Middle names for Anna - help please

(51 Posts)
Laura44 Mon 04-Nov-13 19:20:41

Thanks to the great suggestions from my previous post we've got a great short list of names which we've been adding middle names to, the one we've struggled with is Anna. Any suggestions for Anna would be much appreciated.

P.s. last pestering name post I promise smile

Chocolatestain Wed 06-Nov-13 06:20:28

I'm an Anna Louise too. My freind's DD is Anna Milena. How long is your surname? A short middle name might work better with a long surname and vice versa

madwomanintheatt1c Wed 06-Nov-13 06:26:43

That's mad, locket. I read Anna Elise and had a shock of recognition. Dd is Anya Elise, and up until that point I had been going 'oh, I wonder what middle name I would choose for a girl called Anna....'

Duh. I have one.

smithwillsam Thu 07-Nov-13 06:49:28

Anna is a nice name. My favorite names with Anna is......

Anna Paquin
Anna Nicole
Anna Kuperberg
Anna Netrebko
Anna Wolf
Anna Calvi

Mehrida Thu 07-Nov-13 06:55:42

Whatever you pick don't go with Nicole. My friend is an Anna Nicole and she's going out with a Mr Smith.

Although in a few years time I guess nobody will remember who Anna Nicole Smith was, but not a great namesake!

Mehrida Thu 07-Nov-13 06:56:41

Oops sorry Smith !

BikeRunSki Thu 07-Nov-13 13:34:54

Dd was v nearly Anna Hope, but v close friends (socially and geographically) beat us to Having their dd and called her Anna Josephine.

LongIslandIceTeaPls Thu 07-Nov-13 14:43:00

Thanks for all those suggestions, there are some gems in there! smile

rileylaila5 Thu 07-Nov-13 16:49:01

i like Anna Daisy

Floradell Thu 28-Nov-13 18:32:50

My dear daughter (4th child) is Anna Jane Elizabeth. She is 1 today on Thanksgiving Day!

Mrsindecision Thu 28-Nov-13 19:47:14

Anna Tabitha
Anna Charlotte

Ohhelpohnoitsa Thu 28-Nov-13 20:37:37

Matilda, Jessica, Bryony, Corinne

Hessy Thu 28-Nov-13 20:40:45

Mae

flipchart Thu 28-Nov-13 20:43:05

Lee

gingee Mon 02-Dec-13 11:32:29

I have a thing for Anna- names, I know a little girl named Anna Claire, full title used normally I think it's so lovely. Anna Beth, Anna Kate, Anna Lynne, Anna Rae

NightCircus Mon 02-Dec-13 19:46:50

Anna Lucia popped into my mind

qazxc Mon 02-Dec-13 19:50:57

my sis is Anna Louise

PrammyMammy Mon 02-Dec-13 20:39:33

There is a little girl in ds class called Anna Terese. I think it is beautiful.

MrsCharlesBrandon Mon 02-Dec-13 20:41:37

SIL is Anna Fleur. I think it's beautiful.

SweetPea86 Mon 02-Dec-13 20:52:46

Ruby I love

daniellemuchata Mon 02-Dec-13 21:05:52

Olivia

OrangeFizz99 Wed 04-Dec-13 21:19:19

Rebecca
Elizabeth

These are the mns for the two Annas I know.

Anna is gorgeous!

I know an Anna Penelope and Anna Faith

lottiegarbanzo Wed 04-Dec-13 22:15:55

Banana, Spanner, Conda, Matronic

Or, um, well, I think names ending in a work well, though they can sound a bit twee, depending.

Also, Anna easily runs into the next name, so you need it to start with a consononant or you have to create a pause 'Anna <pause> Elizabeth, otherwise you'll get 'Anna Lizibeth' or 'Ann-el-izabeth'.

That's why Maria works. It may sound like 'Anam-aria' so you need to check that. I think that's true where the second letter is a vowel, esopecially an a. Less so for Sophie.

How about:
Miranda
Lucinda
Catriona

Whereas with Bryony, you get a natural distinction between the names, I think because of the double consonant sound at the beginning. Similarly with Frances but not Florence 'Anaf-Laurence'.

lottiegarbanzo Wed 04-Dec-13 22:19:13

Btw, I'm hearing Catriona liltingly, as I was told by a Scottish person it should be pronounced, with the 'o' like a half-syllable, not emphasised, so Cat-RI-uh-na, not Cat-ri-ON-a.

lottiegarbanzo Wed 04-Dec-13 22:21:23

Mabel

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