[name]Mae[/name] is a family name that is very special, we also love it as a match for older brother [name]Henry[/name]. However, I’m really struggling to find a middle name that suits. Is it just me or do most combos sound inside-out?! I also can’t help but wonder if it’s because I desire a longer middle name? We’d love everyone’s help!

I can’t believe no one has responded to this yet! Maybe because it’s a really hard one! I [name]LOVE[/name] the name [name]Mae[/name], so I’ve thought about this before, and you’re absolutely right, everything sounds backwards! I feel like names with either the M or N sound in them work a lot better than others.

Shorter Middles: (I think the issue here is that they sound like one name)
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Ann[/name] (my grandma went by this her entire youth, worked for her!)
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Belle[/name]

Longer Middles:
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Araminta[/name]*
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Analeigh[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Imogen[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Evangeline[/name]*
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Francesca[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Fiona[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Viole[/name]* (with an accent on the e, so pronounce Vee-o-lay)
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Susannah[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Jessamy[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Jemima[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Juliet[/name]*
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Cordelia[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Aurelia[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Arabella[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Appoline[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] Pomeline
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Clementine[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Penelope[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Octavia[/name]*
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Eleanora[/name]*
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Georgiana[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Mirabelle[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Valentine[/name]\a
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Suzette[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Adora[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Blossom[/name]

*means my favorites

Have you considered using two middle names? Something like [name]Mae[/name] [name]Belle[/name] [name]Cecile[/name] has an easier flow than [name]Mae[/name] [name]Cecile[/name].

Good luck!

[name]Mae[/name] is like my [name]Maud[/name], one syllable and as such, more likely to feel middle-ish thanks to patterns over the last 50 years. It takes a bit of time to get used to hearing it as a first name. [name]Rose[/name] is another one that ends up toguh to pair because of her syllable count.
Some random thoughts:
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Philomena[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Rosaline[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Marcheline[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Coralie[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] Pomeline
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Violette[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Wilhelmina[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Francesca[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Eleanora[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Georgiana[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Lucinda[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Dorothea[/name]

Any three or more syllable works beautifully, as long as your surname isn’t one syllable too, it’ll flow perfectly.

Ooh, I forgot [name]Mae[/name] [name]Amandine[/name]! I love it!

Oooh! I [name]LOVE[/name] the name [name]Mae[/name], and as [name]Rose[/name] is my favorite name, I understand the whole one-syllable-names-sound-like-they-belong-in-the-middle thing. :slight_smile: (I adore [name]Henry[/name], too!)

[name]Lyndsay[/name] and [name]Lola[/name] had some great ideas, and I thought I’d add some more:

[name]Mae[/name] [name]Amelia[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Elisabeth[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Georgiana[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Louisa[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Catherine[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Olivia[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Dahlia[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Lilia[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Emilia[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Victoria[/name]

As [name]Lyndsay[/name] suggested, if you’re still uncomfortable with the flow, how about adding a second middle name, such as [name]Mae[/name] [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Rose[/name]?

I like [name]Mae[/name] [name]Amelia[/name], too!

This is great, thank you, keep the names coming! I love the following especially since these particular mn’s have meaning to us: [name]Mae[/name] [name]Louisa[/name], [name]Mae[/name] [name]Katharine[/name], [name]Mae[/name] [name]Eleanora[/name] and [name]Mae[/name] [name]Evangeline[/name]

We’re also considering using [name]Louisa[/name] [name]Katharine[/name] (baby would be named for both of our mom’s)! I’m trying to sway my hubby with nn’s such as [name]Lulu[/name], [name]Lola[/name] and then [name]Elle[/name]/[name]Ella[/name] (afraid these two are too common)? [name]Do[/name] you think [name]Elle[/name]/[name]Ella[/name] is too much of a stretch?

Which names are your fav, last name is shorter sounds like “Wilts”? Slightly concerned about all the “s” sounds with [name]Louisa[/name] Wilts?!
[name]Louisa[/name] [name]Katharine[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Louisa[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Katharine[/name]

What do you think about - [name]Louisa[/name] [name]Mae[/name] [name]Katharine[/name]? Too much like [name]Alcott[/name]?

[name]Hi[/name] there! I’m so glad you like [name]Mae[/name] [name]Louisa[/name] and [name]Mae[/name] [name]Katharine[/name], as they’re two of my favorites. [name]Louisa[/name] [name]Katharine[/name] is gorgeous, too, and I was wondering if you’d consider [name]Louisa[/name] as a first name.

I agree with the previous poster that [name]Louisa[/name] [name]Mae[/name] [name]Katharine[/name] is lovely, as is [name]Louisa[/name] [name]Katharine[/name]. It would be so beautiful to honor both of your moms. What about [name]Mae[/name] [name]Louisa[/name] [name]Katharine[/name]? ([name]Just[/name] trying to cover all the options!) :slight_smile:

I personally don’t get [name]Ella[/name] out of [name]Louisa[/name], but it doesn’t matter! It’s your little girl, and you can nickname her as you please! [name]Ella[/name] would be darling, as are most of the typical nicknames for [name]Louisa[/name].

Knowing that your last name has one syllable, I would definitely go with [name]Louisa[/name]. I actually love [name]Louisa[/name] with a last name that sounds like “wilts,” as I’m a fan of alliteration. I know a [name]Louisa[/name] with a similar last name, and I always admired her name growing up.

[name]Louisa[/name] [name]Katharine[/name]–With your last name, this would definitely be my pick. If you still want to use [name]May[/name], how about [name]Louisa[/name] [name]Katharine[/name] [name]Mae[/name]?
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Louisa[/name]–I love this, but [name]Mae[/name] Wilts is just too flat for me
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Katharine[/name]–Beautiful, too, but again, with your last name, I’d go with [name]Louisa[/name].

Either [name]Louisa[/name] [name]Katharine[/name], [name]Louisa[/name] [name]Katharine[/name] [name]Mae[/name], or [name]Louisa[/name] [name]Mae[/name] [name]Katharine[/name] would be
beautiful and meaningful!

[name]Edit[/name]: Oops! Sorry, Hiltzy! YOU were the previous poster to whom I referred! :slight_smile: To answer you directly, I love [name]Louisa[/name] [name]Mae[/name] [name]Katharine[/name], and for me, no, it’s not too close to [name]Louisa[/name] [name]May[/name] [name]Alcott[/name]. For me, [name]Louisa[/name] [name]Mae[/name] is no closer than [name]Mae[/name] Lousia, but even if it is associated with [name]Louisa[/name] [name]May[/name] [name]Alcott[/name], I don’t think that would matter. I’d proudly use both [name]Louisa[/name] [name]Mae[/name] and [name]Louisa[/name] [name]Mae[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] for my daughter.

Also, I feel sad about not liking [name]Mae[/name] with your last name, and wanted to mention the idea of [name]Maisie[/name] [name]Katharine[/name] or [name]Maisie[/name] [name]Louisa[/name]/[name]Maisie[/name] [name]Louisa[/name] [name]Katharine[/name]. You could nickname her [name]Mae[/name], and she’d have the best of both worlds! [name]Just[/name] a thought…

[name]Mae[/name] [name]Sheree[/name]

I love love [name]Mae[/name] [name]Amandine[/name] as well.