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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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Jamie & Johnathon in Missouri
I Am Naming My Son Jake And We Want The Middle Name To Be After His Grandpa Trent. What Do You Suggest?
Baby Name Genie:
I suggest you stop capitalizing the first letter of every word. To your question, Jake Trent is a bit too explosive and abrupt. Try Jacob Trent to smooth it out.
Lindsey in Minnesota
My husband and I are looking for a first name to go with the middle name "Adam" preferable that goes well with the meaning of Adam which is "earth". We have a background in ministry and would like it to have some Biblical meaning. Last name is Mueller.
Baby Name Genie:
While Dusty may be a good name for you, it is, alas, not Biblical. Instead I give you Josiah to pair with Adam, which means the Fire of the Lord.
Aurora Drake in Missouri
I am looking for a first name for my baby boy, who's due in March. His last name is Drake. I'd like something Victorian and old school.
Baby Name Genie:
Something both Victorian AND old school--a tough assignment. In anticipation of the arrival of your long-awaited young gentleman, I bequeath unto you Horatio Drake.

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