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Posted 07 April 2008 - 11:32 PM

There are just some names that I like best as middle names, like Alexander and Lynn. What are your favorite middle names? Do you use themes or symbolic names?

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 11:43 PM

I definitely like Alexander as a middle name. I think it makes a good first name, but I never like any middle names with it. My own name, LeAnne (which is actually my middle name) certainly does best as a middle name along with Ann, Nicole, Renee, Lynn, Rae, Grace, and Rose.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 11:49 PM

I'm partial to Elise/Elisa, Jane, Mae, Rae, Renée, Regina, Paige, Ellen, Maren/Merryn (saw this on a Genie Poll and fell in love) & Hazel.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 11:58 PM

Merryn I see as a first name or at least a middle name you go by! It's so unique and beautiful! Merryn Nicole works. Merryn Elizabeth, Merryn Rose, Merryn Elise, Merryn Penelope.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 12:09 AM

The woman from the Genie Poll wanted to name her daughter Cassandra Merryn, since she was possibly conceived in St. Merryn, a town in Cornwall. I thought that it was really sweet and sounded a lot like a saints name (St. Mirin).

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 12:23 AM

Not only is it a pretty name, but she had a great story to go with it! That's how people SHOULD be naming their kids. :]

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 04:36 AM

Denise and Renee are two mns I like! lol. They're actually my mn and my baby sister's mn, but they're good, I think. Of course, I AM partial to them for good reason...

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 08:41 AM

To me, Renee is just one of those names that sounds better as a middle name. A friend of mine is Jessica Renee, I've always thought it flowed well.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 08:48 AM

I don't really have favourite middle names, a huge part of the names I like would go just as well in the first name spot. It depends on the combos, I think. But those names that always seem to flow well are Anne, Jane, Renée, Claire (and I'm guilty of using that one), Rose (it's too popular now though) and Nicole. For boys it seems to be James, Thomas, Michael, John.

For some reason Merryn looks very unisex to me, but I like it.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 08:48 AM

There are just some names that I like best as middle names, like Alexander and Lynn. What are your favorite middle names? Do you use themes or symbolic names?



My favorites for boys are: James (my sons middle name), Alexander, and Ryan.
Girls: Rose (my daughters middle name), Ruth, Mae, and Sofia

I also saw the chinese middle name "Zi" in a baby book the other day, it means "beautiful, with grace". I love it!

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 09:00 AM

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 09:04 AM

Welcome, Macchiatomom!


Thank you hon! :unsure:

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 09:15 AM

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 10:45 AM

I like Elyse as a middle name and Avery can work too.

I like my middle name because I think it flows nicely with my first name. I'm brandy dawn. I'm so happy that my mom didn't like my dad's mom (grandma) because I'd of been Mary Jo...blech

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 10:51 AM

Ooh, I'd forgotten about Elise and Elizabeth. Those work a charm too. Elyse spelled like this reminds me of Paris and Champs-Élysées (spelling?) :unsure:

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 11:27 AM

I also like the mn Joy. Not too fond of Hope, Grace & Faith (Hope & Faith are my cats) they've become such fillers in much the same way Nicole & Marie were in the '80s.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 05:06 PM

Ooo, I don't like the names Nicole or Renee at all...

I love Jane, Nancy, Lily, Rose, Elizabeth as middle names.

My middle name (which is LeeAnn) goes well with most names. I actually have met some one name Lee Anne Alissa. Pretty crazy, right?! :unsure:

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 08:47 PM

Ooo, I don't like the names Nicole or Renee at all...

I love Jane, Nancy, Lily, Rose, Elizabeth as middle names.

My middle name (which is LeeAnn) goes well with most names. I actually have met some one name Lee Anne Alissa. Pretty crazy, right?! :unsure:



My dad's middle name is Renee. I don't like that name at all, especially on a man.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 09:01 PM

As far as the more "classic" middle names go, I think my favorites are James, Grace and Marie -- but I love all three as standalone names, too :unsure:

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 10:21 PM

1 of my husband's 4 grandmothers was named June (Bri's grandma died when his mom was 13 and her dad remarried; we have a whole complicated family setup) But the name June is kinda growing on me though.




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