last name help PLEASE?

hello

how to name your kid if you have a six syllable last name??
how can you pick a name that wont sound toooo long?

I would stick with something simple. [name]One[/name], maybe two syllables. I don’t think you have to stick with classic (or something you feel is boring), but it should be short and simple ([name]Fleur[/name] is short, but it doesn’t feel very simple to me). I think something along the lines of:

[name]Liv[/name]
[name]Lily[/name]
[name]Greer[/name]
[name]Hannah[/name]/[name]Anna[/name]
[name]Jane[/name]
[name]Claire[/name]/[name]Clara[/name]
[name]Julia[/name] (three syllables, but short enough that it can work)
[name]Sophie[/name]
[name]Claire[/name]
[name]Tessa[/name]/[name]Tess[/name]
[name]Zane[/name]
[name]Luke[/name]
[name]Seth[/name]
[name]Noah[/name]
[name]Isaac[/name]
[name]Daniel[/name]
[name]Samuel[/name]
[name]Aaron[/name]
[name]Silas[/name]
[name]Cyrus[/name]
[name]Peter[/name]
[name]James[/name]
[name]Jack[/name] (sorry, I’m trying to think of non-Biblical names, but that’s all that’s seeming to come to mind atm!)
[name]Caleb[/name]
[name]Spencer[/name], etc.

would work well, I think. I just came up with the name Waldorf-Mitochondria, which I’m assuming your surname is NOT, lol, and I think all of those work fine with that. [name]Claire[/name] Waldorf-Mitochondria, [name]Spencer[/name] Waldorf-Mitochondria, etc.–they sound fine. As long as you don’t overdo it. Either way, he/she is going to have a long name to memorize, but if you keep it short and simple I think you’re okay. :slight_smile:

Good luck!

thank you, that is helpful…but we love long, ornate names :frowning:

our last name is La [name]Rocco[/name] [name]Demeter[/name]

Since the surname is broken up as three separate words (two of which are very simple), I think a somewhat longer name could still sound decent. However, keep in mind that the child will have to fill out forms with his or her full name, and that could become an unnecessarily tedious process with a lengthy first name attached to La [name]Rocco[/name] [name]Demeter[/name]. What are some of the names that you like?

these are names we throw around

[name]Astraeia[/name] (girl)
[name]Thalia[/name] (girl)
[name]Dorothea[/name] (girl)
[name]Agata[/name] (girl)
[name]Agnes[/name] (girl)
[name]Beatrix[/name] (girl)
Calanthea (girl)
[name]Francesca[/name] (girl)
[name]Genevieve[/name] (girl)
[name]Katya[/name] (girl)
[name]Maria[/name] (girl)
[name]Noela[/name] (girl)
[name]Rosalia[/name] (girl)
[name]Sabina[/name] (girl)
[name]Veronica[/name] (girl)
[name]Maddalena[/name] (girl)
[name]Iris[/name] (girl)
[name]Anneke[/name] (girl)
[name]Lorelei[/name] (girl)
[name]Margot[/name] (girl)
[name]Isolde[/name] (girl)
[name]Izora[/name] (girl)
Mirela (girl)
Annalisia (girl)

[name]Seneca[/name] (boy)
[name]Rocco[/name] (boy)
[name]Justice[/name] (boy)
[name]Hadrien[/name] (boy)
[name]Adlai[/name] (boy)
[name]Antony[/name] (boy)
[name]Ambrose[/name] (boy)
[name]Casper[/name] (boy)
[name]Conrad[/name] (boy)
[name]Daniel[/name] (boy)
[name]Lucien[/name] (boy)
[name]Lysander[/name] (boy)
[name]Michael[/name] (boy)
[name]Matthias[/name] (boy)
[name]Nico[/name] (boy)
[name]Atticus[/name] (boy)
[name]Anderson[/name] (boy)
[name]Caius[/name] (boy)
[name]Theodore[/name] (boy)
[name]Matteo[/name] (boy)
[name]Isidore[/name] (boy)
[name]Augustin[/name] (boy)
[name]Lewis[/name] (boy)
[name]Ivo[/name] (boy)
[name]Calix[/name] (boy)
Alcaeus (boy)
Astor (boy)

I think you can do a slightly more complicated name as long as it doesn’t clash stylistically and isn’t extremely difficult.

I think you could use a longer name as a middle if you wanted since it won’t be used/seen much. Though I would keep in mind that their name might not fit on forms and other legal documents. I’d find out what the standard length is on forms and try to stay within that.

I like all of these:

[name]Thalia[/name] (girl)
[name]Katya[/name] (girl)
[name]Maria[/name] (girl)
[name]Noela[/name] (girl)
[name]Rosalia[/name] (girl)
[name]Iris[/name] (girl)
[name]Lorelei[/name] (girl)
[name]Margot[/name] (girl)

[name]Justice[/name] (boy)
[name]Antony[/name] (boy)
[name]Daniel[/name] (boy)
[name]Caius[/name] (boy)
[name]Theodore[/name] (boy)
[name]Matteo[/name] (boy)
[name]Michael[/name] (boy)
[name]Matthias[/name] (boy)
[name]Nico[/name] (boy)

[name]Astraeia[/name] - too complicated [name]IMO[/name]
Annalisia - with the length and the spelling I think it’s too much
[name]Rocco[/name] - with that last name? no.
[name]Seneca[/name] - that’s a whole lotta name, I’d avoid

I knew a [name]Caroline[/name] with a six-syllable last name (think “van der…-[name]Johnson[/name]” type of a name), and that sounded fine, so you needn’t shy away from three-syllable names. [name]Dorothea[/name] might be a bit much (although I love the name itself), but most of your other names could certainly work.

I would stick to the shorter names on your favorites list. It’s not just a matter of syllables–at some point this child will be signing his/her name. My mom’s name is [name]Elizabeth[/name] and her married name is a long Russian name, so she has to scrunch up her signature to make it fit. Names like [name]Iris[/name] or [name]Nico[/name] would probably make life easier. If you wanted to use a longer name in the middle spot, that wouldn’t be so bad, as most of the time you can get away with just first and last, or at least just an initial in the middle.