Anna and Banana Lewandowski
What if we gave one of the twins a regular name and named the other one after our favorite fruit? That’s what I was thinking. Great idea!
Many twins have trouble establishing identities separate from their brother or sister. It’s a real problem for a lot of kids. It can be even more difficult for same-sex twins, doubly so for identicals. I thinking naming one of the twins after a delicious fruit would do a lot to differentiate one from the other.
Here's how the kids would see it:
She is Anna. I am Banana. We are different. I am okay because my name is Banana. She is okay because her name is Anna.
Anna is a really great name. And a banana is a really great fruit.
These names we were considering for a girl-girl set of identical twins. They have been rejected. Karine says that Banana is not a serious name for a little girl and that I should “get real” and “stop goofing around” and “find a job,” which, I think, is all well and good, but sort of closed minded.