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12th Nov '17 7:56:57 PM Pichu-kun
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When twins appear in fiction, it's very likely that they will be named to sound like a matched set. Common options are rhyming names (Tyler and Skyler); alliterative names (Michael and Mitchel); thematic names (Dawn and Eve); or anagrams (Amy and May). Bonus points if the twins have dissimilar full names but usually go by nicknames which fit this trope, like [[WesternAnimation James and Timothy Possible]] being known as Jim and Tim.

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When twins appear in fiction, it's very likely that they will be named to sound like a matched set. Common options are rhyming names (Tyler and Skyler); alliterative names (Michael and Mitchel); thematic names (Dawn and Eve); or anagrams (Amy and May). Bonus points if the twins have dissimilar full names but usually go by nicknames which fit this trope, like [[WesternAnimation [[WesternAnimation/KimPossible James and Timothy Possible]] being known as Jim and Tim.


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* Subverted and played straight in ''Toys/EverAfterHigh''. Daring and Darling Charmig are not twins, despite their similar names. Darling is Daring's little sister. Darling however is twins with Dexter.
11th Nov '17 7:33:27 AM CloudCuckooClock
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The names will flow together like water to the point that the characters will always be [[TheDividual mentioned together]] like Phil and Lil from ''WesternAnimation/Rugrats]]; as a result, this trope very common with SingleMindedTwins.

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The names will flow together like water to the point that the characters will always be [[TheDividual mentioned together]] like Phil and Lil from ''WesternAnimation/Rugrats]]; ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''; as a result, this trope very common with SingleMindedTwins.
8th Nov '17 3:55:35 PM HarpieSiren
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* ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'': Vex and Vax
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22nd Oct '17 7:31:41 PM nombretomado
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* The elder twins of ''Series/{{Baskets}}'' are named Chip and Dale. Not that they get along well like [[ChipAndDale their namesakes]].

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* The elder twins of ''Series/{{Baskets}}'' are named Chip and Dale. Not that they get along well like [[ChipAndDale [[WesternAnimation/ChipAndDale their namesakes]].
21st Oct '17 7:38:47 AM DesertDragon
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When twins appear in fiction, it's very likely that they will be named to sound like a matched set. Common options are rhyming names (Tyler and Skyler); alliterative names (Michael and Michelle); thematic names (Dawn and Eve); or anagrams (Amy and May). Bonus points if the twins have dissimilar full names but usually go by nicknames which fit this trope, like Phil and Lil (full names Philip and Lillian) from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''.

If the twins are often referred to as one individual (e.g. "Jim" and "Tim" are almost always called "[[TheDividual Jim-and-Tim]]" in conversation) this is even more likely, so it's understandably very common with SingleMindedTwins.

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When twins appear in fiction, it's very likely that they will be named to sound like a matched set. Common options are rhyming names (Tyler and Skyler); alliterative names (Michael and Michelle); Mitchel); thematic names (Dawn and Eve); or anagrams (Amy and May). Bonus points if the twins have dissimilar full names but usually go by nicknames which fit this trope, like [[WesternAnimation James and Timothy Possible]] being known as Jim and Tim.

The names will flow together like water to the point that the characters will always be [[TheDividual mentioned together]] like
Phil and Lil (full names Philip and Lillian) from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''.

If the twins are often referred to
''WesternAnimation/Rugrats]]; as one individual (e.g. "Jim" and "Tim" are almost always called "[[TheDividual Jim-and-Tim]]" in conversation) a result, this is even more likely, so it's understandably trope very common with SingleMindedTwins.
21st Oct '17 7:31:16 AM DesertDragon
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When twins appear in fiction, it's very likely that they will be named to sound like a matched set. Common options are rhyming names (Tyler and Skyler); alliterative names (Michael and Mitchell); thematic names (Dawn and Eve); or anagrams (Amy and May). Bonus points if the twins have dissimilar full names but usually go by nicknames which fit this trope, like Phil and Lil (full names Philip and Lillian) from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''.

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When twins appear in fiction, it's very likely that they will be named to sound like a matched set. Common options are rhyming names (Tyler and Skyler); alliterative names (Michael and Mitchell); Michelle); thematic names (Dawn and Eve); or anagrams (Amy and May). Bonus points if the twins have dissimilar full names but usually go by nicknames which fit this trope, like Phil and Lil (full names Philip and Lillian) from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''.



Like most twin tropes, this annoys the hell out of many real-life twins. Child psychologists even advise parents against the practice, since it can impede the children's development as individuals.

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Like most twin tropes, this annoys the hell out of many real-life twins. Child psychologists even advise parents against the practice, since practice. It may sound cute for babies, but it can impede the children's development as individuals.
1st Oct '17 5:25:55 PM LadyChaos
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* Laurent and Lillian from ''Manga/InnocentsShounenJuujigun'' are a pair of twins with alliterative names.
30th Sep '17 10:44:14 AM nombretomado
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* BigBangBeat's Kendo and Kyudo Nakanishi are named for their respective fighting styles - Kendo is the "way of the sword" (practiced with the 'shinai' that Kendo uses as well as actual swords), and Kyudo is "the way of the bow", or archery.

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* BigBangBeat's ''VideoGame/BigBangBeat'''s Kendo and Kyudo Nakanishi are named for their respective fighting styles - Kendo is the "way of the sword" (practiced with the 'shinai' that Kendo uses as well as actual swords), and Kyudo is "the way of the bow", or archery.
24th Sep '17 10:53:41 PM Pichu-kun
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* From 1966 to 1971 the ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}'' doll line had Tutti and Todd, Barbie's two kid siblings. Tutti has since been replaced with Stacie (or at least she's been renamed) while Todd sparsely appears.
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24th Sep '17 11:46:56 AM nombretomado
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* Tira and Kira from the ''{{Belgariad}}'' and prequels, and even more so once they get their wizard names: Beltira and Belkira.
* From Literature/{{Discworld}} "Pyramids", a pair of twins named Ptaclusp [=IIa=] and Ptaclusp [=IIb=] (their father being simply Ptaclusp). They're actually pronounced "two-ay" and "two-bee".

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* Tira and Kira from the ''{{Belgariad}}'' ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' and prequels, and even more so once they get their wizard names: Beltira and Belkira.
* From Literature/{{Discworld}} "Pyramids", ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'', a pair of twins named Ptaclusp [=IIa=] and Ptaclusp [=IIb=] (their father being simply Ptaclusp). They're actually pronounced "two-ay" and "two-bee".
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