When you talk about your twins in the third person, you will find that you always refer to them in a particular order.
For example, if you have twin girls whose names are Mary and Beth, you may always talk about them as “Mary and Beth” and not “Beth and Mary”.
The pattern that you fall into will be natural and you may not even notice it at first.
The pattern may be the birth order of your twins or even based how the names sound together.
You’ll notice the pattern when you start to hear others refer to your twins with the opposite pattern.
Something will sound odd when you hear their names paired that way and then you’ll realize what it is: they didn’t use the same pattern you do.
So stop and pay attention to how you refer to your twins. What’s your pattern?
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6 thoughts on “Always Referring to Twins in the Same Order”
I refer to ours in birth order…Elizabeth and Emily, or Ellie and Emmy, or El and Em…and they are always seated in that order as well. Totally not on purpose, just how it is!
@Dakotapam – I refer to our girls in birth order too. And just like you, I’m not sure why, that’s just how it is.
I noticed it but really noticed it as I read this: I refer to my twins in relation to their birth order.
So one day, I decided that I should stop doing that so would say their names opposite but it just didn’t sound right! LOL
@Amy – it is funny how we get used to a certain pattern and then the opposite just doesn’t sound right. That’s the case in our home too!
I’ve never noticed it before but i also refer to my girls by birth order zayleigh and hayleigh that’s crazyi don’t know y either
@Melissa – I guess the habit forms early and we just stick with it.