Middle name for Lydia


DH and I have finally agreed on the name [name]Lydia[/name], but are having trouble finding a middle name. I would like to avoid the common fillers like [name]Ann[/name], [name]Lynn[/name], [name]Rose[/name], etc. I don’t mind a name that is a little more masculine to balance the feminine [name]Lydia[/name] (although DH might not agree). Any suggestions? So far the only name we can agree on is [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Violet[/name], and we both feel like there might be something better out there.


I love the name [name]Lydia[/name]! So pretty. [name]How[/name] about:

[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Claire[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Quinn[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Paige[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Kate[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Emmeline[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Catherine[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Madeline[/name]

Are there any family names you can use for mn’s?

Thanks for the suggestions. DH has already ruled out most of those names although I might push for [name]Madeline[/name]. I’ve thought of [name]Tristan[/name] after my Mom ([name]Patricia[/name]), but that has meet some resistance. My Mom middle name is [name]June[/name], so I considered [name]Juniper[/name] for awhile, but I got a lot of negative comments from family members. Our last name also ends with -er, so [name]Juniper[/name] sounded a little odd. Names that have not made the cut include [name]Reese[/name], [name]Scarlet[/name], and [name]Gwendolyn[/name]. I’m due on Decmebr 9, so I am hoping to find something soon!

I love [name]Lydia[/name]! Up until a while ago, my favorite combination was [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] - now it’s [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Gwendolen[/name]. I see both have been nixed, sadly!

So, you’re due in [name]December[/name], right? Well, you could use [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Holly[/name], for her birth flower, or [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Blue[/name], because turquoise and lapis lazuli are her birth stones! [name]How[/name] long is your last name, because I think a one-syllable would work if your last name is at least two syllables…

Other thoughts!

[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Bryony[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Celine[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Camille[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Frances[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Fleur[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Giselle[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Harriet[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Helene[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Juliet[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Jessamine[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]June[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Lucy[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Laurel[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Mirabelle[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Margo[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Mathilde[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Mireille[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Naomi[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Noelle[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Penelope[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Phoebe[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Paige[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Rosalind[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Roxane[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Rowan[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Simone[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Sawyer[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Tamsin[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Vivian[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Valerie[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Wren[/name]

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

More ideas-
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Maren[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Carys[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Corinne[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Irene[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Rhiannon[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Marlo[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Justine[/name]

Wow, lots to choose from. I will run some of these past DH and see what he thinks. If it helps we already have two boys, [name]Sterling[/name] [name]Theodore[/name] and [name]Jonas[/name] [name]Alexander[/name]. Thanks for all the suggestions! Anymore you can think of? :smiley:

I too love [name]Lydia[/name]. [name]How[/name] about…

[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Frances[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Louisa[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Lucille[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Margaret[/name]

[name]Lydia[/name] is so pretty, i love it!

[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Emmaline[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Francis[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Sophie[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Abigail[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Madeleine[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Penelope[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Iris[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Catherine[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Audrey[/name]

[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Josephine[/name] seems to be growing on me :smiley: . DH thinks it might be a little bit long, but he hasn’t said no yet. Any other? Thanks!

Why not just [name]Lydia[/name] [name]June[/name] if your husband nixed [name]Juniper[/name]? I think it sounds beautiful!

Or some [name]December[/name]/[name]Christmas[/name] related names:

[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Winter[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Ivy[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Noelle[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Natalie[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Natalia[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Natasha[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Snow[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Seren[/name] (star)
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Neve[/name] (snow)
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Jasper[/name] (also more masculine)
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Emmanuelle[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Estelle[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Eve[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Mary[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Dorothea[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Claire[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Angelia[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Gabrielle[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Seraphine[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Felicity[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Joy[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Belle[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Nicole[/name]

And some masculine ideas:

[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Alexis[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Peyton[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Michael[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Harlan[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Rowan[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Bailey[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Emerson[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Marlowe[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Angel[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Cameron[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Hayden[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Blake[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Drew[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Blair[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Micah[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Phoenix[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Finley[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Kendall[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Quinn[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Arden[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Avery[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Parker[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Ryan[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Robin[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Wren[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Elliott[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]August[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]James[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Ellis[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Fifer[/name]

Or maybe your own maiden name? Or your mothers’? Good luck!

[name]Sterling[/name] [name]Theodore[/name], [name]Jonas[/name] [name]Alexander[/name], and [name]Lydia[/name]…

Okay, maybe another name ending in that -er sound? Ideally classic? More ideas!

[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Clover[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Esther[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Heather[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Juniper[/name] - You’d mentioned this one, yes?
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Lavender[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Mercer[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Piper[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Sojourner[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Spencer[/name]

Extending the search to -r names:

[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Briar[/name] - Or [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Brier[/name]…
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Fleur[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Pilar[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Winter[/name]

And, again extending the search to -re names:

[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Claire[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Guinevere[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Lenore[/name]

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

Great suggestions! Right now my top two favorites are [name]Seraphina[/name] and [name]Josephine[/name]. Maybe it is the “ph” sound :smiley: . My given name is [name]Angel[/name], so it makes [name]Seraphina[/name] seem appropriate although I am still considering alternatives. My middle name is [name]Mae[/name], so I want to avoid [name]June[/name] (too weird with all the months). Any preference between [name]Seraphina[/name] and [name]Josephine[/name]? Is [name]Josephine[/name] too close to [name]Jonas[/name]? Any other suggestions?


I don’t think [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Josephine[/name] is too close to [name]Jonas[/name]–the two names compliment each other. You could go with [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Johanna[/name], also.

No I don’t think [name]Josephine[/name] is too close to [name]Jonas[/name], and I love love [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Josephine[/name] :slight_smile:

I also really love [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Seraphina[/name] though so I can’t pick! But whichever you choose you can’t go wrong :slight_smile: You have two beautiful names to choose from!

Maybe your last name could be the deciding factor? Does either middle sound better with your last name? I don’t mind the double a ending of [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Seraphina[/name] but if your last name also ends with that sound, the whole thing could be too much and [name]Josephine[/name] could be a better option. If not, I can’t help you because both are gorgeous!

Good luck :slight_smile: