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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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Demi in North Dakota
Dear Genie, I'm having a super hard time agreeing with my hubby on a name. I love hippie names, but he likes old classic names. Do you know of any old classic hippie names for each gender. If it's a boy, his middle name is James, If it's a girl her middle name will be Roxanna.
Baby Name Genie:
What child doesn't want to be named after an aging hippie? Please take these life affirming names and live in harmony with your brothers and sisters: Marley James and Star Roxanna. Peace out.
Robert Gonzalez in Texas
My wife is having our fourth child in a couple of hours, it's a girl and we have picked out Shiloh as a middle name, any advice on a first name? Our last name is Gonzalez by the way. Looking for something with a nice ring to it...thanks!
Baby Name Genie:
A couple of hours? Nothing like waiting until the last minute. I am tempted to give you Speedy since you are in such a rush, but somehow that doesn't seem right for your little girl. Instead I give you Elena Shiloh Gonzalez.
Dallas in Indiana
I'm having a little girl and I have no clue what to name her all because of her last name. Her last name will be Dunklee so it's hard to find a cute name. I want something really girly like Brookelynn or Mackenzie but I just don't know with a last name like Dunklee.
Baby Name Genie:
Sometimes simple is better when going for elegance and charm with a difficult last name. I give you Bryn Elizabeth. Names ring cuter when the child herself is sweet and polite.

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