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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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Rae in Arizona
Hi, a year and a half ago I sent you some mail about a girls name and you suggested Madelyn Sophie, which is now the name of my daughter! But baby number 2 is on the way, and it's another girl! I love the names Clementine and Hyacinth, but do you think they are too "different" from Madelyn?
Baby Name Genie:
Excellent! Ah, the wisdom of asking mythological creatures for advice. Such good news. Congratulations on your second daughter. Clementine is a better match for Madelyn.
? in ?
Ok genie, I have a challenge for you. I want to see if you really can make a perfect name. Here are the requirements: no common names, first initial can't match any other initial, last name Cooper, must flow perfectly, one boy name one girl name. GO!
Baby Name Genie:
Grayson Octavius Cooper.
Embry Aviana Cooper.
*drops mic*
Alfred in Washington DC
I want a patriotic name for our child. My wife, Rose, wants a more classic name (she's English). We want the middle initial to be F. Got any unique names (boy or girl) that are still classics?
Baby Name Genie:
O say, can you see a boy named Scott Francis in your future? A name suitable for the home of the brave. For a daughter, the queen of your castle will be most pleased with Eleanor Florence.

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