Neededing Help Coming Up With A Middle Name.

Jessica - posted on 01/17/2013 ( 82 moms have responded )

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Trying to come up with a great middle name for Isabella.... Any suggestions? We've liked Novelle, Ravannalynn. but it just doesnt flow right.

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Di - posted on 01/18/2013

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For it to flow well you need a one syllable name such as Grace, Joy, Rose, Faith, Jane etc xx

Julia - posted on 02/17/2013

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What are you and/or your husbands ethnicity? Can you tap into that and look for names in those ethnicities so there is family meaning? What about the names of important familia members like grandmothers or a favorite aunt? Your or your mothers maiden name might make a unique and meaningful middle name. The middle name is a great opportunity to find a meaningful name that you might not want to use as a first name.

Ann - posted on 01/18/2013

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My greatgrandaughter is named Isabella Ann. My name is Ann, my grandaughter, her mother, is named Kimberly Ann, so now she has been named after both of us.

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Kimberley - posted on 02/27/2013

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Not trying to stir up anything, but why do you even need a middle name? If you can't come up with one, then don't worry about it. I know several people that only have a first and last name.

Hippie - posted on 02/26/2013

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a one syllable works best when you have a longer first name. My great grandmother said (before I had 5) that I would be yelling out both a lot so it better sound good

Anya - posted on 02/24/2013

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Gorgeous name. Ann Marie Elizabeth. What are the family names....Of course Anya is perfect. :)

Pamela - posted on 02/22/2013

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I think Rose, Lilly, Delilah, my daughter is Miranda after her great grand father and middle name is Inez after my mother. You could use a family name it made my mother so happy when I named my daughter after her.

Geraldine F - posted on 02/22/2013

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Not sure why, but I'm feeling strongly about Isabella Rose, too. I completely agree with the poster that a shorter middle name has a nicer cadence. I like the mixup of vowels sends by introducing a long "O" rather than go with a name with a an "A" sound (ie "Isabella Ann"). Good luck!

Elizabeth - posted on 02/22/2013

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My daughter's name is Isabella Grace, but I think it is a hard name to find a good middle name for. I see someone posted Isabella Elizabeth which is actually redundant because Isabella and Elizabeth are the same name, just variations of one another. Isabella Ann is a good suspect. Isabella Reese. Isabella Michelle.

Sal - posted on 02/12/2013

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I like a single syllable with a longer name... I threw Isabella grace around for my daughter but decided on ingrid grace instead , we also used rose without second girl ursula rose.. We have a double surname with a 2 syllable followed by a 1 syllable name and the names flow well..I also like Mae or Kate with Issabells

Chaya - posted on 02/09/2013

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With a four syllable first name, try a middle name with three or five syllables. If your last name has six syllables, 4/5/6 syllables is a good idea.

Christina - posted on 02/05/2013

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My daughters name is Isabella Ruth-Lynn. Her middle name is a combo of her great-great-grandmothers first name (Ruth) and my mom's and my middle name (Lynn). Go with a family name if your not sure or use just Ruth or Lynn. Hope this helps!!

JoAnne - posted on 01/30/2013

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Isabella Lily ........Isabella Reese.... Isabella Rose... Isabella Marie....Isabella Elizabeth ......Isabella Brianne...:) Hope these are a help ..Good luck with your decision take care .Jo-Anne

Lisa - posted on 01/23/2013

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I asked a little girl at church named Isabelle what her middle name was...she said Rianna (not sure of the spelling). Hope this helps.

Cari - posted on 01/23/2013

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I agree about it needing to be one syllable, and probably not ending in an "a" sound. My favorites would be Grace or Rose :) congratulations on your girl, they are so much fun! Although I would love to have a boy next since we have 2 girls lol

Bellah - posted on 01/22/2013

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Isabelle Claire
Isabelle Serena
. Isabelle Lillian

Isabelle Madeline
Isabelle Bailey
Isabelle Brynn

TJ - posted on 01/21/2013

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Jessica, perhaps using a small bit of your first name is the answer (unless you are like me and can't stand your given name)... call her Isabella Jess. That saves it from being too-too over-the-top feminine (in case she is a tomboy LOL), and it adds a nice strong sound to the name.

If you like single-syllable names, how about Isabella Joy...?

Another poster here wrote that they have a daughter named Isabella Natasha, which made me look twice and blink because I have a FaceBook pal who has a toddler named Isabella Natasha - a very unusual set of names, to be sure! Her family members call the baby either Izzy or Bella (too Twilight-trendy for me), and she does respond to both. If you want to get away from that possible trend - so many Bellas now! - a variation of Isabella is Isabeau (pronounceed \i-sa-beau\) which the baby name books say means "God's promise." (Although it, too, was the name of the main female character in the 1985 movie, "LadyHawke.")

...I wonder why so many people name their children with names they never actually use, always relying on a middle name, "nickname" or short version. Will you be calling her Isabella?

Best wishes and good luck.

Jennifer - posted on 01/20/2013

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I'm partial to family names for middles names. Don't know what yours are, but Rose and Marie are in ours so I'm partial to those. Especially Rose:-) I say follow your heart too.

Leslie - posted on 01/20/2013

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Before I read the posts, my first thought was Rae! Something short, just one or two syllables-Leigh/Lee/Lea, Ann/Anne, Grace, Marie, Claire...look back in your family tree for suggestions, something that matches the beauty and grace of the style of Isabella.

Tamala - posted on 01/20/2013

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My sister and I both ended up with different middle names and both hated them. Dawn and Ellen. Why are you trying to think of really unusual names? My three children, two boys and a girl all have my maiden name as their middle name. That way they are all linked no matter what they change their surname too!! They all seem to like it!!

Rae - posted on 01/20/2013

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hi Jessica,

Having read through the previous comments, I must confess that, from those that Jenny suggested a few hours ago, I especially like Isabella Rae; but that might be partly because Rae is the name I generally go by (though I was christened Rachel) and it is spelt the same way I do .... LOL

Seriously though, as many of the others have said, I think it is a great idea to use names that have personal meaning to you and your partner; my daughters all have middle names/names that have family connections: - my eldest, Emma-Jade Kathleen, has her middle name from my paternal grandma; my middle daughter, Stephanie Lorraine is named after my stepson's girlfriend at the time (he was only 6 yrs old at the time but we were so convinced that she was going to be a boy that we literally had no girls names ready and so I thought it would be nice to let him name his sister) and Lorraine is after a childhood friend of mine who passed away in her teens; my youngest daughter, Jessica Anne is after my paternal aunt (Jessica) and her middle name is my mum's middle name - I had to tell the midwife that she would have to wait for mum to come visit for how to spell her middle name as I couldn't remember how mum spelt her middle name and I specifically wanted them spelt the same.

I would suggest that you definitely take into account what her surname will be; as I must confess that I didn't take it into account when I named my eldest - something she is not always happy with especially when she has to fill in forms, Emma-Jade Kathleen Hawley-Thomas can be a bit difficult to fit in at times, LOL.

Sorry about the waffle, but the important thing - as I see it, is that you choose a name that you and your partner are both happy with ... BUT whatever you name her, just 'enjoy her' and I hope she is healthy and you all have a brilliant life

Rae
xxx

Whitney - posted on 01/20/2013

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Marie. Lynn. Eve. Its a long first name, so I'd go with a short middle name.

A - posted on 01/20/2013

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I suggest something meaningful as well. My family all has two middle names as tradition. For my daughter, I named her Rhiannon as a first name, her middle was chosen because it was my grandmothers name, Grace. Also because I hoped she would encompass the quality. The second middle name is my maiden name, which is also a woman's name. It fits her, and I'm happy to say that she is quite graceful. Good luck and health to you both !

Jessica - posted on 01/20/2013

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is there someone in the family that u would be proud to have your daughter carry their name otherwise i'd go with the suggestion of the one or two syllable...rose sounds pretty, jane, renee. good luck. let us know

April - posted on 01/20/2013

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Isabella Rose is an excellent choice. Even though you don't normally say their entire name unless they're in trouble...LOL.
It depends on the last name as well. My daughter's name is Athena Clarissa. Long German last name. You could use your one of your mother's first names. My family on my mom's side also used a consistent middle name for all of the female children.

Plus you might want to look into meanings of names as well. My Ex wanted to name my daughter Penelope. Yeah, like ..thanks but no.

Sarah - posted on 01/20/2013

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Isabella Rose... It flows.... Was gonna be my daughters name but we went w Opal Rose ... we call her rosy posy....

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