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Thread: What are the rules of syllables?
June 29th, 2013 09:30 PM #1
What are the rules of syllables?
Like how many syllables the first/middle names should usually be depending on the last name?
(Mainly for one-syllable last names. But I'm curious about others as well!)♂ Ellis Christopher / Asher Estlin / Seth Joshua / Gordon Thomas / Russell Joseph ♂
♀ Marilyn Kay / Joanna Kathryn / Tessa Diane / Nola Elaine / Christine Ruby ♀
June 30th, 2013 02:18 AM #3I'm not feeling incredibly profound at the moment. Check back later.
June 30th, 2013 02:52 AM #5
We broke the rules with our daughter - all her names are 2 syllables - but I actually think her name 'works'. In general I like alternating numbers of syllables.Two small people, Mila Arden and Cato Bennett.
Atlas Constantine, Abel Octavian, Abel Caius
Sylvia Cleo, Sylvia Calanthe
June 30th, 2013 06:29 AM #7~Boys~
★ August Eli Benedict ★ Bram ★ Casimir Mordecai ★ Edmond John Meirion ★ Gillon ★
★ Jory Leander ★ Julian Charles ★ Macsen ★ Magnus ★ Vasiliy ★
★ Aira Rose ★ Arietta ★ Clover ★ Delphina ★ Eleni ★ Fiorella ★ Hester Isobel ★
★ Iris ★ Lilah ★ Merit ★ Sylvia ★
Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.
June 30th, 2013 07:45 AM #9Senior Member
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One syllable fn/ln combos can sound very striking, but they can also sound cartoonish. Luke Shaw works, Sean Shaw doesn't - it depends on the name. I have George on my list and OH has a one syllable surname and it works fine, but I've removed Gus because it doesn't.
If I did a1-1 name, I would use a much longer middle for flow. But rules are made to be broken
Anna Katherine * Lydia Ellen * Zoe Madeleine * Phoebe ___ * Imogen ___ * Emilia ___Samuel * Thomas * Charlie * Reuben * Oliver * George