Settling on one great name for your baby can be hard—finding a pair of names that you and your mate can agree on? Even harder. Twin girl names should share something in common—a beginning initial, a similar style, a certain meaning—but without getting too close. (Name them Maya and Mia, and you're going to make it even harder to call them by the appropriate name.)
Looking for the perfect pair for your girls? Start with these ideas to inspire you.
Alexandra and Charlotte
These timeless baby names are feminine, but come with cute boyish nicknames—Alex and Charlie.
Ella and Emma
Bella and Jolie
Ruby and Violet
Choose a pair of colorful monikers that aren't simply matched—Ruby is the red precious gem, and Violet the sweet purple-hued bloom.
Hazel and Laurel
Don't want to go with the common Rose and Lily botanical pairing? Opt for two verdant tree names, like Hazel and Laurel.
Esme and Stella
Consider names that share some sounds, without being too matchy-matchy. Esme means "beloved," and Stella means "star."
Freya and Gaia
Eve and Zoe
Eve and Zoe are a short and sweet pair that shares similar meanings—both mean "life."
Olivia and Sophia
Clementine and Cerise
These baby names share an initial, but without sharing the same sound (hard C for Clementine, soft C for Cerise). And they're in the same style—Clementine is an orange, while Cerise is the French word for cherry.
India and Adelaide
Frida and Georgia
These sweet baby names have a subtle link. They're inspired by a pair of artists: Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keefe. Similar options: Try Charlotte and Emily (after the Bronte sisters), or Amelia and Nellie (after bold explorers Amelia Earhart and Nellie Bly).
Marley and Rory