What middle name fits with Veronica?

I enjoyed reading all of your boy name suggestions, though we are no closer to deciding!

I have my girl name, I’ve always loved [name]Veronica[/name]! But I am at a loss for what to use as a middle name. I don’t really have any family names or any other names with personal meaning that I’d like to use.

Our last name is three syllables, begins with an M and ends with an A. So I want the middle name to be shorter, one or two syllables max. I’d like it to be more creative than your basic [name]Rose[/name], [name]Grace[/name], [name]Nicole[/name], [name]Jane[/name], [name]Lynn[/name], [name]Marie[/name], etc.

Anyone else a fan of the name like I am, or have any suggestions for a middle name?


[name]Veronica[/name] is one of my favorite names! I have thought about it a lot. One thing to remember is not to pair it with a name that starts with “[name]Ca[/name]” or you get an unfortunate word when you mix the end of [name]Veronica[/name] with “[name]Ca[/name]”. No [name]Veronica[/name] [name]Cate[/name], or [name]Veronica[/name] [name]Cathleen[/name], for example.
I love:

[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Eve[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Helen[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Lily[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Mae[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Maeve[/name] - but it bothers me that it starts and ends with “v”. What do you think?
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Ruby[/name]

My favorite is [name]Veronica[/name] [name]Ruby[/name].

Other ideas that are not my fave although they are very pretty:

[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Plum[/name]

I agree, no “[name]Ca[/name]-” beginning names. I really don’t like names that start with a vowel either, I think it’s an awkward transition. The other problem is our last name also has a strong “R” sound in it, so paired with the already strong “R” sound in “[name]Veronica[/name],” a name like [name]Ruby[/name] would be too many "R"s, even though I like the name [name]Ruby[/name].

I kind of liked [name]Shannon[/name], but would that combo sound too dated? (both names had their peak in the 70s). I think I need a more modern middle name.

The double V sound in [name]Maeve[/name] doesn’t bother me, but the name itself doesn’t really do much for me either.

Doing a search now for 2-syllable names that end in consonants.

Hmmm -

[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Shay[/name]/[name]Shae[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Evan[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Gray[/name]/[name]Grey[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Jade[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Lane[/name]/[name]Layne[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]London[/name] (this is some ones first and last name and I [name]LOVE[/name] it!)
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Lauren[/name]/[name]Loren[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Morgan[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Nadine[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Noreen[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Taylor[/name]

Great choice! My oldest daughter’s name is [name]Veronica[/name]. We went with [name]Veronica[/name] [name]Noelle[/name], but I remember having a very hard time coming up with a middle name.

[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Noelle[/name] is beautiful! I also really like [name]Veronica[/name] [name]Eve[/name] and [name]Veronica[/name] [name]Ruby[/name]!

[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Noelle[/name] is really pretty. Let’s see if I can think of any more:

[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Bea[/name], [name]Veronica[/name] [name]Bee[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Faith[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Fern[/name] - I love this, but not everyone loves [name]Fern[/name].
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Fey[/name], [name]Veronica[/name] [name]Fay[/name], [name]Veronica[/name] [name]Faye[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Louise[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Millay[/name] - just in case you love poetry
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Mireille[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Poe[/name] - again, if you love poetry
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Willow[/name]

I love the name [name]Veronica[/name]! :slight_smile:

[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Belle[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Blythe[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Delphine[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Daphne[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Frances[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Fleur[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Laurel[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Lourdes[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Simone[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Tamsin[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Violet[/name] (you could call her [name]Vivi[/name])
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]West[/name]

Best wishes to you! :slight_smile:

love all of [name]Jill[/name]'s ideas especially [name]Veronica[/name] [name]Blythe[/name] and [name]Veronica[/name] [name]Vivian[/name]. [name]Veronica[/name] [name]Vivian[/name] is my fave!

[name]Just[/name] thought of:
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Mabel[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Phoebe[/name]

Thanks, [name]Susan[/name]! (And [name]Hi[/name]!) :slight_smile: I had [name]Veronica[/name] [name]Violet[/name] (nn [name]Violet[/name]), but I think your idea of [name]Veronica[/name] [name]Vivian[/name] is really pretty. :slight_smile:

I love [name]Veronica[/name] [name]Phoebe[/name] from above!

[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Madeleine[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Babette[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Tamsin[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Ruth[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Phoebe[/name]

I’m a big fan of [name]Veronica[/name], and there are so many lovely combos here! If you’re bold and like the double-v thing, I think [name]Veronica[/name] [name]Vega[/name] is charming. :slight_smile: I’m going to try not to repeat but no guarantees:

[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Justine[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Saffron[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Sage[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Lucy[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Denise[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Gwen[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Helene[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Jasmine[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Nola[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Lane[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Chan[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Sarai[/name]

I love the previously suggestions of [name]Veronica[/name] [name]Pearl[/name] and [name]Veronica[/name] [name]Lily[/name]!

Wow, thanks for all the suggestions! There are some great ones I never thought of.

I like:

[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Lauren[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Simone[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Denise[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Justine[/name]

The only different ones I found were:

[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Brianne[/name] (knew a girl named [name]Brianne[/name] in school)

[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Selene[/name] (because I like the name [name]Selena[/name], but that would be too many “A” endings)

[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Taryn[/name] (dunno where this came from, I’ve always liked the name name [name]Taryn[/name] for a girl)

I’m pondering:

[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Layne[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Bea[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Violet[/name] (don’t know that we’d NN her [name]Vivi[/name], but it’s a cute combo!)

[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Jade[/name] or [name]Jasmine[/name] (like them, but wonder if they are overused?)
Maybe [name]Veronica[/name] [name]Yasmine[/name] would be a good alternative?

[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Vega[/name] is cool! But another “A” ending, I don’t think it will fit with our last name.
I like [name]Mabel[/name] and [name]Vivian[/name] as well, but both names are already taken by family.

This was fun, I’m glad to know others like the name too.

Some great suggestions above, but I just wanted to say that I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Veronica[/name]! I think it is seriously underused, but gorgeous.
Good luck picking the mn!

So I dug up this old thread because it turns out I am having a girl, and we are naming her [name]Veronica[/name]! I’m so excited, but STILL struggling with the middle name…I’ve tried so many combos, and I’m extremely picky with names to begin with.

Our last name is [name]Miranda[/name], so it’s really hard to find a middle name that fits. It has to be one or two syllables, nothing ending in “A,” nothing beginning with “C or -ca” sound, nothing with “-anne” in it.

I really thought about all the previous suggestions after that round of posts, ruled out most of them, and these were my initial contenders:


I then narrowed it down to [name]Jade[/name] and [name]Selene[/name] and went back and forth with those for about a month. I decided [name]Jade[/name] “fit” but wasn’t really the style I wanted, possibly too common, even filler? So then for a few weeks I thought [name]Selene[/name] was it.

I love the meaning–goddess of the moon—and it sounded just beautiful and classy, the style I wanted. But then I realized I initially liked [name]Selene[/name] because I [name]LOVE[/name] the name [name]Selena[/name]. If I ever have another daughter, maybe I want to use it as a first name? So that kind of put me off of [name]Selene[/name]…

I also [name]LOVE[/name] the name [name]Raquel[/name]. My husband doesn’t like it as a first name, so I would probably use it as a middle name. I wish it fit for [name]Veronica[/name]. I think it fits with [name]Selena[/name], though.

Now we have a new contender, [name]Belle[/name], after my sister-in-law ([name]Maybelle[/name]). Again, it fits, this time it has great meaning, but doesn’t really do it for me in a way that says, “that’s the one!” But it’s probably going to end up being the one if I don’t find another one that speaks to me, because I’m so stuck!

I am due in mid-[name]March[/name], still have plenty of time, but I’ve been stuck like this since Thanksgiving.

Any words of wisdom? Can anyone see why I like the names I do, and offer any different suggestions than the ones already posted?


[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Cecile[/name] [name]Miranda[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Faith[/name] [name]Miranda[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Gail[/name] [name]Miranda[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Luz[/name] [name]Miranda[/name]

[name]How[/name] about [name]Veronica[/name] [name]Claire[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Paige[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Rose[/name]

Sorry for any repeats; I didnt exactly read all of the comments.

[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Ruby[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Kate[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Eve[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Lily[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Erin[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Mae[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Rhea[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Fay[/name]/[name]Fey[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Tess[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Lou[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Sam[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Kay[/name]/[name]Kai[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Bess[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Quinn[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Finn[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Nell[/name]

[name]Hope[/name] this can “sorta” help. good luck.

Thank you ladies for the suggestions. Still, nothing jumps out at me. I must have searched for and considered every 1 or 2 syllable name on this website by now…

I suppose the important thing is I found THE perfect first name, one that I absolutely love and am so excited to be using! [name]Every[/name] time I think of this little girl, I just can’t wait until [name]March[/name] so I can meet her.

The middle name isn’t really going to be used much, when I think about it. We could honor her aunt by using [name]Belle[/name], it’s short and sweet, and she’ll be able to tell people it’s a family name if she is ever asked.