A name plays a big role in a person’s life. It greatly influences how others see you.
According to parenting.com, a name carries a big impact on the impression people make on others.
Your name can also affect how you perceive yourself!
This is why so many people spend an overwhelming amount of time searching Google for the perfect first name. After hours of poring over endless search results, it’s no surprise that many people let the middle name take a backseat.
That’s why I’ve been putting together my guide to picking a middle name that flows perfectly. So with a quick glance, you can find the perfect middle name for your daughter!
Scroll down the page to see the best middle names for a girl named Penelope.
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 middle name for your daughter
So, technically you don’t have to have a middle name.
There’s no legal requirement to do so!
However, that doesn’t stop the majority of people from giving their children middle names.
That’s 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 Penelope:
A middle name lets you preserve even more family or other important names
People often use their children’s names to honor loved ones and other important people in their lives. Sometimes, it can be hard to choose between your great-grandma or your mom.
Luckily, a middle name gives you the opportunity to honor more than one person.
All you need to do is to make sure that the names flow together nicely!
Their middle name can, and might, become their nickname
Kids don’t get to pick their own names, that’s just how it is.
Unfortunately, kids don’t always like the name that mom and dad picked out for them.
If your child has a middle name, she might decide to go by it full-time, as many kids do. Or, her middle name might be the gateway to her nickname, which can make her feel more confident and in control.
Since your child’s middle name could very well turn out to be their main name, it’s important to steer clear of embarrassing options.
The full name power play
We’ve all heard it at some point in our lives, the classic full-name warning delivered by parents everywhere, for example, “PENELOPE BETH WILLIAMS, YOU DO NOT CUT YOUR OWN HAIR!!”
Every child knows that when mom plays the FULL NAME card, it means BIG trouble.
When you are testing out different names for your daughter, make sure to try it out using the full-name warning.
You want to make sure it rolls off of your tongue easily.
Middle name ideas for a girl named Penelope
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 Penelope!
My favorite middle names for Penelope have to be Penelope Rose and Penelope Grace. I like those classic middle names with Penelope, but you should go with whatever sounds best to you!
Meaning of the name Penelope
According to BabyCenter, Penelope is a Greek name, meaning “weaver.”
In The Odyssey, Penelope awaits the return of her husband, Odysseus, for 20 years!
Some famous Penelopes are actresses Penelope Cruz and Penelope Ann Miller.
Penelope came in at #29 in the 2019 name rankings for girls.
(Psst, if you’re just poking around and not completely sold on Penelope, a few of my most popular middle names guides are middle names for Isabella, middle names for Claire, and middle names for Ava.)
Those are just a few of my favorite names that go well with Penelope, but by no means is it an exhaustive list.
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!