We're naming her Calla but need help in the middle!

Our third child is due in a month and we’ve landed on [name]Calla[/name], but can’t really decide on a middle name. I’m just going to go ahead to give you our last name too, because I think it’s a big part of the flow–it’s McKennon.
Her older siblings’ names are [name]Louisa[/name] [name]Clementine[/name] (though she’s called [name]Lulu[/name]) and [name]James[/name] [name]Porter[/name]. I was thinking either something with one syllable or many–like three or four. The problem is that the longer names I like ([name]Valencia[/name] e.g.) end in “a” which I don’t want to repeat with [name]Calla[/name]. What do you guys think?

[name]Calla[/name] [name]Evangeline[/name]
[name]Calla[/name] [name]Nicole[/name]
[name]Calla[/name] [name]Ann[/name]
[name]Calla[/name] [name]Leigh[/name]
[name]Calla[/name] [name]Jo[/name]
[name]Calla[/name] Emille
[name]Calla[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]
[name]Calla[/name] [name]Clementine[/name]
[name]Calla[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name]

[name]Calla[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name] McKennon
[name]Calla[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name] McKennon (I really like this one!) :slight_smile:
[name]Calla[/name] [name]Juliette[/name]/[name]Juliet[/name] McKennon
[name]Calla[/name] [name]Rosalie[/name] McKennon
[name]Calla[/name] [name]Winifred[/name] McKennon
[name]Calla[/name] [name]Victoria[/name] McKennon

I personally like [name]Calla[/name] McKennon ([name]Love[/name] it!) with a longer middle name. [name]Just[/name] avoid a middle name beginning with S, as it attaches to [name]Calla[/name], sounding like callous.

I do like [name]Calla[/name] with middle names ending in a (but not beginning in A, as it breaks up the flow), such as [name]Calla[/name] [name]Victoria[/name], but when [name]Calla[/name] is paired with a more exotic -a name in the middle, like [name]Viviana[/name], I think the combo sounds too exotic with the traditional [name]Louisa[/name] [name]Clementine[/name].

I love your kids’ names! :slight_smile:

Good luck! :slight_smile:

I love the name [name]Calla[/name]. Also your other daughter’s name is absolutely beautiful. I think I would pick [name]Calla[/name] [name]Winifred[/name], [name]Calla[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name], or [name]Calla[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]! [name]Calla[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name] seems to go the best with [name]Louisa[/name] [name]Clementine[/name]!

Thanks everyone for your input! I’m really digging [name]Beatrice[/name] and [name]Genevieve[/name] for the middle. A few more name combinations have also jumped into to my head:
[name]Calla[/name] [name]Camille[/name] McKennon–Are these interesting or is this just the hormones talking? On one hand I really like the alliteration, but then on the other I think it sounds like a cartoon character. Is it too much of a tongue-twister
[name]Calla[/name] [name]Fiona[/name] McKennon–this ends with an a, but I sort of like it…
[name]Calla[/name] [name]Quinn[/name] McKennon–I think I quite like this, as does Husband, but does it sound like harlequin or calico? Am I over analyzing it?
What do you all think?

[name]Calla[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name] all the way!

Or [name]Calla[/name] [name]Violet[/name] …

[name]Calla[/name] [name]Camille[/name] McKennon: I like alliteration, too, but to me, [name]Calla[/name] [name]Camille[/name] feels really abrupt.

[name]Calla[/name] [name]Fiona[/name] McKennon: I think [name]Fiona[/name] is really pretty, but [name]Calla[/name] followed by an F name, especially [name]Fiona[/name], sounds too close to [name]California[/name] to me!

[name]Calla[/name] [name]Quinn[/name] McKennon: I, too, think of calico and harlequin, so no, it’s not just you!
I think [name]Calla[/name] McKennon needs a longer middle name.

I really love the sound of [name]Calla[/name] McKennon! :slight_smile:

[name]Calla[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name] is gorgeous! That’s my pick :slight_smile:

Whoa! Really good call on [name]California[/name]! Thank you.

[name]Calla[/name] [name]Marie[/name]