Stuck In the Middle: 16 Ways to Pick the Perfect Middle Name for Your Baby

Find the perfect combo with our guide to choosing great baby middle names (17 Photos)

Erika Rasmusson Janes and Sally Farhat Kassab on Oct 17, 2011 at 1:30PM

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Along those same lines, think about what your kid’s initials could spell out, advises Jennifer Moss, the founder & CEO of and the author of The One-in-a-Million Baby Name Book. “Middle initials are used a lot, so make sure they don’t spell out anything like H.O.G.,” she says. Other combos to avoid: S.O.B., G.A.S. and D.O.G.

“To me, initials are as important as the entire name,” agrees mom Paula B. “I really liked the name 'Evan', and I dreamed of a son with the initials 'EJ' for years. Although I never would have selected it as his first name, James ended up being perfect as a middle name.”

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