Atlas is a bold boys name that comes from Greek mythology and will definitely stand out from the crowd. If you’ve chosen it for your son, here are some great middle names to go with Atlas: Top ten middle names for Atlas: Atlas August Atlas Thomas Atlas Tobias Atlas Leon Atlas Sebastian Atlas Ambrose Atlas […]
Naming your baby is so exciting but it can take some research to find the perfect name combination.
Once you’ve chosen your baby’s first name, it’s time to pair it with a great middle name. The challenge is finding a middle name that works perfectly with your chosen first name.
Tips for Choosing Middle Names
There are a number of different tricks you can use to help you find middle names that will work well.
Using Names with Similar Sounds
Choosing middle Names that echo the sounds found in the first name. For example, you could use alliteration by choosing a middle name with the same first letter as the first first name. Weather this works will depend on how similar the names are. The alliteration effect can also be a bit too much if the last name begins with the same letter too.
You can also look at using a middle name that ends in the same sound that your chosen first name ends with. For example, you could choose a first and middle name that both end in the “A” sound or the “Elle” sound.
Even choosing a middle name that starts with one of the letter sounds that’s dominant in your first name will give a higher chance of the names working together.
Contrasting the Number of Syllables
If you have chosen a first name with multiple syllables, a middle name with just one syllable can create a bold contrast that sounds striking. The more syllables the first name has, the more striking the contrast.
You can also paint two names with the same number of syllables go create sound repetition. This can work well with two and three syllable names. It can also work with four syllable names but it can create a bit of a mouthful.
Using Names with Similar Meanings or Origins
Another options is to find out the meaning of the first name you’ve chosen and pick a middle name based on that meaning. You could choose something with the same or a similar meaning or choose a meaning that combines significantly with your first names meaning.
Similarly, you could choose a name with similar origins to your first name, for example, two names with French origins or two biblical names.
Choose a Middle Name that is a Similar Style to the first Name
If you’ve chosen a classic name that has been steadily popular for many years, you could choose another classic for the middle name.
You could combine two very modern names for a current effect or two very unusual names for a unique effect.
If you like old fashioned names you could combine two to create an “old lady name” or a “Grandad name”, both of which have seen a growth in popularity in recent years.
Hallie is a gender neutral name but one that is most often used for girls, Hallie is sometimes used as a nickname for Harriet but is recognised as name in its own right. If you plan to use it for your daughter, here are some great middle names to go with Hallie. Top ten middle […]
Samuel is a classic boys name that has never really gone out of fashion. If you plan to use it for your son. here are some great middle names to go with Samuel. Top ten middle names for Samuel: Samuel Silas Samuel Maverick Samuel Loki Samuel Logan Samuel Jack Samuel Tyler Samuel Zachariah Samuel Byron […]
Otto is a boys name of German origins that has been steadily increasing in popularity in both the US and the UK. If you’ve chosen it for your son, here are some great middle names to go with Otto. Top ten middle names for Otto: Otto Oliver Otto Titus Otto Toby Otto Tate Otto Peter […]
George is a classic boys names that has grown in popularity following Prince William’s use of the name for his first born son. If you plan on using it for your child, here are some great middle names to go with George. Top ten middle names for George: George Gerard George Joseph George Cory George […]