If you’re expecting, then you’re probably giving a lot of thought to what name you should give to your new baby.
Deciding on a name for your baby is a big deal, and a child’s name plays a very big role in her life.
(You ever meet someone whose personality just seems to fit their name perfectly?)
People spend a massive amount of time searching for the perfect name for their child. They spend so many hours on the task of finding the first name, in fact, that the middle name tends to get lost in the shuffle.
That’s why I’ve been putting together my guide to picking a middle name that sounds good with any first name you can think of!
Scroll down the page just a bit to find my list of the best middle names for a girl named Lily.
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
It’s true that, at least legally, you are not required to give your child a middle name.
The choice of giving your daughter an extra name is completely up to you.
Still, a middle name is a good choice because 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 Lily:
A middle name lets you preserve even more family or other important names
Do you have a few important women in your life that you would love to name your daughter after?
It’s probably a tough decision to decide on who gets the honor.
Well, luckily, a middle name lets you name your child after more than one person!
All you need to do is to make sure that the names flow together nicely and roll off the tongue.
Their middle name can, and might, become their nickname
People don’t get to choose their own names; which is crazy when you think about how important a name is.
Often, people decide to go by their middle name full time or use it to create a fitting nickname.
Since your child’s middle name could very well become the name they use the most, make sure that you keep far away from any options that could prove to be embarrassing.
The full name power play
The classic full-name warning; we’ve all heard it at some point. “LILY MARIE JOHNSON, THE DOG DOES NOT WEAR MAKE-UP!”
Every child knows that when mom plays the FULL NAME card, it means BIG trouble.
This classic warning is also a great way to test out middle names for your child! Say your potential names out loud as if you’re delivering your best admonishment; if it’s easy to say then it’s a winner!
(If you ask me, this is almost a good enough reason by itself to pick a strong middle name.)
Middle name ideas for a girl named Lily
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 Lily!
My favorite middle names for Lily have to be Lily Rose and Lily Francesca. I like the way the sounds of these middle names blend with Lily, but you should go with whatever sounds best to you!
If you’re still struggling to name your baby girl (maybe you’re not totally sold on Lily as the first name yet!), I highly recommend picking up a copy of The Baby Name Wizard.
It’s the most comprehensive baby name book out there, full of data-driven insights into name popularity, nicknames, similar names, and picking a great middle name.
Meaning of the name Lily
According to BabyCenter, Lily is a Latin name and means “Lily.”
Because it means exactly what it says, you won’t have to worry about other people equating it with anything other than the beautiful lily flower, often associated with purity and newness.
Some notable Lilys are actresses Lily Collins and Lily Tomlin.
(Looking for a good sibling name for Lily? Try here.)
Those are a few of my favorite names that go well with Lilly, but my list is just designed to get you started.
Hopefully, you found a few you like as well. Tell me in the comments which ones you like, or just your favorite middle names for girls in general.
And if you found this helpful, scroll down and join my email list to keep up with all my best parenting tips and timesavers, or follow me over on Pinterest.
(You might also find my complete newborn baby shopping list helpful, especially if you’re a new or expecting parent!)
Good luck, parents!