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    "Normal" middle names for eccentric FN choices?

    Hi, all. I sometimes hear Berries saying that if you use a really rare first name it sounds best paired with a more recognizable middle name (or vice versa). I'm having issues finding "The" middle name for two of my girl names, so I thought I'd try this idea on for size.

    The two FN's I'm loving are Nanami (na-na-mee) and Xanthe (zan-thee).

    Can you suggest some more down-to-earth middle names for this duo?

    Nanami ______
    Xanthe ______

    Names I'd like to avoid:
    -virtue names like Grace, Faith, Hope, etc (they just aren't my cup of tea)
    -really common MN's like Ann, Marie, Lynn, Elizabeth, Katherine, Rose, Claire, etc.

    Anything else is fair game!
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    Last edited by sarahmezz; August 25th, 2013 at 03:27 AM.
    TTC #1

    Audrey - Beatrice - Clara - Daphne - Jane - Margaret - Susannah - Violet

    August - Barnaby - Edward - Frederick - Henry - Rupert - Theodore - Walter

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    Some nature middle names. I really adore nature names as middles, but don't know if they're your cup of tea or not! They're not necessarily "down to earth", but, oh well, I'll suggest some anyway!

    Amaryllis
    Briar
    Eira
    Eve
    Gardenia
    Garland
    Garnet
    Haven
    Holiday
    June
    Hyacinth
    Lake
    Lark
    Lavender
    Lilac
    Magnolia
    Maple
    Marigold
    Opal
    Orchid
    Peridot
    Pomeline
    Primrose
    Snow
    Tulip
    Willow
    Winter
    Wren
    TTC #1

    Audrey - Beatrice - Clara - Daphne - Jane - Margaret - Susannah - Violet

    August - Barnaby - Edward - Frederick - Henry - Rupert - Theodore - Walter

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacifica View Post
    Hi, all. I sometimes hear Berries saying that if you use a really rare first name it sounds best paired with a more recognizable middle name (or vice versa). I'm having issues finding "The" middle name for two of my girl names, so I thought I'd try this idea on for size.

    The two FN's I'm loving are Nanami (na-na-mee) and Xanthe (zan-thee).

    Can you suggest some more down-to-earth middle names for this duo?

    Nanami ______
    Xanthe ______

    Names I'd like to avoid:
    -virtue names like Grace, Faith, Hope, etc (they just aren't my cup of tea)
    -really common MN's like Ann, Marie, Lynn, Elizabeth, Katherine, Rose, Claire, etc.

    Anything else is fair game!
    What happened with Sansa? It's was lovely name!

    Anyway...

    I suggest
    Aurora
    Georgina
    Charlotte
    Rosamond
    Rosalind
    Victoria
    Elena
    Fern
    Last edited by sorceress; August 25th, 2013 at 03:48 AM.
    Tristan Gilbert°Robin Amaury°Leon Percival°Edmund Theoderic°Finn Beowulf°Magnus Oberon°Thorin Elliot°Edric Maximilian°Emil Orlando°Roscoe Lucius
    Freya Marigold°Belle Seraphina°Leda Cassiopeia°Briony Rosaline°Charlotte Romilly°Lotus Dorothea°Aurora Nimue°Cecily Eliska°Mabel Celestina°Gaia Melisende
    girl & boy

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    sarahmezz - Thanks for all the help!
    From your first list, I like: Adelaide, Alexandra, Alice, Blythe, Cecilia, Celeste, Clementine, Cordelia, Eleanor, Josephine, Lavinia, Louisa, Miranda, Pearl, Penelope, Violet, Vivienne. {I also like Beatrice but I think it doesn't sound too hot with the last name}
    From nature names I like: Amaryllis, Eira, Eve, Garnet, Holiday, June, Hyacinth, Magnolia, Maple, Marigold, Orchid, Pomeline, Snow, Willow, Winter, & Wren.

    sorceress: Sansa remains on my list, no worries. I like Georgina, Charlotte, & Fern from your ideas.
    Top Names

    ♀: Viveca Eulalie | Leonie Jemima | Orla Clementine | Mavis Eloise | Aziza Delphine
    | Priya Romilly | Fallon Ophelie | Saskia Noelle | Xanthe Estelle


    ♂: Harlan Rafferty | Ozias Everett | Archer Lorcan | Ciaran Barnaby | Hector Malachy

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