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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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Jess in Sydney
Hi I am 35 weeks today with baby boy, been through every single name in every culture and can't decide. Dad is Michael, little sister is India Skye and surname is Thomas. Please help!! It needs to be strong, to go with Thomas, but not overused, and not weird to spell to everyone.
Baby Name Genie:
I'm still trying to figure out how your unborn son already has a little sister, but perhaps you do things a little differently in Sydney. No matter. I give you Dexter Orion Thomas for a name that's sure to impress down under.
Jenny in Florida
Wonder Wonder Genie. Would you do us the honor of helping us name our children because we are kind of failing at that part of parenthood. My husband is kind of a classic type and I am more of a.... unique type of person. And we are incredibly lucky to be having twins. A boy and a girl, last name Lockheart.
Baby Name Genie:
To satisfy both lovers of classic names and lovers of unique names, the clear solution is finding obscure older names. Your twins will be the only kids on the block with the names Lavinia Rose Lockheart and Chauncey King Lockheart.
Stormie in Colorado
Me and my husband Roosevelt have a girl named Liberty, but we are going to have a new member to the family. We know it's a boy, but Roosevelt wants a president last name to keep the family tradition. Any ideas? Yours truly, the Bensons.
Baby Name Genie:
Finally! A parent that will take my suggestion of Van Buren seriously. Though, I sense that name still may not suit you. Instead, name your son Truman for a suitable successor to Roosevelt.

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