Don’t get me wrong here, it’s usually harder to decide the first name for your newborn, and thankfully the last name is usually automatic. But the middle name usually leaves room for being more creative and I have had so many discussions regarding middle names with my friends and colleagues so I figured I’d make a list of suggestions.
Of course, this list is completely biased and only reflects what I feel are really good suggestions depending on the first name you pick. But primarily I am looking at these factors when deciding a middle name for your baby:
- Are you honoring a relative or family member?
- Obviously it needs to sound good in combination with the first and last name
- It’s also good to think about a middle name that doesnt provide other kids unnecessary opportunity to make fun of your kid
Some people like to keep the middle name shorter than the first and last name but also there are a ton of people who prefer the opposite so there are really no set rules for this, there are just some middle names that work better with some names.
I have compiled a list of my absolute favorites for each name. This is my middle name match guide and just press a name below in the list and you will see my suggestions and an explanation.