She needs a middle name! Help!

My daughter is due in August and while we are pretty much set on a fn, the mn is proving rather tricky. I’m looking for a four or five letter middle name for the first name Juliette. I would prefer 2 syllables, but 1 works too. Last name ends in a -y so I want to avoid middle names with the same ending. 

The commons ones like Grace, Rose, Kate, Anne are out. I prefer vintage names. 

Thanks!

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March 19, 2019 5:11 PM

Anna, Erin, Faith, Eva, Clara, Clair, Alice, Emma, Elise, Cora, Kate, Laura, Hope, Leah, Mae, Maeve, Nora, Rosa, Ruth, Nina, Sarah, Maree, Megan, Pearl, Tessa, Susan, Zara, April, Coral, Delma

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March 20, 2019 5:13 AM

I think you may be struggling because your criteria are so vague!  Since middle names are so rarely used, it might be nice to tie in some sentimental value somehow, like a grandparent's name, favorite book character, ethnic heritage, religious significance, or something along those lines.  There is so much to choose from one-or-two syllables and kinda-vintage!  Let's narrow this down...

 

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March 20, 2019 8:12 AM

Thanks you all for the replies. I think what is causing my troubles deciding On a mn is my pickiness. It has to flow, almost perfectly, or I rule it out. Add to that my picky husband and it gets more difficult. Our son’s name is Liam Sebastian. We often call him by both names so I want something for Juliette that flows equally well. The reason behind the 4-5 letters is because I wanted the length of her name to “match” my son’s name. That’s probably silly and not a strong requirement. 

Some more possibly helpful info:

My top choice right now is Juliette Catherine. I was hoping to find something shorter that I liked equally as much but if not that’s my backup. 

My husband is Irish. I’m not all that sentimental about my own heritage. 

A few relatives who I’ve considered honoring are Mary and Elizabeth. The former is too religious sounding for us and the latter too long. 

Last name ruins anything ending in a -y or starting With an H. 

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March 20, 2019 9:41 AM

what about Juliette Eliza or Juliette Beth or Juliette Maria (to honour your relatives)  Juliette Cate/Kate instead of Catherine.  Mae, Maree, Maura, Moira, Mara, Marie, Mia, Malia,  are related to the name Mary too.  Carin, Rina, Erina and Kaye are related to Catherine too.  Eliza, Elisa, Ella, Beth, Lisa, Elyse, Elise, Liesel - all related to Elizabeth

Cara, Elisa, April, Eva, Ada, Anya, Eve, Alana, Anika, Ariel, Beth, Faye, Rae, Ella, Jayne, Jean, Joy, Joan, June, Joyce, Sue, Alisa, Celia, Fiona, Erika, Lucia, Nadia, Lydia, Naomi, Sofia, Luisa, Talia, Emma, Ellen, Bella, Carla, Coral, Esme, Greta, Kira, Lena, Leila, Ida, Irene, Irena, Iris, Viola, Isla, Laura, Lisa, Mabel, Maris, Moira/Maura, Nelda, Nell, Lara, Liesl, Mia, Nora, Nola, Nina, Opal, Renee, Rosie, Sarah, Tegan, Taryn, Thea, Vera, Tara, Sybil, Susan, Tessa, Zola, Zelda, Zana, Zara, Zena, Katia, Elsa

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March 20, 2019 10:32 AM

I like Juliette Mara. Can that be pronounce Mare-uh? I prefer that to Mar-uh. Ive Also considered Iris. My husband isn’t convinced it flows with Juliette but I think it does. We both love Faye but our last name is Haney and I feel like they clash. I will run some of these by him. Thanks!

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March 20, 2019 1:43 PM

Mara can indeed be pronounced Mare-uh. In the middle name, this pronunciation will be very easy to enforce because almost no one will see it (even if you call her by two names, most people will just see Juliette written out and not Mara).

I like Faye and don't see a problem using it with Haney, especially not in the middle name spot. Alternatively, you could use Fern or Fawn.

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March 20, 2019 6:03 PM

I prefer Mar-uh/Mar-a.  Iris flows.  I think Faye works as does Rae, Mae or Kaye

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March 20, 2019 7:52 PM

I think Mara can be pronounced any way you wan to say it. 

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March 21, 2019 4:23 AM

I was going to suggest Juliette Ivy before you ruled out names ending in -y, so I definitely think Iris flows. It is somewhat less romantic than Juliette Rose but still very pretty.

I'd also suggest Marion as a Mary alternative that flows well.

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March 30, 2019 6:09 PM

Just putting a vote in for Elise, I think Juliette Elise sounds beautiful, has the same amount of letters and syllables as your son's name, and bonus is a diminutive of Elizabeth.

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March 19, 2019 11:39 PM

Do you have a favorite book, place, song, or relative that inspires you? Middle names are the place for fun, whimsy, sentiment or using clunky names. 

 

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March 20, 2019 12:53 AM

congrats on baby girl! How lovely is juliette! Some middle names could be

Juliette rosa

juliette margo

juliette ophelia

juliette eden

juliette belle

juliette yvonne

juliette eve

juliette camille/camilla

juliette marie

juliette marilyn

juliette gale

juliette nora

 

could you go with julietta? It might give some names ur not keen on a gorgeous sound

julietta grace

julietta mable

julietta may

julietta with any of the above middle names is super cute!

 

 

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March 20, 2019 1:12 AM

Rose was the first thing that popped to mind but since that's out, I've got a few other thoughts.  

I like the sound of Amelia with Juliette.  Too long though?

Juliette Ava, Juliette Monroe, Juliette Elise, Juliette Erin Juliette May, Juliette Anna, Juliette Brook, Juliette Blair, Juliette Piper, Juliette Lane, Juliette Lily

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March 20, 2019 10:25 AM

We don’t want to say for sure Rose is out because I absol love it. It’s a family name and my mom’s birth month flower. My husband thinks it “too romantic” sounding with Juliette. We are also considering Juliette Rosemary. 

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March 20, 2019 4:38 PM

Maybe Royse/Royce? It's a medieval variant of Rose that preserves a lot of the sound but without the obvious flowery association. Behind the Name lists this as a male name, but the only Royce I've ever known was female.

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March 20, 2019 6:30 PM

Juliette Rose is pretty

for names more than 5 letters Evelyn, Bianca, Eliana, Amelia, Esther, Isabel, Hannah, Miriam, Ingrid, Nicole, Yasmin, Sophia, Olivia, Vivienne Susannah Celeste Annabel Bridget Caroline Carolyn Katelyn Katrina Miranda Matilda Vanessa Natalia Stella Estelle Lauren Larissa Leticia Laurel Lorelei Lucinda Lucille Cassandra Annabella Arabella Annalise Angelique Catherine Elizabeth Evangeline Kathleen Samantha Magdalena Veronica Michelle Suzanne

 

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March 20, 2019 7:21 AM

Juliette Adele, Juliette Delphine, Juliette Esther, Juliette Frances or Francine, Juliette Lois, Juliette Pauline, Juliette Ruth

Adele is the clear winner here.

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March 21, 2019 10:27 AM

Thanks for your help again! 

Ohr short list is now: 

Juliette Catherine 

Juliette Rosemary 

Juliette Rose 

Juliette Roisin (gaelic Irish for Rose, prn ro-sheen) 

Juliette Iris 

Juliette Maeve 

Thoughts? Favorites?

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March 21, 2019 12:25 PM

Beautiful choices! My favorites are Juliette Maeve (love this middle name!), Juliette Iris, and Juliette Rose. These are the ones that flow the best IMO. Good luck!

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March 21, 2019 3:16 PM

All of these choices are lovely.  I especially like Juliette Roisin since it seems like it honors both sides of your family.  The slight style contrast between the two names is pleasing too.

Juliette Rose is my least favorite of this list (although I still like it), because it is very Shakespeare.  My strongest association with the name Juliette is the play "Romeo and Juliet" and the line "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." Since Rose would be a middle name, I don't think this is a deal breaker though, and could even be a plus if you are a Shakespeare fan.  Amusingly, Roisin would literally be "a rose by another name," but in this case, I think the reference is subtle enough to add to the fun (like a little naming Easter egg), whereas Rose as a middle name feels a little too "on the nose."

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March 21, 2019 5:49 PM

I really like Juliette Maeve, I like it in full and you could also shorten it to Julie Mae or Etta/Ettie Mae which is super cute. Juliette Iris would be my second favourite and then Juliette Roisin third because I like Irish names and I enjoy the contrasting styles. Catherine, Rosemary and Rose are all just a little bit too used to be interesting to me, although there's nothing wrong with them.

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March 21, 2019 6:27 PM

all great names

I love Juliette Maeve best or Juliette Roisin

 

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March 22, 2019 6:22 AM

Iris, Roisin and Maeve, in no particular order.

I do enjoy the comment above of Roisin being a rose by another name! But Iris and Maeve sound lovely too. Maeve actually makes me think that Mabel could also be a nice middle option.

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March 22, 2019 2:40 PM

You could also consider Juliette Catriona.

Catriona is the Irish form of Catherine. 

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March 22, 2019 10:20 AM

You make a great point about Juliette Rose being overly Shakespeare. That is def something I want to avoid!

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March 23, 2019 2:24 AM

The first thing I thought as far as flow was Juliette Corinne (not sure of spelling, but in my head this name is cor een)

but I really like the "Rose by any other name" pun.