Baby Name Needed – Middle Name for a Female Reid

A reader named Andy writes:

My wife and I are looking at using “Reid” for a girl (we don’t know what we’re having but we have the boy named locked down). My middle name is Reid, which comes from my grandmother’s maiden name. We are struggling with a middle name to sandwich between Reid and our last name, Roney* (pronounced with a long O). We want it to identify that Reid is a girl’s name.

I think a clearly feminine middle is a great idea. Let’s see…how about:

Abigail
Alyssa
Amanda
Amelia
Anastasia
Angelina
Bianca
Calista
Elizabeth
Emilia
Felicia
Genevieve
Isabella
Johanna
Juliette
Kathleen
Louise
Lydia
Melinda
Nicola
Olivia
Sophia
Susan
Susannah
Sylvia
Vanessa

I avoided R-names for obvious reasons, but I’m now wondering: would a middle containing an R sound nice? I’m kind of on the fence about it, but who knows–maybe one the following could work:

Audrianna
Beatrice
Catrina
Gabriela
Katherine
Patricia
Sabrina
Victoria

Do you guys like any of the above with the first name Reid? What other middle names would you suggest to Andy?

*The actual surname is not Roney, but it’s similar.

6 thoughts on “Baby Name Needed – Middle Name for a Female Reid

  1. Reid Alexandra was my first instinct and Reid Alyssa has a nice touch of femininity.

    With Reid I like classics that start with a vowel.
    Reid Isadora
    Reid Augusta
    Reid Antonia
    Reid Angelina
    Reid Evelyn
    Reid Eileen
    Reid Evangeline
    Reid Emmeline
    Reid Yemina

  2. @Dana,

    If it’s Reid for a girl, I’d suggest the same thing that was mentioned in the post — a feminine middle, so that your daughter can have a name that clearly identifies her gender.

    With that in mind, I’d (personally) take Asher and Avery out of the running and go with something more like Ava, Audrey, Andrea, Aurora, etc.

  3. Reid Olivia is feminine, classy and flows easily off the tongue. I also like the initials R.O.R.

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