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One-Syllable Middle Names for Girls

There's a reason one-syllable middle names like Ann and Lynn have been used to the point of cliche. These middle names don't distract from the dazzle of the first name and serve as a calm, quiet bridge between the two stars of the show. So what if you want to transcend the basics like, nowadays, Rose and Grace, but still want a one-syllable middle name for your daughter? Here, some fresh ideas for short middle names.
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  • Air

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    This nature name hasn't escaped the hippie dippy air of others like River or Sky.  Read More 

  • Ash

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    The tree, not the charred bit of soot in the fireplace, usually used for boys, but, as a short form of Ashley, works for girls too.  Read More 

  • Ayn

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    Ayn is a nonconformist name associated with controversial Russian-born writer and philosopher Ayn Rand, (born Alisa) author of The Fountainhead .  Read More 

  • Bay

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    One of the most usable of the pleasant, newly adopted nature/water names (like Lake and Ocean), especially in middle position. There was a character named Bay Kennish on the show Switched at Birt... Read More 

  • Beck

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    Although the single-named singer is male, this remains a girl's nickname name.  Read More 

  • Bee

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    This buzzy form is for middle name consideration only.  Read More 

  • Bell

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    These days, it's more likely you'd call your daughter the popular Belle or Bella. Read More 

  • Bess

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    Although she declared her independence as far back as the reign of Elizabeth I--Good Queen Bess, Bess now sounds less passé than Beth or Betsy.  Read More 

  • Bird

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    Too flighty.  Read More 

  • Blair

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    One of the first upwardly mobile unisex names to hit the charts, Blair retains its air of slightly snobby sophistication.  Read More 

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