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March 28th, 2014 12:08 PM #1
All you one-middle-name-only Berries, show me the way! :)
Before we all panic and have a meltdown, no, I haven't decided to go back to just one middle. But I have decided to add Anne-Sophie, a double-barrel name (obviously!), to my list. So while I see it as one cohesive unit, it is technically two names already, and I feel like Anne-Sophie Iris Vivienne or Anne-Sophie Juliette Pearl would be just way too much name for a poor kid to handle (even though I think it's beautiful!).
My problem is, I don't even know where to start when I'm not planning for two middles--everything I come up with either feels too unmemorable, or too trite, or too incomplete. I don't know what to do when it's just one middle! haha. Anne-Sophie is already chock-full of ties to my grandma, best friend, baby sister, and even my love of languages (that I share with both of my sisters), so I'm not terribly concerned with finding a middle name with meaning (although I don't want it to be filler, either).
What would you pair with Anne-Sophie (an-so-FEE is the French inflection, but I expect to hear a lot of ANN-SO-fee...)? At this point, I'm not even sure, stylistically, what type of middle works best with Anne-Sophie. Would you keep to another French name, like Odette, Juliette, or Helene? Or branch out a wee bit?
March 28th, 2014 12:30 PM #3
I think that a three-syllable name, or possibly even a four-syllable, would give you enough name to "chew on" and offer a feeling of "completeness" to the full name.
With pronunciation ann-so-FEE, how about --
Anne-Sophie Genevieve (you can pronounce it the French way if you like)
Anne-Sophie VeronicaMy March arrival:
We call her Daisy
in honor of my mom.
March 28th, 2014 04:35 PM #5
I don't know--I don't think the length/syllable count really matters for me? My two favorites so far seem to be Anne-Sophie Magritte and Anne-Sophie Iris, neither of which is terribly long, haha. Although I've never considered Magritte in my life, and I don't really find it to be my style, so I'm not sure I'd use it. And I'm afraid of over-flowering my girls' list, haha. Although I do really want to add Iris (and Daisy... ugh, guilty!).
I really like Sophie and Genevieve together, and I like Anne-Sophie Genevieve, but I'm not the hugest fan of the French prn. for Genevieve. Ironically. I have considered Anne-Sophie Evangeline before, but I just worried it's too long? I don't know. I do like the idea of Anne-Sophie Helena/Anne-Sophie Helene, though...
March 28th, 2014 04:40 PM #7
I personally think that Anne-Sophie is lovely on it's own, although if you're looking for middle names, here are some you might like:
Anne-Sophie Elizabeth (Elisabeth)
Anne-Sophie Marina (Marine)
Anne-Sophie Victoria (Victoire)
I also think that another French name would work best.I'm a Teenberry who is mad about names, royals & history. Not expecting, just collecting.
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March 28th, 2014 04:54 PM #9
Haha, I thought of working in Daisy for you but I had trouble with most of the names that have emphasis on the first syllable. Coming after Anne-SoPHIE, a lot of those names just seemed awkward and the flow was off. :-/
Incidentally, if you went with Anne-Sophia instead of Anne-Sophie you might avoid the SO-phie thing. Not that that helps you with overall length, but it would definitely help with the flow issue where a lot of middles are concerned. Case in point: Anne-Sophia Daisy totally works IMO, where Anne-Sophie Daisy is awkward.My March arrival:
We call her Daisy
in honor of my mom.