Post # 1
If we choose Gemma, we have the middle names picked out- Cheryl Jynette – after the two grandmothers.
But if we choose Adelaide, we don’t have any ideas for a middle name. I love the sound of a long middle name, like Adelaide Evangeline or Adelaide Emmanuella. I love both of those, but my husband isn’t sold.
I don’t care for the popular common middle names like Grace, Rose, Joy, Faith, Lyn, Lee, etc, I want something more unique or creative, or something beautiful or that has a special meaning.
None of our family names seem to work too well with Adelaide.
Post # 4
Eek. I think a one syllable name is all that works to me. And I can only think of the common ones. Adelaide is a big name for a lil girl. I kinda hope you choose Gemma (which I think would sound really nice with Adelaide as a middle name). I am sorry this was totally unhelpful.
What are your respective grandmothers’ names?
Edit: I think to follow Adelaide you need a name that starts with a stop consonant. I think starting with a vowel doesn’t flow right.
Post # 5
Rae would be pretty with Adelaide. I totally love that name btw!
Post # 6
It’s not helpful, but I love the way Adelaide Evangeline sounds. I was thinking Elisabeth, but that doesn’t even compare.
Post # 7
What about Eliora? I think a longer middle name has a nice ring to it
Post # 8
Adelaide Grace is so pretty though…
Post # 10
I think that long (with many syllables) of a first name calls for a shorter middle name to balance it out. Otherwise it is just too much of a mouthful, IMO.
I’ve always liked the name Adeline and thought it would go well with Marie. What do you think of Adelaide Marie?
Post # 11
I like Adelaide Evangeline or Elizabeth a lot.
I would consider how long your last name is before giving her two long names, especially if her surname is long. 3 names with 3 syllables is a mouthful for an adult, let alone a kindergartener.
Post # 12
I also think Gemma Adelaide would be really pretty! Then you don’t have to choose between girl’s names!
Post # 13
Ok this is totally dorky but since I can only think of Guys and Dolls when I hear Adelaide what about Adelaide Vivian or Adelaide Vivienne?
Post # 14
@heather25: It is, but it’s a name that will grow with her for sure. We can always call her Addie or Adele while she’s little.
My baby’s grandmothers names are Janet Patricia and Cheryl Lynne. Other family names: Jeanne, Lee, Gayle, Lana, Janette…
I think Gemma Adelaide sounds gorgeous too, but I’m hoping that whichever one I don’t use now, we may use for our next baby girl?! both hubby and I love them both so much.
@jjmomma: Thank you! I came up with it while lying in bed last night and now I love the way it sounds, slightly angelic even!
Post # 15
why can’t you use Adelaide Cheryl Jynette? It’s the one that means something to you guys. oh and when she’s little she can be Addy, so I wouldn’t worry about it being a big girl name. although when i hear that name i think of Adelaide from Guys & Dolls who was more child like anyways.
Post # 16
@indibee: our last name is only two syllables, pretty short. It’s also hard sounds, which is why I like the softness of Adelaide. We had a hard R and a hard D in our last name (very uncommon Scottish name).
@LGenz: haha I’ve heard that a few times, but I’ve never seen that.