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These middle names for girls are short but so, so sweet

Monica Beyer is a mom of four and has been writing professionally since 2000, when her first book, Baby Talk, was published. Her main area of interest is attachment parenting and all that goes with it, including breastfeeding, co-sleepin...

Move over Rose: Middle names for girls that you don't hear every day

There are a ton of traditional girly middle names. You probably know someone with the middle name Ann, Lynn, Elizabeth, Rose, or Grace — or maybe you have a middle name like this. These are all totally awesome names, of course, and are often handed down through families, but if you're looking for something a little different, we've got the baby name list for you.

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These names here are on the shorter side — each has only one or two syllables. This makes them ideal for pairing with a great number of first names.

Often, longer first names work very well with shorter middle names, and other times, parents like to have names with a similar sound grouped together in a name. For example, if you're planning to name your baby Isabella, you might consider a short middle name like Claire, Flo, Bree, or even something like Snow. Or if you're planning to name her Charlotte, you might consider a middle name with a similar sound or cadence, such as Joelle, Regan, Vada, or Kyra.

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While we have included a few traditional choices like May, most of these names are a little off the beaten track and may inspire you as you assemble your baby name list. Also, there is no reason one of these wouldn't make a perfect first name, either, so don't be put off by the fact we've labeled these middle names. They don't have to be!

Move over Rose: Middle names for girls that you don't hear every day
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