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Baby Middle Names Advice

#1) Say your baby middle name ideas with the first and last name together. The ideal middle name should flow and not wrap your tongue up in knots.

#2) A middle name that begins with a different letter or sound than the first name ends with normally makes for a smoother name combination.

#3) Vary the number of syllables in each name. A long middle name can nicely compliment a short first and last name. A short middle name can smooth out a long first and last name combination. Whatever you do, don't string three long names together (unless you want your child to have difficulty filling out forms their whole life!)

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Breona in Phoenix
Here is a challenge for you: My husband and I are both Latin. My first son's name is Elias Alexander Leyva. I want to name my second son Ariel Jesus, but my husband disagrees. He thinks Ariel is a girl's name. I want a name with the initials A.E. Can you come up with a nice Biblical name?
Baby Name Genie:
You can thank Walt Disney and his mermaid for ruining the boy's name Ariel for you. Instead, try Aaron Ezra for a name perfectly suited for a young man.
Kreszentia in Los Angeles
I'm having a baby girl in 2 months and we can't decide on a first or middle name! We want something that incorporates my German heritage but isn't TOO German sounding, like my own name. We want a very powerful name, something that would stand out. Our last name is Smith if that helps!
Baby Name Genie:
For the perfect name your daughter can proudly take back to Deutschland when she visits, name her Adalecia Giselle. She'll be sure to say "danke."
Lina in NZ
We are looking for a girl's first name; her family name is Wen. We have been trying pregnant for a long time, and we got everything ready to do IVF, but find pregnant naturally right before treatment. We wish a name meaning gift, luck, or compassion. Many thanks.
Baby Name Genie:
Wen, in doubt, ask me. Congratulations on your baby daughter, who is anything but luck. I give you Eleanor Dorothy Wen for your gift of a compassionate daughter.

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