Just thinking about the sound of it, I think a middle name for "Pearl", or any one-syllable first name, ought to have at least three syllables, with the emphasis on the second or third.<br><br>
Pearl Sophia B---<br>
Pearl Elena B---<br>
Pearl Elizabeth B---<br>
Pearl Adelaide B --<br>
Pearl Vanessa B--<br>
Pearl Samantha B--<br><br><br>
etc. Lots of possible choices there!<br><br>
I like Abigail, too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
Hey Jess - I'm a Jess too and I also have a Pearl. She's a gorgeous golden retriever, my first baby. (Hope you're not offended by that!) It's a wonderful name and I kinda wished I'd saved it for a human baby. Her nick names are Pearlie Mae and Pearlie Anne, though I'm sure that's no help!<br><br>
Have you looked at family names yet? Personally I think that middle names should have some kind of significance otherwise I don't see the point. It's a great opportunity to give a nod to a cool aunt way in the past or your mom's maiden name or something like that...
I love the name pearl too lol<br><br>
If we didnt automatically name our babys middle name after babys grandparents (very much a tradition in my family) My current girl name would be Maeryn Pearl (as my username is)<br><br>
my grandmother was Pearl Nadine<br><br>
I agree on not having a one syllable middle name... but I think three may be a bit much with a five syllable last name.
I like Pearl Elena quite a bit. So far that's my fave of all the suggestions. There's something very pleasing about the way they are said together, and I like the held vowel in "Elena" after the softer, quieter sounds of Pearl.
I like Pearl Elana, but I am biased, my daughter is Sophia Elanna (pronounced 'Ehlawna'), but I chose her middle name because each letter of her name corresponds with the last letter in the 6 most important women in my life (2 grandmas, 1 g-gram, my mom, and 2 sisters) with the exception of her L with is the first letter of my grandma's name, instead of her last. She's our only girl, and we thought she was our last, so I needed to find some way to incorporate family names into her name. We searched middle names, or first name as a middle name, and frankly, my family's names suck! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
My first thought was Josephine or Madeline (not Madeleine or Madelyn - I think the 'line' ending flows better). I agree with a PP that it needs to have a few syllables.<br><br>
Alexandra or Emmeline might work too.