family!

October 1, 2014 7:03 PM

Thanks so much for the suggestions!

Out of the names you suggested, I really like Oliver, Felicity and Ivy and Hugo

Me and my husband both love the suggestione of Hugo, and it's now at the top of my list. We now really like Hugo and Helena, or Rose and Ivy, or Hugo and Hudson/Oliver.

Again thanks so much!


October 1, 2014 9:07 PM

I'm so glad I could help! Keep us updated!

Are you going to find out the genders before or be suprised?

October 2, 2014 10:25 AM

I think we are going to be surprised. With all the kids before, we have everything we need for both genders, so no issue there. I'm hoping for one of each, because then I would have 5 girls 5 boys. But whatever we are given is such a blessing.

Also, I've got some other ideas I want suggestions about




Leonel (leo)









October 2, 2014 4:41 PM

These are some more good ideas!

Lawrence- I like that spelling (as opposed to Laurence)! It seems quant and cute and very "Little Women" Civil War era (I think it would be lovely with Scarlett and Eliott and Vincent particularly). Would he have a nickname?

Cadence- I like this name. It seems more modern than a lot of your names and the K spelling especially.

Clarence- I have never met anyone, child or adult with Clarence as a name. Not that that's a bad thing. It's a bit more stuffy than chic/classy. I could see it as a good middle name.

Leonel- I like this name a lot, especially as most Leos are just Leo. I think it fits very well with your other boys names.

Damien- An older name and not very common (kind of like Clarence). I think it fits with the times now, but also very well with your other children (Amber, Tessa, and Baxter particularly).

Gordon- This name has always struck as more a father than a child. Like Clarence, I could see middle name possibility.

Gideon- I personally love Gideon! It is a classic Bible name (with a good assosiation), but it seems so clean cut and classy. Though, Gideon and Julien have a similar sound (not alike, just similar).

Ivan- very Russian. It feels heavy, I don't know what your last name is, but Ivan O'Malley or Ivan Hernandez could come across as very cross cultural if you have a sterotypical country of origin last name.

Maeve- I like it. It feels just like what you discribed as wanting in a name. But it is close to a color (Mauve). You already have Scarlett and Amber, so that might be something to watch for.

Quentin- I almost suggested this earlier! I think it fits with your children. Would he just be Quentin? Because you don't get Quin from this spelling.

Preston- Classy for sure. A bit more like Amber and Tessa. I like it.

Weston- This is like Preston, but with a down home feel. It loses some of the class because it is "West" making it sound very American.

You have great names to work from and the names of your first 8 children don't limit you too much! I love you and your husband's style of names!

October 2, 2014 4:47 PM

Thanks again for the wonderful insight!

I guess Lawrence could be Lawrie, which is nice as well, but I prefer the full name.

The spelling of Quentin would probably stay the same, because my sister's name is Quinn, and I couldn't accociate it with a males name.

Ivan is already off the list.

I can really see Hugo and Preston working well.

Again thanks so much!


October 2, 2014 1:32 PM

Romeo seems like too much for a boy to pull off.  I think it would be especially difficult during those awkward pre-teen/teen age years.  For something similar but without such a strong romantic association, perhaps Romero?  Or names that share the "o" ending?  Leo, Milo, Matteo, Arlo?

Clara and Helena are both very pretty and I think they work well with the sibling names.

Hudson feels a bit more modern than some of your kids' names; however, I think it works really well with Baxter.  For me, Baxter stands out a bit as being the most modern of the bunch.  I think it would be nice to add something that sort of balances that out.

Rose is also very pretty.  It seems very similar in style to Clara & Helena, and works well with the other names too.

For boys I'll suggest Sebastian, Owen, Felix, Archer, Bennett & Spencer.

For girls, Violet, Ruby, Audrey, Juliet, Hazel, Genevieve & Cora.

October 2, 2014 2:19 PM

I really like Sebastian and Felix! 

For me Violet and Juliet are out, because of my daughter Scarlett. it's the 'let'.

Ruby and Hazel are definitely pretty, but because I already have two colour names, (Amber and Scarlett), throwing another in wasn't my ideal.


I agree with your comment about Baxter, which is why I was inclined to put Hudson on the list. My husbands dad passed away while I was pregnant with him, and his name was Baxter. 

Thanks for your suggestions!


October 2, 2014 11:51 PM

Boys: Alec, Curtis, Emerson, Emmitt, Gabriel, Gavin, Jude, Oliver, Roman, Wesley

Girls: Adelaide, Brielle, Cecily, Darcy, Elaine, Elissa, Elise, Evangeline, Geniveve, Larissa, Leah, Louisa, Meredith, Monroe 

October 3, 2014 8:49 AM

Ooh I like Emmitt (maybe Emmett though) a lot!

Also a big fan of Jude, Gabriel and Brielle also Jude, maybe Judah, is really growing on me.

October 3, 2014 7:19 PM

hmmm I don't really like the name Hugo so much. Try to imagine that on a resume, or wedding invitation. Emmett is great though, very masculine and professional too. 

So here's a list: 



















October 4, 2014 7:57 PM

I have thought about names aging, and I've decided that names age with our society. When Hugo is older, I'm sure our culture will adapt to the name as a older name. But I agree with you. Emmett seems perfect, I'm loving it so much.

Out of your suggestions:

Eli- I very much like the name, but since I already have a son named Eliott, I feel like they are too similar

Levi- Can't name my son the brand of a jean company :) lol

Laurent- I am very intrigued by the name. Having the similar feel of Lawrence, but maybe a bit more modern. Added to my list.

Finlay- Just not my type of name. 

Maxon- Interesting name, and I have always liked it---- but too close to Baxter

Noel- Not loving the Chrismas reference

Simon- Oooh I love this name. I love everything about it. Front the biblical reference to the nn "si" to the way Simon just rolls off the tongue.

Stella- I just feel it doesn't quite fit the style of my others names

Joanna- Pretty, but just not the style agian

Sadie- Feels like a nn to me

Paige- My sister's name

Sage- Kind of liking this- but I'll have to bring it up with my husband first.

Kendall- Too common in my area

October 4, 2014 9:36 PM

Sadie is a nickname for Sarah, if that would make you like it any better.

October 5, 2014 8:37 AM

Okay that makes sense, but I feel like Sarah is a much to popular name right now for me.

October 5, 2014 9:53 AM

Helena is one of my very favorie names, so you have my vote on that! :) Rose is very pretty as well, and I like how Hudson helps Baxter to fit in a little better. Out of your later ideas, I love Damien, Gideon, Maeve, Quentin, and Hugo.

Some new ideas:













Milo (Could also be a cool nn for Maximilian)

I don't know how much you like Sadie, but if you really liked it but felt Sarah was too common, it could also work as a cool nickname for Seraphina or Seraphine. 



October 5, 2014 6:40 PM

Thank you so much! I love almost every one of these names :) I am so grateful for all of the replies!

So for each name:

Imogen- Beautiful name, and I love the way it fits with the other children, but my next door neighbour just had a baby named Imogen. We are extremely close friends, and I just couldn't do that.

Mara- Again, wonderful name, but just too close to my daughter Norah

Alistair- I thought of this name never crossed my mind, but now that I hear it, I think I am in love! If I have twin boys, Alistair and Emmett is looking pretty probable right now.

Jasper- I think this is an incredibly cool and unique name, but my husband doesn't like the Twilight reference

Carolina- Just not a fan-sorry

Geneva- Really like this, especially with the nn "gennie"

Genevra- Like Geneva better^

Emmeline- My nieces name 

Rhiannon- Kind of growing on me-I'll keep you posted.

Seraphine- Hmmm, I just don't like it

Miles- Yes! I love this.

Milo-hmmm^like miles better

Again, thanks so much! I'm fussy with names, and you really hit the mark with Alistair, Miles and Geneva. THanks :)