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Thread: What are the rules of syllables?
June 29th, 2013 10:30 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 03:18 AM #3I'm not feeling incredibly profound at the moment. Check back later.
June 30th, 2013 03:52 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.Mother to two lovely kiddos, Mila Arden and Cato Bennett
Currently dreaming of...
Atlas Bram, Abel Octavian, Abel Roscoe
Lyra Blythe, Delphi Winter, Elowen Sage, Inka Blythe, Anouk Thessaly
June 30th, 2013 07:29 AM #7~Boys~
★ August Eli Benedict ★ Bram ★ Casimir Mordecai ★ Edmond John Meirion ★ Gillon ★
★ Jory Leander ★ Julian Charles ★ Macsen ★ 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 08:45 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