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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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Lillian in Michigan
I used your advice previously and have a lovely daughter named Cheyanne Ruby. We are looking for help with baby number two who will join us soon! And, just to warn you, our last name is Coffin!
Baby Name Genie:
I'm happy to undertake such a request for a repeat customer, though this really is the last nail in the Coffin family. If your second child is a girl, name her Sierra Ruth, and for a boy, Dylan Oliver, unless you think this whole thing is a grave mistake.
Monica in TX
We like the name Violet, and we like Serenity, but we don't want those names. Can you give me a mysterious feminine name related to them. Please? And thanks.
Baby Name Genie:
For a mysterious name that will keep them guessing, I give you the name Lillian Skye for your young enchantress.
Lizmari in South Africa
Oh Genius Genie, greetings from South Africa, the land of braaivleis and pap. A baby girl is due in November and needs to be named after her grandparents, mainly using the letters in the grandparents' names. Their names are Petro Gerda (granny) and Gerhardus Petrus (grandpa). Surname is Helm. Dankie!
Baby Name Genie:
Thank you for your greetings. I've always loved getting such South African Endearmints, just not the bill that comes with them. Name your baby girl Geraldyna Petara, and she will surely grow into a choty goty.

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