Naming your baby is a major decision, and it might just be one of the biggest you make when it comes to your new bundle of joy!
Your child’s name can play a big factor in how she thinks about herself, as well as how others see her.
No wonder people spend so much time poring over online search results; trying to find the absolute best name for their children! However, when all the time is focused on finding the perfect first name, the middle name tends to get lost in the mix.
That’s why I’ve been putting together my How To Pick A Middle Name series. I’ve found what I think are the best options to go with any specific name you might be considering for your daughter!
Scroll down this post just a bit to find a list of the best middle names for a girl named Luna
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
Even though people aren’t required to have a middle name, the fact is that most people these days do.
It’s completely optional whether or not you want to bestow a middle name on your child.
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 Luna:
A middle name lets you preserve even more family or other important names
Did you ever notice how family and friends all start asking who you’re going to name your baby after?
It’s a common practice to honor the important people in your life by naming your child after them, but it can be hard to choose who gets the privilege.
A middle name gives you the opportunity to name your child after more than one person, so you can reduce the risk of hurt feelings.
All you need to do is to make sure that the names flow together nicely!
Their middle name can, and might, become their nickname
It’s crazy to think that our names can influence so many things about our lives and yet we have no say over the name we are given at birth.
This is probably why so many kids decide to use their middle names or choose a nickname in place of their actual name.
Since the odds are good that your daughter’s middle name might become her main form of identifying herself, try to avoid any embarrassing options!
The full name power play
The classic full-name warning; it’s used all over the world, with equal effect. “LUNA CLAIRE REYNOLDS, WHERE ARE ALL OF MY SHOES?!”
Every child knows that when mom plays the FULL NAME card, it means BIG trouble.
Still, testing out your middle name options by using them in this classic warning is a great way to find a winning choice! If it rolls off of the tongue easily then it’s a keeper!
Middle name ideas for a girl named Luna
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 Luna!
My favorite middle names for Luna have to be Luna Rae and Luna Mae. I like the way these short, beautiful middle names roll off the tongue, 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 Luna quite 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 Luna
According to BabyCenter, Luna is a Latin name that means “moon.”
Luna was number 11 for popular girl’s names of 2019.
Some famous Lunas are actress Luna Blaise and the popular character Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series.
Those are just a few of my favorite names that go well with Luna, but by no means is it the end-all-be-all.
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.
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Good luck, parents!