Hi, everybody! My name is Alisa (pronounced like Melissa just without the M) and my husband, Jason, and I are 12 weeks pregnant with twins. We couldn't have been more thrilled about having TWO BABIES. We are going to find out the gender on August 15, 2013 and due on January 24, 2014, but they should arrive around January 1.

So yeah that's my story! But the story is not the reason why I'm making this topic. I'm making it because I needed a few names for twins. Our favorites for B/G twins are Madeline Sophia and Mason Dallas. I want to know another boy name and another girl name so we will have our G/G twin names and our B/B twin names.

I have my ideas. He has his ideas. None of us can agree so please help us!

~Soon to be mom of twins, Alisa.

View our family blog at:


July 12, 2013 11:42 PM

It would be helpful if you could list your ideas and his ideas, to give us an idea of your styles.

Also, are you set on matching initials?  Unless you have other children whose names all start with 'M', it is nice to give twins as much differentiation as possible, including initials.  (I have B/B twins myself.)

And, Congratulations!

July 13, 2013 10:00 AM



It just happened to be that two of our favorite names started with an M.


My Name Style: I like two middle names with a good flow. Example: Kathryn Natalia Ann.


His Name Style: Long names with initals like ACE. Our last name starts with a R so thats not gonna happen!

July 13, 2013 12:48 AM

I also wonder if the matching initials are on purpose, or if it just happened that your 2 favorite names started with M.  I would also suggest not doing matching initials, I've known several sets of twins who hated having matching initials.

If you just want style matches, for girls I would suggest Olivia, Isabella, Charlotte, Abigail, Annabel, & Amelia.  

If you specifically want another M name, Makayla, Molly, Mila, Miranda, Margaret, Malia, Mira

For boys, Liam, Harris, Gavin, Jack, Cole, Sawyer, Levi, Archer.  

M names for boys-Milo, Myles, Mitchell, Max/Maxwell, Micah, Monroe.

July 13, 2013 10:02 AM



Two of my favorite names were rolled together for twin names. What I like to do is kind of have the names sound the same, but it happened to be that Mason and Madeline were two of our favorites!

July 14, 2013 11:22 AM

Well, I have to say that if you rolled both of your favorite names into one girl name and one boys name, what about separating them out for a G/G or B/B set and then find meaningful middle names?

So Madeline and Sophia or Mason and Dallas. Personally, I think the girls' names as a set work better than the boys' names this way, but it could be done with the right middle names.

Have you played around with yet?

July 14, 2013 12:25 PM

I agree. If Madeline & Sophia are your favorite 2 names, I think you should go ahead & use them both if you have 2 girls.  Mason & Dallas are a little different to me style-wise, but I think they would still make a fine pair.  

Since you mentioned liking something that tie the names together, I'll suggest inverted initials.  So girls might be something like Madeline Sue and Sophia Marie and boys could be something like Mason David and Dallas Michael (not the most creative examples, but you get the point).

You could also choose a theme for the middle names.  Nature inspired, Biblical, mythological, colors, family names. Really, I think just about anything that appeals to you could work here.

Seen any ideas that interest you?


July 13, 2013 11:13 AM

Another vote for avoiding matching initials for twins. They might be OK for boy-girl twins, since they'll have their gender to differentiate between them, but for two of the same, you really should try to give them their own initials. If nothing else, it helps with logistics: it makes it easy to label their stuff!

As for specifics, it'd help to know what your ideas and his ideas are. Madeline Sophia is lovely, if a bit trendy/popular; Mason Dallas is not my style, but again, he'd fit right in with his peers.

(There's a set of identical twin boys on our street named Mason and Jackson. I really don't care for Mason, especially for a twin, because I automatically want to pair it with Dixon, as in Mason-Dixon Line; I have so far managed never to call Jackson by the wrong name, but I've come awfully close.)

August 25, 2013 10:28 PM

Madeline Sophia

Lillianna Celine

Mason Dallas

Ethan Austin