Please Give Us Some Name Combo Ideas!

Help Us With some Names!
DH and I were discussing potential names for when we have a child, and couldn’t think of middle names. Here is our list of first names, and some criteria for middle names. Please help us think up some combos!

First Names:



Middle Name Criteria:
DH would prefer it to be a family name or a saint name. I just want flow.

Our family name list (Variations are ok):
[name]Anne[/name]-[name]Marie[/name], [name]Laura[/name], [name]Patricia[/name], [name]Kathryn[/name], [name]Lynne[/name], [name]Giselle[/name], [name]Eileen[/name]
[name]Bernt[/name], [name]Henry[/name], Modesto, [name]Lars[/name], [name]Roland[/name], [name]Paul[/name], [name]Carlen[/name], [name]Leon[/name]

You do not need to give a suggestion for every name.
Thanks In Advance for helping us! I can’t wait to see your ideas!

You have so many beautiful names to choose from. I really like:

[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Kathryn[/name]
[name]Camilla[/name] [name]Anne[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Giselle[/name]

[name]Elliott[/name] [name]Henry[/name]
[name]Jack[/name] [name]Roland[/name]
[name]Flynn[/name] [name]Roland[/name]
[name]Augustus[/name](would prefer [name]August[/name])

You do have really beautiful names! Some comments:

Girls -
Out of [name]Molly[/name] and [name]Margaret[/name], I usually prefer [name]Molly[/name] but like [name]Margaret[/name] better with your middles. Between [name]Lilly[/name] and [name]Lillian[/name] I prefer [name]Lily[/name] (and the one “L” spelling), and I like [name]Elisabeth[/name] better than [name]Elsie[/name] (and love the more unique spelling! It just feels much softer without the “z” in there!). I like both spellings of [name]Eleanor[/name], and absolutely [name]ADORE[/name] the nickname [name]Elle[/name]. With that said, if you love [name]Elle[/name] I would name the baby [name]Eleanor[/name] and use it as a nn - [name]Eleanor[/name] just feels more complete to me. I feel the same way about [name]Mae[/name] as a first name - it’s lovely as a middle, but just doesn’t feel “full” enough as a first. My top 5 girls names off of your list would be:

  1. [name]Lydia[/name] - [name]Just[/name] love the sound of this one! It’s really one of my favorites and sounds great with many of the middles.
  2. [name]Elisabeth[/name] - As I previously mentioned, I love this spelling, and the nickname [name]Elle[/name] is adorable! You could also use [name]Eleanor[/name] to get to [name]Elle[/name], but I prefer this one.
  3. [name]Camilla[/name] - Really like this as well. I prefer [name]Camille[/name], but both have a lovely sound.
  4. [name]Lilly[/name] - [name]One[/name] of my favorites, and it would have been ranked higher if it was spelled with one “L” and if it wasn’t so darn popular! Why must everyone like the same names?
  5. [name]Margaret[/name] - Very pretty name, and again, lots of nickname possibilities.

Boys -

  1. [name]Jude[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name] it! Great meaning, great sound, great everything - undoubtedly my favorite from your list. Masculine but still light.
  2. [name]Noah[/name] - [name]One[/name] of my favorites, but it is VERY popular. Still a great name, and a nice Biblical connection.
  3. [name]Elliott[/name] - I like this spelling, and it is just generally a great name!
  4. [name]Zachary[/name] - I’ve always liked the sound, though it may be a bit overused.
  5. [name]Charles[/name] - Lots of cute nicknames, and it’s such a well-established name. A good choice.

All right, now some combos. For the girls:
I second the suggestion of [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Kathryn[/name] or [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Kate[/name]
[name]Elisabeth[/name] [name]Marie[/name] (too popular sounding?), [name]Elisabeth[/name] [name]Laurel[/name], [name]Elisabeth[/name] [name]Lara[/name] (variations of [name]Laura[/name]), [name]Elisabeth[/name] [name]Kate[/name]
[name]Camilla[/name] [name]Patrice[/name] (French version of [name]Patricia[/name])
[name]Lilly[/name] [name]Giselle[/name] (too many L’s?), [name]Lilly[/name] [name]Annabelle[/name], [name]Lilly[/name] [name]Eileen[/name] OR [name]Aileen[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Giselle[/name], [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Marie[/name] (I’m actually kind of liking the alliteration here, but does [name]Marie[/name] feel too overdone in the middle?), [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Kathryn[/name]

For the boys:
[name]Jude[/name] [name]Leonidas[/name], [name]Jude[/name] [name]Larson[/name]; maybe try some saint names in the middle here? I feel like you need a longer name to go with [name]Jude[/name]…maybe [name]Jude[/name] [name]Abraham[/name], [name]Jude[/name] [name]Andrew[/name], [name]Jude[/name] [name]Alexander[/name], [name]Jude[/name] [name]Nicholas[/name], [name]Jude[/name] [name]Nathaniel[/name], [name]Jude[/name] [name]Elijah[/name], [name]Jude[/name] [name]Tobias[/name]
[name]Noah[/name]…none of the family names seem to flow here; my suggestions would be [name]Noah[/name] [name]Alexander[/name], [name]Noah[/name] [name]Balthasar[/name], [name]Noah[/name] [name]Isaiah[/name], [name]Noah[/name] [name]Samuel[/name]
[name]Elliott[/name] [name]Henry[/name], [name]Elliott[/name] [name]Roland[/name], [name]Elliott[/name] [name]Leonidas[/name]/[name]Elliott[/name] [name]Leon[/name]
[name]Zachary[/name] [name]Roland[/name], [name]Zachary[/name] [name]Paul[/name], [name]Zachary[/name] [name]Henry[/name]
[name]Charles[/name] [name]Nathaniel[/name] (saint name), [name]Charles[/name] [name]Bernard[/name], [name]Charles[/name] [name]Roland[/name]

My favorite saint names for girls: [name]Adelaide[/name], [name]Anastasia[/name], [name]Dorothea[/name], [name]Genevieve[/name], [name]Helena[/name], [name]Isabel[/name], [name]Juliana[/name], [name]Melania[/name]
[name]Saint[/name] names for boys: [name]Alexander[/name], [name]Christopher[/name], [name]Crispin[/name], [name]Damian[/name], [name]Felix[/name], [name]Finnbarr[/name], [name]Isaac[/name], [name]James[/name], [name]Sebastian[/name], [name]Theodore[/name]

I hope this helps you! You have a really great start here!

[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Anne[/name]-[name]Marie[/name]
[name]Elsie[/name] [name]Lynne[/name] or [name]Elisabeth[/name] [name]Lynne[/name]
[name]Abigail[/name] [name]Marie[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Eileen[/name]
[name]Madeline[/name] [name]Patrice[/name]

Your boy names are awesome! Not sure of any combos that would be great, but absolutely adore the name [name]Holden[/name]! My husband doesn’t like it though so for our list it’s out.

My 7 month old daughter is [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] and I absolutely love it. So [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Kathryn[/name] is my suggestion! For a boy I like [name]Charles[/name] [name]Henry[/name] and [name]Augustus[/name] [name]Paul[/name].

[name]Lila[/name] [name]Kathryn[/name]
[name]Elise[/name] [name]Anne[/name]-[name]Marie[/name]
[name]Lila[/name] [name]Giselle[/name]
[name]Molly[/name] [name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Savannah[/name] [name]Laurel[/name]
[name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Anne[/name]-[name]Marie[/name]
[name]Savannah[/name] [name]Linden[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Laurel[/name]

[name]Jude[/name] [name]Carlen[/name]
[name]Jude[/name] [name]Laurence[/name]
[name]Sullivan[/name] [name]Lars[/name]
[name]Noah[/name] [name]Carlen[/name]
[name]Zachary[/name] [name]Paul[/name]
[name]Charles[/name] [name]Michael[/name]

I am just in [name]LOVE[/name] with [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Katheryn[/name], [name]Molly[/name] [name]Patricia[/name], [name]Lilly[/name] [name]Giselle[/name], and [name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Anne[/name]-[name]Marie[/name] for girls! I also love [name]Jack[/name] [name]Roland[/name], [name]Sullivan[/name] [name]Lars[/name], [name]Elliott[/name] [name]Henry[/name], and [name]Jude[/name] [name]Leonidas[/name]! Fantastic ideas!

Thank you all so much! :slight_smile:

@Lilyflower, I love your ideas for the nicknames!

[name]Lilah[/name] [name]Kathryn[/name]
[name]Molly[/name] [name]Anne[/name]-[name]Marie[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Anne[/name]-[name]Marie[/name]
[name]Lilly[/name] [name]Kathryn[/name]
[name]Savannah[/name] [name]Laura[/name]
[name]Elisabeth[/name] [name]Anne[/name]-[name]Marie[/name]
[name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Anne[/name]-[name]Marie[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Anne[/name]-[name]Marie[/name]
[name]Madeline[/name] Kathyn
[name]Abigail[/name] [name]Lynne[/name]
[name]Mae[/name] [name]Lynne[/name]
[name]Kaitlyn[/name] [name]Anne[/name]-[name]Marie[/name]

[name]Jack[/name] [name]Henry[/name]
[name]Sullivan[/name] [name]Henry[/name]
[name]Holden[/name] [name]Paul[/name]
[name]Sawyer[/name] [name]Leon[/name]
[name]Augustus[/name] [name]Leon[/name]
[name]Noah[/name] [name]Paul[/name]
[name]Elliott[/name] [name]Carlen[/name]
[name]Lincoln[/name] [name]Paul[/name]
[name]Charles[/name] [name]Henry[/name]
[name]Matthew[/name] [name]Roland[/name]

[name]Lilah[/name] [name]Margaret[/name]
[name]Molly[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Giselle[/name]
[name]Elisabeth[/name] Analine
[name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Clare[/name]
[name]Madeline[/name] [name]Lucy[/name]
[name]Abigail[/name] [name]Kathryn[/name]

[name]Jude[/name] [name]Augustine[/name]
[name]Jack[/name] [name]Simeon[/name]
[name]Sullivan[/name] [name]Luke[/name]
[name]Zachary[/name] [name]Edmund[/name]
[name]Lincoln[/name] [name]Bernard[/name]
[name]Flynn[/name] [name]Gregory[/name]
[name]Charles[/name] [name]Benedict[/name]
[name]Peter[/name] [name]Vincent[/name]