Being that I have twins I am currently reading a book on rearing twins. In the book they have referenced the ssa popular twin names in the US. I was reading it and just so surprised that there are so many sets of twins with the same names. (http://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/twins.html)
So... do you know more than one set of twins that have the same names? It does seem that the most popular twin names are also the currently popular names of course, and lots of the names are more matchy or same letter names, but still. But there are some different ones as well, like 12 sets of twins in the us named Alexander and William, or 12 sets of twins named Addison and Jackson, etc.
So if you had twins, what would you name them? I have to say naming our twins was infinitely more difficult than naming our singletons, not just because you have more names to choose, but because you have to decide alike names or not, etc.
Ultimately our twins have some things that are matchy. Both of their first names and 5 letters and 2 syllables, and both of their middle names are 4 letters and 1 syllable. We didn't necessarily do those things on purpose, but I liked it anyhow. But in choosing their names I really did NOT want their names to match. DH's grandma was an identical twin, Jean and Jeana (pronounced Ja-nay), and she had identical twin girls, Sherlene and Sherry. My great grandfather was a twin, Johannes and Siebren (they were Dutch). I wanted their names to be really different, but also to fit with our other children's names too. But now, I don't think one of the name matches, but oh well.
Anyhow, our twins are Abram Hunt and Wyatt John. And though we did not plan it at all, they are the A&W twins. lol. When ppl ask their names, they always seem surprised when I tell them. I think most ppl expect some alliteration or something. But seriously, I have a hard enough time spitting any name out when trying to call the right child, I don't need any extra confusion. My other children are Brilee and Tucker. I think Abram fits the least, since the other three are all more modern and Abram is biblical, but we liked it, and I feel it has a contemporary sound to it. I kind of think all four names have a western-ish feel as well. And we always use family names as middle names (John is from my g-grandfather, as he changed his name to John when he emigrated as a child, and since he was a twin, I wanted to use his name for one of my twins)
My twins are fraternal and do not look similar, so different names is a good thing. Would having identical twins inspire you to have more matchy names than if they were fraternal? or B/G twins, would you want them to match more or less? Would you maybe pick different first names, but matching middle names?
Anyhow, rambling, but thought it would be fun to have a few new posts here and love to hear others opinions on all things naming.