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Hello, cool middle names, and bye-bye to the bland connectives of generations past, the ubiquitous Ann that almost sounded like and, because the middle name has now taken on a much more active part in the naming process. It's a place to honor the family, be creative or whimsical, use a name you're not quite brave enough to try as a first. Here, some cool middle names, most of them best for girls.
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  • Day

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    Many African tribes have a tradition of naming children for the day or time they were born -- Friday, Afternoon -- a practice finding new life in the Western world as word names become more popular.  Read More 

  • Doe

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    Doe is a soft and gentle-eyed middle name possibility and, like Fawn, one of the few animal names open to girls. The Ballad of Baby Doe is a modern American opera based on the story of Elizabeth ... Read More 

  • Dot

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    Old-fangled nickname could make dot. com era short form or middle name.  Read More 

  • Dove

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    Subtle but clear unisex way to signal peace, especially in middle place.  Read More 

  • Dream

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    Singular and serene noun name that's been used by a couple of celebs.  Read More 

  • Dune

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    Sibling of Beach and Ocean.  Read More 

  • Fay

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    Fay, also spelled Faye, who had been napping quietly since the 1930's, has, like cousins May/Mae and Ray/Rae, sat up and started rubbing her eyes, ready for a mini-comeback, especially as a middle ... Read More 

  • Fleur

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    Fleur is a generic, delicate flower name that emigrated into the English-speaking world when John Galsworthy bestowed it on one of the Forsytes in his celebrated saga. More recently, there was Fle... Read More 

  • Flynn

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    Flynn, a charming Irish surname, is still used only quietly, despite its easygoing, casual cowboy charm, unlike Finn which is a star of this genre. Flynn was the choice of Orlando Bloom and Miranda... Read More 

  • Frost

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    Long heard as a last name, as in venerable poet Robert, U.K. talk show host David, British actress Sadie and old Jack Frost, the personification of cold winter weather, Frost has suddenly entered t... Read More 

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