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?
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.
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
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
- Also read:
Three's a crowd
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
- Also see:
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
Create a unique set of names by browsing through this list of 100+ uncommon boys names
Quads or quints on the way?
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
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
- Must see:
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
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
- Find more names to mix and match:
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
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