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Good surnames for twins in a story?

Author : bluebellbkk

Submitted : 2018-02-26 00:02:13    Popularity:     

Tags: surnames  Good  story  twins  

I’m writing a story, and two of the characters happen to be twins: a boy and girl. Does anyone know of any good surnames for twins, because I don’t know if it’s just me, but twins always seem to have catching surnames in movies and books. Like in rive

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Name one of them Jane Smith and the other one Uneeda Condom. Then have a 500-page-long "prologue" (written in present tense and first person, of course) explaining why they have different surnames. Also, of course, give them "powers," use a cute font, and don't forget to put a copyright notice after every sentence.

There is no special list of names that are suitable for twins. Twins are born randomly into families that ALREADY have a surname.
If you've noticed twins' surnames in fiction, it's not because of the surname itself, but because twins are a bit unusual, so we notice them.
The name 'Blossom' is a little unusual, but do you think ONLY twins would have it as their surname? You're approaching this from the wrong end.

Think of ANY surname, make your characters interesting and their story gripping, and I absolutely guarantee that nobody will say 'Oh what a boring surname, everyone knows twins always have different catchy cutesy surnames'.

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"Blossom" seems cutsy to me. If you want cutsy, think of cute things. Bunny. Kitty. Flower. Rose. Daisy. Sundae. Rainbow.

I agree with Mark. Twins have enough on their psyches being seen as twins. Give them an ordinary sounding surmane. Madison. Peters. Friesen. O'Brien. Smith.

Oh god, if you get hung up on minutia like this you will never finish your story. Here's an idea, what's your best friend's surname? Use that. Or use the surname of your favorite teacher, or your coach, or your favorite singer. It doesn't matter.



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