First & Middle Baby Names Fan Pics & Names

Directly from our fans on our Facebook First & Middle Baby Names page, comes real actual babies and their first and middle names.  Proof that our fans are obviously really into naming. 🙂

Blaize James

Bowie Imagine

“This is a photo of Bowie Imagine Graff… This photo was taken yesterday at 5 and a half months old… Both my partner and I love classic rock and roll… My partner also is a fan of classic rap.. The notorious B. I. G. especially… I wanted a verb as a middle name… Be careful what you wish for though… My ‘Mr. BIG’ was born at home weighing in at 11 lbs 6 oz… And at 5 months old is 21 lbs 14oz… Haha.”

-File that one under “Names We Wished We Could Take Credit For”. ~Elizabeth

Canaan Eleazar

Dhev Everett

“Our own spin on the sanskrit Dev- that begins many names. Meaning ‘God’ or ‘Divine,’

Everett, a family name back 3 generations, meaning ‘wild and brave boar'”

Finley Vail

Huckleberry Wilder

“We choose Huckleberry’s name because his older brother is named Sawyer and every Sawyer needs a “Huck”. His middle name is from Little House On The Prairie…Laura Ingles Wilder. ”

Kian Angel

Leo Michael

Nate Anthony Lukeson

“Just a quick story regarding my little boy, his name means so much to us.
My Father is Norwegian and their tradition when naming a Son is to add the Father’s name as a middle name with ‘Son’. I wanted to pass this on and keep this going in our family.
Our son’s name is Nate Anthony Lukeson Bryant. Nate was decided as I love 4 letter names and Nathaniel was too long. Nathan is also my Husband’s middle name, so it seemed to fit perfectly for all the right reasons. Anthony was my late Uncle, who passed suddenly and at a very young age. It was also a common middle name on my Mother’s side. Lukeson is the Norwegian tradition part, my Husband’s name is Luke.
I am all for family traditions and names that represent a special meaning. i can’t wait to explain his name to him when he is older!”

November Sue

“Born 11/30/12, my birthday. Sue after my mom (my middle name is Susan, too) and November because not only is it a beautiful word, but because after a loss, we decided to try again and the resulting babe would be due in November. For us November means hope, healing, and joy.”

Paloma Ixchel

“I wanted her first name to honor my mom without using her actual name, Sara. Sara is common in the US, and the pronunciation would not default to the Spanish, which I prefer. I chose Paloma, Spanish for dove, because in one of my earliest memories, my mom would play Mexican songs on 8 track tapes, and we’d sing along together. We did this many afternoons, and a favorite song was Cucurucucu Paloma. I can’t hear the word paloma and not think of mom, who passed 13 years ago.
Ixchel is a nod to the Mayan jaguar moon goddess. She is a goddess of fertility, pregnancy, and childbirth, among other things. Paloma was conceived and born after I turned 39, and with a diagnosis of unexplained infertility. And so I really wanted a fertility goddess, more specifically a Mexican one. Also, I had an easy pregnancy and birth, so I do feel that we were being watched over! Ixchel just seemed like a perfect choice. Paloma is 1/2 Brazilian and 1/2 Mexican. And I really wanted a name with a story that would take her back to her Mexican ancestry, and hope to one day take her to Ixchel’s shrine on the Mexican island of Cozumel. Our family is actually from Michoacan, but I couldn’t find a name from that region that fit my criteria.”

Raya Rose

River Luca James

Saoirse Mae

Sawyer James

“Sawyer is named after the country band Sawyer Brown & James is my fathers name.”

Solomon Lloyd

Talbot Garrett Edward

“Talbot is for the county I grew up in on the Eastern Shore of MD.
Garrett is for the most Western MD county, where my husband grew up.
Edward is for my great-uncle and father in law.”

Wednesday Eliza

Zeppelin Mililani

“My bestfriend picked the name Zeppelin right before she passed away, unexpectedly. Her last text message to me said ” You should name him Zeppelin Mililani!” Mililani is her middle name. So we did, in memory of one of the greatest people I have ever come across. Kiersten Nicole-Mililani Hammer.”


Honoring Family (While Watching the Flow)

So many people to honor, so few names you’re supposed to use on a single child! Do the possibilities seem endless? They are. You get to consider countless derivatives of the names of the loved ones you want to honor.

Luckily narrowing your choices can be easy– listen carefully for the flow of how each name goes into the other. First and last only, first and middle and last, first name and middle initial and last, first and middle initials and last, etc., etc. Say everything out loud a million times, and write and type them as well before finalizing your choice. If you make up a name or a combo that has a very nice ring to it, it could sound oddly familiar for a reason. It may mimic another well known name or even a word. Consider that and ask yourself if it gets in the way of you liking it or not! Does it look intentional, or like a subliminal goof on your part? Who will notice, and how much do you care?

Catherine wrote:

Baby girl due in 6 Wks, first child. Will officially decide once she is earth side but trying to create a short list, lol. Here are some we like so far and thoughts on others. So let me know your thoughts and open to suggestions. Thx. Btw, husband name is Michael. 1) Michaela Gene (my dad was Eugene and my middle and mother middle name Geneva)
2) Michaela Cate (I like the name Cate 3) Ava-Cate (haven’t id middle 4) Ava-Gene (same no middle) 5) Catalina 6) Aurora Gene or Aurora Cate

Hi Catherine, congrats! I have lots of thoughts on this, thanks for asking.

1. Why not Michaela Genevieve? It would honor the “Gene” you all share, change it up a bit, and not be overly masculine (which Gene kind of is).
2. Michaela Cate says “cay cay”. Too repetitive, IMHO. What about Michaela Catherine?
3. Ava-Cate sounds like “advocate”. Sometimes we like things which are sort of familiar. If Ava-Cate sounded like it was meant to be, it might be because it is very much like a word that exists.
4. Ava-Gene is okay… ! However, it sounds completely inspired by Imogene. (<—also has Gene…)
5. Catalina is pretty…
6. Aurora Cate is nice… However, is Roper the future surname? Aurora Roper is a bit of a tongue twister. (Maybe “tongue twister” isn’t quite literally what I mean, but, you catch my drift.)

Ruh roh… Aurora is incredible, but she quite easily creates flow issues combined with certain other names.

Let me just throw a few suggestions your way and see if anything sticks.

Michaela Fenix
Cate Michelle
Olivia Tatum
Catalina Imogene
Ava-Story Zophia
Genevieve Catherine
Ava-Gene Bennett

[Catherine later wrote in to say that she has also just discovered Marlee, which she is considering. Also she is thinking about honoring Dorothy in a middle spot, as it references a couple of family members. Please keep us posted, Catherine!]