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I’m a substitute teacher and I couldn’t believe the names of my identical twin students – people say it’s cute but I think it’s ridiculous

A substitute teacher was left stunned after learning the almost identical names given to twin sisters in their class.

Earlier this week, the anonymous teacher, from the US, posted on Reddit’s Name Nerds forum. 

Having recently started teaching in the school, they explained how they’d come across identical twin girls called Selene and Selina.

After learning the sisters’ similar monikers, the teacher joked that it was an offence worth reporting their parents for. 

The anonymous teacher, from the US, couldn't believe his twin students had been given variations of the same name. (Stock photo)

The anonymous teacher, from the US, couldn’t believe his twin students had been given variations of the same name. (Stock photo)

They added: ‘Please convince me to not call CPS [Child Protective Services].’

Although the teacher argued it was ‘ridiculous’ to give two sisters such similar names, people in the comments said it was fairly common to follow a theme with siblings and that it was ‘cute’ in some cases.

One replied: ‘My husband went to school with twins named Chris and Christopher.’ 

Another added: ‘My dad knows twins his age named Rick/Ricky and Richard.’

Discussion prompted others to share worst sibling names they'd come across on the Reddit forum Name Nerds

Discussion prompted others to share worst sibling names they’d come across on the Reddit forum Name Nerds

Shedding on light on some of the issues it can create, a third said: ‘My best friend is an identical twin, with the same first name, different middle names with the same initial and obviously same last name. 

‘They go by their middle names but it has caused document HELL, their documents / accounts regularly get merged.’

Meanwhile, a fourth said: ‘I know twins with the same name same spelling, no joke. Both Leonardo. She loved the name and had it picked out and had SURPRISE twins… just rolled with the same name still. 

‘Different middle names and mercifully the second at least goes by the middle name but what. Logistical nightmare. She is the loveliest and best neighbor but that part about her (grown) twin boys is a head scratcher for sure…’

What’s more, others asserted that it was important for twins to have their own identity beyond their sibling – with a fifth writing: ‘As a twin mom, names like these make my teeth itch.’ 

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