Baby Girl Names: More little middles

Paz, Pink, Plum, Paige

By Linda Rosenkrantz

We recently provided a slew of single-syllable middle possibilities for boys, but actually it’s the girl namers who might need this more. After all, it was earlier generations who felt locked into the AnnBethLeeLouSue trap.

Many parents now are exploring the fresh-feeling nature world options, so we start off with those.



And some short nicknames—many of them vintage—are sounding really cute. A couple of celebs have used their namesakes’ nicknames in the middle spot.


More conventional but still more imaginative than the old standbys are these one-syllable full names.


Nature appellations aren’t the only word name possibilities.


There’s Blue, Blu, Bleu…and also…..


James has become a hot middle name for girls, especially among starbabies, but here are some other options from out of the blue column…


Irish, French and other nationality name possibilities:

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4 Responses to “Baby Girl Names: More little middles”

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Richard1 Says:

October 12th, 2016 at 11:42 pm

Love these names…

Leather Bag

mill1020 Says:

October 13th, 2016 at 12:46 am

Stop suggesting traditionally masculine names for girls’ middles. It’s silly enough when people use James; George is just as absurd.

It’s OK to leave some names to the boys. It doesn’t have to be a dig on feminism if we allow some names to remain male.

clairels Says:

October 13th, 2016 at 12:15 pm

@mill1020. Honestly, get over it. What if someone has an only a daughter and wants to honor her grandfather George in the middle spot? Are you really going to dump on that person? It will have virtually no affect on the girl’s future life or happiness, and it’s not going to somehow “steal” the name George so that it can never again be used for boys.

Lighten. Up.

mill1020 Says:

October 17th, 2016 at 9:32 pm

Oh snap! Just saw this.

You don’t have any daughters, do ya, Clairels?


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