Rhyming Names

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I actively sought out names for my twin daughters that would not rhyme. I thought that it was important to use their names as a way to emphasize their individuality over their twinhood. They’ve settled into almost somewhat more parallel but still non-rhyming nicknames.

Image my surprise to find myself in this conversation.

M: I want quadruplets. Three girls and one boy. The girls will be Claudia, Nadia and Sadia Jr. I don’t know about the boy yet.
Me: Rhyming names, huh?
M: Oh yes!
Me: I’m flattered to have a theoretical granddaughter named after me. Do you wish that you and your sister had rhyming names?
M: Not really. I like my name. My two girls will be identical.
J: Would Claudia feel left out? Or the boy?
M: I guess. I don’t want 3 girls any more. I want identical girls and identical boys for my quadruplets.

I’ve asked M about her obsession with quadruplets before. She states that she wants 4 kids but doesn’t want the hassle of kids who want to participate in different extracurricular activities.

I think she’s in for a rude surprise.

Sadia (rhymes with Nadia) has been coordinating How Do You Do It? since late 2012. She is the divorced mother of 7-year-old monozygotic twins, M and J. She lives with them and their 3 cats in the Austin, TX suburbs and works full time as a business analyst. She retired her personal blog, Double the Fun. She also blogs at Adoption.com and Multicultural Mothering.

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Sadia (rhymes with Nadia) has been coordinating How Do You Do It? since late 2012. She is the divorced mother of 10-year-old monozygotic twins, M and J. They live in the Austin, TX suburbs, where Sadia works full time in information technology. She contributes to a number of parenting websites and magazines and also runs The Mommy Blogging Guide, where she answers mommy bloggers' technical questions.

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  1. My boys’ names rhyme. It kind of “just happened” that way. I wanted them to be strong and unique and it came about that the names we settled on ended up rhyming. I guess when we have another (or two) we’ll try to come up with rhyming ones so as to not make anyone feel left out. LOL!

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