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To ask for a middle name for Arabella at the eleventh hour?

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ArabellaWhat Tue 08-Dec-15 21:18:05

Bad form I know, to post this on AIBU. However our baby is almost at the age limit for having her name registered and we've not given any thought to a middle name. My brain isn't working and she will want milk shortly so if any of you can suggest a name so we can get this form filled out I will be grateful smile

Champagneformyrealfriends Tue 08-Dec-15 21:19:34

Louise?

spanieleyes Tue 08-Dec-15 21:20:12

May

Waltermittythesequel Tue 08-Dec-15 21:20:22

Rose?

dodobookends Tue 08-Dec-15 21:20:25

Grace?

Oysterbabe Tue 08-Dec-15 21:20:56

Don't bother with a middle name, they aren't compulsory, or choose a grandparent.

Kraggle Tue 08-Dec-15 21:21:52

Arabella Marie?

TamzinGrey Tue 08-Dec-15 21:22:04

Jane

spritefairy Tue 08-Dec-15 21:23:24

Doreen

not a Harry potter fan here nooooo

EnthusiasmDisturbed Tue 08-Dec-15 21:23:27

I love the name Arabella

its is so lovely it does not need another name to compliment it

My name is as lovely and I do not have a middle name grin

stairbears Tue 08-Dec-15 21:23:51

Beatrice

Oysterbabe Tue 08-Dec-15 21:24:12

(If ours is a girl her middle name is going to be Joy after a grandparent)

ArabellaWhat Tue 08-Dec-15 21:24:57

Thanks for the suggestions! My DH (who hates Arabella - the name, not the baby) would like an unfussy name like those above so I'll run these past him. I'd have liked Eleanor or Evelyn but I'm conceding defeat.

OYSTERBABE you are right and I don't have a middle name but for fairness as her siblings have middle names I'm going to allocate one to her too smile

crumpet Tue 08-Dec-15 21:25:10

I'd say either a single syllable or 3 syllabled name. A Classic, but not one beginning with a vowel. Jane, Rose, Margaret, Madeline?

StillStayingClassySanDiego Tue 08-Dec-15 21:25:19

Rose
Ann
Fay.

Sprink Tue 08-Dec-15 21:25:54

How many syllables in the surname, and does it begin with a vowel or consonant?

These things matter.

TopHat33 Tue 08-Dec-15 21:27:34

Ava or Marilyn - both fimstars. But think of a woman you admire (RL ie grandparent? Or just someone in the public eye) its nice to have a name your mum loved

dodobookends Tue 08-Dec-15 21:28:16

Is there a name that crops up more than once in the wider family (either as a first or middle name)? Or perhaps the name of the most senior/elderly female relative?

DobbinsVeil Tue 08-Dec-15 21:29:54

Jean
Joy
Beth

Snapespeare Tue 08-Dec-15 21:30:12

Ivy
Elsie
Araminta (why the hell not!)
Elizabeth (Our own dear queen...)
Leia (topical)

thequickbrownfox Tue 08-Dec-15 21:30:20

Jane

Snapespeare Tue 08-Dec-15 21:30:40

I like joy as well.

LeaLeander Tue 08-Dec-15 21:31:27

Alexandra

Jennifer

Elizabeth

Diane

Edwina

Sleepyfergus Tue 08-Dec-15 21:32:28

Emily. It's my daughters middle name, her first name is similar sounding to Arabella and has the same number of syllables. Emily was actually our choice as her first name but a friend beat us to it and we felt we couldn't use it.

Love Arabella too, it was also on my list.

monkeysox Tue 08-Dec-15 21:32:55

Bella jane sounds lovely

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