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    Desperately desiring inspiration!

    I have been going name CRAZY lately. I've posted on nameberry before but not with quite the same dilemma. I'm driving my husband nuts but I'm obsessed and now that I'm stuck, I feel like a junky who lost her fix. I have always loved names. I've been keeping lists and lists of names since elementary school(I'm sure many of you can relate). Now that I'm married, my lists have taken on a whole other light. There are 2 names, a boy name and a girl name that really set my world on fire. The problem now is that I very much want to find a middle name combo that has the same fire-setting effect. It's really important to my husband and I that our children have two middle names.

    The name for a girl is Lyra. Pronounced LYE-ruh. It is a beloved character in the first book/series that my husband and I ever read together(we were both English majors so books are paramount in our relationship). We would like one of the middle names to be Ann, which is my middle name, my mother's middle name and my grandmother's middle name. I don't care whether it is Lyra ________ Ann or Lyra Ann _________ but I really need inspiration on what that other middle name should be. If it helps, some of my favorite girl names include Vivienne, Daphne, Cecily, Penelope, Harriet, Violet/Viola, Rowena/Rowan, Evelyn, Amelia and Emmeline. Thanks!

    The name for a boy is Rupert. I'm American so it's a pretty uncommon name, but my husband's legal first name is Robert, as is his father's. The name Robert doesn't set my world on fire, but the idea of honoring my husband and his history appeals to me, and it just so happens that the name Rupert DOES set my world on fire. :-) We would like one of the middle names to be Gareth, but again, which order than names go in doesn't really matter. Rupert Gareth _________ or Rupert ________ Gareth are both fine but what is the missing piece of the puzzle?? Other favorite boy names include Peter, Thomas, Gabriel, Alexander, Xavier, Allan, Alastair, and Gideon.

    Also, I feel I should have included that our last name starts with an H, has three syllables and ends with the "ee" sound.

    I would be so incredibly grateful for some feedback. As I said, I am completely obsessing, and I feel like if I could just find the right name to complete these names, I will stop being so insane!! Thank you so much for your help, Berries! I feel silly but I can't let this go...

  2. #3
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    Hello again. Have to offer my two cents because I love your taste.

    I think, for your Lyra combo, names that end in an "ee" sound work best. Lyra Penelope Ann, Lyra Daphne Ann, and Lyra Cecily Ann all sound excellent. I'd avoid things that end in -a or -n because they either mush together with both names or sound to matchy with Ann. Violet also sounds odd because of the assonance with Lyra.

    Rupert and Gareth are both fantastic! Most of your boy names flow well together. I think Rupert Gareth Xavier and Rupert Xavier Gareth are especially striking.
    Gwen
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    Hello :-) Thanks for offering your input. I really appreciate it. I got great feedback the first time I posted so I was hoping that if I asked for more specific advice, I might get it. So far it has paid off because your advice makes a lot of sense to me. Do you have any names to suggest that aren't based off of my favorites list? I'd be really interested to hear...

  4. #7
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    I love Lyra Emmeline Anne H. Here are some other thoughts...
    Lyra Ellowin Ann H.
    Lyra Adeline Ann H.
    Lyra Ann Danielle H.
    Lyra Iris Ann H.
    Lyra Elsie Ann H. (Might be a little sing-songy or old fashioned, but I've just been loving the name Elsie lately so I thought I would throw it in there.

    Rupert Daniel Gareth H.
    Rupert Gareth Cole H.
    Rupert Henry Gareth H.
    Rupert Zander Gareth H.

  5. #9
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    I love the name Lyra! I especially love Daphne, Cecily and Penelope for the middle.

    Some middle name suggestions I can give (sorry for any repetition)...
    Lyra Pheobe Ann
    Lyra Ruby Ann
    Lyra Zoey Ann
    Lyra Eleanor Ann
    Lyra Olivia Ann
    Lyra Felicity Ann

    I love Rupert Gareth Thomas! Other suggestions:
    Rupert Gareth Charles
    Rupert Oliver Gareth
    Rupert Gareth Tobias
    Rupert Christopher Gareth
    Rupert Gareth William
    Rupert Timothy Gareth

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