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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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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.
Zoe Jewell in Maryville, TN
Ok, you're so not gonna get this one. I'm having twin girls. My family rides horses (as well do I), and we have pitbulls. I don't want names that are too girly, but I don't want to get crazy either. GO!
Baby Name Genie:
I have a rather dogmatic approach to finding the perfect baby name. No horsing around. Hunter Victoria and Caroline Rey are the names you're looking for, unless you're some sort of neigh-sayer.

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