Need help with a middle name

My husband and I have quickly agreed on a first name for our second daughter: [name]Isabelle[/name]. (I know that it is one that is popular right now, but we really love it and honestly I hope that [name]Isabella[/name] or [name]Bella[/name] will be more common rather than our pick)… Anyway, we are struggling with a middle name. Our last name is one syllable, by the way. But here are our choices:

[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Rose[/name] (our first daughter’s middle name is [name]Grace[/name], and so we feel some symmetry there with the syllables)

[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Giada[/name] (My husband loved this name- I do like it because it is Italian and we named our first daughter an Italian name)

[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Gianna[/name] (also an Italian middle name- I like it but Hubby doesn’t)

Any other ideas or opinions??? Would welcome any advice.

[name]Hi[/name]! If you love [name]Isabelle[/name], that is all that matters, so congratulations on picking your daughter’s name!

I usually thing that a “reverse stair-step” approach works well with your situation. So, if you have a three-syllable first name and a one-syllable last name, you would put in a two-syllable middle name to balance everything out! This isn’t your only option, of course, as a three-syllable middle name can work, too.

[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Cerise[/name] ([name]Hayes[/name])
[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Cheri[/name] ([name]Hayes[/name])
[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Cosette[/name] ([name]Hayes[/name])
[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Helene[/name] ([name]Hayes[/name])
[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Mathilde[/name] ([name]Hayes[/name])
[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Sophie[/name] ([name]Hayes[/name])

You could also go with the more classic, Spanish spelling of the name, [name]Isabel[/name], to set it apart from [name]Isabella[/name]:

[name]Isabel[/name] Amor ([name]Hayes[/name])
[name]Isabel[/name] [name]Blanca[/name] ([name]Hayes[/name])
[name]Isabel[/name] [name]Jaime[/name] ([name]Hayes[/name])
[name]Isabel[/name] [name]Lela[/name] ([name]Hayes[/name])
[name]Isabel[/name] Madra ([name]Hayes[/name])
[name]Isabel[/name] [name]Veta[/name] ([name]Hayes[/name])
[name]Isabel[/name] [name]Zita[/name] ([name]Hayes[/name])

Best of luck to you! :slight_smile:

From your list [name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Rose[/name] is my favorite.
Other suggestions:

[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Malou[/name]
[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Zoe/name
[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Giulia[/name]
[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Leah[/name]
[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Joy[/name]
[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Joyce[/name]

My favorite is [name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Joyce[/name]

[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Rose[/name] out of the 3 you have.

Here are mn’s that are Italian. I’m going to star* the ones I really like.

[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Liliana[/name] ( i think it might be too much with all the L’s)
[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Lucia[/name]*
[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Carmella[/name]*
[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Mia[/name]
[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Roma[/name]
[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Rosa[/name]*
[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Siena[/name]
[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Silva[/name]
[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Simona[/name]*
[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Teresa[/name]*
[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Terina[/name]
[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Venetia[/name]
[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Verona[/name]*
[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Vittoria[/name]* (Italian variation of [name]Victoria[/name])

Or I also like [name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Victoria[/name].

[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Hope[/name]

I’d maybe try middle names with the L os B sound, it helps them sound harmonious together. [name]How[/name] about

[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Blaire[/name]
[name]Isabelle[/name] Bloom (also a well-known local sculptor where I live)
[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Blanche[/name]
[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Lucille[/name]
[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Lilly[/name]
[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Lillian[/name]

Good luck!

I think that [name]Isabelle[/name] is beautiful. I love [name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Rose[/name], but because it’s the #1 middle name, it feels like a filler middle these days. I also think that a longer middle sounds great with your last name.

[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Frances[/name]
[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Simone[/name]

Italian middles:

[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Roma[/name]
[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Rosa[/name]
[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Nico[/name]

Good luck! :slight_smile:

[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Simone[/name] is sensational- I love it!