100+ One-Syllable Middle Names For Boys You'll Actually Like – Scary Mommy

100+ Bite-Sized One Syllable Middle Names For Your Cool Baby Boy

Feeling a bit overwhelmed playing the name game? One good rule of thumb is to consider syllables. Maybe you want a 2-1-2 pattern (Think: Harry James Potter) or a 2-3-2 pattern (á la Ronald Bilius Weasley). Perhaps, though, you’ve already chosen a somewhat long first name, like Zachary, and have an obscenely long or hyphenated last name. It might be best to do a short-and-sweet middle name. You do you, of course. Just remember that for the next 18 years, you’ll fill out an insane amount of paperwork for your kiddo.

One syllable not only cuts down on hand cramps, it also beefs up the personality. The right one-syllable name can add some sass to an otherwise traditional first name. Look at it as your chance to attach some modern fun to a family name. Pop “Dax” on after any Biblical boy’s name and you’re suddenly a little irreverent, a bit more trendy and cool. Try these bite-sized middles after your favorite first name and see if something sticks.