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How to Choose Names for Twin Babies


Confused and need good ideas for choosing names for your twin babies? Read on to find out how to choose names for twins, how to choose names for twin boys and twin girls. Apart from your favourite names, you can also use these best ways to choose names for twins and get ideas.


Birth of twins is always exciting for parents. The fun and confusion that take place when there are twins in the family is always enjoyable. However, when parents are expecting twins, they want to take some help regarding choosing names for the twins. There are many ways to choose names for twins. These are some of the following


Names which Sound Similar or Rhyme

A good way to name twins would to name them with similar sounding names. Parents can also choose names which begin with the same alphabet and sound similar as well. Examples of this would be like

Shreyas and Shreya

Ashwin and Ashwini

Karunya and Karuna

Martin and Martina

Some of these are names with the other name just being an extended version. This is the most popular and most common way by which twins are named.


Rearranging Letters to Form Names

Another way to name twins is taking a name and rearranging the letters to form another name. For example take the name Tanay, now you can rearrange the letters to think of a name for the other twin. So, another name which comes from rearranging the letters in the word Tanay is Tanya. So, there you go Tanay and Tanya!

Another example would be the name Ameet and Meeta. After rearranging Ameet, you get Meeta. So, there you have two good boy-girl names for twins.

Tanay and Tanya

Ameet and Meeta

If you are looking for good twin names for girls, like this, you can take

Reema and Meera

If you are looking for good twin names like this for a boy, you can take

Anish and Ishan

This is an interesting way to name twins, but you won't find many combinations like this! It could get a little difficult!


Names with Similar Meaning

A good idea for naming your twins is choosing names with similar meaning. For example, you can choose the names like

Deep and Diya.

Both mean lamp or light.

Another similar example would be

Jeet and Jayita.

Both mean victory.

Choosing names with similar meaning is also a good way to name twins.


Names Related to Mythology or Religion.

You can choose names with meaning or origin from mythology and religion. Many Indians name their twins based on names from the Bhagavad Gita or Christians choose names for their twins from the Bible. An example of twin names with mythological meaning is

Luv and Kush

Luv and Kush both are children of Lord Ram from the Ramayan.

Sita and Gita

Sita is very famous as Lord Shri Ram's wife from Ramayan and Gita is from the Bhagavad Gita which is the holy book of the Hindus.

Jacob and Joshua

The names Joshua and Jacob are taken from the Bible.

The above pairs of names have relation to mythology or religion.


Choosing Names which Begin with the Same Letter

Some parents also like to choose names for twins by selecting names which begin with the same alphabet but do not necessarily rhyme or sound similar.

Examples of this would be,

Avika and Aniket

Payal and Pawan

Medha and Manshaa.


Other Tips You Can Follow to Choose Names for Twins

Another way to choose names, is just choosing two names that you like. If you personally like two names very much and don't want to choose names using the different methods, you could opt for them. Ultimately, the parents should be happy with the decision.

Parents often wonder how to choose twin names and get good ideas for twin names. These above tips will help you get ideas for two names that go together. However, at the end of the day if the two are identical twins, you will end up confused with all the pranks played by twins, irrespective of the names!


Do you have twins? Do your twins play pranks on you? How would you choose names for your twins if you had them? To share your tips, views, and experiences, click here.


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