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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!)♂ Seth Joshua, Gordon Thomas, Benjamin Ryan, Elliott Joseph♂
♀ Melody Ray, Joanna Kathryn, Iris Natalie, Tessa Diane ♀
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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.Mother to miss Mila Arden and her brand new brother, Cato Bennett
June 30th, 2013 06:29 AM #7~Boys~
Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.
Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.
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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