Best English middle name?

posted 1 year ago in Pregnancy
  • poll:
    Seo-hyeon Gail : (4 votes)
    5 %
    Seo-hyeon Fern : (3 votes)
    4 %
    Seo-hyeon Pearl : (8 votes)
    9 %
    Seo-hyeon Sage : (20 votes)
    24 %
    Seo-hyeon Laurel : (3 votes)
    4 %
    Seo-hyeon Rose : (47 votes)
    55 %
  • Post # 2
    7721 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I like Sage and Rose – both so pretty with Seo-hyeon! 

    Post # 3
    977 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    Seo-hyeon Rose is beautiful! 

    Post # 4
    995 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey

    I voted Gail. The first name ends with a nasal N sound as far as I know in Korean, so some glottal sound like G would compliment perfectly imo. 

    Post # 5
    115 posts
    Blushing bee

    Seo-hyeon Rose sounds lovely!

    Post # 6
    2466 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I like the simplicity of “Rose”, plus the “O” sound will mimic the “O” sound that the last name ends in. 


    Post # 7
    282 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    Sage is my top choice, followed by Rose. They both flow well!

    Post # 8
    4656 posts
    Honey bee

    I realize this is hard to predict, but what is the likelihood your child would want to be known only by her English middle name in at least certain social situations?

    If you think there is a possibility I would go based on how only the middle and last names sound together as well.  Based on that I would probably avoid duplicating the O sound with Rose.  Gail just sounds middle-aged to me, not in a cute retro way that some names comes back.  I’d probably be inclined to go with Laurel or Pearl (old ladyish but in a more retro way these days), but it might depend on the beginning sound of the last name.

    If it seems unlikely, then I would just pick what you like because it’s pretty rare (except when yelling at your kid) that they will be called by first middle and last.

    Post # 9
    9850 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I think Rose flows nicely! 

    Post # 10
    600 posts
    Busy bee

    Seo-hyeon Rose is simple and beautiful 🙂

    Post # 11
    5082 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2017

    I vote Sage. Rose just reminds me of an old woman/ golden girls.

    Post # 12
    121 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I think Seo-hyeon Skye is pretty.

    Post # 13
    8939 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: Dorset, UK

    Rose or Sage for me too! 

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