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Shouldn't these be moved from historical to mythological or fictional?

  1. Jacob and Esau, biblical
  2. Perez and Zerah, biblical

Sure they do. Moved to mythological. St Fan 13:49, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

Does that mean the Bible is a myth? Sweetie Petie 13:59, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
Well, please read the Bible entry of Wikipedia and make your own opinion.
St Fan 11:52, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

Actually, there is historical evidence about these twins, so I don't think they fit into the defintions of myth or fiction.


"Rumaisa Rahman, [...] is the smallest recorded baby born in history, at eight inches (203 mm) long."

We have an even smaller one recorded right here in Wikipedia:

Charlotte Wyatt
"Charlotte was born in the 26th week of pregnancy, at the end of the second trimester by Caesarean section, weighing only 458 grams and was five inches long."

Which is correct? Could it be that whoever added this slipped up and meant that Rumaisa was the smallest recorded twin born in history? -- Smjg 11:20, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia reports that Rumaisa Rahman was born 244 grams, so this is consistent since Wyatt was born 458 grams. Rahman's twin was born at 563 grams, perhaps that's where the confusion comes from. Someone might want to check the Rumaisa Rahman article to make sure it's clear, but it seemed OK to me. I'll remove the "see discussion" note from the article. 20:40, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

OH sorry, I see-- Rahman weighed less, but was taller. I'll remove the height from the article since the weight is the notable figure. 20:47, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Wait, Mario and Luigi are twins? It doesnt say anything about Mario being a twin in his own wiki article. I thought they were just brothers?? Can people actually reference this? -- (talk) 15:35, 25 June 2010 (UTC)


As per the (very necessary) clean up notice, all redlinked sets of twins in the TV section have been removed. Please only add twins to this list if they have an article. Proto||type 11:54, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

Why should twins be banned from this list simply because they do not have an article? If redlinked sets of twins are allowed to remain, perhaps it would encourage other wikipedians to create their articles.Wjcolion 20:32, 13 December 2006 (UTC)


I'm not entirely sure what sort of cleanup was required to this article so I've left the notice there. I've put most of the sections in alphabetical order now, and moved the sections about so they're in a bit of a better order. I've also taken out the names from "Twins in popular culture" section who were also in the "Twins in music", "Twins in sport" and "Twin models" sections, and moved any that weren't duplicated but were in the wrong section. Hope that helps. Sweetie Petie 16:53, 20 March 2006 (UTC)

There has been some serious pruning and cleanup of this article since the cleanup notice was put there, especially with the move of the fictional twins to their own list. Maybe it is time to remove the cleanup notice, unless you guys think there is more to be done.
St Fan 11:21, 15 May 2006 (UTC)


There is a problem in the Historical twins. King Henry III of Castile and king Ferdinand I of Aragon are, according to their Wiki biographies, not born the same year, and Henry III was the elder brother. So they are NOT twins, and should be removed from the list. Anybody can confirm?

St Fan 13:49, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

I can't confirm this case, but it is entirely possible for twins to be born in different years, for example, if the first one is born at 11:55 pm on 31 December, and the other one comes out at 12:02 am on 1 January. I know of no such case, but I do know of a case of twins born on different days - the Australian poet Thomas W. Shapcott was born on a different date from his twin. JackofOz 00:58, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Justin Timberlake's sister Laura Katherine was several years younger than him- and also his half-sister. Why is she listed here as a twin?--JollyJeanGiant (talk) 21:28, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

No idea but feel free to remove the entry if it's wrong. AnemoneProjectors 21:47, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

Fictional twins[edit]

I'm starting to think that the list of fictional twins, given its increasing length, would deserve its own, separate article.

St Fan 12:05, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

The change is done. The list of twins in fiction is now an independant article.
St Fan 15:09, 29 April 2006 (UTC)
Now, I'm wondering if the mythological twins shouldn't have followed the others on the fictional twins list. Your opinions? Where do they fit best?
St Fan 08:48, 3 May 2006 (UTC)
It appears this article was nominated for AfD and was deleted, although it only had 2 keep and 2 delete votes (which IMO is not consensus to delete). I'll support a deletion review of this article if anyone else agrees with me? -- Chuq (talk) 01:41, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
I agree with you! — AnemoneProjectors (zomg!) 13:03, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Where to put them?[edit]

Carol Thatcher and Mark Thatcher are twins. I don't know where to put them because they do different things. Help?! -- AnemoneProjectors (talk) 17:42, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

You could start a new section - twin offspring of famous people, for example. They have careers in their own right, of course, but are probably more famous for their mother's name than their own.--King Hildebrand 11:33, 2 August 2006 (UTC)
How about "Miscellaneous twins"? -- AnemoneProjectors (talk) 17:45, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

One twin to add possibly -- Dr. Ian Smith (doctor, author, and medical news correspondent for VH1, the View, and NBC) has a fraternal twin brother, Dana.

Romulus and Remus[edit]

I have removed "Romulus and Remus" from the historical twins to replace them among mythological in the List of twins in fiction. I have serious doubts these characters can be considered historical, and anyway they're essentially known through myths. Though I'm ready to discuss.
St Fan 11:13, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

Sarah Connor in T2[edit]

The article now says that Leslie Hamilton played the Terminator-as-Sarah at the end of Terminator 2. I've read elsewhere that Linda, the star, played the false Sarah and Leslie stood in as the real Sarah where necessary. Who has the straight dope? —Tamfang 20:07, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Confusing List: Twins and multiples on TV and in movies[edit]

This list is rather confusing. It's unclear which name belongs to the fictional character and which name refers to the actors/actresses who portrayed that character. For example: under "Harry Potter", the actors' names are given first and the fictional characters' names are in parentheses; however, under "The Parent Trap", the fictional characters are listed first with the actress' name in parenthesis. Shouldn't this be standardized? If so, which way would be most accurate? Wjcolion 20:43, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Australian nonuplets[edit]

This is true. The nine babies were born to Geraldine Brodrick on 13 June 1971. This was very famous in Australia at the time, but as all the babies died, Mrs Brodrick has sunk into obscurity. Many citations on Google, eg. this one. However, this article is about twins specifically, and not about multiple births generally, so this entry is not relevant to the article and I've removed it. JackofOz 01:02, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Redirected List of famous twins here[edit]

That unnecessary list was started in 2006 by someone who apparently didn't know this one had existed for years. Most of the names appear to be listed here already but if one of the editors here wants to check if there are any from List of famous twins that can be added here. Masaruemoto 18:23, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

I went over List of famous twins and added anyone who wasn't already included in this article. -Severa (!!!) 01:33, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

Robert Carradine[edit]

I'm not sure how to note this elsewhere, but I don't believe Robert Carradine is the father of triplets as someone just indicated in a change to the List of Twins page. Here's an interview with Carradine from a couple of years ago which prominently mentions his three children and does not mention any triplets.

--Twinstuff 18:31, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Parents of twins[edit]

As this is a list of twins, I'm not sure the list of parents of twins should be included. What are others' thoughts on this? The "people born on the same day" should definitely be removed as it has nothing whatsoever to do with twins, so I'm going to remove it right now. — AnemoneProjectors (会話) 12:19, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Also the "non-twin playing a twin or identical non-twin" parts should be removed as this is about real twins, not fictional twins. In fact, the whole section "Twins and Multiples in TV, Films, and Literature" should probably be merged into the "Twins in acting" section as it's just another list of twin actors. — AnemoneProjectors (会話) 21:52, 5 October 2007 (UTC)


For the folks with no associated wiki article, how would I know if this list is true or not? Nku 23:27, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Hikaru and Kaoru[edit]

I noticed that Hikaru and Kaoru of the anime Ouran High School Host Club were included under misc twins. I don't think they should be on the twin page at all, seeing as there are one of many pairs of twins from anime.  —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:30, 11 October 2007 (UTC) 

Kin and Wil Shriner[edit]

I see they are not on this page. However, they are listed in Category:Twin people. NBK1122 (talk) 05:40, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Milton Twins?[edit]

I remember looking at this list a year or so ago and seeing the Milton Twins on here.. But now they don't seem to be anywhere on Wikipedia at all. Anyone know what happened? Kaotac (talk) 17:00, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

"As per the (very necessary) clean up notice, all redlinked sets of twins in the TV section have been removed. Please only add twins to this list if they have an article. Proto||type 11:54, 28 February 2006 (UTC)"

There never was a Milton Twins page, hence they were redlinked in the version you saw, hence they were removed. If someone were to start a Milton Twins page, they could be added. Camerajohn (talk) 00:31, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

Twins with differing claims to fame[edit]

The current list of twins with differing claims to fame consists almost entirely of twins with the SAME claim to fame. Is it really so difficult to read the name of the category? I'll be cleaning up what I can, but let's try to be more careful about this in the future. CKarnstein (talk) 17:29, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Two entries that were formerly, incorrectly, under 'Twins with differing claims to fame' were:
I have removed the Reimer twins for now as there is no category for twins that are famous for being the subject of a book or medical study. I have moved the Jamison twins to the acting category because they were previously known as comedians/performance artists. I don't feel either edit was ideal, but I am not up to reworking the categories for this page right now. CKarnstein (talk) 17:46, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
And now there are the Hennessy twins, who are also listed in Twins in acting. (talk) 02:47, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

tallest female[edit]

The "Twin records" section says: Claire and Ann Recht, current volleyball players at American University in Washington, D.C., are the tallest living female twins, at 6' 7" or 2.01 m.
But that article is dated May 14, 2007 and they were sophomores at the time. How long does it take to graduate? It's been five years since and I would say they aren't anymore "current" players there. (talk) 02:06, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

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Who are these people?[edit]

In the article under royalty it lists, Princess Hannah Wahaus and Princess Allison Wahaus (1989–), who are they? where from? Only thing I could find on Google were circular lists that all seem to source back to here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:21, 25 December 2018 (UTC)