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!!!'''By Author:'''
* Creator/VCAndrews has done this a few times: [[Literature/DollangangerSeries Carrie and Cory Dollanganger, Deirdre and Darren Marquet]], Cade and Adrian Eaton in the De Beers series, Justin and Austin in the "Secrets" series.
* Creator/RobertAHeinlein seems to have been unable to give twin characters ''non''-thematic names: Castor and Pollux from ''Literature/TheRollingStones'', Laz and Lor (Lapis Lazuli Long and Lorelei Lee Long) from ''Literature/TimeEnoughForLove''. At first it seems that Tom and Pat Bartlett, from ''Literature/TimeForTheStars'', are an exception -- but they were named for their father's two favorite figures from American history and their mother's two favorite Renaissance artists, and thus are actually Thomas Paine Leonardo da Vinci Bartlett and Patrick Henry Michelangelo Bartlett.
* Triplets Snipp, Snapp, and Snurr in the Swedish picture book series by Maj Lindman, who also wrote a series for girls with triplets Flicka, Ricka, and Dicka.
* Happens in Creator/JRRTolkien's Middle-Earth (''Literature/{{The Silmarillion}}'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', etc), although here it is only part of the larger tradition of family members commonly being given similar names: Amrod and Amras (Fëanor's twin sons, who were also ''both'' named Ambarussa); Haleth and Haldar, the twin children of the human chieftain Haldad; Dior's twin sons Eluréd and Elurín; twins Elrond and Elros; Elladan und Elrohir (Elrond's twin sons); Folcred and Fastred (twin sons of a king of Rohan).
!!!'''By Work:'''
* Flora and Ferdy Devere in ''Literature/AgentAngel''.
* Tweedledee and Tweedledum of ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''. In ''WesternAnimation/TheCareBearsAdventureInWonderland'', the Wizard calls them simply "Dim" and "Dumb". This suggests that Tweedle might be a surname, much like [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Turanga]] or [[UsefulNotes/WhyMaoChangedHisName Mao]]. But these Tweedles still have their own theme: low intelligence.
* ''Anatole'', a French mouse who is also a cheese expert, has three sets of twins (sextuplets?): Paul & Paulette, Claude & Claudette, and Georges & Georgette.



* Tweedledee and Tweedledum of ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''. In ''WesternAnimation/TheCareBearsAdventureInWonderland'', the Wizard calls them simply "Dim" and "Dumb". This suggests that Tweedle might be a surname, much like [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Turanga]] or [[UsefulNotes/WhyMaoChangedHisName Mao]]. But these Tweedles still have their own theme: low intelligence.



* In ''Literature/TheSecretsOfDrearcliffGrangeSchool'' and ''Literature/TheHauntingOfDrearcliffGrangeSchool'', Jacqueline "Shrimp" Harper has a twin brother named Jacques.
* Most twins featured in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' have half-rhyming or alliterative names, including the Tyrell guards Erryk and Arryk (named after a famous historical pair of twins in-universe), Aegon and Aemon Blackfyre (although those are both [[PlanetOfSteves popular names in their family tree]]), Horas and Hobber Redwyne, and Jeyne and Jennelyn Fowler. Averted with major characters Cersei and Jaime, though.
* Alanna, herself a twin, from Creator/TamoraPierce's ''Literature/TrickstersDuet'', named her twins Alan and Alianne. Alan was [[DeadGuyJunior the name of her late father]], as well as the name she used while [[SweetPollyOliver posing as a boy]] during her knight training. However, in an aversion, her twin's name was Thom. Which itself [[MeaningfulName means twin]].
* Rhyme and Reason from ''Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth'', on top of the fact that most characters in the story are just about the definition of AnthropomorphicPersonification.
* Sara and Tara Leighton from ''Literature/TalesOfMU.''
* Adele and Eleda from ''The Truth-Teller's Tale''. The mirror-image names are a reference to them being PolarOppositeTwins, but the author also gave everyone else in their family palindromic names.

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* In ''Literature/TheSecretsOfDrearcliffGrangeSchool'' and ''Literature/TheHauntingOfDrearcliffGrangeSchool'', Jacqueline "Shrimp" Harper has ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', a twin brother renegade group of Clan Jade Falcon scientists created children that were genetic clones of their war hero, Aidan Pryde. All named Jacques.
* Most twins featured in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' have half-rhyming or alliterative names, including the Tyrell guards Erryk and Arryk (named after a famous historical pair of twins in-universe), Aegon and Aemon Blackfyre (although those are both [[PlanetOfSteves popular names in their family tree]]), Horas and Hobber Redwyne, and Jeyne and Jennelyn Fowler. Averted with major characters Cersei and Jaime, though.
* Alanna, herself a twin, from Creator/TamoraPierce's ''Literature/TrickstersDuet'', named her twins Alan and Alianne. Alan was [[DeadGuyJunior the name of her late father]], as well as the name she used while [[SweetPollyOliver posing as a boy]] during her knight training. However, in an aversion, her twin's name was Thom. Which itself [[MeaningfulName means twin]].
* Rhyme and Reason from ''Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth'', on top of the fact that most characters
children in the story are just about the definition book had anagrams of AnthropomorphicPersonification.
* Sara and Tara Leighton from ''Literature/TalesOfMU.''
* Adele and Eleda from ''The Truth-Teller's Tale''. The mirror-image names are a reference to them being PolarOppositeTwins, but the author also gave everyone else in
Aidan for their family palindromic names.



* From ''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".
* A variant happens in Literature/FanGirl where the protagonist and her twin sister are named Cath and Wren because their mother didn't know she had twins and didn't bother to come up with a second name when she found out. She just split Catherine and gave each daughter a half.
* Happens in Creator/JRRTolkien's Middle-Earth (''Literature/{{The Silmarillion}}'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', etc), although here it is only part of the larger tradition of family members commonly being given similar names: Amrod and Amras (Fëanor's twin sons, who were also ''both'' named Ambarussa); Haleth and Haldar, the twin children of the human chieftain Haldad; Dior's twin sons Eluréd and Elurín; twins Elrond and Elros; Elladan und Elrohir (Elrond's twin sons); Folcred and Fastred (twin sons of a king of Rohan).
* Also happens in Narnia, specifically Archenland, which may be connected given C.S. Lewis' and Tolkien's friendship and their influence on each other. Archenland is known for sets of twins with similar names such as Cole and Colin, Cor and Corin, and Dar and Darrin. In ''Literature/{{The Horse and His Boy}},'' Cor tells Aravis this is an established naming tradition, although he implies that it's for brothers rather than specifically twins. The most famous characters exhibiting this in the books, [[spoiler: Cor and Corin]], do happen to be twins, though. For attentive readers the trope may actually hint that [[spoiler: Corin has a missing older brother]] prior to the reveal.
* In the ''Literature/CambridgeLatinCourse,'' there are a pair of twins named Loquax and Anti-Loquax. This sort of thing may have been relatively common practice among the ancient Romans; see RealLife below.
* ''Anatole,'' a French mouse who is also a cheese expert, has three sets of twins (sextuplets?): Paul & Paulette, Claude & Claudette, and Georges & Georgette.
* Creator/DavidWeber does this in the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series with the Masadan ships in ''Honor of the Queen''.
** ''Power'' and ''Dominion''
** ''Throne'' and ''Principality''
** ''Angel'' and ''Archangel''
** ''David'' and ''Solomon''
** ''Cherubim'' and ''Seraphim''
*** Most of these are from the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_angelic_hierarchy medieval celestial hierarchy]]; in decreasing order, Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominions, (Virtues,) Powers, Principalities, Archangels, and mere Angels.
* From ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Padma & Parvati Patil and Lorcan & Lysander Scamander [[spoiler: Luna's twin sons with Rolf Scamander, grandson of the author of ''Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them'']]. Averted with the most notable pair of twins in the series, Fred and George Weasley, who fit into the broader FamilyThemeNaming of using famous personages of English/Arthurian origin (King Alfred the Great and Saint George in this case). Played straight in the Norwegian version where the Weasley-twins are renamed Fred and Frank.
* Daisy and Demi in ''Literature/LittleWomen'', named after their parents Margaret (Meg) and John.
* Roxy and Rhody in Creator/LouisaMayAlcott’s story "An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving" (in ''[[http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/27567 Aunt Jo’s Scrap-Bag VI]]'').

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* From ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'', Bradley and Brian in the ''Literature/CalendarMysteries'' series.
* In the ''Literature/CambridgeLatinCourse'', there are
a pair of twins named Ptaclusp [=IIa=] Loquax and Ptaclusp [=IIb=] (their father being simply Ptaclusp). They're actually pronounced "two-ay" Anti-Loquax. This sort of thing may have been relatively common practice among the ancient Romans; see RealLife below.
* ''Literature/CatPack'' has Marco
and "two-bee".
* A variant happens in Literature/FanGirl where the protagonist and her
Polo, twin sister are cats named Cath after Marco Polo.
* ''Literature/ChaletSchool'' - the Maynards' triplets: Mary Helen, Mary Margaret
and Wren because their mother didn't know she had twins Mary Constance (although they go by "Len", "Margot" and didn't bother to come up with a second name when she found out. She just split Catherine and gave each daughter a half.
* Happens in Creator/JRRTolkien's Middle-Earth (''Literature/{{The Silmarillion}}'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', etc), although here it is only part of the larger tradition of family members commonly being given similar names: Amrod and Amras (Fëanor's twin sons, who were also ''both'' named Ambarussa); Haleth and Haldar, the twin children of the human chieftain Haldad; Dior's twin sons Eluréd and Elurín; twins Elrond and Elros; Elladan und Elrohir (Elrond's twin sons); Folcred and Fastred (twin sons of a king of Rohan).
"Con" respectively).
* Also happens in Narnia, ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', specifically Archenland, which may be connected given C.S. Lewis' and Tolkien's friendship and their influence on each other. Archenland is known for sets of twins with similar names such as Cole and Colin, Cor and Corin, and Dar and Darrin. In ''Literature/{{The Horse and His Boy}},'' Cor tells Aravis this is an established naming tradition, although he implies that it's for brothers rather than specifically twins. The most famous characters exhibiting this in the books, [[spoiler: Cor and Corin]], do happen to be twins, though. For attentive readers the trope may actually hint that [[spoiler: Corin has a missing older brother]] prior to the reveal.
* In ''Literature/TheCorsicanBrothers'' by Creator/AlexandreDumas has (separated ConjoinedTwins) Louis and Lucien Franchi. Possibly a shout-out to the ''Literature/CambridgeLatinCourse,'' there are most famous family from Corsica: UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte had two younger brothers called Lucien and Louis.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': From ''Literature/{{Pyramids}}'',
a pair of twins named Loquax Ptaclusp [=IIa=] and Anti-Loquax. This sort Ptaclusp [=IIb=] (their father being simply Ptaclusp). They're actually pronounced "two-ay" and "two-bee".
* Exaggerated in ''Literature/{{Doglands}}''. A pair
of thing may have been relatively common practice among the ancient Romans; see RealLife below.
* ''Anatole,'' a French mouse who is
twin giant schnauzers are ''both'' named "Pumpkin" because their owner can't tell them apart. It's also a cheese expert, has three sets of twins (sextuplets?): Paul & Paulette, Claude & Claudette, GenderBlenderName because their owner doesn't care much about them. For convenience's sake Furgul calls them by their "dog names", "Cogg" (which means "war") and Georges & Georgette.
Bazz (which means "killer").
* Creator/DavidWeber does this in ''Literature/EastOfEden'', which draws heavily on the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series CainAndAbel story from Literature/TheBible, first depicts the relationship with the Masadan ships in ''Honor of the Queen''.
** ''Power''
two brothers (not twins) named Charles and ''Dominion''
** ''Throne'' and ''Principality''
** ''Angel'' and ''Archangel''
** ''David'' and ''Solomon''
** ''Cherubim'' and ''Seraphim''
*** Most of these are from the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_angelic_hierarchy medieval celestial hierarchy]]; in decreasing order, Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominions, (Virtues,) Powers, Principalities, Archangels, and mere Angels.
* From ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Padma & Parvati Patil and Lorcan & Lysander Scamander [[spoiler: Luna's
[[AdamAndOrEve Adam]]. When Adam's twin sons are born, he considers actually naming them Cain and Abel, but a neighbor tells him [[WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt that would be asking for trouble]]. He goes with Rolf Scamander, grandson of [[ThemeInitials Caleb (Cal) and Aaron (Aron)]] instead. Of course, the author of ''Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them'']]. Averted with the most notable pair of twins in the series, Fred and George Weasley, who fit into the broader FamilyThemeNaming of using famous personages of English/Arthurian origin (King Alfred the Great and Saint George in this case). Played straight in the Norwegian version where the Weasley-twins are renamed Fred and Frank.
* Daisy and Demi in ''Literature/LittleWomen'', named after their parents Margaret (Meg) and John.
* Roxy and Rhody in Creator/LouisaMayAlcott’s story "An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving" (in ''[[http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/27567 Aunt Jo’s Scrap-Bag VI]]'').
relationship repeats anyway.



-->Now with twins, I don't know what it is, but parents have a natural instinct to give them those soundalike, same-initial, cutesy names.
-->"Hey, meet our twins, Timmy and Tommy."
-->Once again, it's cute when they're four, but by ten they're in therapy.
-->Each twin needs to have his own personality and that should start with the name. It should be unique in and of itself, and not dependent on the sibling. That's the healthiest thing you can do for them as parents.
-->I can see different personalities already starting to develop in my boys.\\

to:

-->Now with twins, I don't know what it is, but parents have a natural instinct to give them those soundalike, same-initial, cutesy names.
-->"Hey,
names.\\
"Hey,
meet our twins, Timmy and Tommy."
-->Once
"\\
Once
again, it's cute when they're four, but by ten they're in therapy.
-->Each
therapy.\\
Each
twin needs to have his own personality and that should start with the name. It should be unique in and of itself, and not dependent on the sibling. That's the healthiest thing you can do for them as parents.
-->I
parents.\\
I
can see different personalities already starting to develop in my boys.\\



* In ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', a renegade group of Clan Jade Falcon scientists created children that were genetic clones of their war hero, Aidan Pryde. All named children in the book had anagrams of Aidan for their names.
* ''Literature/EastOfEden'', which draws heavily on the CainAndAbel story from Literature/TheBible, first depicts the relationship with two brothers (not twins) named Charles and [[AdamAndOrEve Adam]]. When Adam's twin sons are born, he considers actually naming them Cain and Abel, but a neighbor tells him [[WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt that would be asking for trouble]]. He goes with [[ThemeInitials Caleb (Cal) and Aaron (Aron)]] instead. Of course, the relationship repeats anyway.
* Creator/VCAndrews has done this a few times: [[Literature/DollangangerSeries Carrie and Cory Dollanganger, Deirdre and Darren Marquet]], Cade and Adrian Eaton in the De Beers series, Justin and Austin in the "Secrets" series.
* Over the last two books in the ''Literature/TeenageWorrier'' series, Letty's classmate gets pregnant with twins and is forced to drop out of school. She names them Barin and Rabina, which Letty finds funny, but turns out to be significant because [[spoiler: the names are more or less anagrams of "Brian" - Brian Bolt is the father.]]
* Bradley and Brian in the ''Literature/CalendarMysteries'' series.
* Triplets Snipp, Snapp, and Snurr in the Swedish picture book series by Maj Lindman, who also wrote a series for girls with triplets Flicka, Ricka, and Dicka.
* ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'':
** The series gives us the twins Envy and Spite, both named by their father. The [[Literature/TheKharkanasTrilogy prequel trilogy]] reveals that they're actually triplets and the third one used to be named Malice. Draconus adds that if there was a fourth one she'd be named Venom. He obviously had preconceived notions about his daughters.
** Compared to that, the twins Stavi and Storii have very tame theme naming.
* Creator/RobertAHeinlein seems to have been unable to give twin characters ''non''-thematic names: Castor and Pollux from ''Literature/TheRollingStones'', Laz and Lor (Lapis Lazuli Long and Lorelei Lee Long) from ''Literature/TimeEnoughForLove''. At first it seems that Tom and Pat Bartlett, from ''Literature/TimeForTheStars'', are an exception -- but they were named for their father's two favorite figures from American history and their mother's two favorite Renaissance artists, and thus are actually Thomas Paine Leonardo da Vinci Bartlett and Patrick Henry Michelangelo Bartlett.
* ''Literature/ChaletSchool'' - the Maynards' triplets: Mary Helen, Mary Margaret and Mary Constance (although they go by "Len", "Margot" and "Con" respectively.)

to:

* In ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', a renegade group of Clan Jade Falcon scientists created children that were genetic clones of A variant happens in ''Literature/{{Fangirl}}'' where the protagonist and her twin sister are named Cath and Wren because their war hero, Aidan Pryde. All named children in the book mother didn't know she had anagrams of Aidan for their names.
* ''Literature/EastOfEden'', which draws heavily on the CainAndAbel story from Literature/TheBible, first depicts the relationship with two brothers (not twins) named Charles and [[AdamAndOrEve Adam]]. When Adam's twin sons are born, he considers actually naming them Cain and Abel, but a neighbor tells him [[WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt that would be asking for trouble]]. He goes with [[ThemeInitials Caleb (Cal) and Aaron (Aron)]] instead. Of course, the relationship repeats anyway.
* Creator/VCAndrews has done this a few times: [[Literature/DollangangerSeries Carrie and Cory Dollanganger, Deirdre and Darren Marquet]], Cade and Adrian Eaton in the De Beers series, Justin and Austin in the "Secrets" series.
* Over the last two books in the ''Literature/TeenageWorrier'' series, Letty's classmate gets pregnant with
twins and is forced didn't bother to drop out of school. She names them Barin and Rabina, which Letty finds funny, but turns out to be significant because [[spoiler: the names are more or less anagrams of "Brian" - Brian Bolt is the father.]]
* Bradley and Brian in the ''Literature/CalendarMysteries'' series.
* Triplets Snipp, Snapp, and Snurr in the Swedish picture book series by Maj Lindman, who also wrote a series for girls
come up with triplets Flicka, Ricka, a second name when she found out. She just split Catherine and Dicka.
gave each daughter a half.
* ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'':
** The series gives us the twins Envy
''Literature/{{Firstborn}}'': Magpies have a tendency to do this. Maggie's parents Mag and Spite, both Max named by their father. The [[Literature/TheKharkanasTrilogy prequel trilogy]] reveals that they're actually triplets children Maggie, Mark, Marge, Mandy, Mack, and the third one used to be Matt. Maggie's mate Dan named Malice. Draconus adds that if there was a fourth one she'd be their four boys Denny, Dash, Del, and Dave. Maggie, who hates this practice and find her own name embarrassing, named Venom. He obviously had preconceived notions about his daughters.
** Compared to that, the twins Stavi and Storii have very tame theme naming.
* Creator/RobertAHeinlein seems to have been unable to give twin characters ''non''-thematic names: Castor and Pollux from ''Literature/TheRollingStones'', Laz and Lor (Lapis Lazuli Long and Lorelei Lee Long) from ''Literature/TimeEnoughForLove''. At first it seems that Tom and Pat Bartlett, from ''Literature/TimeForTheStars'', are an exception -- but they were named for
their father's two favorite figures from American history and their mother's two favorite Renaissance artists, and thus are actually Thomas Paine Leonardo da Vinci Bartlett and Patrick Henry Michelangelo Bartlett.
* ''Literature/ChaletSchool'' - the Maynards' triplets: Mary Helen, Mary Margaret and Mary Constance (although they go by "Len", "Margot" and "Con" respectively.)
sole daughter Anastasia.



* Subverted in ''Literature/ThePowerOfFive'' in Jamie and Scott's case; their first names came from the box in which they were found and their last from the doctor who checked them out.
* Toyed with in the young adult novel ''One-Of-A-Kind Mallie'' by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. The eponymous character has an identical twin who goes by Hallie, but their actual given names are Hannah and Matilda. Near the end, the twins' mother finally tells Mallie (who is starting to chafe at feeling that she's never been seen as an individual) that she didn't intend to give them matching names at all; rather, it was something that just evolved out of the situation.
-->"We named you Matilda Marie Graber, but we planned to call you Mallie. We named Hallie Hannah Alice, but calling you Mallie and Hannah sounded silly, and so did Hannah and Mallie. Eventually, we started calling your sister Hallie, to match you."
* Achille and Literature/HerculePoirot are both named after Greek[=/=]Roman heroes in the French form. [[spoiler: Except Achille Poirot [[FakeTwinGambit doesn't exist]].]]
* Heidi and Hannah in Literature/HopeWasHere.
* Flora and Ferdy Devere in ''Literature/AgentAngel''.
* In Erich Kästner's ''[[Literature/LottieAndLisa Das doppelte Lottchen]]'', the twins are called Luise and Lotte - after their mother, Luiselotte.



* James [[NamedAfterSomeoneFamous Bolivar]] [=diGriz=], also known as "Slippery Jim" and Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat, has twin sons whom their mother Angelina named James and [[UsefulNotes/SimonBolivar Bolivar]].
* ''Literature/TheCorsicanBrothers'' by Creator/AlexandreDumas has (separated ConjoinedTwins) Louis and Lucien Franchi. Possibly a shout-out to the most famous family from Corsica: UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte had two younger brothers called Lucien and Louis.
* The ''Literature/{{Terra}}'' novels by Music/MitchBenn do it with vowel-less alien names; there's a set of Fnrrn twins called Shnst and Thnst.
* In ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms Beauty and the Werewolf]]'', Bella's twin stepsisters are named Amber and Pearl, after the gems.

to:

* James [[NamedAfterSomeoneFamous Bolivar]] [=diGriz=], also known as "Slippery Jim" From ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Padma & Parvati Patil and Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat, has Lorcan & Lysander Scamander [[spoiler: Luna's twin sons whom their mother Angelina named James and [[UsefulNotes/SimonBolivar Bolivar]].
* ''Literature/TheCorsicanBrothers'' by Creator/AlexandreDumas has (separated ConjoinedTwins) Louis and Lucien Franchi. Possibly a shout-out
with Rolf Scamander, grandson of the author of ''Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them'']]. Averted with the most notable pair of twins in the series, Fred and George Weasley, who fit into the broader FamilyThemeNaming of using famous family personages of English/Arthurian origin (King Alfred the Great and Saint George in this case). Played straight in the Norwegian version where the Weasley-twins are renamed Fred and Frank.
* Achille and ''Literature/HerculePoirot'' are both named after Greek[=/=]Roman heroes in the French form. [[spoiler:Except Achille Poirot [[FakeTwinGambit doesn't exist]].]]
* Creator/DavidWeber does this in the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series with the Masadan ships in ''Honor of the Queen''.
** ''Power'' and ''Dominion''
** ''Throne'' and ''Principality''
** ''Angel'' and ''Archangel''
** ''David'' and ''Solomon''
** ''Cherubim'' and ''Seraphim''
*** Most of these are
from Corsica: UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte had two younger brothers the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_angelic_hierarchy medieval celestial hierarchy]]; in decreasing order, Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominions, (Virtues,) Powers, Principalities, Archangels, and mere Angels.
* Heidi and Hannah in ''Literature/HopeWasHere''.
* Daisy and Demi in ''Literature/LittleWomen'', named after their parents Margaret (Meg) and John.
* In Erich Kästner's ''Literature/LottieAndLisa'' (''Das doppelte Lottchen''), the twins are
called Lucien Luise and Louis.
Lotte - after their mother, Luiselotte.
* ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'':
**
The ''Literature/{{Terra}}'' novels by Music/MitchBenn do it with vowel-less alien names; there's a set of Fnrrn series gives us the twins called Shnst Envy and Thnst.
* In ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms Beauty
Spite, both named by their father. The [[Literature/TheKharkanasTrilogy prequel trilogy]] reveals that they're actually triplets and the Werewolf]]'', Bella's twin stepsisters are third one used to be named Amber Malice. Draconus adds that if there was a fourth one she'd be named Venom. He obviously had preconceived notions about his daughters.
** Compared to that, the twins Stavi
and Pearl, after Storii have very tame theme naming.
* Roxy and Rhody in Creator/LouisaMayAlcott’s story "An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving" (in ''[[http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/27567 Aunt Jo’s Scrap-Bag VI]]'').
* Toyed with in
the gems.young adult novel ''One-Of-A-Kind Mallie'' by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. The eponymous character has an identical twin who goes by Hallie, but their actual given names are Hannah and Matilda. Near the end, the twins' mother finally tells Mallie (who is starting to chafe at feeling that she's never been seen as an individual) that she didn't intend to give them matching names at all; rather, it was something that just evolved out of the situation.
-->"We named you Matilda Marie Graber, but we planned to call you Mallie. We named Hallie Hannah Alice, but calling you Mallie and Hannah sounded silly, and so did Hannah and Mallie. Eventually, we started calling your sister Hallie, to match you."
* Rhyme and Reason from ''Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth'', on top of the fact that most characters in the story are just about the definition of AnthropomorphicPersonification.
* Subverted in ''Literature/ThePowerOfFive'' in Jamie and Scott's case; their first names came from the box in which they were found and their last from the doctor who checked them out.
* The Jou twins of ''Literature/RunWithTheWind'' are called Tarou and Jirou, which appropriately mean first and second son. The theme equally applies to their nicknames (which are primarily used by the team), which combine their first names with their surname (in Japanese order) to get Jouta and Jouji.
* In ''Literature/TheSecretsOfDrearcliffGrangeSchool'' and ''Literature/TheHauntingOfDrearcliffGrangeSchool'', Jacqueline "Shrimp" Harper has a twin brother named Jacques.



* Violet and Daisy Shramm from ''Literature/{{Sisterland}}''. After the twins start college, Daisy starts going by Kate in an effort to distance herself from her past.
* Most twins featured in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' have half-rhyming or alliterative names, including the Tyrell guards Erryk and Arryk (named after a famous historical pair of twins in-universe), Aegon and Aemon Blackfyre (although those are both [[PlanetOfSteves popular names in their family tree]]), Horas and Hobber Redwyne, and Jeyne and Jennelyn Fowler. Averted with major characters Cersei and Jaime, though.
* James [[NamedAfterSomeoneFamous Bolivar]] [=diGriz=], also known as "Slippery Jim" and ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat'', has twin sons whom their mother Angelina named James and [[UsefulNotes/SimonBolivar Bolivar]].
* Before they give themselves their adult names in a NamingCeremony (or are named by their longpaws), dogs in ''Literature/SurvivorDogs'' sometimes follow this. Lucky and Bella were named Yap and Squeak (with their other siblings being nameless extras).



* ''Literature/CatPack'' has Marco and Polo, twin cats named after Marco Polo.
* Before they give themselves their adult names in a NamingCeremony (or are named by their longpaws), dogs in ''Literature/SurvivorDogs'' sometimes follow this. Lucky and Bella were named Yap and Squeak (with their other siblings being nameless extras).
* The Jou twins of ''Literature/RunWithTheWind'' are called Tarou and Jirou, which appropriately mean first and second son. The theme equally applies to their nicknames (which are primarily used by the team), which combine their first names with their surname (in Japanese order) to get Jouta and Jouji.
* Violet and Daisy Shramm from ''Literature/{{Sisterland}}''. After the twins start college, Daisy starts going by Kate in an effort to distance herself from her past.
* Exaggerated in ''Literature/{{Doglands}}''. A pair of twin giant schnauzers are ''both'' named "Pumpkin" because their owner can't tell them apart. It's also a GenderBlenderName because their owner doesn't care much about them. For convenience's sake Furgul calls them by their "dog names", "Cogg" (which means "war") and Bazz (which means "killer").

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* ''Literature/CatPack'' has Marco Sara and Polo, Tara Leighton from ''Literature/TalesOfMU''.
* ''Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'': In ''Beauty and the Werewolf'', Bella's
twin cats named after Marco Polo.
* Before they give themselves their adult names in a NamingCeremony (or
stepsisters are named by their longpaws), dogs in ''Literature/SurvivorDogs'' sometimes follow this. Lucky Amber and Bella were named Yap Pearl, after the gems.
* Over the last two books in the ''Literature/TeenageWorrier'' series, Letty's classmate gets pregnant with twins
and Squeak (with their other siblings being nameless extras).
is forced to drop out of school. She names them Barin and Rabina, which Letty finds funny, but turns out to be significant because [[spoiler: the names are more or less anagrams of "Brian" - Brian Bolt is the father.]]
* The Jou ''Literature/{{Terra}}'' novels by Music/MitchBenn do it with vowel-less alien names; there's a set of Fnrrn twins of ''Literature/RunWithTheWind'' are called Tarou Shnst and Jirou, which appropriately mean first and second son. The theme equally applies to their nicknames (which are primarily used by the team), which combine their first names with their surname (in Japanese order) to get Jouta and Jouji.
Thnst.
* Violet and Daisy Shramm from ''Literature/{{Sisterland}}''. After the twins start college, Daisy starts going by Kate in an effort to distance ''Literature/TortallUniverse'': Alanna, herself from her past.
* Exaggerated in ''Literature/{{Doglands}}''. A pair of twin giant schnauzers are ''both''
a twin, named "Pumpkin" because her twins Alan and [[Literature/TrickstersDuet Alianne]]. Alan was [[DeadGuyJunior the name of her late father]], as well as the name she used while [[SweetPollyOliver posing as a boy]] during her knight training. However, in an aversion, her twin's name was Thom. Which itself [[MeaningfulName means twin]].
* Adele and Eleda from ''The Truth-Teller's Tale''. The mirror-image names are a reference to them being PolarOppositeTwins, but the author also gave everyone else in
their owner can't tell them apart. It's also a GenderBlenderName because their owner doesn't care much about them. For convenience's sake Furgul calls them by their "dog names", "Cogg" family palindromic names.
* ''Literature/TWitches'': Cam and Alex's birth names are, respectively, [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Apolla and Artemis]].
* ''Literature/WarriorCats'': Graystripe and Millie's kits are named Bumblekit, Blossomkit, and Briarkit
(which means "war") became Blossomfall, Bumblestripe, and Bazz (which means "killer").Briarlight as adults).



* ''Literature/WarriorCats'': Graystripe and Millie's kits are named Bumblekit, Blossomkit, and Briarkit (which became Blossomfall, Bumblestripe, and Briarlight as adults).
* ''Literature/{{Firstborn}}'': Magpies have a tendency to do this. Maggie's parents Mag and Max named their children Maggie, Mark, Marge, Mandy, Mack, and Matt. Maggie's mate Dan named their four boys Denny, Dash, Del, and Dave. Maggie, who hates this practice and find her own name embarrassing, named their sole daughter Anastasia.

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* ''Literature/WarriorCats'': Graystripe ''Literature/TheWitchesOfEileanan'':
** Isabeau
and Millie's kits are Iseult.
** Later, Iseult has twins
named Bumblekit, Blossomkit, Owein and Briarkit (which became Blossomfall, Bumblestripe, and Briarlight as adults).
* ''Literature/{{Firstborn}}'': Magpies have a tendency to do this. Maggie's parents Mag and Max named their children Maggie, Mark, Marge, Mandy, Mack, and Matt. Maggie's mate Dan named their four boys Denny, Dash, Del, and Dave. Maggie, who hates this practice and find her own name embarrassing, named their sole daughter Anastasia.
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* ''Series/SeventhHeaven'' has the Camden babies Sam and Dave. Yes, that's a theme, Sam and Dave are the musical duo that sang "Soul Man".
** Their names actually have double meaning because it is stated in the show that all the kids were named after people in the bible, so you could say it's theme sibling naming.
* ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' had the teams of Derek & Drew (Season 3) and Kami & Karli (Season 5).



* The elder twins of ''Series/{{Baskets}}'' are named Chip and Dale. Not that they get along well like [[WesternAnimation/ChipAndDale their namesakes]].
* ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'' twins: Brandon and Brenda.
* Towards the end of ''Series/DarkAngel'', it was revealed that the heroine Max had a long-lost twin sister named Sam.



* ''Series/NorthernExposure'': Joel Fleischman's twin brother Jules show up for one episode. [[spoiler:Although it was strongly implied that Jules isn't real.]]
* ''Series/SeventhHeaven'' has the Camden babies Sam and Dave. Yes, that's a theme, Sam and Dave are the musical duo that sang "Soul Man".
** Their names actually have double meaning because it is stated in the show that all the kids were named after people in the bible, so you could say it's theme sibling naming.
* Although they're not actually twins, the IdenticalStranger nurse who [[BackupTwin replaced]] Laverne Roberts in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' is called Shirley. As in ''Series/LaverneAndShirley''.
* Miss Piggy's nephews Andy and Randy Pig in ''Series/MuppetsTonight''. (They originally appeared in ''Muppet Classic Theater'' as two of ''Literature/TheThreeLittlePigs''. The third pig was Miss Piggy herself, as "Sandy".)



* ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'' twins: Brandon and Brenda.
* ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' has HalfIdenticalTwins Gem and Gemma. Likely justified as being codenames given to them by the government think tank they were abducted into - their friend in the tank was known as "Dr. K" and specifically could not remember her real name.
* No twins in ''Series/{{Wonderfalls}}'', but an example close to the Ben 10 quote above: The members of the Tyler family are named Karen, Darrin, Sharon, Aaron... and [[OddNameOut Jaye]].
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Wings}}'', Lowell is asked to name his pregnant cousin's child, and she has twins, which gives him some trouble, since what with Lowell being [[TheDitz what he is]], he thinks the names have to rhyme. Not long after, Joe jokingly throws out Nancy and Fancy, which Lowell immediately loves, leading to the line: "If in 25 years a very large man named Fancy Mather shows up to kill you, this is why."

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* ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'' twins: Brandon and Brenda.
* ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' has HalfIdenticalTwins Gem and Gemma. Likely justified as being codenames given to them by the government think tank they were abducted into - their friend in the tank was known as "Dr. K" and specifically could not remember her real name.
* No
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E7TheTwinDilemma "The Twin Dilemma"]], featured twins in ''Series/{{Wonderfalls}}'', but an example close to called Romulus and Remus. Unfortunately, the Ben 10 quote above: The members of actors playing them had difficulty pronouncing the Tyler family are named Karen, Darrin, Sharon, Aaron... letter "R".
* ''Series/{{Euphoria}}'' gives us Troy
and [[OddNameOut Jaye]].
Roy.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Wings}}'', Lowell is asked to name his pregnant cousin's child, ''Series/FullHouse'' Jessie and she has twins, which gives him some trouble, since what with Lowell being [[TheDitz what he is]], he thinks the names have to rhyme. Not long after, Joe jokingly throws out Nancy and Fancy, which Lowell immediately loves, leading to the line: "If in 25 years Becky attend a very large man support group for parents of twins. One set of parents there named Fancy Mather shows up to kill you, this their two kids, Phil and Phyll. The father is why."also named Phil and the mother is named Phyllis.
* In ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', the Reynolds twins are named Dennis and Deandra.
* On ''Series/JaneTheVirgin'', Petra and Rafael name their twin daughters Elsa and Anna. The theme isn't intentional; when Jane mentions ''WesternAnimation/{{Frozen|2013}}'', Petra doesn't make the connection, and once she does, figures Jane's the only one who will. Once the series had a TimeSkip of three years, Elsa now goes by "Ellie" because Petra was annoyed by the ''Frozen'' jokes.
* On ''Series/ModernFamily'' Cameron and his sister Pameron.
* Miss Piggy's nephews Andy and Randy Pig in ''Series/MuppetsTonight''. (They originally appeared in ''Muppet Classic Theater'' as two of ''Literature/TheThreeLittlePigs''. The third pig was Miss Piggy herself, as "Sandy".)



* ''Series/{{Privileged}}'' takes the "thematically similar" route with Rose and Sage.

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* ''Series/{{Privileged}}'' takes the "thematically similar" route with Rose ''Series/NorthernExposure'': Joel Fleischman's twin brother Jules show up for one episode. [[spoiler:Although it was strongly implied that Jules isn't real.]]
* ''Series/ThePolitician'': Payton's brothers are Martin
and Sage.Luther.



* ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' has HalfIdenticalTwins Gem and Gemma. Likely justified as being codenames given to them by the government think tank they were abducted into - their friend in the tank was known as "Dr. K" and specifically could not remember her real name.
* ''Series/{{Privileged}}'' takes the "thematically similar" route with Rose and Sage.
* Although they're not actually twins, the IdenticalStranger nurse who [[BackupTwin replaced]] Laverne Roberts in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' is called Shirley. As in ''Series/LaverneAndShirley''.
* ''Series/SisterSister'' has Tia and Tamera, played by [[TheDanza Tia and Tamera Mowry]].
* Denise of ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' had a twin brother named Dennis.
* Utterly averted on ''Series/TheWestWing'': Andy's twins are named by two different people, for completely different reasons, and in fact not even at the same time.



* ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' had the teams of Derek & Drew (Season 3) and Kami & Karli (Season 5).
* Utterly averted on ''Series/TheWestWing'': Andy's twins are named by two different people, for completely different reasons, and in fact not even at the same time.
* Towards the end of ''Series/DarkAngel'', it was revealed that the heroine Max had a long-lost twin sister named Sam.
* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''The Twin Dilemma'' featured twins called Romulus and Remus. Unfortunately the actors playing them had difficulty pronouncing the letter "R".
* In an episode of ''Series/FullHouse'' Jessie and Becky attend a support group for parents of twins. One set of parents there named their two kids, Phil and Phyll. The father is also named Phil and the mother is named Phyllis.
* In ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', the Reynolds twins are named Dennis and Deandra.
* On ''Series/JaneTheVirgin'', Petra and Rafael name their twin daughters Elsa and Anna. The theme isn't intentional; when Jane mentions ''WesternAnimation/{{Frozen|2013}}'', Petra doesn't make the connection, and once she does, figures Jane's the only one who will. Once the series had a TimeSkip of three years, Elsa now goes by "Ellie" because Petra was annoyed by the ''Frozen'' jokes.
* Denise of ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' had a twin brother named Dennis.
* The elder twins of ''Series/{{Baskets}}'' are named Chip and Dale. Not that they get along well like [[WesternAnimation/ChipAndDale their namesakes]].
* ''Series/SisterSister'' has Tia and Tamera, played by [[TheDanza Tia and Tamera Mowry]].
* On ''Series/ModernFamily'' Cameron and his sister Pameron.
* ''Series/{{Euphoria}}'' gives us Troy and Roy.
* ''Series/ThePolitician'': Payton's brothers are Martin and Luther.

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* ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' had the teams of Derek & Drew (Season 3) and Kami & Karli (Season 5).
* Utterly averted on ''Series/TheWestWing'': Andy's twins are named by two different people, for completely different reasons, and in fact not even at the same time.
* Towards the end of ''Series/DarkAngel'', it was revealed that the heroine Max had a long-lost twin sister named Sam.
* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''The Twin Dilemma'' featured twins called Romulus and Remus. Unfortunately the actors playing them had difficulty pronouncing the letter "R".
* In an episode of ''Series/FullHouse'' Jessie ''Series/{{Wings}}'', Lowell is asked to name his pregnant cousin's child, and Becky attend she has twins, which gives him some trouble, since what with Lowell being [[TheDitz what he is]], he thinks the names have to rhyme. Not long after, Joe jokingly throws out Nancy and Fancy, which Lowell immediately loves, leading to the line: "If in 25 years a support group for parents of twins. One set of parents there very large man named their two kids, Phil and Phyll. The father Fancy Mather shows up to kill you, this is also named Phil and the mother is named Phyllis.
why."
* In ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', the Reynolds No twins in ''Series/{{Wonderfalls}}'', but an example close to the Ben 10 quote above: The members of the Tyler family are named Dennis Karen, Darrin, Sharon, Aaron... and Deandra.
* On ''Series/JaneTheVirgin'', Petra and Rafael name their twin daughters Elsa and Anna. The theme isn't intentional; when Jane mentions ''WesternAnimation/{{Frozen|2013}}'', Petra doesn't make the connection, and once she does, figures Jane's the only one who will. Once the series had a TimeSkip of three years, Elsa now goes by "Ellie" because Petra was annoyed by the ''Frozen'' jokes.
* Denise of ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' had a twin brother named Dennis.
* The elder twins of ''Series/{{Baskets}}'' are named Chip and Dale. Not that they get along well like [[WesternAnimation/ChipAndDale their namesakes]].
* ''Series/SisterSister'' has Tia and Tamera, played by [[TheDanza Tia and Tamera Mowry]].
* On ''Series/ModernFamily'' Cameron and his sister Pameron.
* ''Series/{{Euphoria}}'' gives us Troy and Roy.
* ''Series/ThePolitician'': Payton's brothers are Martin and Luther.
[[OddNameOut Jaye]].



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* Alanna, herself a twin, from Creator/TamoraPierce's ''Literature/DaughterOfTheLioness'', named her twins Alan and Alianne. Alan was [[DeadGuyJunior the name of her late father]], as well as the name she used while [[SweetPollyOliver posing as a boy]] during her knight training. However, in an aversion, her twin's name was Thom. Which itself [[MeaningfulName means twin.]]

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* Alanna, herself a twin, from Creator/TamoraPierce's ''Literature/DaughterOfTheLioness'', ''Literature/TrickstersDuet'', named her twins Alan and Alianne. Alan was [[DeadGuyJunior the name of her late father]], as well as the name she used while [[SweetPollyOliver posing as a boy]] during her knight training. However, in an aversion, her twin's name was Thom. Which itself [[MeaningfulName means twin.]]twin]].

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* In ''Webcomic/YokokasQuest'', [[SiblingYinYang Yin and Yang]] are twins, named after the concepts of yin and yang. The Poker Gang are quadruplets, named after their respective [[PlayingCardMotifs card suits]] [[BilingualBonus in French]]. While we don't know Yokoka's [[NameAmnesia pre-amnesia name]], judging from the Moon Clan's pattern of [[StellarName naming after stars]], it's likely that she's named after a star in the Orion {{constellation|s}} like her twin brother Mao (Meissa).


Like most twin tropes, this annoys the hell out of many real-life twins. Child psychologists even advise parents against the practice. It may sound cute for babies, but 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. It may sound cute for babies, but once they get older, it can impede the children's their development as individuals.


* Two of the background Outsiders in ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' look very similar and thus {{fanon}} deems them littermates. Their {{Fan Nickname}}s are "Spotty" and "Dotty".

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* Two of the background Outsiders in ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' look very similar and thus {{fanon}} deems them littermates. Their {{Fan Nickname}}s are "Spotty" and "Dotty".



* According to the book ''Literature/AFrozenHeart'', Hans from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' has twin brothers named Runo and Rudi.

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* According to the book ''Literature/AFrozenHeart'', Hans from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Frozen|2013}}'' has twin brothers named Runo and Rudi.



* On ''Series/JaneTheVirgin'', Petra and Rafael name their twin daughters Elsa and Anna. The theme isn't intentional; when Jane mentions ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', Petra doesn't make the connection, and once she does, figures Jane's the only one who will. Once the series had a TimeSkip of three years, Elsa now goes by "Ellie" because Petra was annoyed by the ''Frozen'' jokes.

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* On ''Series/JaneTheVirgin'', Petra and Rafael name their twin daughters Elsa and Anna. The theme isn't intentional; when Jane mentions ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Frozen|2013}}'', Petra doesn't make the connection, and once she does, figures Jane's the only one who will. Once the series had a TimeSkip of three years, Elsa now goes by "Ellie" because Petra was annoyed by the ''Frozen'' jokes.


* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': In the prequel Yellow Trailer, Yang finds herself fighting two twin girls called Melanie and Miltia, who are identical twins that are distinguished by the fact that Melanie wears white and is a kick-boxer while Miltia wears red and is a fist-fighter.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
**
In the prequel Yellow Trailer, Yang finds herself fighting two twin girls called Melanie and Miltia, who are identical twins that are distinguished by the fact that Melanie wears white and is a kick-boxer while Miltia wears red and is a fist-fighter.fist-fighter.
** On the subject of Yang, her mother and uncle are twin siblings named Raven and Qrow.


* ''Transformers'':

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* ''Transformers'':''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'':



** PlayedWith on ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama:'' "[[EvilTwin Amy]]" and "[[ExtremeDoormat Sammy]]" don't quite rhyme, but MaliciousMisnaming results in the latter being called "Samey" most of the time. (Hey, that ''did'' rhyme!)

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** PlayedWith on ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama:'' "[[EvilTwin Amy]]" [[EvilTwin Amy]] and "[[ExtremeDoormat Sammy]]" [[ExtremeDoormat Sammy]] don't quite rhyme, but MaliciousMisnaming results in the latter being called "Samey" most of the time. (Hey, that ''did'' rhyme!)


* Exaggerated in ''Literature/{{Doglands}}''. A pair of twin giant schnauzers are ''both'' named "Pumpkin" because their owner can't tell them apart. It's also a GenderBlenderName because their owner doesn't care much about them. For convenience's sake Furgul calls them by their 'dog names', "Cogg" (which means "war") and Bazz (which means "killer").

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* Exaggerated in ''Literature/{{Doglands}}''. A pair of twin giant schnauzers are ''both'' named "Pumpkin" because their owner can't tell them apart. It's also a GenderBlenderName because their owner doesn't care much about them. For convenience's sake Furgul calls them by their 'dog names', "dog names", "Cogg" (which means "war") and Bazz (which means "killer").


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* ''Literature/WarriorCats'': Graystripe and Millie's kits are named Bumblekit, Blossomkit, and Briarkit (which became Blossomfall, Bumblestripe, and Briarlight as adults).
* ''Literature/{{Firstborn}}'': Magpies have a tendency to do this. Maggie's parents Mag and Max named their children Maggie, Mark, Marge, Mandy, Mack, and Matt. Maggie's mate Dan named their four boys Denny, Dash, Del, and Dave. Maggie, who hates this practice and find her own name embarrassing, named their sole daughter Anastasia.



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* ''Insanity Circus'' by Creator/TheNight130 features identical wins Wendy and Willow.


* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
** ''RWBY'' has the corvid-themed Branwen twins, Qrow (pronounced "Crow") and Raven.
** Yang's trailer "Yellow" has her fighting a pair of twins named '''Mel'''anie and '''Mil'''tia.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
** ''RWBY'' has
''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': In the corvid-themed Branwen twins, Qrow (pronounced "Crow") and Raven.
** Yang's trailer "Yellow" has her
prequel Yellow Trailer, Yang finds herself fighting a pair of two twin girls called Melanie and Miltia, who are identical twins named '''Mel'''anie that are distinguished by the fact that Melanie wears white and '''Mil'''tia.is a kick-boxer while Miltia wears red and is a fist-fighter.


** In a more general sense, all five had classical French names, which [[AerithAndBob not all of their siblings did]].

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** In a more general sense, all five had classical French names, which is notable mostly because [[AerithAndBob not all several of their siblings did]].did not]].


* All five [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dionne_quintuplets Dionne Quintuplets]] were named for the Virgin Mary: Marie Reine Alma, Yvonne Édouilda Marie, Annette Lillianne Marie, Cécile Marie Émilda, and Émilie Marie Jeanne.

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* All five [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dionne_quintuplets Dionne Quintuplets]] were named had the name "Marie" somewhere in their names, for the Virgin Mary: Marie Reine Alma, Yvonne Édouilda Marie, Annette Lillianne Marie, Cécile Marie Émilda, and Émilie Marie Jeanne.Jeanne.
** In a more general sense, all five had classical French names, which [[AerithAndBob not all of their siblings did]].

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** Max and Monty.

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* Averted early on in ''Fanfic/SonOfTheSannin'' where Tsunade gives birth to twins named Kaida and Hagane. [[spoiler:Played straight later on when Orochimaru gets a hold of some of their DNA and creates adult clones of them named Hebimaru and Hebiko.]]


* Tomax and Xamot, the twin leaders of COBRA's Crimson Guard, in ''GIJoe''.

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* Tomax and Xamot, the twin leaders of COBRA's Crimson Guard, in ''GIJoe''.''WesternAnimation/GIJoe''.

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