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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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  • Snow

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    There's definitely a cold front of names moving in, with Summer, Spring and Autumn giving way to Winter--plus North, January, Frost--and Snow. This name feels brisk, fresh, pure, evocative -- and ... Read More 

  • Tai

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    Skater Tai Babilonia brought this sleek modern name to the world's attention. Pronounced "tie." Read More 

  • Tess

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    With its solid Thomas Hardy background, Tess has a lot more substance, strength, and style than most single-syllable names, with an efficient yet relaxed image. The iconic literary Tess is the be... Read More 

  • True

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    Inspirational, aspirational word name that would work especially well as a middle name; it was used by Forest Whitaker for his daughter.  Read More 

  • Vale

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  • West

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    Straightforward yet romantic, this is one newly minted name with long-term appeal, especially as a middle name. It was used as such for Tea Leoni and David Duchovny's Madelaine, whom they call West... Read More 

  • Wren

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    Wren, a lilting songbird name, could be the next Robin, and makes a particularly pleasing middle name choice, as does her newly discovered cousin Lark. This petite bird was regarded in Ireland as ... Read More 

  • Wynn

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    Wynn is an attractive unisex Welsh name, especially worth considering as a winning middle name.  Read More 

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