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  1. #1
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    Syllable count rule?

    Is there a general rule for which syllable count is best? The 3-1-2 combo is what I am considering but I was wondering if there is a rule about this.

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    As far as I'm concerned there's no rule that you have to follow. There's a pattern that's more pleasing to some (I think the 3-1-2 that you mentioned) but I don't think that it's a rule.
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  3. #5
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    Personally, I like 2-3-1 names best, but there are definitely no rules! I think the stress of the syllables is far more important than syllable count.
    Victor | Ephraim | Phineas

    Trudy | Marceline | Freda

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    Personally for me it really depends on each individual name when combined with each other. Call out the combos (surname included) out-loud several times, have others do the same.
    Piers Lachlan | Gray Everett | Tadhg Wilder
    Jack Wilder | Henry Birch | Charlie Hawthorne

    Maebry Elizabeth Posy | Eloise Margaret Birdie | Coralie Jane Magnolia
    Sophie Jane Magnolia | Emma Eloise Maebry | Isabel Margaret Birdie "Isby"

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    Quote Originally Posted by aj_bear View Post
    As far as I'm concerned there's no rule that you have to follow. There's a pattern that's more pleasing to some (I think the 3-1-2 that you mentioned) but I don't think that it's a rule.
    What should I do if I have three-syllable last name?
    Girl
    Griselda Phoebe ° Flora Melisende ° Alice Magdalena ° Melody Elysia ° Charlotte Nimue ° Beatrice Marigold
    Aurora Charlotte ° Cecily Helena ° Cecily Beatrice ° Seraphina Phoebe
    Boy
    Edmund Ludwig ° Edmund Lucius ° Magnus Florian ° Magnus Geoffrey ° Sylvan Orpheus
    Robin Lysander ° Edward Lancelot

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