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Jul 7th 2018 at 9:44:09 PM •••

Here are some guesses about books I haven’t (recently) read:

  • Sabrina “Sabs” and Sam in the Girl Talk series. (Wikipedia says that the series is by KA Applegate, but here she said she wrote 9 books of it.)
  • Jake and Josh Harfield in a series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, starting with The Boys Start the War.
  • In Lynne Reid Banks’ novel Angela and Diabola, the title characters are twins, and their parents originally wanted to name them Jill and Jane.
  • Billy’s siblings Louie and Lizzie in Phil Earle’s novel Being Billy.
  • Mark and Mattie Miller in the Double Trouble series by Wanda E. Brunstetter.
  • Twins in series by Karen McCombie:
    • Carli and Charlie in Ally’s World. Averted with Rosa and Julia.
    • Jamie and Jake in Stella Etc.
    • Sadie and Sonny in Sadie Rocks.

Jassy and Juniper in Rose’s Blog in the Casson Family Series share an initial, but their father named them for different things. Their grandmother Eve had a twin sister named Linda.

Massive Numbered Siblings says that in Anime/Pokemon, Brock has twin siblings named Billy and Tilly. (In Japanese, all his siblings have number-based names.)

I haven’t seen Maya And Miguel, but I think the title characters are twins.

Jul 29th 2012 at 9:28:33 PM •••

Would it count if the twins' names put side-by-side made up the name of another person? Like if their names were Lewis and Carroll?

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Jul 7th 2018 at 9:10:07 PM •••

Maybe the Nick and Tesla series is an example of this?

Jan 5th 2011 at 1:18:12 PM •••

As far as the Kirby/ Fumu & Bun not being related in name, that's not entirely true: it just precedes modern Japanese, and therefore is not a readily-identifiable example. The final N character () is discussed thoroughly in Hadamitzky & Spahn's Kanji & Kana, 3rd Edition, and even [ The Other Wiki] mentions it in their opening paragraph on the preferred method of collating Japanese.

Therefore one (albeit somewhat archaic and dated) rendering of their names would have them looking like 'Fumu' and 'Bumu', a point driven home with the fact that 'Fu' and 'Bu', in kana, are the same character, just with softening marks for the 'Bu'

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