10 Baby Name Combinations for Boy/Girl Siblings

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Deciding the perfect baby name can be more difficult than you'd expect, especially knowing it can hold a lot of weight in the future. There are so many things to consider before you make the big decision, like how the name will sound with your last name, or whether there are any obvious, terrible nicknames that could haunt your child growing up. Will the name you're considering be too popular? Too out there? How will it jive with their siblings' names?

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These are all questions I looped through before ultimately coming to the decision I wrote on my kids' birth certificates. Each name has a special meaning to us and, if you ask me, they all sound great together too — the boys and girls. If you're debating names for your boy/girl twins or coming up with a complimentary name for your child who has an opposite sex sibling, here are some really great baby name combinations for boy/girl siblings.

Classic Baby Names

Classic baby names will always have a place in our hearts because they transcend any time period and just never seem to go out of style. They always seem to make the popular baby lists, but not taking the spotlight. If you're looking for classic names for your twin girls and boys or siblings, here are some great choices.

1. Emily and Ethan: Both of these names are classic names that never seem to go out of style. They share the same first letter, yet are different enough to not be too similar.

2. Isabella and Jacob: If you're not into names that sound or look too similar, but still have that classic feel, Isabella and Jacob are perfect combinations of classic together.

3. Jane and John: Another pairing that has the same feel with the letter ‘J' and on the shorter side when it comes to names. It's the perfect combination that works together wonderfully and forever timeless.

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Unique Baby Names

If you're more about the baby names that stand out, that have their own uniqueness to them (without making headlines, weird), there are some amazing combinations to choose from. A few of my favorite unique, yet sensible choices for your boy/girl pairing are:

4. Gia and Gage: I love these two names because not only do they sound amazing together, they sound like they'd be the names of a famous singer or celebrity.

5. Malia and Malachi: These two sound similar and so they work well if that's your thing for naming twins. They both have a magical quality to their name and are certainly on the unique side.

6. Harlow and Knox: These two names have an old-time feel to them, yet they're not names I hear too often. While their pairing may not be obvious, when you see them together it's hard to deny how cute they sound.

Popular Baby Names

Popular baby names are popular for a reason – they're well loved. If you heard a name recently and you just fell for it hard, there's nothing wrong with looking at these “most popular” name lists for inspiration. While there are higher chances of your kids having friends with the same name, there is no denying the perfect choices for boy and girl siblings.

7. Chloe and Connor: If you really love the popular names and the typical twin naming tradition of similar sounding names, these are perfect. Chloe and Connor fit all those “must haves” and sound adorably cute together. Because they're so similar, I bet that if one works with your last name, the other one will too.

8. Natalie and Nathan: Another pairing that works for those who like the traditions of twin naming, Natalie and Nathan have a similar sound and similar look. They are strong name choices too, which makes them amazing for non-twin siblings too.

9. Sofia and Alexander: I love these two names because they have a strong sound to them and they're both more on the popular end of baby naming. While they're not two you may typically pair up together, there is an undeniable way they sound that just work.

10. Olivia and Noah: These two names are so adorable on their own and for me, they have an even better sound paired together. They've been popular for a while, but are both a timeless choice that work well together.

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10 Baby Name Combinations for Boy/Girl Siblings

Devan McGuinness is the founder of the online resource Unspoken Grief, which is dedicated to breaking the silence of perinatal grief for those directly and indirectly affected by miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death. Using her own experience of surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan has been actively supporting and encouraging others who are wading through the challenges associated with perinatal and neonatal loss. Winner of the 2012 Bloganthropy Award and named one of Babble's “25 bloggers wh ... More

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