Who means something to you? A middle name can be a tremendous opportunity to honor a special family member or friend, such as a grandparent, parent, uncle or best friend.
If this is the route you choose, there are a few ways to do it:
Although your baby's elongated name might not make it onto those standardized test forms, having it on the birth certificate is still a nice way to honor the special family members in your life.
For more first and middle name ideas, check out the Social Security Administration's list of the Top 100 baby names for boys and girls.
Isn't this what we just talked about? Not quite. Instead of using first names, last names can be excellent for middle names as well:
Not everyone wants a baby's name to honor someone else, and that's perfectly okay. Wanting your baby's name to be special just for the baby is a wonderful thing. Simply choose a name you like, paying attention to how the name flows with the first and last names. You want it to be a natural fit.
Have one parent choose the first name and one parent choose the middle name. That way, you both have a say in what your baby will be called.
Are you looking for a short middle name? Check out our list of the top short baby names for girls and boys.
Who says the middle name has to be sensible? While baby's first name will follow her from sandbox to boardroom, the middle name is more of an on-paper thing. So, instead of going for a safe and sweet pick, go wild. How? It could be anything from your favorite sports team to your hobby to just a beautiful word. Whether it's Raine, Moondust, Peach or anything else you can dream up, the middle name can be anything you want.
Find the perfect first and middle name in our list of unique baby names for girls and boys!
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