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Two-Syllable Baby Names

Two syllable baby names sound best with surnames that are, well, NOT two syllables. If you feel that a two-syllable name would strike the right balance with your shorter or longer last name, here are a few of the best.
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  • Dermot

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    Dermot is an appealing, relatively undiscovered Irish mythological hero's name long popular in the Old Country, and imported into the American consciousness by actor Dermot Mulroney. We see it in t... Read More 

  • Flora

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    Flora, the name of the Roman goddess of flowers and spring, who enjoyed eternal youth, is one of the gently old-fashioned girls' flower names we think is due for a comeback--alongside cousins Cora ... Read More 

  • Forrest

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    Forrest is one of the earliest appealingly sylvan, outdoorsy choices, borne by newsman Sawyer, actor Whitaker, and football Hall of Famer Gregg. Forrest Gates was a character on "Buffy the Vampire ... Read More 

  • Gaenor

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    A strong, classic, simple name that has nonetheless never been overexposed. Read More 

  • Garrett

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    Garrett, also spelled with one 't', is an Irish-inflected name that was in the Top 100 in the nineties, but has now slipped in popularity. Perhaps best known now as a Twilight name--Garrett was a ... Read More 

  • Georgia

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    Georgia is so rich, lush and luscious, it's almost irresistible. Georgia's now a rising star among the feminizations of George, helped by associations with the southern state (named for British Kin... Read More 

  • Griffin

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    Griffin is one of the newer and most appealing of the two-syllable Celtic surnames (also the name of a mythological creature, half eagle, half lion). It entered the list in 1983 after an absence of... Read More 

  • Harry

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    Harry was everyone's elderly uncle until Princess Diana, following British royal tradition, named her son Henry but called him Harry. Then Harry Potter became a rage and Harry Styles of One Direct... Read More 

  • Homer

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    Homer is a name that has traveled from the ancient Greek scribe of the great classical epics to Bart Simpson's doltish dad -- and has also become the surprise hot celebrity pick of such parents as ... Read More 

  • Hudson

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    Hudson has risen quickly up the charts after emerging at the bottom of the list in 1995, now at Number 87 and climbing. , Hudson has gotten a boost as a prominent surname over the years, from expl... Read More 

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