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#1 Remy Hadley

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:52 AM

I was reading a Nameberry article on middle names and thought it was totally interesting!! :)


There are several hot trends in middle names 2012. One is the Middle Name with Meaning ó family surnames, place names, virtue names you might not use in first place but that make for distinctive middle names. Another is using two middle names, often to honor family members. And then there are The New Connectors. These names donít mean or stand for anything or anyone special. They just sound good, bridging the first and last names with a euphonious single syllable. How do they differ from the standard middle names of yore, the Anns and Lees and Johns that might be thought of as The Old Connectors They donít, so much, except that theyíre not Ann or Lee or John.

Here, the New Connector Middle Names 2012:

GIRLS
Bee
Belle
Bliss
Blythe
Bryn
Claire
Eve
Faith
Fay
Fern
Greer
Hope
June
Kate
Lake
Lark
Mae/May
Maeve
Page/Paige
Pearl
Rose
Rue
Tess
Wren

BOYS
Beau
Cash
Chance
Finn
Fox
James
Max
Penn
Reed
Van
Vaughn
West

EITHER
Bay
Blue
Gray/Grey
Kai
Lane
Pax
Poe
Quinn
Ray
Reese/Rhys
Sky
True
Win


What do you ladies think? :(

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:26 AM

I guess my style doesn't fit any of these listed categories. I tend to like long middle names (James being the only middle less than two syllables) because they offset my short first name choices. They are all names that I love but wouldn't necessarily use as first names. Most of them don't have any particular family significance.

However, I do like the follow "New Connector" Middle names...


GIRLS
Fay
June
Lark - I would use this for a boy to honor my g-pa Lark Alfred.
Pearl
Rose - My neice's middle.
Rue
Wren

BOYS
Beau
Finn
Fox
James
Max
Penn
Reed
West - I prefer Wes.

EITHER
Gray/Grey - Boy only
Lane
Ray
Rhys - Boy only
True - Girl only

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:48 AM

I tend to like more than one syllable in a middle name as well, but I do like:

GIRLS
Belle
Claire
Eve
Faith
Hope
Rose
Kate
Tess
Wren

BOYS
Finn
James


EITHER
Kai (boy)
Quinn (girl)






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Posted 20 April 2012 - 02:31 PM

I like the idea of new middle names... it seems like people use the same middle names these days. I love combos with unique middles! I like...

Belle
Claire
Eve
June
Kate
Mae
Maeve
Paige
Pearl

Finn
James

Gray/Grey (boy)
Lane (boy)

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:38 PM

I tend to like longer middle names, but the longer first names I do pair with short, one syllable middle names.
These were the ones I have on my list:


GIRLS
Claire
Eve
Faith
Fay
Greer
June
Kate
Lane
Lark
Mae/May
Maeve
Paige
Pearl
Reese
Rose
Rue
Tess
True
Quinn
Wren

BOYS
Beau
Chance
Finn
Gray
James
Max
Reed
Rhys
West


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Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:32 PM

I agree with all of you on the liking longer middle names <3 I do like a fair amount of short first names, so only long middle names really work for those! <3 Though I do like some of these middle name "new connectors" myself! Even as first names, honestly! :( I also think that some on this list are already filler! More modern than Lyn or Marie, but still filler especially on people of my sisters generation :/ Faith, Hope, Claire, etc I've met so many 10-13 year olds with those middle names! :)




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