Middle names for Naomi and Leon, we're stuck!

(22 Posts)
CyberMuddle Fri 07-Mar-14 11:01:04

Hello,

Mine and DH's baby is due in a couple of weeks; we haven't found out the gender so have a name for both. We're struggling with middle names though, so any help would be appreciated.

There are a few bits of criteria:
Girl's name not to end in -ie/y or -een sounds (-ine or -in/yn is fine)
Boy's name not to start or end with -n
Main vowel sound in either name can't be 'ee'
Both names to begin with a consonant

Our surname is single-syllable, and rhymes with 'keen'.

Many thanks in advance!

FrankUnderwood Fri 07-Mar-14 11:11:34

Naomi Faith
Naomi Jane
Naomi Jasmine

Leon Michael
Leon Zachary
Leon Marcus

Naomi Blythe
Leon Michael

deelite72 Fri 07-Mar-14 11:16:17

Naomi Rose
Naomi Rebecca
Naomi Scarlett
Naomi Sarah
Naomi Leah

Leon Emil
Leon Isaac
Leon Zachary, as mentioned by above poster. I like that the most.

Leon Henry
Naomi Francesca

silver28 Fri 07-Mar-14 11:26:44

Naomi Ruth is lovely.

winterhat Fri 07-Mar-14 12:02:24

Naomi Juliet
Naomi Sarah
Naomi Hannah
Naomi Victoria
Naomi Laura
Naomi Tabitha

Leon Jacob
Leon Philip
Leon David
Leon William
Leon Samuel
Leon Victor

JanicefromFriends Fri 07-Mar-14 12:05:23

Leon Carter
Leon Frederick

Naomi Annabel
Naomi Isabel

Artandco Fri 07-Mar-14 12:07:52

Leon Alexander
Leon Maximilian

Naomi Leonora
Naomi Estelle

I think longer names work better with both

Artandco Fri 07-Mar-14 12:12:22

Leon Alexander
Leon Maximilian

Naomi Leonora
Naomi Estelle

I think longer names work better with both

CyberMuddle Fri 07-Mar-14 14:39:30

Thank you all for your suggestions, I will go through these with DH. I agree that 2+ syllable names work better.

If anyone has any further ideas keep 'em coming!

MamaPain Fri 07-Mar-14 15:18:24

I always think middle names are the chance to honour or represent something. What about a family name or something you're really interested in or someone you admire.

Just for an example, off the top of my head say you admire Florence Nightingale or love reading Proust (I know these are ridiculous examples).

Naomi Florence
Leon Marcel <maybe a little too French, non?>

peppinagiro Fri 07-Mar-14 17:11:11

I know a Naomi Karen.

NewtRipley Fri 07-Mar-14 20:07:47

I agree with Mama

NewtRipley Fri 07-Mar-14 20:08:55

I think that, unless you are going to say the second name, how it looks or sounds is less important than what it means to you

CyberMuddle Fri 07-Mar-14 20:39:09

We have looked at family names, but either they don't work with the first name, have been used recently by another family member, or one/both of us just doesn't really like the name!

As for names that reflect our interests, we have been looking into it, but nothing has clicked yet. DH is quite into cosmology, I love art and history, and we both love flowers and nature, so you'd think we'd have a wealth of options! We will keep looking, but it's always good to see what other people come up with.

Paintyfingers Fri 07-Mar-14 20:41:11

Naomi Esther
Naomi Deborah

Leon Daniel
Leon David

CyberMuddle Fri 07-Mar-14 20:42:59

Also, I like the idea of having the kind of middle name that DC can use instead of the first name if he/she chooses, rather than it just being a 'filler' name.

And it does feel important to me that the whole name flows when said out loud. I know it won't be very often, and maybe I'm just odd, but still...

Ludways Fri 07-Mar-14 20:46:51

Naomi Grace
Naomi Elizabeth

Leon Matthew
Leon David

MamaPain Sat 08-Mar-14 01:59:50

I had a quick google of the things you mentioned. Obviously its all subjective, I don't know what flowers/history/art you like but I came up with these so far:

Naomi Violet
Naomi Celeste
Naomi Coral
Naomi Flora
Naomi Astrid
Naomi Willow
Naomi Ferne
Naomi Camelia
Naomi Iris
Naomi Fleur

Leon Ember
Leon Sage
Leon Raphael
Leon Jasper
Leon George

I've bolded my favourites so far.

Queenofthehill Sat 08-Mar-14 02:06:52

My Leon is a Leon David. I (obviously) like it!

CyberMuddle Sat 08-Mar-14 11:44:13

I LOVE Naomi Celeste! That's definitely on the list. Thank you mamapain!

For some reason I find boys' names so much harder; I'm trying to think of exhibitions I've been to and artists I admire...

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