Not pregnant (yet). We are trying to figure out a middle name for our girl’s name and my husband brought up [name]Larkin[/name]. I have never heard of this - I think of [name]Barry[/name] [name]Larkin[/name], the baseball player. [name]Do[/name] you think it would work for a girl’s middle name?

I haven’t met anyone with this name either, but for some reason it strikes me as a boys name.

[name]Larkin[/name] is a surname that means rough and fierce, so if meanings are important to you, this may be something to consider.

Good luck! :slight_smile:

I’ve never heard of [name]Larkin[/name] although I know a baby named [name]Lorcan[/name].

I don’t see it as a girls name at all.

What aboiut using just [name]Lark[/name] for a middle?

I love one syllable middle names - [name]Fern[/name], [name]Rain[/name], [name]Maeve[/name], [name]Sloan[/name] and [name]Clare[/name] are on my list. However, our girl name is [name]Quinn[/name]. Last name has two syllables and also ends in N. I think I need something with more than one syllable (and probably, a little more feminine, to be honest). We are having a hard time agreeing… here’s what I like:

[name]Quinn[/name] Kaileen
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Rhiannon[/name]

I also really like [name]Shea[/name], but same problem, and I’d save this for a second daughter. I like Irish names - any suggestions? ([name]Do[/name] you think I should repost this for more responses?)

[name]Hi[/name] [name]Jillian[/name]. :slight_smile:

Have you considered [name]Maeve[/name]? I think it’s a great Irish name, and so feminine. You could always stick [name]Quincy[/name] in the middle to give you the [name]Quinn[/name] you desire. I don’t know your last name, but I’ll make up one that meets your description: [name]Landon[/name].

[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Quincy[/name] “[name]Landon[/name].” I think [name]Maeve[/name] is great with your last name!

[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Bronwyn[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Catherine[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Clementine[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Katherine[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Louise[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Marielle[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Quincy[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Rosalie[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Scarlett[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Sophia[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Winifred[/name]

Other Irish names:

Good luck! (I think people will follow this thread, but if you’d feel more comfortable with a new one, do it!) :slight_smile:

I was hoping you would reply, [name]Jill[/name], because I really enjoy hearing your suggestions for others. :smiley:

I love, love, [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]…BUT I have a cousin with a 5 year old daughter [name]Maeve[/name]. My sister [name]Megan[/name] wanted this name so badly too, but alas, stolen by an Irish cousin.

My last name is Garman. I really like a lot of the middle names you suggested for [name]Maeve[/name]: [name]Catherine[/name], [name]Clementine[/name], [name]Elizabeth[/name]. I love [name]Clementine[/name] - I had a favorite great aunt from Louisville [name]KY[/name] who was [name]Clement[/name]. However, husband starts singing oh my darling when I brought that one up.

I have thought of a few of the Irish names you suggested but cannot use them for one reason or another:
[name]Bronwyn[/name] - reminds me of the not so cute food network baker (sorry if anyone is related to her)
[name]Connelly[/name] - last name of several of our close friends, including a teacher I work with
[name]Delaney[/name] - friend just used
[name]Darby[/name] - too many ar’s ([name]Darby[/name] Garman)
[name]Rowan[/name] - boy pick is [name]Owen[/name]

I like [name]Aveline[/name] and husband likes [name]Fiona[/name] for a middle name of [name]Quinn[/name] but not sure if it is too Shrekish. The others seem a little masculine (I know [name]Quinn[/name] is a unisex surname…but seems more feminine than the others.)

What else you got with this new information? :slight_smile: I am keeping some of your suggestions on my list to run by my darling [name]Aaron[/name].

Awe, thanks, [name]Jillian[/name]! You’re so sweet. I honestly don’t see a problem with [name]Quinn[/name] Garnan, but do think [name]Quincy[/name] Garnan sounds more feminine, and you couuld always nickname her [name]Quinn[/name]. I think [name]Aveline[/name] Garman is awesome!

[name]Do[/name] you only want to use an Irish names, or are other names open to suggestion?

Other Irish names, as first or middle names, but not necessarily with [name]Quinn[/name]:
[name]Bridget[/name] Garman (I think this is really perky, and think [name]Bridget[/name] [name]Aveline[/name] is great!)
[name]Cassidy[/name] Garman (I think [name]Quinn[/name] [name]Cassidy[/name] is actually pretty cool)
[name]Clancy[/name] Garman
[name]Finley[/name] Garman
[name]Finola[/name] Garman (close to [name]Fiona[/name], which I don’t find Shrek-ish)
[name]Flannery[/name] Garman
[name]Flynn[/name] Garman
[name]Kennedy[/name] Garman (but [name]Kennedy[/name] means deformed head, which, um, isn’t, uh, a good meaning…)
[name]Riley[/name] Garman
[name]Rosaleen[/name] Garman (I think [name]Quinn[/name] [name]Rosaleen[/name] is really nice…)
[name]Rory[/name] Garman (alone, or as a nickname for [name]Aurora[/name])

Now that I think about it, [name]Quinn[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] sounds too much like [name]Queen[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name]! :slight_smile:

I know it’s not Irish, but [name]Ivy[/name] [name]Quinn[/name] Garman just popped into my head…

[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Amelia[/name] Garman
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Alexandra[/name] Garman (I think a name with 4 syllables, like [name]Alexandra[/name], sounds great!)
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Cordelia[/name] Garman
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] Garman
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Evangeline[/name] Garman
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Mallory[/name] Garman
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Rosaleen[/name]/[name]Rosaline[/name] Garman
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Romilly[/name] Garman
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Waverly[/name] Garman

That’s too bad about [name]Maeve[/name]. Maybe we can make a “yooneek” Irish name, “O’[name]Maeve[/name],” so you can still use it. (Only kidding, only kidding…) :slight_smile:

Anything appeal to you?

Thanks, [name]Jill[/name]. I am okay with any names, not just Irish. I agree that 4 syllables sounds great - and good call with [name]Quinn[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name]. That’s why I posted this - so someone could catch things like that!

[name]Love[/name] the sound of [name]Quinn[/name] [name]Cassidy[/name]. An [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Cassidy[/name] is in our family tree, which I think is awesome, but I knew a not nice girl in HS named [name]Cassidy[/name]. It was also the name of our neighbors growing up. My husband said that there is no name out there that no one has ever had, so maybe I can overlook some things.

I like [name]Bridget[/name], [name]Fiona[/name], and [name]Finola[/name]. The other surname types remind me of people I know. I am also intrigued by [name]Rosaleen[/name]. Many, many cousins with the -leen ending. My mother’s name is [name]Rosemary[/name], so this is an interesting combination. Part of the reason I like Kaileen is for the -leen Irish ending. Have to mull that one over.

I completely agree with the longer syllable names. It has a better flow. I really like [name]Caroline[/name] or [name]Carolina[/name]. [name]Arabella[/name] is standing out to me lately…no idea why. I like your combo of [name]Bridget[/name] [name]Aveline[/name]…it sounds lovely.

Thanks for your help! :smiley: You’ve given me a lot of options/ideas and validated some of the names I was thinking!

I love the name [name]Quinn[/name] for a girl but I do think a more feminine name with it would be best.

I like [name]Quinn[/name] [name]Skyler[/name], [name]Quinn[/name] [name]Aurelia[/name] and [name]Quinn[/name] [name]Estella[/name]

[name]Jillian[/name], I really love [name]Arabella[/name], too, and think such feminine names are amazing with your last name. :slight_smile: I think it’s great how [name]Rosaleen[/name] ties into your family, and it’s awesome how many great names you have to work with! :slight_smile:

I’ve just met a young girl named [name]Laiken[/name] - thought it sounded cute and unique.

Sounds like a boys name to me. [name]How[/name] about [name]Lark[/name] or [name]Wren[/name] as a mn?

I really like [name]Larkin[/name] for a girl (I wouldn’t use it for a boy)…and the nn [name]Lark[/name] is cute too. I’d definitely pair it with a very feminine MN.
[name]Larkin[/name] [name]Fiona[/name]
[name]Larkin[/name] [name]Kathleen[/name]
[name]Larkin[/name] [name]Olivia[/name]
[name]Larkin[/name] [name]Rose[/name]
[name]Larkin[/name] [name]Mae[/name]

I just want to second [name]Jill[/name]'s suggestion of [name]Ivy[/name] [name]Quinn[/name]…
I really like it!!!