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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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  • Clare

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    This is the original, more prosaic spelling, but the airier Claire now dominates.  Read More 

  • Dale

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    An early unisex nature name that has been surpassed by others, Dale is still a simple, sylvan and serene option. Most of Dale's recent best known bearers--father and son race drivers Dale Earnhar... Read More 

  • Day

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    A bright and optimistic middle name choice.  Read More 

  • Dove

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    One of the new bird names, like Lark and Wren, this one's associated with the billing and cooing sounds of love. Soft and gentle, Dove also has the admirable association with peace. Dove was actua... Read More 

  • Dune

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    Dune is a haunting and evocative sandy-beach name, which also has sci-fi connections. Dune is a science fiction franchise that was launched by Frank Herbert's 1965 novel. Some interesting Dune char... Read More 

  • Eve

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    Eve, the oldest name in the Book, is now coming back into style, having the virtues of simplicity and purity, yet with more strength and resonance than other single-syllable names like Ann. British... Read More 

  • Faith

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    Faith is one of the most straightforward of the virtue names popularized by the Puritans in the seventeenth century, many parents still choosing it as an indicator of their religious conviction. An... 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 

  • Fern

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    Of all the botanicals, Fern has never really moved from the front parlor into the nursery, despite the appealing girl character in the children's classic Charlotte's Web.  Read More 

  • Firth

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    Highly unusual water name -- and actor Colin surname -- with a Scottish burr. Firth derives from the Old Norse word fjord. Read More 

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