Middle name(s) for Anthea

We’re expecting #3. We are certain on her first name!

[name_f]Anthea[/name_f] with nn of [name_f]Anne[/name_f], [name_f]Annie[/name_f], [name_f]Thea[/name_f], or Panther

We had planned to go with [name_f]Anthea[/name_f] [name_u]Lake[/name_u] (last name sounds like [name_u]Falcon[/name_u])

[name_u]Lake[/name_u] would be to honor two grandmothers [name_f]Laura[/name_f] and [name_f]Kathleen[/name_f] ([name_f]Laura[/name_f] starts with L and has two A’s and [name_f]Kathleen[/name_f] with K and had two E’s)

But I’ve been thinking of adding a double barreled middle to honor great grandmothers [name_f]Marie[/name_f], [name_f]Marie[/name_f], [name_u]Marian[/name_u] and two dear friends who we lost to cancer this year [name_f]Mary[/name_f] and [name_f]Marguerite[/name_f]. And maybe me! Since I’m marianna but go by [name_u]Mars[/name_u].

Maybe: [name_f]Anthea[/name_f] [name_u]Marian[/name_u] [name_u]Lake[/name_u]?

Other m middle ideas? Preferably [name_f]Mary[/name_f]/[name_u]Marian[/name_u]/[name_f]Marie[/name_f] varietals?

To give you a sense of my style:

My two boys are Zeller [name_m]Baird[/name_m] and [name_m]Cashel[/name_m] Carr

Other girl firsts I love:

Other girl middles:

I love [name_f]Anthea[/name_f] [name_u]Lake[/name_u]. What about…

[name_f]Anthea[/name_f] [name_f]Margo[/name_f] [name_u]Lake[/name_u]
[name_f]Anthea[/name_f] [name_f]Macy[/name_f] [name_u]Lake[/name_u]
[name_f]Anthea[/name_f] [name_f]Maisie[/name_f] [name_u]Lake[/name_u]
[name_f]Anthea[/name_f] [name_u]Marti[/name_u] [name_u]Lake[/name_u]
[name_f]Anthea[/name_f] [name_f]Moira[/name_f] [name_u]Lake[/name_u]
[name_f]Anthea[/name_f] [name_f]Molly[/name_f] [name_u]Lake[/name_u]
[name_f]Anthea[/name_f] [name_f]Millie[/name_f] [name_u]Lake[/name_u]
[name_f]Anthea[/name_f] [name_f]Minnie[/name_f] [name_u]Lake[/name_u]
[name_f]Anthea[/name_f] [name_m]Maxwell[/name_m] [name_u]Lake[/name_u]
[name_f]Anthea[/name_f] [name_f]Mabel[/name_f] [name_u]Lake[/name_u]
[name_f]Anthea[/name_f] [name_f]Maple[/name_f] [name_u]Lake[/name_u]
[name_f]Anthea[/name_f] [name_f]Maren[/name_f] [name_u]Lake[/name_u]
[name_f]Anthea[/name_f] [name_f]Mavis[/name_f] [name_u]Lake[/name_u]

I definitely think that [name_u]Lake[/name_u] should go last as the syllables work Better that way. You could also use [name_f]Lark[/name_f] in place of [name_u]Lake[/name_u] if you like it :slight_smile: I love both!

I adore [name_f]Anthea[/name_f] [name_u]Marian[/name_u] [name_u]Lake[/name_u]! I think you have it just about perfect. I also think that the double-barreled middle is the way to go, as honoring people with these names is a great tribute.

I really like [name_f]Anthea[/name_f] [name_u]Marian[/name_u] [name_u]Lake[/name_u]! I don’t think you even need to look for other variants, this is a winner of a name.

Thank you guys so much! I love the suggestion of [name_f]Anthea[/name_f] maxwell lake, but I feel good about all the positive feedback for [name_f]Anthea[/name_f] [name_u]Marian[/name_u] [name_u]Lake[/name_u]! I just thought of adding the double middle the other day and wondered if it worked ” thanks for your reassurance and positive replies!