As a community, we name all sorts of things.
From our children, beloved pets, to even our cars (weird!), we tend to have a habit of naming almost everything.
Naming your favorite power tool? Easy. Naming your new baby? Not so easy.
And that’s just the first name! Now you have to pick a middle name that flows well, doesn’t embarrass your child when they’re older, and doesn’t upset any relatives.
To help with this difficult decision, I’ve created my series on how to pick a middle name! A simple spot for you to find quick, curated lists of exceptional middle names all in one place.
Without any further ado, here are the best middle names for a girl named Audrey!
I’ve compiled these from baby name databases, parent discussion forums, and other sources then whittled them down to the ones I personally think sounds best.
Hope it helps!
The importance of picking a good middle name for your daughter
Middle names are generally an afterthought and rarely used, but can actually be quite important!
In fact, in some cultures, middle names can be used to even distinguish your profession!
Though there is no legal reason to have one, middle names have the potential to honor a passed relative or improve an already great sounding first and last name.
Prolonging a family member’s legacy or making your child’s name even more fashionable is just a few of the great benefits of picking the perfect middle name, especially for daughters!
Here are 3 big reasons you should think carefully and do your research when picking a great middle name that goes well with Audrey.
A middle name lets you preserve family or other important names
Let’s face it, family is important. With every newborn addition, family members seem to always know best when it comes to their “perfect” names.
Luckily, as parents, you have the chance to quell a family feud or honor a beloved family member when choosing your child’s middle name.
Is Grandma Rose upset after naming your firstborn after a favorite aunt instead of her? Do you just love Kate Winslet’s role in Titanic?
Throw Rose in between there! Now you’ve made grandma (and your favorite feature film) happy, and ‘Audrey Rose’ sounds wonderful!
Their middle name can, and might, become their nickname
For daughters, their middle names can quickly become just as important as their first name.
With examples like Casey-Rae or Ellie-Jean, it’s easy to see how a middle name might become part of your daughter’s identity.
It also might just become her nickname, as kids are frequently looking for new ways to identify themselves and their peers!
Choose a name that your daughter would love to be part of her identity, making a great sounding name that flows.
The full name power play
There is just something equal parts empowering and frightening with the announcement of a full name.
Whether disciplining your child or announcing them to a room during possible future scenarios, a great name paired with an even greater middle name is a powerful statement.
Strike fear into the hearts of guilty children everywhere or make your future business leader sound intimidating!
You choose. But remember parents, choose wisely.
Middle name ideas for a girl named Audrey
With all of these great reasons, it’s time to get into the list!
Remember parents, these are just ideas. Hopefully, this list will get your imagination going or maybe even contain your perfect name!
(My favorite middle names for Audrey would have to be Audrey Autumn, if you don’t mind the alliteration, and Audrey Rose, which is just downright lovely.)
Meaning of the name Audrey
According to BabyCenter, Audrey stems from an old-English name meaning “noble strength”.
With popular celebrities and characters in pop culture, Audrey is a pretty sought after name.
Ranking as the 53rd most popular girl’s name in the United States in 2019, you can’t go wrong with choosing Audrey for your little bundle of joy!
Remember, with a name meaning “noble strength”, whatever middle name you choose will be next to a name with some serious weight!
Those are just a few of my favorite names that go well with Audrey, but by no means is it an exhaustive list.
Hopefully, you found a few you like! 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 are your favorite, or just your favorite middle names for girls in general!
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Good luck, parents!