a middle name for Elizabeth

My husband and I have decided on [name]Elizabeth[/name] (nn [name]Ellie[/name]) for our first daughter, but we can’t seem to find the perfect middle name so I have come to the experts!

I like and have suggested these options which have been rejected by the hubby-

[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Audrey[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Iris[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Honor[/name]

The only option we both love is [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Autumn[/name], but I’d really like to keep [name]Autumn[/name] free for a fist name if we had another girl in the future.

Any suggestions would be great!! Our last name is [name]Bennet[/name]. She’ll be [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Bennet[/name] like the Pride & Prejudice heroine :slight_smile:


As a fellow [name]Elizabeth[/name], I am SO excited you are using it for a first name! I hear people using it as a middle all the time but rarely now for a first, so this is great! It’s such a good name to have :slight_smile:

My middle name is [name]Alexandra[/name], not sure if you like it, but I’ve always been fond of it.

[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]May[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Hannah[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Catherine[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Amelia[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Mabel[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Evelyn[/name]

[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Victoria[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Rose[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Delaney[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Olive[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Fiona[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Nora[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Marie[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Rachel[/name]

I think you should go with [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Autumn[/name]!

[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Autumn[/name] [name]Bennett[/name] has such great flow, and the whimsical feel of [name]Autumn[/name] nicely balances the very proper [name]Elizabeth[/name].
Plus, you both love it!

You never know how you’ll feel if and when you have another daughter, so I think it’s better to use the name you love now than to “save” it when there is a high likelihood you would never use it in the future anyway. Also, [name]Elizabeth[/name] and [name]Autumn[/name] don’t really make the best sibling pair, with [name]Elizabeth[/name] being so much more formal. I would sooner use [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Autumn[/name] now and pair it with another formal first/whimsical middle combo later (such as [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Autumn[/name] and [name]Victoria[/name] [name]Plum[/name]).

I agree!

Coolest. Name. [name]Ever[/name]! I am majorly jealous of your daughter - who wouldn’t want to be [name]Lizzy[/name] [name]Bennet[/name] every day of her life?

[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] [name]Bennet[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Diana[/name] [name]Bennet[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Bennet[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Fiona[/name] [name]Bennet[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Gisele[/name] [name]Bennet[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Hazel[/name] [name]Bennet[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Irene[/name] [name]Bennet[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Julia[/name] [name]Bennet[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Lucy[/name] [name]Bennet[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Martha[/name] [name]Bennet[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Opal[/name] [name]Bennet[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Pearl[/name] [name]Bennet[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Reese[/name] [name]Bennet[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Sarah[/name] [name]Bennet[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Viola[/name] [name]Bennet[/name]

Oh - I agree that [name]Elizabeth[/name] and [name]Autumn[/name] don’t make the greatest sibling set, so if you love it, use [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Autumn[/name]!

Good luck!

I absolutely love [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Autumn[/name] [name]Bennet[/name]! I agree that [name]Elizabeth[/name] and [name]Autumn[/name] are not good sibling names, but I really like [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Autumn[/name] together–it is a very classy, beautiful name for your little girl. I also suggest:

[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Claire[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Grace[/name]

[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Autumn[/name] is fantastic! I agree that [name]Elizabeth[/name] and [name]Autumn[/name] wouldn’t make the best sibset, and that you may end up changing your mind later. [name]Don[/name]'t save [name]Autumn[/name], use her now!

Thanks so much for the advice and encouragement. I really like a few of the suggestions, but now I think we’ll stick with our fist love, [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Autumn[/name]!! Very exciting when you find the perfect name!

[name]Elizabeth[/name] is lovely, and I”d love to see if I could help some. (: [name]Love[/name] it!

[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Colette[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Marjorie[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Katharine[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Daffodil[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Ophelia[/name]/ Oph”lie
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Lucille[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] Zafrina
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Arthurine[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Ursula[/name]/ [name]Ursuline[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Andromeda[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Helene[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] Devika
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Sybelle[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Rosalie[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Rosalind[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Astrid[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Elinor[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Gertrude[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Gladys[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Mildred[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Muriel[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Millicent[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Madeleine[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Claudie[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Claudine[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Paulette[/name]

[name]Hope[/name] I could help some! (:

Yeah!!! I think [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Autumn[/name] is wonderful, especially with [name]Bennett[/name]! I’m really happy for you! :slight_smile:

Take care!

I just had a little girl last year that I named [name]Elizabeth[/name]. It’s been my favorite name for as long as I can remember. Many people thought [name]Elizabeth[/name] should have a short, one syllable, middle name since the first name is so long, but there wasn’t a short name that I was in love with. No offense to anyone. I also steared clear of any names I would want to use as a first later on.

My final list…
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Victoria[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Kathleen[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Lorelai[/name] (original is [name]Lorelei[/name], but I like the letter a)

We chose the latter because the hubs wasn’t thrilled with [name]Victoria[/name]-my original fav. and her initials would have been EVL which looked too much like evil, but I’m super happy with our choice and love how it flows/sounds when I say it.

Also, briefly considered…
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Bailey[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Brooke[/name]