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Middle name for baby girl, Shiloh.

30 replies

Samzzz · 29/12/2023 17:05

This is our third baby and all family names have been used on our other children. So I’m trying to find a middle name for her with meaning. My current list is:

Shiloh Louise (Louise is my middle name)
Shiloh Dove
Shiloh Joy

Suggestions are welcome. Thank you x

OP posts:

Middle name for baby girl Shiloh

39 votes. Final results.

POLL
Shiloh Louise
44%
Shiloh Dove
15%
Shiloh Joy
41%
TomatoSandwiches · 29/12/2023 17:07

I read that as Shiloh Dave 😂

Mumofteenandtween · 29/12/2023 17:10

How do you pronounce Shiloh? I really like Rose as a middle name but not sure it works with Shiloh. (Too “o”ey maybe.)

Shiloh Rose
Shiloh Grace

Bit unoriginal I guess but both pretty names that work well as a middle name.

How about just another name that you really like? Dd has our favourite name as her first name and our second favourite name as her middle name. I later found out that the middle name is the same name as my great great aunt but I didn’t have a clue about that when I named her it!

theduchessofspork · 29/12/2023 17:10

TomatoSandwiches · 29/12/2023 17:07

I read that as Shiloh Dave 😂

😁

Louise is best I think, it’s quite an offbeat name so you want something more classic in the middle

SmallestInTheClass · 29/12/2023 17:16

I think a short name sounds best, so I like Joy. Louise is pretty but gives a second L sound so not sure it reads as smoothly. Other names that might go well could be May (or Mae).

Samzzz · 29/12/2023 17:17

Mumofteenandtween · 29/12/2023 17:10

How do you pronounce Shiloh? I really like Rose as a middle name but not sure it works with Shiloh. (Too “o”ey maybe.)

Shiloh Rose
Shiloh Grace

Bit unoriginal I guess but both pretty names that work well as a middle name.

How about just another name that you really like? Dd has our favourite name as her first name and our second favourite name as her middle name. I later found out that the middle name is the same name as my great great aunt but I didn’t have a clue about that when I named her it!

Shy-low. Grace and Rose are both lovely names in their own right but pretty much every other baby girl has Rose or Grace as a middle name 🙈. Trying to find something a little different for her with a nice meaning behind it xx

OP posts:
NoraLuka · 29/12/2023 17:18

Shiloh is beautiful, but I also read Dove as Dave!

Delassalle · 29/12/2023 17:19

Not Dove.

Keep the middle name one syllable.

May, Joy, June... that kind of thing.

Or go all out and have Silver Lining.

AmazingDayz · 29/12/2023 17:19

Mumofteenandtween · 29/12/2023 17:10

How do you pronounce Shiloh? I really like Rose as a middle name but not sure it works with Shiloh. (Too “o”ey maybe.)

Shiloh Rose
Shiloh Grace

Bit unoriginal I guess but both pretty names that work well as a middle name.

How about just another name that you really like? Dd has our favourite name as her first name and our second favourite name as her middle name. I later found out that the middle name is the same name as my great great aunt but I didn’t have a clue about that when I named her it!

The same way as Angelina Jolie’s daughter

WinterDeWinter · 29/12/2023 17:36

I think you could widen your net to 4 syllable names as well as a one-syllable ones OP.. Shiloh is great and strong and I think it could take it. I am tired and for some reason literally the only four-syllable name I can think of is Emilia but I know there are others!

WinterDeWinter · 29/12/2023 17:55

And actually three syllables also work - it's just another two-er that doesn't.

MissSueFlay · 29/12/2023 18:03

Shiloh Elizabeth
Shiloh Alexandra
Shiloh Victoria

Longlive · 29/12/2023 18:23

Shiloh Jane
Shiloh Marie
Shiloh Julia

Doublebiscuit77 · 29/12/2023 18:23

WinterDeWinter · 29/12/2023 17:55

And actually three syllables also work - it's just another two-er that doesn't.

Agreed. Here are some ideas. (I voted for Dove, it is a bit soapy but i was a big Tamora Pierce fan back in the day and one of her characters is Dove!)

Shiloh Felicity
Shiloh Cassandra
Shiloh Jessica
Shiloh Genevieve
Shiloh Madeleine
Shiloh Melissa
Shiloh Maria
Shiloh Verity
Shiloh Francesca
Shiloh Lucia
Shiloh Miranda
Shiloh Miriam

MalcolmTuckersDisdainfulSneer · 29/12/2023 18:27

Shiloh Joy gets my vote! I do like Louise but don't like it with Shiloh (too many Lo sounds...shi-lo-lo).

How about:

Shiloh Eve
Shiloh Winter
Shiloh Luna
Shiloh Susanna
Shiloh Clara

MalcolmTuckersDisdainfulSneer · 29/12/2023 18:30

Just changed my vote to Shiloh Dove actually. It's a bit "hippy" maybe, but I like it a lot

Mumofteenandtween · 29/12/2023 18:52

AmazingDayz · 29/12/2023 17:19

The same way as Angelina Jolie’s daughter

I barely knew Angelina Jolie had a daughter let alone what her name is and how to pronounce it. 😂

anybloodyname · 29/12/2023 18:53

Shiloh May

GodDammitCecil · 29/12/2023 18:58

This is probably unfair, but I always think it’s funny when posters ask for a middle name, and then people come on to suggest Rose, Grace and May.

Nobody needs these three names suggested as middle names - they’ve been the default, filler middle names for a generation now! Grin

Out of your list OP, Joy works / flows best.

Otherwise, I am thinking a longer name could work well. As an example, but not necessarily, something like Evangeline or Genevieve.

GodDammitCecil · 29/12/2023 18:59

I was slow to post, and see others are also suggesting longer names.

sunflowerpinks · 30/12/2023 09:43

I thought Shiloh is pronounced She-loh

Samzzz · 30/12/2023 10:28

sunflowerpinks · 30/12/2023 09:43

I thought Shiloh is pronounced She-loh

No it’s shy-lo

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Mumaway · 30/12/2023 10:31

Are you set on Shiloh? It could mean a lifetime of mispronunciation and spelling it out for your DD.

Mumofgirls2017 · 30/12/2023 11:05

I like dove and joy!

shiloh pearl
shiloh skye
shiloh maeve
shiloh hope
shiloh jemima
shiloh aurora
shiloh iris
shiloh star
shiloh annabelle
shiloh esther
shiloh phoenix
shiloh athena

MalcolmTuckersDisdainfulSneer · 30/12/2023 11:09

It's definitely shy-low every time I've heard it and I don't know anyone irl who would mispronounce it (more than once anyway). It isn't exactly a difficult name! Two straightforward syllables.

BigBoysDontCry · 30/12/2023 11:17

Shiloh miriam
Shiloh lydia
Shiloh celeste
Shiloh Gabrielle

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