Friday, September 4, 2015

DIY Double Barrel Names

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If you're not a name nerd, you've probably only heard of the term "double barrel" being used in terms of surnames. You know, when parents combine their surnames into one hyphenated last name for their baby? It exists for first names too. The Social Security Administration doesn't take the hyphen into account, so unfortunately double barrel names are not recorded in the United States. To see how popular these names are, we have to go to the European data. Double barrel names are a hit in places like the U.K. (as seen in this article from The Telegraph)--Amelia-Rose, Lily-Rose, and Elllie-Mae are some of the most fashionable.

Now's the chance to build your own double barrel name! I've provided some options for the first and second names, but feel free to go off script. Tell me your favorite ones in the comments.

First Name
Amy
Anna
Ava
Betty
Carol
Charlotte
Cora
Daisy
Ella
Ellie
Eliza
Emily
Emma
Emme
Georgia
Hannah
Katie
Laura
Leah
Lily
Lucy
Mary
Nora
Rosa
Sarah

     Second Name
     Alice
     Anne
     Bella
     Belle
     Beth
     Catherine
     Claire
     Ella
     Eve
     Faith
     Faye
     Frances
     Grace
     Jane
     Jean
     June
     Kate
     Kay
     Lane
     Lee
     Lou
     Louise
     Lynn
     Margaret
     Marie
     May
     Quinn
     Rose
     Rue
     Ruth
     Shay
     Sue



*I'll be back after Labor Day with Arabic Names for Boys--have a good holiday!*

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