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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?
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