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June 18th, 2014 08:21 PM #11
June 18th, 2014 08:51 PM #13~ Elisabeth Odelia "Elsie" ~ Gideon Boone ~
~ Adelheid Ruby "Addie Rue" ~ Theodore Solomon "Teddy"~~ Casilda Josephine "Cassie Jo" ~ Zaccheaus Westley "Zeke" ~
June 18th, 2014 09:32 PM #15
It definitely depends. I agree that names like Ann, Rose and Jean seem like fillers in the middle to me, but if they have personal meaning, or you really love it then no, it is not a filler. Some of my favourites (like Fern, Fleur, Snow, Faye, Frost, Dune, Noon, Sen, Maude, Bear, Bram, Bee, Lou and Dove) definitely don't feel like fillers, at least to me, and a lot of them have personal significance. I agree that you should worry more about your actual love of the names and their meaning to you rather than how it rolls off the tongue when you say them all together (because, honestly, how often are you going to do that?).
I like Harmony, by the way! I think it sounds so joyous, yet peaceful and, well... harmonious. Matilda and Imogen are lovely too... How about:
Matilda Snow / Poe
Matilda Dune / Noon
Matilda Bay / Day
Matilda Viola / Violet
Matilda Maude / Maeve
Matilda Alice / Elise / Eloise / Louise
Matilda Bo (or Beau)
Matilda Clover / Clea (CLAY-uh)
Matilda Iris / Ivy
Matilda Fae (or Fay / Faye)
Imogen Alice / Elise / Louise / Eloise
Imogen Bo (or Beau)
Imogen Iris / Ivy
Imogen Frances / Frankie / France
Imogen Doe / Poe / Snow
Imogen Edith / Eden / Edie
Last edited by nooshi; June 19th, 2014 at 04:58 PM.Mary Valentine, Bessie Prairie, Frances Dove, Pascoe O'Brian, Yuki Camellia, Vinnie Vesper, Teddy Susanna, Faye Francesca, Shalom Galilee, Dossie Opal.
Morris Noble, Abraham Lou, Enzo Raphael, Obadiah Dove, Clancy Lazarus, Murphy Jericho, Lemuel Jethro, Zebedee Shalom, Pascoe Anders, Barnaby O'Brian, Francis Gardener.
June 18th, 2014 09:37 PM #17
Honestly, I'm not sure my answer is really going to be what you're looking for. Yeah, Mae, Grace, Rose, Jane, Jean, Ann, etc., they come across as filler. Even more so when they come with stories like, "Oh, Julia Lynn just sounded good" or "Oh, we couldn't think of anything Lena Mae". I was saddled with one of these filler names (Marie) and a similar filler mn story "Oh, we couldn't think of anything besides Ashley Marie" (despite the fact that the other two combos they had picked out--Jennifer Eileen and Alexandra Danae--didn't have filler middles at all!), and I've been determined not to give my child such a meaningless name. But Grace is still one of the middles for my top choice for a girl (Isabelle Aurora Grace), but I don't see it as filler at all, because it's for my grandmother (who also has the MN Grace). Honestly, the idea of just picking a one-syllable middle just for optimal flow doesn't seem to put much thought into it--I don't think Fiona Eve Holden sounds much better than Fiona Camille Holden--and I'd much rather my parents picked something that meant something to them than that they were worried about my name "sounding good".
I think Liv, Pearl, Tess, Eve, Fleur (particularly Eve and Pearl!) run the risk of sounding more filler just because they're being used as next-generation filler names. Not with the intent to sound filler, but with the intent of using a name with similar flow that's much more interesting. Jane and Claire and Rue/Ruth are becoming filler for that reason, and I see Pearl, Eve, and Fleur especially following in their footsteps. Noelle and Charlotte are following much in the footsteps of Marie and Elizabeth, too. There are varying degrees of filler-ness, but I think that fillerness comes with the intent behind the choice--not whether Grace or Rose is seen as filler, but how much Grace or Rose really means to you. If I LOVED Lynn, and it was a family name, I'd easily use it, much like I'd easily use Grace.
You could easily solve your dilemma by adding a second middle. Something like Fiona Charlotte Eve Holden sounds pretty great to me, and could hardly be seen as filler.
June 18th, 2014 11:09 PM #19