A name follows you through your whole life.
Even if you go through the lengthy legalities of changing your name, you will always have ties to the name you were given at birth, and that name holds a lot of influence.
According to Parenting.com, your baby’s name can affect how she sees herself, as well as how others perceive her to be. People make assumptions about others solely based on the person’s name!
People spend a ton of time searching Google for the perfect name. It can become extremely overwhelming.
That’s why I’ve been putting together my Middle Names series. So with a quick glance, you can find the perfect middle name for your daughter!
Without any further ado, here are the best middle names for a girl named Abigail.
I’ve compiled these from baby name databases, parent discussion forums, and other sources then whittled them down to the ones I personally think sound the best.
Hope it helps!
The importance of picking a good middle name for your daughter
Legally, you’re not required to have a middle name.
It’s really a matter of personal preference. Since almost everyone these days seems to have a middle name, the majority of people’s personal preferences must be to make their children’s monikers at least three words.
Seriously, though, that extra name between your first and last can have a lot of benefits.
Here are 3 big reasons you should think and research carefully about a good middle name that goes well with Abigail.
A middle name lets you preserve even more family or other important names
It’s understandable that you would want to honor those women in your life that mean a lot to you.
Sometimes, when forced to choose just one, it can become very difficult, and even cause friction in the family.
That’s just not necessary! All you need is a middle name!
A middle name gives you an opportunity to honor multiple family members within your child’s name. Just make sure that all of the names flow together nicely!
Their middle name can, and might, become their nickname
Since parents choose their children’s names, kids can sometimes feel like they got stuck with a dud.
If your child has a middle name, however, this can give him or her the opportunity to grab onto another option.
Plus, if your child shares her name with one or more students in her class, a middle name can make it a lot easier for the teacher to distinguish between them.
This is where nicknames come into play!
Nicknames are often derived from middle names or a combo of first and middle names.
Sometimes, kids may even opt to go by their middle names full-time. So, make sure when you choose your child’s middle name that you steer clear of any potential embarrassing options.
Say your child’s name out loud – if it makes you burst out laughing or blush, this is a good sign that you need to pick something different.
The full name power play
“NOAH RYAN JACKSON, WHY IS THE DOG PURPLE?!”
The classic full-name warning is one that is used by parents everywhere, and it can strike fear into the hearts of even the bravest adults.
Every child knows that when mom plays the FULL NAME card, it means BIG trouble.
When you put together your ideas for your daughter’s full name, make sure to practice this warning out loud with all of your options.
You know that you will be using it, so you might as well make sure it works effectively.
If it’s too hard to say, then you need to throw it out now!
Middle name ideas for a girl named Abigail
And now, the moment you all have been waiting for, the list!
Remember, these are some ideas to get your brain going. It’s a great starting point, and I am sure you will find some great middle names to go with Abigail!
Meaning of the name Abigail
According to BabyCenter, Abigail is a Hebrew name, meaning “the father’s joy,” In the Bible, Abigail was the beautiful and intelligent third wife of King David.
People with this name are, according to some, excited by adventure and change. They are optimistic and like to make friends.
Some nicknames commonly given to girls named Abigail are Abby, Abi, Gayle, and Gail.
Some famous Abigails are tennis player Abigail Spears and actress Abigail Breslin.
Those are just a few of my favorite names that go well with Abigail, but by no means is it an exhaustive list.
Hopefully, you found a few you like as well. If not, you might like this cool resource from Mom Junction with more middle name ideas based on syllables, and more.
Tell me in the comments which ones you like, or just your favorite middle names for girls in general.
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Good luck, parents!