Liam is currently one of the most popular boys names in America and it’s easy to see why, it’s short and simple but classy. If you are considering it for your son, here are some good middle names for Liam. My top ten middle names for Liam: Scroll down for more middle names for Liam, […]
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.
Ivy is a lovely girls name that has become popular as part of the trend for both flower names and old fashioned names. If you are considering it for your daughter here are some good middle names for Ivy. My ten favourite middle names for Ivy: Scroll down for more middle names for Ivy, names […]
Freya is a pretty girls name that features the popular short A ending. To me it feels very elegant and reminds me of winter. If you are considering it for your daughter, here are some good middle names for Freya. My top ten middle names for freya: Scroll down for more middle names for Freya, […]
Lilith is a pretty girls name that is nice change from the more popular Lily. Many people will be familiar with it the same way I am, through the lead character’s wife in the TV show Frasier. If you plan to use it for our daughter, here are some great middle names for Lilith. My […]
Nico is a cool boys name that is a modern variant on Nicholas. The name can be spelled either Nico or Niko and the two variants have similar levels of popularity. If you are considering it for your son, here are some great middle names for Nico. My ten favourite middle names for Nico: Scroll […]