Middle name help desperately needed

Hello again!

Apologies in advance for this - you all must be getting rather fed up of me!

We have decided on first names for our second baby. Now we need middle names. We have had several lists going but none of the names we have considered so far are “right”. So, I would love to hear any middle name suggestions you may have. I don’t want bias this by posting our previous list and would just like to hear your first reaction to the sort of names you think fit well in the middle.

So, our names are:
Girl: [name]Cara[/name] [name]Matthews[/name] (car-a not care-a)
Boy: [name]Albert[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]

Thankyou all so much, [name]Rachel[/name]

hi it might sound a bit big headed becasue it is my name but i think mykelti sound really good in the middle for the girls name i think cara mykelti mathews sound really nice :smiley:

No need to apologise, caoimhe! I don’t think us berries will ever get sick of helping people with names. :slight_smile:

I’ve thrown a few different styles in to hopefully hit on something you like.

[name]Cara[/name] [name]Belle[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Sage[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Felicity[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Joan[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Naomi[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Bernadette[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Ianthe[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Persephone[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Linette[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Sinead[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Selene[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]

[name]Albert[/name] [name]John[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Lionel[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Xavier[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Rohan[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]George[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Theodore[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]

I think my favourite for a girl is [name]Cara[/name] [name]Belle[/name] and [name]Cara[/name] [name]Gabrielle[/name], and [name]Albert[/name] [name]Lionel[/name] or [name]Albert[/name] [name]George[/name] for the boys. I also have a real soft spot for [name]Cara[/name] [name]Persephone[/name]…

[name]Cara[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Gwendolyn[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Helena[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Juliet[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Jane[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Louise[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Philippa[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]

[name]Albert[/name] [name]Collin[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Julian[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Sebastian[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Thaddeus[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Owen[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Gideon[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Gabriel[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]

These are kind of along the right lines but none are really sounding “right” yet (sorry everyone!):
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Louise[/name] [name]Matthews[/name] - like the sound of this one but not a fan of [name]Louise[/name] as a name
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name] [name]Matthews[/name] - maybe a bit too fluffy? Does [name]Cara[/name] [name]Vienne[/name] [name]Matthews[/name] sound ok?
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Felicity[/name] [name]Matthews[/name] - been on our list for ages but can’t quite put my finger on why it’s not right… overly fluffy maybe?
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Naomi[/name] [name]Matthews[/name] - again not sure of [name]Naomi[/name] as a name
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Sinead[/name] [name]Matthews[/name] - actually quite like this
[name]Albert[/name] [name]John[/name] [name]Matthews[/name] - like this but not sure of using a filler middle?

Big brothers name is [name]Sidney[/name] [name]Warren[/name] (woh-ren) if thats of any help?!

Thankyou all for your help. Any more ideas? [name]Rachel[/name] x

[name]Cara[/name] [name]Vienne[/name] [name]Matthews[/name] sounds nice. Here are some others:

[name]Cara[/name] [name]Noelle[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Lilian[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Josephine[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Sophia[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Raquel[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Winter[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] Irelyn [name]Matthews[/name]

[name]Cara[/name] [name]Josephine[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Simone[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Siobhan[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Rosalie[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Bronwen[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Evangeline[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Joy[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Geraldine[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Verity[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]

[name]Albert[/name] [name]Victor[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Laurence[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Edmund[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Rowland[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Theodore[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Oscar[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Sebastian[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Hugo[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Silas[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Dashiell[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]

You are one of my favourite nameberries so it is a pleasure to see your posts and try to help.

I think [name]Cara[/name] being such a pretty and soft name would blend with something like

[name]Cara[/name] [name]Gwendolen[/name] [name]Mathews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Jane[/name] [name]Mathews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Juliet[/name] [name]Mathews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Imogen[/name] [name]Mathews[/name] I like this one even though it doesn’t have the lilting quality of [name]Gwendolen[/name] that I like so much. It has great flow.
Like the suggestion of [name]Cara[/name] [name]Noelle[/name] [name]Mathews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Deanne[/name] [name]Mathews[/name] pronounced as [name]Dee[/name] [name]Anne[/name] not [name]Dean[/name]

For a son [name]Albert[/name]

rollo :slight_smile:


[name]Cara[/name] [name]Cecily[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Gwendolen[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Josephine[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Vivian[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]

[name]Albert[/name] [name]Anderson[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Desmond[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Frederick[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Julian[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Russell[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Theodore[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]

I like all of those with [name]Sidney[/name] [name]Warren[/name]! [name]Albie[/name] and [name]Sid[/name] are so cute for brothers, by the way! I have no idea if you even use nicknames, but I like 'em…

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

Thankyou again! rollo aw that makes me feel special :slight_smile:

lemon i do like those middles in theory - they’re v pretty - but I just couldn’t imagine giving such a fussy name to an actual person… We do call [name]Sidney[/name] [name]Sid[/name] and they will prob go as [name]Sid[/name] and [name]Al[/name] (but [name]Albie[/name] is cute too - we’ll see!)

Here’s the verdict so far!:
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Imogen[/name] [name]Matthews[/name] - this i like! Woohoo!
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Matthews[/name] - I do like this prob more than [name]Felicity[/name] (another which has been on the list for a while!)
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Elinor[/name] [name]Matthews[/name] - I prefer this spelling hmm not sure about flow? to much r sound??
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Vienne[/name] [name]Matthews[/name] - trying to unfluff [name]Vivienne[/name]/[name]Vivian[/name]?! hmm still too much I think…
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Sinead[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Helen[/name] [name]Matthews[/name] - one off our previous list that I just can’t seem to cross off…

[name]Albert[/name] [name]Edward[/name] [name]Matthews[/name] - maybe a bit royal?? or am I over thinking?!
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Laurence[/name] [name]Matthews[/name] - quite like this…
[name]Albert[/name] [name]John[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]

I think I like the 2-2-2 flow… (I know I’m not supposed to!) especially for boys names.

Keep the ideas coming!

Thanks [name]Rachel[/name] x

I had a feeling that [name]Cara[/name] [name]Imogen[/name] would appeal to you! I hope you go to the hospital with it on your list.

I understand the appeal of [name]Helen[/name] as in [name]Cara[/name] [name]Helen[/name] [name]Mathews[/name] too.

[name]Imogen[/name] is a favorite of mine,

I have been trying to remember why [name]Morgan[/name] didnt make it as you could have [name]Albert[/name] [name]Morgan[/name] [name]Mathews[/name], and I think it would be a good choice as it is an unexpected choice with [name]Albert[/name] and I think you went down this path with [name]Sidney[/name] because [name]Warren[/name] adds that zest and it is not the traditional path. I lke your style.

Thanks rollo!

I think our top 3 at the moment are [name]Cara[/name] [name]Imogen[/name], [name]Cara[/name] [name]Helen[/name] and [name]Cara[/name] [name]Evelyn[/name] - unless anyone’s got any better ideas?!

mm I do like the idea of [name]Albert[/name] [name]Morgan[/name]… If I add our other boys names as middles (the ones which don’t sound really awkward anyway) to the list we get:
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Morgan[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Joseph[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Harvey[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Francis[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Rowan[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Laurence[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]

I could still be swayed by [name]Morgan[/name] [name]Alexander[/name] or [name]Rowan[/name] [name]Francis[/name] (mainly because I love the combos…) but I do love the name [name]Albert[/name] with [name]Sidney[/name] more - just need to find that elusive perfect middle for it!

[name]Rachel[/name] x

I have been thinking about this all night and I have decided I definitely like [name]Albert[/name] [name]Morgan[/name] [name]Mathews[/name] the best from your list. It has great flow, and I think that [name]Morgan[/name] just dresses up the combo so much, I love that you have chosen [name]Morgan[/name] which in my opinion in this combo is a non traditional choice. I think that this is the key reason that I like the combo so much is that it is original, not way out and yet sounds really nice.

Your other two choices are great with [name]Morgan[/name] [name]Alexander[/name] winning because I absolutely love [name]Alexander[/name].

best wishes


I also like the 2-2-2 flow (although I “know” I shouldn’t lol) and my daughter has a 2-2-2-2 name (middle name hyphenated 2-2 so I guess it’s a 2-4-2…)

I like [name]Cara[/name] [name]Helen[/name] [name]Matthews[/name] but what about [name]Cara[/name] [name]Helene[/name] (he-leen)? I think since the "a"s in [name]Cara[/name] have the same sound, and the "e"s in [name]Helen[/name] have the same sound, switching it to [name]Helene[/name] sounds better. Does that make sense? A little more variety among the vowel sounds.

I prefer [name]Cara[/name] [name]Elaine[/name] to [name]Cara[/name] [name]Evelyn[/name].

I have no innate sense of how to say [name]Imogen[/name]. Although I’ve learned how to say it since joining this site, it is still one of those names that I hesitate for a sec whenever I say it. I mean, it’s Im-ah-gin, right? Not Eye-[name]Mo[/name]-[name]Gen[/name] (which is what I WANT to say even though I know it’s wrong)

[name]Albert[/name] [name]Morgan[/name] [name]Matthews[/name] is a wonderful name. Of the others, I like [name]Albert[/name] [name]Rowan[/name] next best (there’s those 2-2-2s again!) but not nearly as much as [name]Albert[/name] [name]Morgan[/name].

rollo - may be thats the way to get hubs fav name in there! He loves the name [name]Morgan[/name] but I just can’t quite get on board with it.

moxielove - Yay for the 2-2-2 flow!!! I prefer [name]Helen[/name] over [name]Helene[/name] but thanks for the suggestion :). We say [name]Imogen[/name] as im-o-jen exactly how it is spelt.

I have been revisiting our old list and there are 3 names we are still considering for each (even though I said we’d decided…)

For the girls:
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Helen[/name]/[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Eve[/name] [name]Lucinda[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Lucinda[/name] [name]Helen[/name] [name]Matthews[/name] ([name]Lucy[/name])

For the boys:
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Morgan[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Rowan[/name] [name]Francis[/name] [name]Matthews[/name] ([name]Francis[/name] is my grandad’s name)
[name]Joseph[/name] [name]Albert[/name] [name]Matthews[/name] - one I love but hub isn’t sure of [name]Joseph[/name].
[name]Morgan[/name] [name]Alexander[/name] [name]Matthews[/name] - one hub loves but I’m not sure if I can get on board with [name]Morgan[/name] as first name…

Basically we love the combos but if i really nitpick my fav names out of all of them are [name]Cara[/name], [name]Lucinda[/name], [name]Albert[/name] and [name]Joseph[/name]. Hub’s favs are [name]Morgan[/name], [name]Rowan[/name], [name]Helen[/name] and [name]Eve[/name].

Thanks [name]Rachel[/name] x


Okay, so you’re looking for something fairly down-to-earth, classic, quirky, but not at all flouncy, right? Well, then I think both [name]Cara[/name] [name]Helen[/name] [name]Matthews[/name] and [name]Cara[/name] [name]Imogen[/name] [name]Matthews[/name] fit the bill. I’m more inclined to use [name]Cara[/name] [name]Helen[/name], myself, simply because I don’t usually care for a vowel name ([name]Imogen[/name]) following a name ending in a vowel ([name]Cara[/name]) - [name]Cara[/name] [name]Imogen[/name] isn’t bad, though. I had just a couple more thoughts for you, sticking with your desired 2-2-2 pattern:

[name]Cara[/name] [name]Frances[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Gwyneth[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Justine[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Louise[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Pauline[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]

(With [name]Sidney[/name] [name]Warren[/name], I really do like something along the lines of [name]Cara[/name] [name]Pauline[/name] or [name]Cara[/name] [name]Frances[/name], just because [name]Warren[/name], [name]Pauline[/name], and [name]Frances[/name] are old-school names you don’t hear very often! [name]Pauline[/name] more so than [name]Frances[/name], but I love [name]Frances[/name], and it would honor your [name]Francis[/name]…)

I think finding a name that meets your criteria in a longer form might be difficult, which is fine since you like the 2-2-2 flow so well. I’m usually not a fan, but my own name is a 2-2-2, as is my mother’s, and both sound fine - if you have the right combination, the name will work! The only long name that appeals to me for you is [name]Cara[/name] [name]Josephine[/name] [name]Matthews[/name], honestly. It’s feminine but very no-nonsense at the same time.

As for your boy names, I like [name]Albert[/name] with [name]Sidney[/name] very much - I know I already told you how much I like [name]Albie[/name] and [name]Sid[/name]! - but [name]Morgan[/name] is near-perfect with [name]Sidney[/name], being as both are surnames that have crossed over to the girl side. Time to bring 'em back to the gents, right? Actually, the last [name]Morgan[/name] I met was a guy! So, I like [name]Albert[/name] and I like [name]Morgan[/name], and I like the names you’ve picked ([name]Albert[/name] [name]Morgan[/name] [name]Matthews[/name] and [name]Morgan[/name] [name]Alexander[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]), but I like these, too:

[name]Albert[/name] [name]Christian[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Douglas[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Francis[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Henry[/name] [name]Matthews[/name] - I simply adore this.
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Joseph[/name] [name]Matthews[/name] - Well, you love [name]Joseph[/name], right?
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Lionel[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Russell[/name] [name]Matthews[/name] - [name]Russell[/name] is one of my favorites here. Perfect compliment to [name]Warren[/name]!
[name]Albert[/name] [name]Thomas[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]

[name]Morgan[/name] [name]Curtis[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Morgan[/name] [name]David[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Morgan[/name] [name]Emmett[/name] [name]Matthews[/name] - I adore [name]Emmett[/name] with [name]Warren[/name] for middles!
[name]Morgan[/name] [name]Francis[/name] [name]Matthews[/name] - A little androgynous…
[name]Morgan[/name] [name]Isaac[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Morgan[/name] [name]Patrick[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Morgan[/name] [name]Samuel[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]
[name]Morgan[/name] [name]Vincent[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

I love [name]Cara[/name] [name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Matthews[/name]! With [name]Albert[/name] I think something more modern like [name]Rowan[/name] or [name]Morgan[/name] would be nice, it kinda updates [name]Albert[/name] in a way. I still love [name]Morgan[/name] with [name]Sidney[/name] though. Maybe you should save [name]Morgan[/name] for #3 just in case? [name]Sidney[/name], [name]Albert[/name], and [name]Morgan[/name] would be lovely.