Help me love June as a middle name

Hey berries! I’ve never been too set on using a family name as a middle, but when your OH and you both have grandmothers who were particularly special to you, who both shared the middle name [name_u]June[/name_u], it’s hard to deny that’s a lovely opportunity to honour two important women with one name.

For now, I’d like to explore [name_u]June[/name_u] as is (not [name_f]Juno[/name_f], [name_u]Juniper[/name_u] etc). But I’m struggling to fall in love with a [name_u]June[/name_u] combo.

She doesn’t really go with any of my fave girls names ([name_f]Eve[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u], [name_u]Honor[/name_u] [name_u]June[/name_u], [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u], [name_f]Una[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]) which leaves me needing a fresh first name choice for [name_u]June[/name_u].

I want to avoid popular names. And, although they’re normally my style, vintage names. I just find them a little boring and expected with [name_u]June[/name_u].

The only combo I have right now that I like is [name_f]Xanthe[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]. Not looking for Greek names specifically, that’s just one I’m enjoying. Probably because it fits in with my love of British or British favoured names.

Help! Give me your first name suggestions and help me fall in love with a [name_u]June[/name_u] combo!

[name_f]Xanthe[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u] is really cool and funky!!

[name_f]Lola[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Eulalie[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Beatrice[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Flora[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Keira[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Maia[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Mavis[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Thisbe[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Cleo[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Harriet[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Felicity[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Carys[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Polly[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Nancy[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Mira[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Saskia[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Elspeth[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Thessaly[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Tessa[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Melanie[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]

I actually really love [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]! I’ve sometimes thought about [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f] myself, and I think [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u] works in the same way.

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I think [name_u]June[/name_u] is lovely! And a very versatile middle name with longer first names. But you seem like you prefer shorter names, so I understand why you’re feeling a little stuck. It’s really hard to pair it with two-syllable names!
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Anais[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Annora[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Amelie[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Celia[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Cecily[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Calla[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Clara[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Dahlia[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Delilah[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Dagmar[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Elodie[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Elsie[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Etta[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Eira[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Evanthe[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Eulalie[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Flora[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Frida[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Fiona[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Fauna[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Iona[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Iris[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_u]Indie[/name_u] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Louisa[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Louella[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Lola[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Lara[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Laurel[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Lilith[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Lottie[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Leonie[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Lenora[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Magda[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Margot[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Maisie[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Mira[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Myra[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Moira[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Maelle[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Mabry[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Nadia[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Opal[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Orla[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Phoebe[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Polly[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Pippa[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Petra[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_u]Prairie[/name_u] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_u]Phaedra[/name_u] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Roxy[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Rowena[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Saskia[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Sybil[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Tessa[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Theda[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Thora[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Tilda[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Thalia[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Tovah[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Tetra[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Taura[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Twila[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Willa[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Zara[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Zelie[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Zadie[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]

Oh, I love [name_f]Xanthe[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]! I also think [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u] works well.

[name_m]How[/name_m] about:

[name_u]Bellamy[/name_u] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Aviva[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Vivika[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Xaviera[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Coralie[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Ariadne[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Aurelie[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Ishbel[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Magali[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Mabli[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]

[name_f]Xanthe[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u] is awesome!

[name_m]How[/name_m] about…

[name_f]Delphi[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Hebe[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Thisbe[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_u]Pepper[/name_u] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Clover[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Aster[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Zosia[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Iskra[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Mabli[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Salome[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Ramona[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Agnes[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Morven[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Saskia[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_u]Pippin[/name_u] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Tabitha[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Hester[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Miriam[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Leda[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Cicely[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Sappho[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Vada[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Paloma[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Merryn[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_u]Hadley[/name_u] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Hermione[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_u]Romy[/name_u] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_u]Hero[/name_u] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_u]Vesper[/name_u] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Aphra[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Electra[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Elinor[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Ivalo[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Ariadne[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Sunniva[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Guinevere[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Magali[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Anneli[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Soley[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Antigone[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_u]Loveday[/name_u] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Lilith[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Ismay[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Tempe[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Astrid[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Viveca[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]

Sorry for any repeats!

[name_f]Xanthe[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u] sounds great to me! I also really like [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]. I really like the combination of spunky / trendy with more traditional, I think it works quite well.

I think [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u] and [name_f]Xanthe[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u] sound lovely! I absolutely love the name [name_u]June[/name_u], and it works so well as a middle name! It’s very soft, and I’ve found that it often rounds a name off just right!

I adore [name_u]June[/name_u] for a middle name! [name_f]My[/name_f] fave at the moment is
[name_u]Mallory[/name_u] [name_u]June[/name_u]

Inspired from the “[name_f]Malory[/name_f] [name_m]Towers[/name_m]” books by [name_f]Enid[/name_f] Blyton I read as a child, there was a character called [name_u]June[/name_u] who was full of spunk!

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[name_f]Chiara[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Via[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Zoe[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_u]Sparrow[/name_u] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Adela[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Priscilla[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Annalisa[/name_f](e) [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Katerina[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Evangelina[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Eulalia[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Flora[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Laura[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Lula[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Sabrina[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Alyssa[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Marina[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]

have you tried writing [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u] out on paper and saying it out loud a few times? I think it’s super pretty and flows really well.
I love [name_u]June[/name_u] and want to use it as a future middle name, but I’m not sure our naming styles are the same, so here’s a random list of combes I like plus ones that I just think sound nice :blush:

[name_f]Elsie[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Eva[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Anwen[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Maura[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Iona[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Sabina[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_u]Emery[/name_u] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Thea[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Matilda[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Celia[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Flora[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Shyla[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Calla[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Ximena[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Mila[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Nora[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Estella[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u] or [name_f]Stella[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]

btw, do you like nn’s that come from initials? If you love the idea of a little MJ, KJ or SJ it might help you love the name in whole. but really, the only way to make yourself fall for a name is to ponder on it and see if the love grows!

I love [name_u]June[/name_u]! It packs a lot of sound into those four little letters, sounds both sweet and strong, and feels completely familiar yet not at all overused. I think [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u] is absolutely lovely. Or how about:

[name_u]Marlowe[/name_u] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_u]Emery[/name_u] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Leah[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Willa[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_u]Skylar[/name_u] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Elara[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Naomi[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Harriet[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Octavia[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_u]Winslow[/name_u] [name_u]June[/name_u]

I absolutely love the name [name_u]June[/name_u] both as a first and middle name, although I’m biased - it’s my daughter’s middle name :slight_smile: I think [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u] is really beautiful but I also like the mix of styles you get with [name_f]Xanthe[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]. Some others that I think are similar are (sorry for any repeats):

[name_f]Astrid[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Freya[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_u]Nico[/name_u] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Saoirse[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_u]Noa[/name_u] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Allegra[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Elva[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Saskia[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Indira[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Kaia[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Frida[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Stella[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Anouk[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Leda[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Antigone[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Isolde[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_u]Arden[/name_u] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_u]Lux[/name_u] [name_u]June[/name_u]
Ildiko [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_u]Hadley[/name_u] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Tilda[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Angharad[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]

Oh wow, thank you everyone! So overwhelmed with all the positive feedback on [name_f]Xanthe[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u] and [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u], plus all the other suggestions. I’m definitely going to percolate on [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] a bit more after all the love for her! Now for some faves…

@Greyblue - Thank you, I think [name_f]Xanthe[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u] is pretty funky too! I know I said I wasn’t specifically looking for Greek names, but [name_f]Thisbe[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u] and [name_f]Cleo[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u] are also pretty funky. I like [name_f]Tessa[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u] and [name_f]Nancy[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u] too.

@hydrangea24 - Thanks! And I think [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f] is lovely too.

@emmievis - I think you might be right about my love for short names. I hadn’t actually noticed! You’ve reminded me that I missed [name_f]Orla[/name_f] from my list of fave girls names - she definitely belongs there! Otherwise, love the suggestions of [name_f]Nadia[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u], [name_f]Twyla[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u] and [name_f]Zadie[/name_f]. Gorgeous!

@Dechen - [name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Aviva[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u], but I have a friend called [name_f]Aviva[/name_f]! I wouldn’t use it, but [name_f]Mabli[/name_f] is super cute too.

@katinka - So many goodies, thank you! [name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Delphi[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u], [name_f]Thisbe[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u], [name_u]Pepper[/name_u] [name_u]June[/name_u], [name_f]Clover[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u], [name_f]Zosia[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u], [name_f]Ramona[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u], [name_f]Paloma[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u], [name_f]Merryn[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u] (Cornish names!) and [name_u]Vesper[/name_u] [name_u]June[/name_u] to name a few. Always great ideas!

@_thelittlefairywren - Thank you, I like the combination of different styles too. It’s the unexpected that makes some combos just sing.

@MG1257 - Thanks for the positive feedback on [name_u]June[/name_u]!

@CareBear10 - Haha cute, love a good literary connection, especially when it’s a favourite childhood book!

@IrinaNicolaStrong - Ohhh, love [name_f]Chiara[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u], [name_f]Zoe[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u] and [name_u]Sparrow[/name_u] [name_u]June[/name_u].

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@rosajune - No, I haven’t but I will now haha! [name_f]Calla[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u] is super cute, thank you. Although I love the nickname SJ, so maybe I’ll do some more digging for S names as a route to SJ. Great idea!

@dandy_orchid - Thanks, I like [name_f]Daphne[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]! Why am I so into Greek names with [name_u]June[/name_u]?!

@TDFM - LOVE that your daughter’s middle name is [name_u]June[/name_u] too. [name_u]Nico[/name_u] [name_u]June[/name_u] is super spunky, but a friend has a daughter called [name_u]Nico[/name_u]. [name_f]Elva[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u] and [name_f]Anouk[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u] are super sweet though, thanks.

Thanks to everyone who replied. I’ve got a lovely shortlist of names to think about some more. I think my absolute faves are:

[name_f]Cleo[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Delphi[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Thisbe[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Xanthe[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Zoe[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]

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I dont think you could go wrong with any of these!!

[name_f]Xanthe[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u], [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u] (nn SJ) and [name_f]Orla[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u] are all stunning. [name_m]Can[/name_m]’t go wrong with any of these :heart_eyes: