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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Middle Name Challenge: Baby Girl Audrey ___ B.

I've been emailing back and forth with a blogger who's expecting in November, and we want to post her question here without compromising anonymity or blowing the surprise on her own blog. So here's the basic question, boiled down to the bare essentials: What's a good middle name for Audrey?

The surname is two syllables starting with B.

The parents like:
  • less-common names
  • traditional spellings for names
  • older names (Eleanor, Pearl, Beatrix)
  • movie names
  • British/Irish names
Go!

29 comments:

Dawna Drake said...

How about...
Samantha
Grace
Christine
Lenore?

Karen said...

Off the top of my head:
Lorna
Cora
Imogen
Meghan
Eileen
Pippa
Iona
Isolde
Siobhan/Siubhan
Elspeth/Elsbeth
Moira
Jean

Alison said...

Some Irish or Irish-sounding names to consider...
Claire
Fae
Fiona
Meara (pronounced MEER-a, not me-AR-a)

Anonymouse said...

Caroline
Annabelle
Genevieve

Anonymous said...

Maeve
Cecelia
Julia
Caoimhe (pron. Keeva)
Saoirse (pron. SEER-sha)
Celeste
Frances

Maggie said...

Elizabeth
Claire
Marie
Christine

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

Kathleen.
Kathleen.
Kathleen.

Hannah said...

Audrey is a lovely name! Here are my suggestions:

Audrey Pearl (APB)
Audrey Genevieve (AGB)
Audrey Linnéa (ALB) [lin-NAY-ah]
Audrey Diane (ADB)
Audrey Olivia (AOB)
Audrey Niamh (ANB)
Audrey Fiona (AFB)
Audrey Samara (ASB)
Audrey Stella (ASB)
Audrey Veronica (AVB)
Audrey Scarlett (ASB)
Audrey Elise (AEB)
Audrey Carys (ACB)
Audrey Vivian (AVB)
Audrey Cleo (ACB)
Audrey Aurora (AAB)
Audrey Flora (AFB)
Audrey Georgia (AGB)
Audrey Jane (AJB)
Audrey Margot (AMB)

That turned out to be quite a lot of names. Hopefully there's one you like! My faves are Audrey Pearl, Audrey Olivia, Audrey Scarlett, and Audrey Jane. Audrey is a beautiful name, and I'm sure your daughter will wear it well.

Best wishes,
Hannah

janet said...

Audrey Claire
Audrey Celine
Audrey Katharine
Audrey Elise
Audrey Juliet

Allyson said...

Mae. Audrey Mae.

Mayberry said...

Audrey Scarlett--I love it! and Beatrix.

I'd also throw in Margaret and Frances.

Anonymous said...

Audrey Mabel
Audrey Bevin (very Irish)
Audrey Eilis
Audrey Kate
Audrey Florinda (also very Irish)
Audrey Marcella
Audrey Beryl
Audrey Berdine
Audrey Cordelia
Audrey Erin
Audrey Gail
Audrey Mara
Audrey Beth
Audrey Shea
Audrey Brynn
Audrey Quinn
Audrey Sage
Audrey Collette
Audrey Mia
Audrey Nadine

And I think Audrey lends itself beautifully to any of the trait names (Hope, Grace, Joy ect.)

Anonymous said...

My favourite is from the first post, Audrey Lenore. It just flows so beautifully. Plus, L names are the big thing (so says Baby Name Wizard) so it would be wise to use this classic before the rest of the world does.
Love Audrey too, but there's a bunch of them around here in the under 3 crowd.

Renee said...

Audrey Faye, Audrey Caroline, Audrey Simone or Audrey Annabella would be my picks...

Mims said...

My grandma, age 80, is Audrey Jean.

Tess said...

I have always liked Audrey Lynn
But others to consider:
Audrey Claire
Audrey Rose
Audrey Elizabeth

If you want to go with something a little different, may I suggest Audrey Pryne? Pryne is Hester's last name in The Scarlet Letter, and I have always thought it would be a lovely girl's name.

Mama Cass said...

We wanted to honor my Irish heritage for my daughter's name. Rosalind is the family name, but we shortened to Rose. I think Audrey Rose sounds great!

Anonymous said...

I think that Audrey matches with a lot of different types of names...

Audrey Blake
Audrey Morgan
Audrey Lane

Audrey Camille
Audrey Elise
Audrey Margot

Barb @ getupandplay said...

Moira
Faith
Candland
Rose
Maeve
Sylvia
Lorna

Tessie said...

JANE! Totally Jane!

Love it. I ADORE the name Audrey too.

Hope T. said...

I like both Audrey Claire and Audrey Rose but if you wanted something more Irish,
Audrey Colleen or
Audrey Eileen or even
Audrey Erin are nice,too.

Steph the WonderWorrier said...

Audrey is one of my most favourite names! I think it matches well with any number of middle names.

I loved the sound of Audrey Mae ("Mae" is my middle name so I'm a tad bias, but I think the -ae ending is just so pretty).

I think my suggestion would be, pick a one-syllable middle name. I think they sound best with Audrey...but really, almost anything works!

My favourites from above:

Audrey Mae
Audrey Claire
Audrey Rose
Audrey Jane

brooke said...

Audrey Catherine B - this seems perfect imo!

Also:

Audrey Roslyn
Audrey Eloise

Good luck!

Jan said...

I like the sound of a one syllable mn.
Audrey (2), mn (1), ln (3). Maybe Brooke or Jane?

kelsey said...

Audrey Lillian?
Audrey Camille?
Audrey Genevieve?
Audrey Guinevere?
Audrey Lila?
Audrey Emmeline?
Audrey Violet?
Audrey Helena?
Audrey Linnea?
Audrey Evelyn?
Audrey Josephine?
Audrey Tamara?
Audrey Louisa?
Audrey Mariah?
Audrey Alice?
Audrey Leona/Leora?
Audrey Kathleen?

Good luck!

Ashley said...

My grandmother was Audrey Elinor. You've got a ton of good choices above! I tried not to give you duplicates.

Here are some more ideas:

Audrey Ada
Audrey Adelaide
Audrey Adele
Audrey Aine (Anya)
Audrey Blythe
Audrey Bronwyn
Audrey Calla
Audrey Caris
Audrey Charlotte
Audrey Elaine
Audrey Elenora
Audrey Eliza
Audrey Eloise
Audrey Evangeline
Audrey Estelle
Audrey Evelyn
Audrey Fern
Audrey Frances
Audrey Gwendolyn
Audrey Hazel
Audrey Hillary
Audrey Imogen
Audrey Irene
Audrey Josephine
Audrey Lila
Audrey Louisa
Audrey Luella
Audrey Lydia
Audrey Maeva
Audrey Maire
Audrey Margot
Audrey Mariel
Audrey Meryl
Audrey Muriel
Audrey Neve
Audrey Noelle
Audrey Ophelia
Audrey Penelope
Audrey Rhiannon
Audrey Shannon
Audrey Stella
Audrey Violet
Audrey Vivian

Anonymous said...

Oh, am I too late?? Hope not.

Audrey Eileen
Audrey Marlowe

Anonymous said...

Audrey Lee

Meghanaudrey said...

My nana was Audrey Belle