The trouble with Jane...

Okay, I’m not expecting, just obsessed with names.

[name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f] is my top combo which my husband loves just as much (yay).
However, [name_f]Jane[/name_f] feels like such a filler to me, I wonder if [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] needs ‘her own’ middle name- one that she’s less likely to share with others.

[name_f]Jane[/name_f] is my mothers name, but we are not purposely honoring family with names, it’s more a coincidence.

I’ve thought of [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Audrey[/name_f], but nothing seems to flow as well as [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f].

Thoughts? It doesn’t have to be one syllable, but it can’t end in a…

I think [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f] is very sweet. [name_f]Jane[/name_f] is a fairly common middle name so I can understand what you mean by it feeling like a “filler” name. Of course, since it is your mother’s name this might make a nice extra reason to use it. I think [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Audrey[/name_f] is also a pretty combination but between the two I like the sound of [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f] better. Here are some other suggestions:

[name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Lucy[/name_f]
[name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Bridget[/name_f]
[name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f]
[name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Faye[/name_f]
[name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f]
[name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Daisy[/name_f]
[name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Rachel[/name_f]
[name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Frances[/name_f]
[name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Mary[/name_f]

I agree that [name_f]Jane[/name_f] seems to be a very common middle name for [name_f]Eliza[/name_f]. It is sweet but it reminds me of an unfortunate rhyme from a book (“lazy lousy [name_f]Lizy[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f]”) where the character [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f] wasn’t very nice. Anyway, what about…

[name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Jessamine[/name_f] “[name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_u]Jess[/name_u]”
[name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Josephine[/name_f] “[name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_u]Jo[/name_u]”
[name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Maribelle[/name_f] “[name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Belle[/name_f]”
[name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Catriona[/name_f] “[name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Cate[/name_f]”
[name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f] “[name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Bea[/name_f]”
[name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Lucille[/name_f] “[name_f]Lizzie[/name_f] [name_f]Lu[/name_f]” :slight_smile:

[name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Jewel[/name_f]
[name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_u]Ruby[/name_u]
[name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Jade[/name_f]

[name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Rosemarie[/name_f]
[name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Madeleine[/name_f]
[name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Juliet[/name_f]
[name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Marguerite[/name_f] “[name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Mae[/name_f]”

I think [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f] is beautiful. I have never met a [name_f]Jane[/name_f]. I only know one person with the middle name [name_f]Jane[/name_f]. She is a one year old and is [name_u]Ellis[/name_u] [name_f]Jane[/name_f]. I like [name_f]Jane[/name_f] because it reminds me of [name_f]Jane[/name_f] [name_u]Austen[/name_u]. :slight_smile: I like the suggestion of [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Lucille[/name_f] and [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Madeleine[/name_f]. Also… LOVEEEEE [name_f]Lizzie[/name_f] [name_f]Lu[/name_f], tristan. So precious!

The only name I like ([name_f]LOVE[/name_f]!) with [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] is [name_f]Jane[/name_f]. I see [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] as a filler to get to [name_f]Jane[/name_f]…other options–[name_f]Clementine[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f], [name_f]Maisie[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f], [name_u]Avery[/name_u] [name_f]Jane[/name_f], [name_f]Calista[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f], [name_f]Felicity[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f].

I like [name_f]Jane[/name_f], especially for a middle spot where it doesn’t face the [name_f]Jane[/name_f]/[name_f]Jayne[/name_f] problem.

Plus you have a family link which is more attractive to me than a simple ‘we liked the sound of it’.