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I decided if this baby is a girl I want to name her Pearl. I cannot for the life of me think of a good middle name to go with it. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks, Jess
 

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What does your last name sound like? You don't have to give it out, but just something similar sounding with the same number of syllables.
 

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It's a really long hyphenated name. Five syllables total. Starts with B.
 

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Anne<br>
Louise<br>
Abigail<br>
Josephine
 

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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">
 

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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...
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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I like Elise or Elice, pronounced the same.
 

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Pearl Alysse<br>
Pearl Basia<br>
Pearl Celeste<br>
Pearl Dionne<br>
Pearl Elspeth<br>
Pearl Flora<br>
Pearl Georgette<br>
Pearl Hannah<br>
Pearl Inez<br>
Pearl Janette<br>
Pearl Kira<br>
Pearl Loraine<br>
Pearl Marie<br>
Pearl Nadine<br>
Pearl Odelle<br>
Pearl Phaedra<br>
Pearl Quinley<br>
Pearl Ruthanne<br>
Pearl Sofie<br>
Pearl Tamar<br>
Pearl Ulna<br>
Pearl Vivienne<br>
Pearl Wynfred<br>
Pearl Xuxa<br>
Pearl Yasmin<br>
Pearl Zoya
 

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Thanks! This has been very helpful. I was stuck on one thing and now I have a few different ideas!
 

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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">
 

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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.
 

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This is my middle name, so I am a fan. Not biased or anything, though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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First thing that came to my mind was Pearl Anna. Very cute name btw.
 
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