Middle name help!

Hello all.

We’ve decided on a first name if we have a girl, but we’re having trouble choosing a middle name. Her name would be [name]Mair[/name]”ad [name]Cully[/name], but again we’re looking for a good middle name.

Here are my rules:

  1. Nothing common. I don’t want [name]Anne[/name] or [name]Marie[/name] or [name]Grace[/name] or [name]Rose[/name]. I’d like something a little more interesting.

  2. It has to flow well, and with the double consonants of the end of the fn and beginning of the ln, probably a vowel name would work best.

  3. It should be a Celtic/Irish/Scottish name or a Swedish name.

Thanks so much!!!

[name]Mairead[/name] is like ‘ma-raid’, right? Or something like that? (BTW, sorry, I don’t know how to do accents.)


[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Linnea[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Catrine[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Ellinor[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Dorotea[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Evelina[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Gunilla[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Camilla[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] Kjersten
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Lovisa[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Mathilda[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Ronja[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Pernilla[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] Svea
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Vivika[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Agneta[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Annika[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Carolina[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Emilia[/name]


[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Alastriona[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Caoimhe[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Isla[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] Angharad
[name]Mairead[/name] Cliodhna
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Isibeal[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Fiona[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Aoife[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Ciara[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Catriona[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] Elowen
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Eithne[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Fionnuala[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] Liadan
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Orla[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Aoibheann[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Kerensa[/name]

I like your choice of [name]Mairead[/name] for your daughter. Here are some suggestions for your consideration. Good luck!

[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Iona[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Ailis[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Aislinn[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Clodagh[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Grania[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Niamh[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Siobhan[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Tallula[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Eabha[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Brigid[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Bronwen[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Eleri[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Glynis[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Rhiannon[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Roisin[/name]

[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Agata[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Asta[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Inger[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Elsa[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Ola[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] Sunniva
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Ursula[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Gala[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Freja[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Astrid[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Sanne[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Thora[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Sonja[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Benedikte[/name]
[name]Mairead[/name] [name]Britta[/name]

Thanks for the suggestions everyone!!!

We know that pronunciation might be a problem with her name, but I had trouble with my name all my life, yet I love my name (mine’s [name]Brigid[/name]). So I hope she feels the same way about hers, because it really is beautiful! It is pronounced Ma-raid.

Of the lists, I like these names a lot:

[name]Mair[/name]”ad [name]Linnea[/name]- so cute! And since [name]Mair[/name]”ad means pearl, the whole thing means pearl flower. I think that’s very feminine and cute!
[name]Mair[/name]”ad [name]Isla[/name]- [name]LOVE[/name]!
[name]Mair[/name]”ad Elowen- very Welsh sounding. I like!
[name]Mair[/name]”ad [name]Aoife[/name]- this was a name we were thinking of using as the fn, but thought the pronunciation would be even harder! Great!
[name]Mair[/name]”ad [name]Bronwen[/name]- YES! Although I feel like it’s a tongue twister. [name]Mair[/name]”ad [name]Bronwen[/name] [name]Cully[/name].
[name]Mair[/name]”ad [name]Roisin[/name]- again, another fn turned mn.
[name]Mair[/name]”ad [name]Astrid[/name]- oh yes, so beautiful
[name]Mair[/name]”ad [name]Thora[/name]- DH likes this, but [name]Thora[/name] sounds like [name]Thor[/name], very masculine to me. But it’s still on the list, because I can deal with it for how much he likes it.

Here are some we’ve added personally to our list:
[name]Mair[/name]”ad [name]Imogen[/name]- fn of my favourite artist, [name]Imogen[/name] Heap, which is why I’m nervous. What if she comes out with a bad album?!?!?! [name]Will[/name] it ever have a bad association?!?!?!
[name]Mair[/name]”ad [name]Kathryn[/name]- for my mother :smiley:

Also, I’m having some trouble finding a name to honour a family member. His grandmother’s name is [name]Edna[/name], but we both don’t like that name. Is there a name with the same meaning as [name]Edna[/name]?

[name]Edna[/name] means “pleasure, delight” and so does [name]Eden[/name] as it’s from the same Hebrew root. What do you think about [name]Mairead[/name] [name]Eden[/name] [name]Cully[/name] ? Using [name]Kathryn[/name] as a middle name would be a wonderful way to honour your mother.