More than likely, the name you are given at birth will be the one you carry with you for life.
It’s no surprise that people spend a huge amount of time poring through Google search results for the perfect first name. After hours of endless searching, many people let the middle name play second fiddle.
That’s why I’ve been putting together my middle name matcher guide. 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 Violet.
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 you don’t have to have a middle name. You aren’t required to have one by law.
However, the majority of people that you meet most likely do have a middle name.
Middle names are so common, that it’s more strange to NOT have one.
Having a middle name is a good choice because it 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 Violet:
A middle name lets you preserve even more family or other important names
If you are contemplating a middle name for your daughter, then you are probably considering naming her after someone important to you.
Many people use their children’s names as a way to pay tribute to a special someone. A middle name lets you 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
There’s something about kids and nicknames. When a kid gets a nickname, it’s almost like a rite of passage.
Since kids don’t get to choose their own first names, so having a nickname becomes a way for them to claim their own identity.
A middle name is often the jumping-off point for a person’s nickname.
Middle names also come in handy when your child shares her name with other children in her class. It makes things a whole lot easier!
The full name power play
You probably have been on the receiving end of a full-name warning at some point in your life. For example, “VIOLET CLAIRE MICHAELS, GET OUT OF THE WET CEMENT!!”
Every child knows that when mom plays the FULL NAME card, it means BIG trouble.
Test out your options for your child’s full name by delivering this warning. If it flows nicely, then you might have a winner!
Middle name ideas for a girl named Violet
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 Violet!
My favorite middle names for Violet have to be Violet Belle and Violet Olivia. I like the way those middle names flow with Violet, but you should go with whatever sounds best to you!
(And psst, if you’re just doing early research and not sold on Violet yet, Olivia would make a great first name, too. Check out the best middle names for Olivia.)
Meaning of the name Violet
According to BabyCenter, Violet is a Latin name, meaning “violet flower,” and “purple.”
Violet was a popular name over 100 years ago and is recently making a comeback.
Some famous Violets are English actress Violet Farebrother and Violet Affleck, daughter of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.
(And hey, remember “You’re turning violet, Violet!” from Willy Wonka?)
Violet came in at #33 in the 2019 name rankings for the most popular names for girls.
Those are just a few of my favorite names that go well with Violet, 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!