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  • Leland Ryan (hubby's MN)

    2 20.00%
  • Leland Scott (FIL's MN)

    6 60.00%
  • Leland Jacob (hubby's FN)

    2 20.00%
  • other. please suggest.

    1 10.00%
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  1. #1

    middle name for Leland

    What MN do you prefer for Leland?

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    503
    Leland (blank) Gross. I do appreciate you honoring your family. It seems like the middle name is a bit of a filler with Jacob, Ryan, and Scott though. You've got a 2-?-1 syllable count and it would be more interesting if you went with a 3 syllable middle name to mix it up and have it less monotone. (See the 1st link in my signature for an explanation.) Also, it's a good thing your middle name choices start with consonants since vowels would give you a word (LAG, LEG, etc.)
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  3. #5
    I do not consider any of them filler names because they are all meaningful, family names, especially my husband's FN and MN. Yes, we had to rule out Eugene and Edward, both family names, to avoid LEG! haha. Leland is my late grandfather's name, which we consider unusual. I like the more common names paired with it. Thanks for the 3 syllable suggestion, definitely something to think about.

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
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    Quote Originally Posted by rachelkathleen218 View Post
    I do not consider any of them filler names because they are all meaningful, family names, especially my husband's FN and MN. Yes, we had to rule out Eugene and Edward, both family names, to avoid LEG! haha. Leland is my late grandfather's name, which we consider unusual. I like the more common names paired with it. Thanks for the 3 syllable suggestion, definitely something to think about.
    Here are 3 syllable classic names that start with consonants:

    Benjamin
    Christopher
    Frederick
    Jonathan
    Julian
    Nathaniel
    Nicholas
    Theodore
    Timothy
    Zachary
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    * 21 other baby name rules worth following
    http://nameberry.com/blog/no-dumb-na...orth-following

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    California
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    Leland Scott flows most smoothly to my ears. Leland Ryan sounds a little repetitive with the "ən" sound.

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