Need help with middle name!

So…we think we have chosen the name [name]Piper[/name]. Last name [name]Reilly[/name].

Having a hard time picking a middle name that flows…

Names we are considering:
[name]Rose[/name] (Family Name)
[name]Margaret[/name] (Family Name)
[name]May[/name] (Birth Month)
[name]Jae[/name] (just cute…hubby says he could then call her PJ…haha…)
[name]Jade[/name] (just pretty)
[name]Field[/name] (fathers last name…no one to carry it on in future generations :frowning: )

Any thoughts?

Thanks so much!


[name]Piper[/name] [name]May[/name] [name]Reilly[/name] sounds very good to me!

Otherwise I’d like this combinations:
[name]Piper[/name] [name]Mathilda[/name]
[name]Piper[/name] [name]Willow[/name]
[name]Piper[/name] [name]Gia[/name]
[name]Piper[/name] [name]Joy[/name]
[name]Piper[/name] [name]Stella[/name]

Good luck

Here are my thoughts:

[name]Rose[/name] – makes for a very R-heavy name with your last name.
[name]Margaret[/name] – R-heavy again.
[name]May[/name] – cute, but doesn’t stand out to me.
[name]Jae[/name] – I’d personally pick something more feminine to balance out [name]Piper[/name].
[name]Jade[/name] – My favorite of your choices.
[name]Field[/name] – I like the idea of preserving a family name… Not trying to pry but is there a reason she won’t have this as a last name? [name]Will[/name] you be having more children someday, i.e. possibly a boy who will carry on the name? Would you consider giving her two middle names, [name]Field[/name] being the second in honor of her father, while avoiding the hyphenated-double-last-name thing?
[name]Just[/name] some things to think about!

Otherwise, if you aren’t set on those options I like:

[name]Piper[/name] [name]Jean[/name]
[name]Piper[/name] [name]Joy[/name]
[name]Piper[/name] [name]Belle[/name] (a little heavy on the music terms though!)
[name]Piper[/name] [name]Claire[/name]
[name]Piper[/name] [name]Laine[/name]

Good luck!

[name]Field[/name] is MY father’s last name. :slight_smile: He has three girls…all married…his two siblings are now well into their 50’s and aren’t reproducing.

So basically…my dad’s name dies with him :frowning: I have my husbands married name. So field was just an idea…to honour him…I loved it if we were having a boy…just now sure how it sounds as a girls middle name…if it’s cool or weird…or just bad! lol

Thanks so much for all your responses so far!

[name]Piper[/name] [name]Jade[/name] or [name]Piper[/name] [name]May[/name] is my favorite from your list.

I also like [name]Piper[/name] [name]Leigh[/name] or [name]Piper[/name] [name]Michelle[/name]


I personally would use something more feminine to counteract the less feminine [name]Piper[/name]. So, I’d remove [name]Jae[/name] (definitely - I’m sorry, but this seems incomplete), [name]Jade[/name], and [name]Field[/name]. Maybe you will have a boy some day to use [name]Field[/name] with…

I think you need something longer for the middle name, so I would eliminate [name]Rose[/name] and [name]May[/name]. [name]Margaret[/name] is a little R heavy with [name]Reilly[/name], as someone else noted.

I would suggest these alternative to your list:

[name]Piper[/name] [name]Rosalind[/name] [name]Reilly[/name], as an alternative to [name]Rose[/name]. [name]Rose[/name] seems a bit too short, and its abrupt R sound isn’t ideal with [name]Reilly[/name]. [name]Rosalind[/name] is another [name]Rose[/name] name.

[name]Piper[/name] [name]Gretchen[/name] [name]Reilly[/name], as an alternative to [name]Margaret[/name]. Like [name]Margaret[/name], [name]Gretchen[/name] means “pearl,” and it is unusual today. Or, try [name]Piper[/name] [name]Mairead[/name] [name]Reilly[/name], as [name]Mairead[/name] (mur-AID) is Irish, like [name]Reilly[/name].

[name]Piper[/name] [name]Lillian[/name] [name]Reilly[/name], as an alternative to [name]May[/name]. The birth flower in [name]May[/name] is the [name]Lily[/name] of the [name]Valley[/name], and, because [name]Lily[/name] [name]Reilly[/name] isn’t ideal, why not use [name]Lillian[/name]?

[name]Piper[/name] [name]Emerald[/name] [name]Reilly[/name], as an alternative to both [name]May[/name] and [name]Jade[/name]. [name]Emerald[/name] is the birth stone in the month of [name]May[/name], and it happens to be a green gemstone, like [name]Jade[/name].

[name]Piper[/name] [name]Julia[/name] [name]Reilly[/name], as an alternative to [name]Jae[/name]. A name with classic substance and personality, [name]Julia[/name] has presence whereas [name]Jae[/name] does not. [name]Julia[/name] means “youthful,” and you can still use that nickname your husband likes so much, PJ!

My favorites are [name]Piper[/name] [name]Julia[/name] and [name]Piper[/name] [name]Lillian[/name]! Good luck!

I think that [name]Piper[/name] [name]Field[/name] is a lovely name! I love the name [name]Piper[/name] anyway and when i hear field i think of a pretty flowerly field so definately sounds nice and feminine to me! :slight_smile: