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  1. #1
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    Question Middle Name for Adlai

    Husband and I are set on Adlai for baby boy #2 (still just a dream baby, though), but we're at a loss for good middle names. I love that it's a unique A-name with a little Biblical street cred, but all our attempts at a middle just don't sit right. The first boy has the more respectable, responsible moniker (named for grandfathers) and, as second children are usually more creative, we want to give boy #2 a little more freedom. Last name is West, like the direction.

    Any ideas?

  2. #3
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    LOVE Adlai! I'd never be able to use it, though : ( MN's:

    Ignatius
    Damian
    Xander
    Zane

    This proves to be challenging, doesn't it? I'll be back later with more.

    EDIT: Here are more:

    Mauro
    Zair
    Caspian
    Eames
    Noon
    Jasper
    Ever
    Last edited by chrisco; August 15th, 2013 at 01:32 PM.
    Raphael Benedict-Charles Igantius-Jude Sebastian-Eli Augustine-Samuel Damian

    Lucia Marguerite-Genevieve Ophelia-Maura Francesca

    Charlotte-Freya-Elisabet-Haidée-Afton-Ishmael-Matthias-Farrow-Crispin-Percy

  3. #5
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    Adlai is a more unusual Biblical name so I would pair it with a more traditional mn or classy, spunky surname (his first name is already "different" from his respectfully named older brother so I wouldn't want to get too carried away so that the two boys sound like they were named by different parents/family). Are there any other family members or friends that you would like to honour in the middle spot? I don't know if I agree with your statement that second children are usually more "creative" than the older ones but here are some suggestions. I think three-syllables would be ideal with a two-syllable fn and one-syllable surname.

    Adlai Montgomery
    Adlai Solomon (if you want to go all-out Biblical )
    Adlai Jonathan
    Adlai Barnaby
    Adlai Philemon
    Adlai Timothy
    Adlai Donovan
    Adlai Raphael
    Adlai Sullivan
    Adlai Theodore
    Adlai Alexander (if you don't mind alliteration)
    Adlai Sebastian
    Adlai Peregrine
    Adlai Bartholomew
    Adlai Dominic
    Adlai Finnegan
    Adlai Evander
    Adlai Benjamin
    Adlai Jeremy
    Adlai Julian
    All the best,
    Mischa.

  4. #7
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    Adlai is a favorite
    I like alliteration so Adlai Arden and Adlai Adair would be my choices

    Aaron
    Everett
    Emmett
    Austin
    August
    Edmund

    Fox * Shea * Jade * Azure * Eden * Greer * Arden
    Lotus * Tallulah * Noor * Jasper * Blaise * Linden

  5. #9
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    Thank you so much! I'm loving all of the suggestions. You're all doing a much better job than we were... it just felt like everything we could think of sounded flat and dull. :-p
    Wilde West

    Not yet a mother; always a name nerd.

    Potential West Babes: Alexander Mansfield | Samuel Forrester | Harrison Everest | William Ashcroft | Christopher Atlas
    | Lorelei Elise| Artemis Elm | Wilhelmina Briar|

    Guilty Pleasures: Adlai | Eos | Rowen | Oriana | Anoa | Seraphina | Bryony | Dahlia

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