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BirdsDoIt Sun 03-Jan-16 19:34:49

We have finally (I think!) decided on Miranda as the first name for dd1, due in March...but are still going back and forth on a middle name. The current list, in no particular order (most of these link to a favourite literary character or someone close to us - and Iris because it's a March flower and I love it, but not sure how it sounds with Miranda):

Miranda Lucy
Miranda Iris
Miranda Joan
Miranda Elisabeth
Miranda Jane
Miranda Constance

Our surname is a single syllable. Any thoughts / preferences? I just can't think straight now because we've thought about it too much. Ds1 is Frederick Robert (Fred) and the other lead contenders for first names were Elisabeth and Iris.

Thank you!

xmasseason Sun 03-Jan-16 19:47:35

I like Miranda Lucy and Miranda Constance best of your choices smile

Snowball789 Sun 03-Jan-16 19:59:12

Miranda Iris is lovely and I prefer Miranda Jane to Miranda Joan. What about Miranda Nari, Miranda Ruth or Miranda Juliette?

breezeharbour Sun 03-Jan-16 20:08:12

I like Miranda Iris smile

Iwonderif Sun 03-Jan-16 20:18:13

I love Miranda Elisabeth I like the sound too of Miranda Anne.

redbinneo Sun 03-Jan-16 20:21:35


whirlybird42 Sun 03-Jan-16 20:39:22

Miranda Kate?

toffeeboffin Sun 03-Jan-16 20:41:44

Miranda Belle?

Miranda Eve?

BirdsDoIt Sun 03-Jan-16 20:45:23

Thanks everyone! I do like Miranda Ruth. Also Miranda Anne but with our surname that would spell MAW, as in 'gaping maw' so I think it's out! Miranda Juliette maybe a bit of a Shakespearean heroine overload (although I know spelt differently.) Thanks for the votes of confidence on Miranda Iris...

Brenda? hmm

BirdsDoIt Sun 03-Jan-16 20:47:44

Kate is unfortunately too close to my own name - otherwise it's lovely.

Do you think the initials MEW are a problem?! I find it a bit odd when initials spell a word. Eve is a goodie though. This is an issue with Miranda Elisabeth too!

sarah2011 Sun 03-Jan-16 20:49:34

Miranda viviane x

ashesandfire Sun 03-Jan-16 21:17:00

I love Miranda!
I think Miranda Lucy sounds best.

WiIdfire Sun 03-Jan-16 21:21:57

I would avoid a middle name with a vowel as the first letter as it doesn't really flow. Also, as Miranda is three syllables, I would keep the middle name short, so Joan or Jane would work best.

VocationalGoat Sun 03-Jan-16 21:25:33

Miranda Eloise
Miranda Elle

I like Miranda Elisabeth/Joan/Iris the best on your list.... really love it with Joan. Miranda is in a class by itself and you don't need to overdo the middle name.
Miranda Vivienne sounds nice too (another poster suggested this above).

RocketRainbow Sun 03-Jan-16 21:26:34

I like Miranda Constance or Iris best.
What about Frances or Camille?

Roomba Sun 03-Jan-16 21:27:59

I thought 'Jane' before I even clicked on your thread. Classic and it flows well together.

CPtart Sun 03-Jan-16 21:33:15

Miranda Faye
Miranda Catherine

Pandora97 Sun 03-Jan-16 21:34:40

I like Miranda Lucy and Miranda Constance.

perpetuallybewildered Sun 03-Jan-16 21:36:17

From your list I prefer Miranda Jane but I love Miranda Grace.

NorthernLurker Sun 03-Jan-16 21:37:54

Oooh I have a Miranda. Mine is Miranda Rose. Such a wonderful name, I don't know why it isn't more popular. Good choice OP! grin

Now then - I like Miranda Iris tbh.

LibrariesGaveUsP0wer Sun 03-Jan-16 21:39:59

I thought Elizabeth.

Love the name Iris but think the vowels blur a bit.

Joan and Jane are nice too.

FanjoFandango Sun 03-Jan-16 21:51:15

Iris for me, Miranda Iris is a lovely name.

BirdsDoIt Sun 03-Jan-16 21:57:28

Thanks Northern! smile And everyone else. Really helpful. Although I seem to have gathered a couple of new ideas and not discarded any... The vowel thing with Iris is true but I can't decide how much it bothers me.

We only came up with Miranda Joan today but I really like it (could be pg hormones though). Had better revisit tomorrow I think!

Fridgedooropen Sun 03-Jan-16 22:00:58

Miranda Jane. Lovely. Agree that a short middle name after a three syllable first one would be best. Don't like the repeated r sounds of Miranda Iris.

Sophronia Sun 03-Jan-16 22:03:01

Miranda Imogen?

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