Middle names for Ara

Crushing hard on Ara right now. But struggling to come up with a good middle! It’s one of those names that makes a lot of combos sound like a phrase (are a _what?) :melting_face: I’ve been thinking of Ara Theodore and Ara Theodore Kit, but it just feels so weird to me to not have Theodore in first place :sweat_smile: I know one of those is a double middle, and I’m open to those if any come to you, but I’m really looking for just one middle. I’m not worried about the combo skewing slightly feminine (many of my boy names do), but maybe not too, too much. Thank you!

some of my boy combos for you to get a sense of my style

Theodore August (much more traditional than the rest, but it is my all time fav)
August Marlowe
Oliver Sage / Oliver Thyme
Eden Sage / Eden Yarrow
July Fairbanks
Bram Huckleberry / Bram Winter / Bram Hollis
Elio August
Sage Harvest / Sage Elliot
Sorrel Enoch / Sorrel Huckleberry / Sorrel Beck

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Ooh, I really like [name_f]Ara[/name_f]!

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_f]Wynn[/name_f]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Emrys[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Ozias[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Cosmo[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Peregrine[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Dashiell[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Claude[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Fraser[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Penn[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Taliesin[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Kester[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Wystan[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Kenelm[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Banyan[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Granger[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Huxley[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_f]Shiloh[/name_f]

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I love [name_f]Ara[/name_f]!

I have [name_m]Benjamin[/name_m] [name_f]Ara[/name_f] on my own list and have always really liked the reverse [name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Benjamin[/name_m] too, if that appeals to you!

More ideas…
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Lucian[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Vivendel[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Simon[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Michel[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_f]Clove[/name_f]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Gideon[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Sylvan[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Linden[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Maxwell[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Seeley[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_f]Fable[/name_f]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Thistle[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_f]Vivian[/name_f] (too feminine?)
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Felix[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Lionel[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Finnick[/name_m]

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Oh I love [name_f]Ara[/name_f]! I immediately thought of @EagleEyes [name_m]Benjamin[/name_m] [name_f]Ara[/name_f], I think he’s so, so handsome (and also LOVE [name_f]Ara[/name_f] Benjamin!).

[name_f]My[/name_f] first idea was [name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Lionel[/name_m]? I like the idea of something bright and sunshiny with [name_f]Ara[/name_f], and “L” names do that for me.

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Lionel[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Lorcan[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Leopold[/name_m] (oooooh, love this!)
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Lucian[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] Louis/Ara [name_m]Lewis[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Winslow[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Benedict[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Vincent[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Maximilian[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Stellan[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Seamus[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Florian[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Victor[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m] (also really love this!)
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]George[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Calvin[/name_m]

Good luck!

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Wow, what a great list! [name_m]Bram[/name_m] and [name_m]Sorrel[/name_m] have been near the top of the top for me for nearly 30 years.

I love it when a familiar, long name gets moved to mn position with an unexpected fn like [name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m]. Still thinking on whether I like the slightly sing-songy effect of the combo. Sometimes it works. I think this one does but probably isn’t the best mn choice.

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Simeon[/name_m], [name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Calloway[/name_m], [name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Finlo[/name_m], [name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Draven[/name_m], [name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Bence[/name_m], [name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Sagan[/name_m], [name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Painter[/name_m], [name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Hemingway[/name_m], [name_f]Ara[/name_f] Balluster, [name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Onslow[/name_m], [name_f]Ara[/name_f] Chayton

I toyed with [name_m]Willoughby[/name_m] and [name_m]Woodland[/name_m]. A bit tongue-twisty I decided; both seem like your style.

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Ara!!! Lovvvve [name_f]Ara[/name_f]!

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] Leonhart / [name_f]Ara[/name_f] Lionheart

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Pascal[/name_m]

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Clement[/name_m]

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Sylvan[/name_m]

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Talcott[/name_m]

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Talmadge[/name_m]

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Cedric[/name_m]

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m]

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Lucian[/name_m]

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Townsend[/name_m]

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Beauden[/name_m]

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Bodhi[/name_m]

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Caspian[/name_m]

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] Midwinter

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Meridian[/name_m]

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] Oakwell

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Duncan[/name_m]

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Thorfinn[/name_m]

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Keegan[/name_m]

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_f]Kestrel[/name_f]

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Lazuli[/name_m]

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Nash[/name_m]

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Laszlo[/name_m]

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Niall[/name_m]

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Lorcan[/name_m]

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Patton[/name_m]

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Twain[/name_m]

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Linden[/name_m]

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Thank you everyone!!

So far I’m liking
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Cosmo[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Huxley[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Winslow[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Willoughby[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Pascal[/name_m]

Also, I’ve thought of [name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Phineas[/name_m] and I’m really liking that!! Any thoughts on that? If anyone sees this update lol

What a fantastic collection of names in this thread! [name_f]Ara[/name_f] is A++

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Phineas[/name_m] works great! Unexpected, but perfectly balanced. It also feels to me it calls for 2 middles.

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Phineas[/name_m] [name_m]Kit[/name_m], from your original thought, sounds great to me
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Phineas[/name_m] [name_m]Knox[/name_m] / [name_f]Nox[/name_f]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Phoenix[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Lee[/name_m] [name_m]Phoenix[/name_m]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Felix[/name_m] [name_f]Paz[/name_f]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_f]Wynn[/name_f]
[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Barnaby[/name_m]

[name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Cosmo[/name_m] is also nice, very galaxy themed depending on which meaning you go for with [name_f]Ara[/name_f]
and [name_f]Ara[/name_f] [name_m]Pascal[/name_m] has a great sound

I love [name_m]Huxley[/name_m], and it flows well with [name_f]Ara[/name_f], but they don’t “vibe” right as a combo to me, personally.