Four-syllable names with stress on second syllable

I’m looking for a middle name for [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] and, after a lot of experimentation with combos, I think a four-syllable middle name with a stress on the second syllable is what makes for the best flow.

SO… two questions!

  1. Can you think of any four syllable names with the emphasis on the second syllable that I might have missed?

  2. Which combo do you like the best? I’ve marked my top 3 at the moment, but I’m interested to hear what others like. :slight_smile:

[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Acacia[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Amelia[/name_f] * 3rd
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Angelica[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Antonia[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f] ** 2nd
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Azalea[/name_f] * 1st
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Calliope[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Cecilia[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Elisabeth[/name_f]/[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Emilia[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Evangeline[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Felicity[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Hermione[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Magnolia[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Octavia[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Olivia[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Olympia[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Penelope[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Persephone[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Serenity[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Veronica[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Victoria[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Virginia[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Zenobia[/name_f]

Bump… :slight_smile:

[name_f]Andromeda[/name_f] and [name_f]Antigone[/name_f] are the only other four-syllable, second-syllable-stressed names that come to mind for me.

Several of the ones on your list I pronounce as three-syllable names ([name_f]Acacia[/name_f] and [name_f]Amelia[/name_f]; kind of [name_f]Cecilia[/name_f] and [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f]), for what it’s worth.

I adore [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f] and [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Calliope[/name_f] and [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Magnolia[/name_f]. Also [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Antonia[/name_f], though the other three here all feel livelier to me.

I’m not loving how the end of [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] runs into the beginnings of the V names - for a lot of combos I wouldn’t dwell on this, and it isn’t a disaster or anything, but since [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] is only one syllable it sticks out to me more than it otherwise would.

The ones I love are:
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Amelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Azalea[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Emilia[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Octavia[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Olivia[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f]

Well, after doing this list I realized I practically like all the [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] + -lia names, I think they flow and sound better.

[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Eulalia[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Lavinia[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Ottilia[/name_f]

My favourites:
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Cecilia[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Hermione[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Penelope[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Victoria[/name_f]

I love many of the other middle names but I find that [name_f]Maeve[/name_f]+vowel middle names tend to run into each other too much for my liking, especially the A and O names.

@oregano7 - thanks, [name_f]Andromeda[/name_f] and [name_f]Antigone[/name_f] are very cool, but there’s no way I’d get either of them past my other half, even as a middle name! Yes, I realise some of the names can be pronounced minus one syllable but I think even those still work flow-wise. I wouldn’t use one of the V names in the middle for the same reason, but I thought I’d include them for completeness. :slight_smile:

@armadura - I think the -lia names flow the best too!

@opheliaflora - thanks, I like [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Eulalia[/name_f]. Although I have to disagree, I think the [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] A- names are my favourites. :slight_smile:

Which is the important thing, that you like them :slight_smile:

My favorites

[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f] - very pretty!
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Antonia[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Cecilia[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f] - love!
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Elisabeth[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Penelope[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Victoria[/name_f] - runs together a bit, but still really lovely.

Of your top three I much prefer [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f], its flows so well. I find [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Azalea[/name_f] and [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Amelia[/name_f] a little tricky to say but they might just be me!

I adore [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f], I think this works perfectly. The sounds in [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f] are completely different to [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] so I think it works well. Some of the combinations you have on here sound very ‘a’ heavy such as [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Azalea[/name_f] and [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Amelia[/name_f]. [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Octavia[/name_f] has too much emphasis on the ‘v’ sounds so I don’t like that either.

I like…
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Felicity[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Persephone[/name_f]

Those are my favourites.

[name_m]How[/name_m] about…
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Seraphina[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Florentina[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Isadora[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Arabella[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Philomena[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Theodora[/name_f]

Without a doubt my favourite is [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Persephone[/name_f].

I also like [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Antigone[/name_f] (suggested by a previous poster) as [name_f]Antigone[/name_f] is so rare.

Other four syllable names with emphasis on 2nd syllable:
[name_f]Azaria[/name_f]
[name_f]Arcadia[/name_f]
[name_f]Astoria[/name_f]
[name_f]Alexia[/name_f]
[name_f]Camellia[/name_f]
[name_f]Cornelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Delphinia[/name_f]
[name_f]Devoria[/name_f]
[name_f]Forsythia[/name_f]
[name_f]Gardenia[/name_f]
[name_f]Honoria[/name_f]
[name_f]Hortensia[/name_f]
[name_f]Lavinia[/name_f]

I love all of your [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] combinations, especially [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f]! [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f] Dobre was a beautiful and groundbreaking Romanian gymnast who was very successful in the late 1980. Lots of positive associations with [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f]!

Other ideas, depending on your pronunciation:
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Emiliana[/name_f] (have you considered five syllables?)
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Tatiana[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Violetta[/name_f] (swoon!)

I love [name_f]Meave[/name_f] [name_f]Veronica[/name_f].