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Charity gives naming advice to celebrities expecting twins

21st May 2017

With so many celebrities excitedly awaiting the arrival of twins, Tamba has suggested the best ways to come up with baby names.

George and Amal Clooney and Beyonce and Jay-Z, as well as Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson and his husband Carl Hyland, are all expecting twins within the next few months. Strictly star Anton Du Beke and his partner Hannah Summers have also recently welcomed home newborn twins, as has Emmerdale actress Lucy Pargeter and her fiancé  Rudi Coleano.

We suggest against choosing names which rhyme or sound similar and instead pluck for options which help celebrate individuality.

Helen Turier, mother of twins and support services manager for Tamba, said: “Beyonce, Kieron and George Clooney will have plenty of fun running around after their newborns and I’m sure they’re already thinking about a lifetime of making happy memories together.

“Now the arrival of the babies is imminent, their thoughts are probably turning to names. Names are incredibly important to a person’s sense of individuality and should be chosen with great care. Individuality is especially important for multiples who will, in any case, be growing up with a strong sense of being one of a pair.

“Our charity’s top tip when it comes to names is to beware of choosing names that rhyme, sound similar or are easily confused with each other – and consider any likely abbreviations too. For example, Timothy and James are very different, but Tim and Jim may cause confusion.

“We’d also encourage parents to consider avoiding choosing names that begin with the same initial. Parents of twins may find it a struggle labelling belongings when the children are older if they have the same letters at the beginning of their names.

“We’re all about promoting individuality and celebrating each child’s uniqueness, so we’d also suggest avoiding names that suggest children come as a single unit, such as Apollo and Venus.

“And finally, while it may seem obvious, babies will definitely not thank you for names that could be seen as a joke, so we’d advise Beyonce and the Clooneys not to pluck for something like Tom and Jerry, Thelma and Louise or Ariel and Aladdin.

“We have lots of resources for expectant parents who are about to welcome twins, triplets or more into the world. Becoming a Tamba member can increase your support too – you’ll receive our quarterly magazine and get ££££s off lots of baby essentials from clothing to car seats, holidays and much much more with more than 100 discounts at High Street and online stores. Click here to sign up now. Also your membership fee will help us to continue to provide these great resources to multiple birth families in the future.

“Already a member? Access the discounts now (remember to have your log-in details ready).”

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