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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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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.
Katarina in Poland
My husband and I are having problems with naming our baby girl. We have already chosen a middle name, Kasha. Our surname is Grabowski. We would like another name with a Polish origin.
Baby Name Genie:
I have many Polish names to choose for your little girl. I keep them in my Pole vault. I have selected Priscylla Kasha for the next little Grabowski.
Molly Lee in Virginia
We just found out we're having a baby boy, so we need help with a name. Our last name is Lee, which is a difficult name to work with. We'd love a J name somewhere in there, but middle name would be fine. Many thanks!
Baby Name Genie:
The only thing that makes Lee difficult is that it turns every first name into an adverb. But a carefully crafted name, like Justin Cameron, would be an excellent choice.

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