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Single syllable middle name for a girl?

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Squarah Fri 06-Nov-09 10:21:21

We've chosen (and love) Ivy Tabitha as her first two names but my son has a family name as a third name and it would (possibly - jury's out! hmm) feel strange to give her one fewer names than my son. So we're looking for a very short second middle name - my surname has 2 syllables so I think 1 would be best.

Have already ruled out quite a few but we're hoping you'll have some more ideas!

Perhaps if we can't find one we like we'll stick with just two names - does anyone have any experience with this??

Having said all this we were wondering about Ivy Tabitha Alice - too much of a mouthful? biscuit

BunnyLebowski Fri 06-Nov-09 10:25:07

Ivy Tabitha is SOOOOOOOOOOOO gorgeous!! Well done on choosing a wonderful name!

Personally I wouldn't add another name as I think you've got it just right.

Alice is too clunky on the end I think.

How about the ubiquitous Rose? I love it and it's dd's middle name.

Jane? Or Jean?

Or May/Mae?

Kate?

pranma Fri 06-Nov-09 10:25:20

Like Alice but maybe not after Tabitha[which I love]
May
Faye
Grace
Jane
Rose
Claire

NeedaNewName Fri 06-Nov-09 10:27:16

What are/were your grandmothers or great grandmothers called? Or is there another member of either family who is special to you?

NeedaNewName Fri 06-Nov-09 10:29:38

If I were you I wouldn't choose Jane (everone my age (near 40) has either Jane/Jayne or Anne as a middle name!

Also wouldn't choose Grace as everyone DD1 age (5/6) seems to have that as a middle name - including DD1! It seems to be the new Jane / Anne!!!

I quite like Georgia but as your son has a family name it might be nice to choose a family for your daughter.

BTW love Ivy Tabitha

mumblecrumble Fri 06-Nov-09 10:29:54

ruth

Squarah Fri 06-Nov-09 10:49:40

Oh yes keep them coming thank you! My greatgrandmother was Ivy so it's already a family name. The only other one is Saunderson which is a family name on my father's side but as I don't have it I think it's a bit much.

Had thought about most of those - don't want it to sound too deep south Tabitha-Belle/ Tabitha-May etc if you know what I mean. We love Rose (apart from the ubiquity) but thought Ivy+Rose too floral...

I like Kate but DH not keen. Other grandmothers don't really have suitable names.

Thanks for all the positive comments - I really love them too! Can't wait to put a little face and body to them - have to wait till Feb!

Mcdreamy Fri 06-Nov-09 10:50:54

Rose
Grace
Nell
Mae

NeedaNewName Fri 06-Nov-09 10:59:54

Love Nell!

Mcdreamy Fri 06-Nov-09 11:04:30

Nell is my favourite too!

rasputin Fri 06-Nov-09 11:07:41

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NeedaNewName Fri 06-Nov-09 11:11:26

I think the only thing wrong with Nell is that I'd would want it as a first name!

BlueChampagne Fri 06-Nov-09 12:37:49

Hope
Beth
Eve
Faith

liliputlady Fri 06-Nov-09 12:45:17

Lys
Fay
Joy
Niamh
Struggling to think of anything not alredy mentioned!

posieparker Fri 06-Nov-09 12:50:55

Jay....Ivy Tabitha Nell does not sound good.

Why can't your dd have the family name, all of my dcs have our family name.

rockinghertosleep Fri 06-Nov-09 12:51:11

Lea
Rae
Lynne
June

5inthebed Fri 06-Nov-09 13:28:13

Leigh?

shockers Fri 06-Nov-09 13:41:52

Grace,
Joy,
Beth,
Eve,
Hope.

Just realised how biblical my list is smile

Lancelottie Fri 06-Nov-09 13:43:07

Ruth
Maud
Joyce
Dawn
Skye
Sian
Kay?

doubleexpresso Fri 06-Nov-09 15:59:53

Anne. Beth. Kate. Hope.
Ivy Tabitha Hope - I like that! Hope you do too smile

birdofthenorth Fri 06-Nov-09 18:11:57

Maeve
Jude
Maude
Elle
Belle

...but I think Ivy Tabitha is just fine as it is!

birdofthenorth Fri 06-Nov-09 18:13:07

I like Ivy Tabitha Alice too, providing your surname is short or simple.

tummytickler Fri 06-Nov-09 18:13:21

Ivy Tabitha Pearl

Pingpong Fri 06-Nov-09 18:33:49

I have two middle names and my brother only has one middle name and I can honestly say it has never been an issue. I'd stick with Ivy Tabitha and not worry about another name. It's not like you love one more than the other just cos you gave it another name. Some people have no middle names at all - doesn't mean their parents don't love them!

jkklpu Fri 06-Nov-09 20:38:48

Ruth for me
or Faith/Hope

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