Middles are so difficult!

I’ve posted a few times before, but I just haven’t found anything that dh and I both love and agree on. Or I second guess myself and worry that it doesn’t flow well or fit with our sibset.

I was trying to follow a set of “rules” based on our other children’s names, but I just want to hear what you all think sounds the best in the middle spot.

We have [name_f]Eloise[/name_f] [name_m]Julian[/name_m], [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] [name_u]London[/name_u], and [name_m]Foster[/name_m] [name_m]Kingsley[/name_m].

[name_u]Baby[/name_u] #4 will be either [name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] ________ or [name_m]Atlas[/name_m] ___________

Thoughts?:confused:

[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] strikes me as a vintage name with a little more dust on it than others that have been popular and rising on the forums here – and I’m surprised at how much I like it! I think that you could go with something quirky and unexpected in the middle spot, or something a bit more classic. But basically anything except for maybe anything “ee” and “een” ending in general (always exceptions!) would work.

I’d be curious to know what the “rules” are!

[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_f]Arcadia[/name_f] – a bit bold, but I like the sound of it.
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_f]Fiona[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_f]Bethia[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] Thaisa
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_f]Brielle[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_u]Clancy[/name_u]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_u]Sage[/name_u]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_f]Maris[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_f]Marie[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] / [name_f]Lucille[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_f]Gem[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_f]Renee[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_u]Fionn[/name_u]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] / [name_f]Mae[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_f]Rose[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_m]Calloway[/name_m]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_f]Pearl[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_f]Daisy[/name_f]

[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_u]Spencer[/name_u]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_m]Graham[/name_m]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_m]Jessup[/name_m]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_m]Alexander[/name_m] – actually quite like this, though don’t usually go for alliterative names.
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_m]Elihu[/name_m]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_u]Jude[/name_u]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_u]Fionn[/name_u] / [name_u]Finn[/name_u] / [name_m]Finnian[/name_m]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_m]Dashiell[/name_m]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_u]Parker[/name_u]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_u]Micah[/name_u]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_u]Hudson[/name_u]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_m]Matthew[/name_m]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_m]Ethan[/name_m]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_m]Jackson[/name_m]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_m]Huxley[/name_m]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_u]Guthrie[/name_u]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_u]Winslow[/name_u]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_u]Channing[/name_u]

I agree with the thought of @aym but here are some more options:

[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_f]Alba[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_f]Briar[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_f]Jessica[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_f]Fianna[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_f]Bethany[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_f]Iris[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_f]Heather[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_u]Ariel[/name_u]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_f]Margot[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_f]Audrey[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_f]Lois[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_f]Cassandra[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_f]Rosa[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_f]Zara[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] [name_f]Astrid[/name_f]

[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_m]Jonathan[/name_m]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_m]Gallagher[/name_m]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_m]Xavier[/name_m]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_m]Adrian[/name_m]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_m]Willoughby[/name_m]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_m]Evander[/name_m]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_m]Leonardo[/name_m]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_m]Frederick[/name_m]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_m]Wilder[/name_m]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_m]Reginald[/name_m]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_m]Everett[/name_m]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_m]Bradford[/name_m]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_m]Truman[/name_m]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_m]Timothy[/name_m]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m] [name_m]Gordon[/name_m]