Expecting multiples? We have dozens of baby names for twins, triplets and more

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From the Malian mom, Halima Cissé, who gave birth to five girls and four boys in May to the local mom, Gosiame Sithole, who claims to have welcomed the world's first decuplets, multiples have been making headlines. 

And while we've caught a glimpse of the Cissé's nonuplets, we remain in suspense regarding Sithole's illusive seven boys and three girls better known as the 'Tembisa 10'. 

According to News24 reports, Sithole insists her ten babies have been born but refuses to share images of the mysterious infants, while the father of the decuplets, Tebogo Tsotetsi, says he's also been left in the dark. 

With each update to the story proving to be more and more puzzling, Parent24 has been left to ask the difficult question: where does one start with naming that many children?

Browse through hundreds of baby name lists

To rhyme or not to rhyme?

Okay, so, it's the last question anyone might think to ask but if you're expecting multiples and searching for baby name inspiration, you've come to the right place. 

The current world record holder for the most children to survive a single birth, American Nadya Suleman, seemed to have opted for a rhyming scheme of sorts, naming her octuplets Noah, Maliyah, Isaiah, Nariyah, Jonah, Makai, Josiah, and Jeremiah. 

For potential contender for Suleman's world record, Cissé, there seems to be more variation as the mom named her nonuplets: Adama, Bah, Elhadji, Fatouma, Hawa, Kadidia, Mohamed, Oumar and Oumou. 

If unsure of which way to go with naming your multiples, here's a list that might help. 

Double trouble 

two twin boys

Twin names for girls... 

Amahle and Nobuhle

Akonaho and Aluwani

Ada and Ava

Athena and Daphne

Bontle and Lintle

Harper and Harlow

Phoebe and Penelope

Nkosingiphile and Siphokazi

Nandi and Nomandla

Rose and Ruby

Twinning boys names... 

Anele and Ayize

Aiden and Austin

Bheka and Bhekani

Bono and Gundo

Carter and Cooper

Dumo and Bhongo

Evan and Owen

Hayden and Hunter

Nkosinathi and Nkosiphendule

Matthew and Ryan

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Boy/Girl Combinations...

Ashton and Ashley

Everett and Ivy

Jabulani and Jabulile

Jamal and Jamila

Lucky and Lulu

Mikea and Masilonyane

Ndiene and Nduvho

Silas and Sophia

Thabisile and Thabani

Tshepo and Tumelo

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Three's a crowd 

Facts about twins, triplets, and quadruplets

Girls names if expecting triplets...

Ari, Asta, and Akila

Addison, Alison and Aries

Anovuyo, Luvuyo and Mivuyo

Annabelle, Mirabelle and Isabelle 

Lila, Mila and Ella 

Blakesley, Hailey and Cayley 

Liyakhanya, Lithetha and Liqhamile

Orifuna, Orinea and Oritonda

If expecting a trio of boys... 

Bonga, Bathathu and Bandile

Ezra, Jude and Luke

Cameron, Cooper and Carter

Forrest, Leif and Wolfe

Gunner, Jagger and Lennon

Tristan, Lucas and Hayden

Rabelani, Rendani, and Rofhiwa

Sizwe, Sakhile, and Sifiso

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Boy/Girl Combinations...

Aaliyah, Josiah and Isaiah

Humbulani, Elelwani and Thilivhali

Kaia, Keanu and Kailani

Liboko, Thoriso, Tumisang

Lulibo, Luzuko, and Lumko

Othalive, Oyisa, and Olona

Tabitha, Tess and Travis

Zayn, Zachary and Zara

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Quads or quints on the way? 

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Fab four options for girls... 

Aurora, Assana, Adara, and Aviva 

Talia, Misty, Stella and Sienna

Isla, Ilana, Iris and Ivy

Poppy, Daisy, Heather and Keeya 

Estere, Lipalesa, Pulane, and Palesa

Khethiwe, Nozizwe, Sibusisiwe, and Nothando


Banks, Blaze, Brysen, and Benton

BongiNkosi, Sibongakonke, Siyabonga and Sibongiseni

Cayson, Coen, Cortez, and Camilo

Flynn, Gibson, Jordy, and Keon

Kylo, Maxim, Miller, and Remi

Mandlakhe, Mpendulo, Wandile and Zonke

Boy/Girl combinations... 

Andani, Mulalo, Fhulufhelo, and Khathu 

Lily, Laila, Lucas, and Liam

Rose, Basil, Daisy,  and Violet

Harley, Haley, Heath and Hadley

Ntsoaki, Ntswaki, Masilo, and Mosemotsane

Nomusa, Nandi, Musa, and Lungani

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Take five? Quintuplets girls names.. 

Aria, Terra, Nirvana, Eden and Adara

Sapphire, Sage, Shiluva, Savannah and Skye

Amara, Edina, Arizona, Catalina, and Iona 

Nonjabulo, Ntokozo, Thabisile, Nomalanga, and Nokulunga

Nomathemba, Thembeka, Thembekile, Thembile, and Thenjiwe

Boys names... 

Bronte, Kent, Lucca, Paxton and Zurich 

Fallon, Zeke, Vito, Levi and Orion

Luyanda, Lwandile, Thandanani, Mthandeni and Minenhle

Zakhele, Zenzele, Zithembe, Zwelakhe, and Zwelethu

Wolfe, Hendrix, Hawk, Wrigley, and Zander

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Boy/Girl Combinations... 

Anzani, Lutendo, Thikhathali, Tshilidzi, and Vhuthuhawe

Aiko, Ada, Aidan, Adam, and Autumn 

Lynx, Savannah, Masana, Kai, and Azure

Mivuyo, Mihlali, Unambitho, Anovuyo, and Yolo

Yiva, Asive, Iviwe, Ivakele and Aluve

Sources: Pampers.comCafemom.comMomjunction.comGoodto.com, Quora.com


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