A name is a powerful thing.
It is how you identify yourself, how others know you, how you label your belongings and lay claim to what is yours, and it also creates a certain image.
People assume a lot about others based on their names. This is important to remember when you choose a name for your baby.
According to parenting.com, your baby’s name can affect how he views himself, as well as how others see him.
People spend a large amount of time searching Google for the perfect name, and it can be extremely exhausting and overwhelming.
That’s why I’ve been putting together my guide on how to pick a middle name. So with a quick glance, you can find the perfect middle name for your son!
Without any further ado, scroll down a little bit to see the best middle names for a boy named Liam.
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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 son
Okay, so you may not actually need a middle name, at least not legally, but it is a pretty common thing.
Most people these days have a middle name, and most people want their children to have one, too.
Besides just making a name sound good, 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 Liam.
A middle name lets you preserve even more family or other important names
Does your dad want you to name your son after him?
Or, did you already have your heart set on naming your son after your grandfather? A middle name provides the opportunity to honor multiple important people in your life.
Just make sure that all of the names flow together nicely!
Their middle name can, and might, become their nickname
Many kids opt to go by their middle names full-time.
Sometimes they may just like their middle name better than their first name. Some kids just like the idea that they got to have some choice in what name they use.
Teachers love middle names when they have multiple children with the same first name in class. The middle name helps offer distinction.
Often, your child’s middle name ends up developing into his nickname.
It’s essential to keep all of this in mind when you choose your child’s middle name. Steer clear of any potential embarrassing options!
If you have any doubts when you say your child’s name out loud, or you involuntarily cringe, then you may want to pick something else.
The full name power play
“LIAM CHASE JACKSON, WHY IS THE CAT WEARING UNDERWEAR?!”
The classic full-name warning — used by parents, feared by kids.
Every child knows that when mom plays the FULL NAME card, it means BIG trouble.
When you put together your ideas for your son’s full name, make sure to practice this warning out loud with all of your options.
If you get tongue-tied while saying it, or it doesn’t seem to flow smoothly, then keep looking!
Middle name ideas for a boy named Liam
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 Liam!
My favorite middle names for Liam would have to be Liam Walker and Liam Mason. They both have perfect rhythm and a strong, masculine sound to them!
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Meaning of the name Liam
According to BabyCenter, Liam is an Irish name, meaning “helmet of will,” and it is a shortened version of the name, William.
It means strong-willed, warrior and protector.
Liam was ranked number one in popularity for boy’s names in 2019.
You might also be interested to know that some famous Liams are actors Liam Neeson and Liam Hemsworth!
Those are just a few of my favorite names that go well with Liam, but by no means is it an exhaustive list.
Tell me in the comments which ones you like, or just your favorite middle names for boys in general.
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Good luck, parents!