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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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  • Kerr

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    Kerr, a simple, unusual unisex middle-name choice, can be pronounced either car or kehr.  Read More 

  • Lake

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    This body of water runs deep; the best of a group of new possibilities that includes Bay, Ocean, River, and the more established Brook. It has received attention via the actress Lake Bell. Lake wou... Read More 

  • Lark

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    Lark is getting some new and well-deserved attention as a post-Robin and Raven bird name. Although it was first recorded as a name in the 1830's, it has never appeared on the Social Security list. ... Read More 

  • Leith

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    Traditionally a male name, Leith now can make a highly unusual, strong but soft, and intriguing girls' possibility.  Read More 

  • Mae

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    Mae, a sweet and springlike old-fashioned name, hadn't been on the national charts in forty years, but finally made it back in 2010. Mae is one of the prettiest middle name options (Eric Clapton ha... Read More 

  • Maeve

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    Maeve is a short and sweet legendary ancient Irish queen's name that is now finding well-deserved favor here--and would make an excellent first or middle name choice, with more character and resona... Read More 

  • Maude

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    Maude, also spelled Maud, is a lacy, mauve-tinted name that was wildly popular a hundred years ago, but has been rarely heard in the past fifty. Some stylish parents are starting to choose it again... Read More 

  • Paige

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    Paige is more name, and less word than the occupational Page. Paige is also sleek and sophisticated a la Brooke and Blair and has been in or around the Top 100 since 1990, reaching as high as Numbe... Read More 

  • Poe

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    Hip new middle-name choice, conjuring up the gothic tales of Edgar Allan, and current single-named pop singer Poe.  Read More 

  • Sage

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    Sage is an evocatively fragrant herbal name that also connotes wisdom, giving it a double advantage. It entered the Top 1000 at about the same time for both genders in the early nineties, but it h... Read More 

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