Monday, 13 September 2010

Twos & Threes

Does it seem like there are more and more cases of twins/multiples in Hollywood these days? Could it be that Celebrities, like other "normal" couples are struggling with infertility and this is the result? Some Celebrities have been very candid about discussing their infertility and their desire and struggle to conceive. Statistics show that infertility is not just a female problem and that there are millions of couples are affected.

The naming of twins is just as fascinating as twins themselves. Mathew and Michael are an example of alliteration which is commonly used in keeping with characterizing like things or that twins are a set. Anagrams are used as well, for example, May and Amy or Nadia and Aidan. Some choose a name for it's meaning and incorporate two names with the same meaning like Elijah and Joel. Polar opposites make for an interesting contrast in names like Uri means light and Darcie means dark.Celebrities seem to blaze their own trail, the following is a sampling of some famous twins;

  • Aaron & Julian (Robert De Niro)
  • Adam & Daniel (Audrey Landers)
  • Ava & Stella (Peri Gilpin)
  • Bronwyn Golden & Slater Josiah Vance (Angela Bassett & Courtney B. Vance)
  • Caleb & Jaden (Lawrence Tynes)
  • Christian & Edward (Mel Gibson)
  • D'Lila Star & Jessie James Combs (Sean "Diddy" Combs & Kim Porter)Fraternal twins
  • Dakota & Danilee (Chuck Norris)
  • Danna & Debra (Dan Blocker)
  • Dexter Henry Lorcan & Frank Harlan James (Elvis Costello & Diana Krall)
  • Dylan & Hannah (Mark Pinter)
  • Dustin (f) & Gabrielle (Debby Boone)
  • Eden & Savannah Mahoney (Marcia Cross)
  • Elise & Kaden (Ricky Carmichael)
  • Ella & Silvan Valensi (Nick Valensi & Amanda de Cadenet)
  • Eva Ruth & Kathleen "Katie" Emilie (Martie Maguire)
  • Felice & Monica (Henry Mancini)
  • Gabriella & Benicio (Brian Fuentes)
  • Gunnar Eric & Matthew Gray (Ricky Nelson & Kristin Harmon)
  • Grace & Henry (Norah O'Donnell)
  • Grace & Isabella (Lou Diamond Phillips)
  • Hazel Patricia & Phinneaus Walter Moder (Julia Roberts & Danny Moder)
  • Henry Pays & Angus Moore (Corbin Bernsen)
  • Hunter & Jake (Niki Taylor & Matt Martinez)
  • Isabelle Rose & Grace Elizabeth (Lance Armstrong)
  • Jaid Thomas & Jax Joseph (Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon)
  • Jakob Dylan & Naiia Rose (Skeet Ulrich)
  • Jaylen & Sebastian (Daphne Duplaix)
  • Jocelyn & Paige (Ron Howard)
  • John Stacy & Kristopher Steven (Jane Seymour)
  • Johnnie Rose & Miller Steven (Melissa & Tammy Etheridge)
  • Joseph & Jacob (Mark Feinnes)
  • Julianna & Henry Robison (Emily Robison)
  • Julitta Dee & Hudson Harden (Marcia Gay Harden)
  • Kamryn (f) & Chase (Joe Sakic)
  • Keifer & Rachel (Donald Sutherland)
  • Kian William & Kaiis Steven Jarrahy (Geena Davis)
  • Liza & Matthew (Ed Asner)
  • Lucy Elizabeth & John David (Nancy Grace)
  • Maggie & Jack (Brendan Shanahan)
  • Mason Alan & Chase Evan (Eric Marsolf & Lisa)
  • Matthew & Gregory (Ray Romano)
  • Maya & Kaila (Justin Chambers)
  • Mollie & Peter (Meredith Baxter)
  • Nicolo & Isabel (Stanley Tucci)
  • Oscar & Elijah (Clare Bowditch)
  • Petr & Matej (Milos Forman)
  • Phillip & Dennis (Bing Crosby & Dixie Lee)
  • Rasheeda & Jamillah (Muhammad Ali)
  • Rocco Bertie & Jay Nicky (Nicky Byrne)
  • Rodney Jackson & Ryan Elizabeth (Rodney Peete & Holly Robinson Peete)
  • Ross & Rachel (Jane Pauley)
  • Roxanne & Joseph (Patricia Richardson)
  • Rufus Logan & Henry David (James Taylor)
  • Russell Ives & Keith Randell (Bruce Hornsby)
  • Sabrina & Sierra (Cindy Margolis)
  • Sascha & Matthew (Mia Farrow)
  • Shaina & Sam (Jason Hervey)
  • Shannon & Jett (Pat Cash)
  • Sullivan Patrick & Darby Galen (Patrick Dempsey)
  • Taylor & Devon (Michael Biehn)
  • Theo & Jaden (Cheryl Tiegs)
  • Tillie & Maisie (Matt Manfield)
  • Timolin & Casey (Nat King Cole)
  • Timothy & Gregory (Susan Hayward)
  • Trey Kulley & Dane Luke (Lee Majors)
  • Tristan & Benedick (Allan Bates)
  • Walker Steven & William Dalton (Adrienne Barbeau)
  • Will & Jesse (Wendy Wilson)
  • Zachariah & Ariel (Cybill Shepherd)
  • Zoe Grace & Thomas Boone (Dennis Quaid)
Triplets
  • Barbara Ayala, Gweneth Gozales & Pilar Alma (Richard Thomas)
  • Jacob, Megan, & Alyssa (Luis Gonzalez)
  • Eric, Ted & Amie (Feenie Ziner)

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