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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
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    Texas
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    Middles are so difficult!

    I've posted a few times before, but I just haven't found anything that dh and I both love and agree on. Or I second guess myself and worry that it doesn't flow well or fit with our sibset.

    I was trying to follow a set of "rules" based on our other children's names, but I just want to hear what you all think sounds the best in the middle spot.

    We have Eloise Julian, Beatrix London, and Foster Kingsley.

    Baby #4 will be either Ottoline ________ or Atlas ___________

    Thoughts?
    Cate

    Sahm to: Eloise (06/2008) Beatrix (10/2010) Foster (07/2012) Harriet (edd: 09/2014)

  2. #3
    Join Date
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    Ottoline strikes me as a vintage name with a little more dust on it than others that have been popular and rising on the forums here -- and I'm surprised at how much I like it! I think that you could go with something quirky and unexpected in the middle spot, or something a bit more classic. But basically anything except for maybe anything "ee" and "een" ending in general (always exceptions!) would work.

    I'd be curious to know what the "rules" are!

    Ottoline Arcadia -- a bit bold, but I like the sound of it.
    Ottoline Fiona
    Ottoline Bethia
    Ottoline Thaisa
    Ottoline Brielle
    Ottoline Claire
    Ottoline Clancy
    Ottoline Sage
    Ottoline Maris
    Ottoline Marie
    Ottoline Lucy / Lucille
    Ottoline Gem
    Ottoline Renee
    Ottoline Fionn
    Ottoline Maeve / Mae
    Ottoline Rose
    Ottoline Calloway
    Ottoline Pearl
    Ottoline Daisy

    Atlas Spencer
    Atlas Nathaniel
    Atlas Graham
    Atlas Jessup
    Atlas Alexander -- actually quite like this, though don't usually go for alliterative names.
    Atlas James
    Atlas Elihu
    Atlas Jude
    Atlas Fionn / Finn / Finnian
    Atlas Henry
    Atlas Dashiell
    Atlas Parker
    Atlas Micah
    Atlas Hudson
    Atlas Matthew
    Atlas Theodore
    Atlas Ethan
    Atlas Jackson
    Atlas Huxley
    Atlas Guthrie
    Atlas Winslow
    Atlas Channing

  3. #5
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    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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    20 year old writer, uni student and name nerd.

    Ramona Grace ~ Rowan Sarah ~ Audrey Elizabeth ~ Reagan Felicity ~ Francesca May ~ Zelda Stephanie~ Briony Auden ~ Alba Emily ~Sinead Louise
    Maxwell Louis~ Timothy Jack~ Adrian James ~ Julian Bradley~ Edmund Vincent~ Byron David~ Basil Henry~ Franklin Shay~ Asa Stephen~ Alasdair John

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