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One-Syllable Middle Names for Boys

While we are happy to see baby namers move beyond boring middle names that were mere connective tissue, there are still times -- like when first and last names are elaborate -- when you want a short, strong middle name. Here, some cool one-syllable middle names for boys.
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  • Charles

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    Charles is a longtime traditional favorite that was in the Top 10 until the 1960s. Lately Charles has been resuscitated by many celeb parents, from Jodie Foster to Russell Crowe, honoring a distin... Read More 

  • Cole

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    Cole -- a short name that embodies a lot of richness and depth -- has long been associated with the great songwriter Cole Porter. Currently, Cole, which has been on a roll since the mid-90s, is hol... Read More 

  • Dash

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    Dash is a nickname that can stand on its own and sounds, well, dashing. Connected these days with Kardashian enterprises. Read More 

  • Finn

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    Finn is a name with enormous energy and charm, that of the greatest hero of Irish mythology, Finn MacCool (aka Fionn mac Cuumhaill), an intrepid warrior with mystical supernatural powers, noted as ... Read More 

  • Fox

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    Fox is one animal name backed by a longish tradition, and then popularized via the lead character Fox Mulder on X Files . Fox is simple, sleek, and a little bit wild, and could make an interesting... Read More 

  • Grant

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    One-time beach-boy compadre of Glenn, Greg, and Gary that originated as a nickname for a tall person, Grant has become a no-nonsense, career-oriented grown-up.  Read More 

  • James

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    James is one of the classic Anglo-Saxon names, a stalwart through the ages, which is more popular and --yes--stylish than ever today. It recently came out Number 1 in a poll of America's favorite b... Read More 

  • John

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    John reigned as the most popular of all boys' Christian names for four hundred years, from the time the first Crusaders carried it back to Britain until the 1950s, at which point American baby name... Read More 

  • Kent

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    Kent is a no-nonsense, brief, brisk one-syllable name, almost as curt as Kurt.  Read More 

  • Knox

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    Knox is an old Scottish surname that Brad Pitt (whose great-great-grandfather was named Hal Knox Hillhouse) and Angelina Jolie took out of the back cupboard, dusted off, and elevated to coolness--t... Read More 

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