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Thread: Middle Name for Adlai
August 15th, 2013 11:11 AM #1
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.
August 15th, 2013 11:50 AM #3
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August 15th, 2013 12:12 PM #5
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 Solomon (if you want to go all-out Biblical )
Adlai Alexander (if you don't mind alliteration)
Adlai JulianAll the best,
August 16th, 2013 10:15 AM #7Senior Member
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August 22nd, 2013 04:59 PM #9
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. :-pWilde West
Not yet a mother; always a name nerd.
Potential West Babes: Alexander Mansfield | Samuel Forrester | Harrison Everest | William Ashcroft | Christopher Atlas
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