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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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    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.
    Arthur | Bartholomew | Elias | Ephraim | Ernest | Ferris | Isidore | Phineas | Roland | Rupert | Ted | Victor

    August | Brenna | Eliza | Evanthe | Esmeralda | Freda | Ivy | Mara | Marceline | Matilda | Trudy | Winifred

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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 Wilder | Henry Oliver Birch
    Jack Rowan August | Gray Dashiell Fox | Finlay Everett Moss
    Sophie Jane Magnolia | Anneline Elizabeth Fable
    Eloise Margaret Birdie | Charlotte Evelyn Rose


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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?
    Seraphina Isolde Paige Cressida Melody Charlotte Cecily Despina Bridget Rosalyn Cvijeta Dorothea Millicent Gwenllian Beatrice Aurora Rosamund Matilda Nimue Sunniva Giselle Griselda Amoret Helena Anastasia Elaine Isabella Briseis Freya Blanche Paisley Flora Robin Magnus Percy Tristan Ansel Lysander Arthur Edmund Balthazar Dimitri Emil Amaury Erik Dylan Dorian Florian Gustav Harley Roland Ludwig Arlo Orpheus Amadeus Lucius Remy Thorin Hugo Edgar David Beowulf Wesley Roman Sylvan Maximilian Storm

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