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80 baby girl middle names and how to pick one

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Baby girl middle names

You’ve chosen a first name and it’s perfect, and now you want a middle name that will complement it. Whether you have a middle name you love, don’t have one at all, or are just not that fussed about yours, it may be something you want to think about for your baby. And, why not? It can be a nice chance to enjoy even more baby name brainstorming fun while you’re still in that zone.

Tips for picking a middle name

You don't have to use one

That said, there’s no law that you have to have a middle name. If you can’t decide, or it’s causing you stress, why not forget it altogether? You can always change your mind later, and perhaps when you decide not to have one, the perfect name will come to you naturally.

Choose more than one middle name

You might find you’re torn between two middle names, or even three. So why not use them all, a la Uma Thurman with her daughter Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Busson.

Use a family member’s name

Middle names are often a chance to pay a nice tribute to a loved one, so think about different family members who mean a lot to you, even if their names aren’t in the running for first name. Definite brownie points at Christmas.

Think about your passions

Look to your favourite places, writers and artists for ideas – making such a personal choice can make for a gorgeous middle name that you always smile at.

Look back on names you liked

If you’re torn between two first names, you could always put the runner-up as the middle one. Lots of people go by their middle names, so there’s always the chance to change if you get naming remorse.

Perhaps there was a name you loved at school that’s fallen out of fashion, or maybe you have a friend who stole your baby name because she got pregnant first. Grrr. People tend to be less territorial about middle names, so this could be your chance to take it back.

Pair a classic name with a unique name

If you’re going with a unique first name, choosing a classic one for the middle can give it a lovely ring. Perhaps Ziggy James or Peaches Mary.

You could even have a classic first name and a quirky middle name – your child can always keep schtum about it if they’re not keen.

Choose a middle name from your cultural background

If you or your partner have roots outside of Britain, why not mark your culture with a middle name? It’ll remind your child of his background, and be a nice talking point when they grow up.

Make your maiden name your baby’s middle name

Your maiden name doesn’t have to be a distant memory. Some mums keep their family’s side in the mix by making it their baby’s middle name.

Baby girl middle names

  1. Ava
  2. Alice
  3. Anne
  4. Aria
  5. Alexandria
  6. Bee
  7. Blake
  8. Blair
  9. Caitlin
  10. Ciara
  11. Charlotte
  12. Cora
  13. Chloe-Anne
  14. Dawn
  15. Elise
  16. Ellen
  17. Erin
  18. Evie
  19. Faye
  20. Frances
  21. Grace
  22. Georgina
  23. Grey
  24. Hadley
  25. Hayley
  26. Harper
  27. Hope
  28. Iris
  29. Isla
  30. Ivy
  31. Ivy-Rose
  32. Imogen
  33. James
  34. Jade
  35. Jane
  36. Jordan
  37. June
  38. Joy
  39. Kayley
  40. Kennedy
  41. Lila
  42. Lily
  43. Lux
  44. Lydia
  45. Luna
  46. Masie
  47. Mae
  48. Morgan
  49. Mia
  50. Mia-Louise
  51. Nina
  52. Natalie
  53. Nova
  54. Olive
  55. Olivia
  56. Olivia-Rose
  57. Penelope
  58. Paige
  59. Quinn
  60. Raine
  61. Riley
  62. Robyn
  63. Rose
  64. Rae
  65. Ruby-Grace
  66. Sarah-Louise
  67. Summer
  68. Serena
  69. Sophia
  70. Teresa
  71. Taylor
  72. Tanya
  73. Vanessa
  74. Victoria
  75. Violet
  76. Willow
  77. Wyatt
  78. Wynona
  79. Zoe
  80. Zadie

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  • Author: Emily Thorpe Emily Thorpe
  • Job Title: Digital Writer

Having written for Mother&Baby magazine for four years where she wrote news, product pages, features and interviewed celebrities such as Paloma Faith and Fearne Cotton, Emily now works as Digital Writer for Mother&Baby online where she specialises in travel and product reviews. 


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