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Choosing a baby’s name can put huge pressure on parents. There are so many things to consider and trying to keep all the family happy can be a real challenge.
Once you have chosen the first name, there is the next obstacle to get over and that is picking a perfect middle name that compliments that amazing first name that you have chosen!
I know how difficult choosing baby names can be. I have five children and choosing their names was a real battle. However, in my case, once we had decided on their first names, choosing that middle name was a breeze.
You have that baby name chosen and now you just have to find a perfect middle name for your little boy Logan.
Do you prefer more traditional names or are you a little quirky and would like to use your imagination for the middle name? Whichever it is we have plenty of ideas in the lists below.
Table of Contents
- 1 The Meaning Behind Logan
- 2 Finding The Right Middle Name
- 3 Where To Look For Inspiration
- 4 What To Be Careful Of When Choosing A Middle Name
- 5 Classic Middle Names For Logan
- 6 Modern Middle Names For Logan
- 7 Unique Middle Names For Logan
- 8 Final Word
The Meaning Behind Logan
Logan has its origins in Scotland and it means ‘small hollow.’ The name originated as a surname that came from the place of the same name in Ayrshire.
The place-name came from Lagan, which is a Scottish Gaelic diminutive of lag, meaning hollow. There are a few alternative spellings including Logon, Logen, and Logyn.
Logan has been in the top 100 names since the 70s but made a sudden rocket to the top five in 2017. Logan has always been super popular in its native Scotland and in Wales.
The name was given extra street cred by Marvel’s Wolverine, who is known as Logan, played by Hugh Jackman. This has had an incredible impact on the name.
The name can also be used as a girl’s name. Although, it’s nowhere as common as a boy’s name.
Finding The Right Middle Name
After spending weeks or even months deciding on a first name the middle name may be less important to you and you may feel that you can allow yourself a little more fun with.
If it does feel like a task you really don’t care about, try, and have some fun with it. Don’t let the wrong middle name take away from all your hard work of finding the perfect first name!
If you are really up to the challenge you could go for two middle names. Although in the US, you are only legally required to have a first name and a surname on the birth certificate. Anything after that is your personal choice.
Where To Look For Inspiration
Most people do not use their middle names on a daily basis so you can decide to use some more weird and wacky choices, without any real fear of being mocked for your choice!
Here are a few ideas of where to start your search for a middle name if you are finding it a bit too much.
Many parents decide on a middle name to honor a relative. This could be a grandparent, uncle, or maiden name. If you dig around long enough you will find plenty of traditional options that will really connect your child with the past.
First Name Fail
Maybe you or your partner had a first name choice that didn’t quite make the cut for various reasons. The middle name may be a way for you both to feel like you had a hand in the naming process.
There may have been another first name choice that was just pipped at the post – this could be a perfect middle name and as most first names also make great middle names there is no worry.
Two Is Better Than One
If you really can not decide between two middle names and they sound good together then why not keep them both. If you want to honor grandfathers on both sides you could use this option. But consider carefully if they flow well together!
Memories Or Place Names
It is not only the rich and famous that can use place names for their children. In fact, they are very trendy at the moment. If you and your partner have a favorite destination or somewhere that holds fond memories for you both, go for it.
What To Be Careful Of When Choosing A Middle Name
Middle names can be super fun and many parents feel that they are not governed by the same constraints as with choosing a first name.
This is why you will find many children with weird and wonderful middle names. But there are a few points that you need to consider when choosing that middle name:
Potential For An Unfortunate Nickname
This is where you have to put yourself into the mind of a child and think as they do. If you can come up with some names to make fun of your child’s name then that means a child in the playground can too.
Your child’s initials will often be written down on display so you need to be careful that they don’t spell out anything unfortunate.
With Logan as a first name, there is the chance that their initials will spell out some less than desirable things such as L.E.G or even worse L.O.O.
Flow Of The Entire Name
Once you have decided on the complete name, first name, middle name(s) and you already know the surname, you need to check that they all flow nicely together.
The best way to check this is to say it out loud, talk to family, and say the name in the conversation. If you are tripping over the name then it doesn’t quite flow correctly and this will make it sound clumsy.
Classic Middle Names For Logan
Most traditional names have their history in biblical stories or have some sort of historical reference. These kinds of names are strong, classic names that have stood the test of time.
These are the names that your parents and grandparents will more than likely appreciate and support.
- Logan Alexander
- Logan Andrew
- Logan Benjamin
- Logan Charles
- Logan Christopher
- Logan Daniel
- Logan David
- Logan Edward
- Logan Elliot
- Logan George
- Logan Henry
- Logan James
- Logan Joseph
- Logan Joshua
- Logan Michael
- Logan Patrick
- Logan Robert
- Logan Theodore
- Logan Thomas
- Logan Zachary
Modern Middle Names For Logan
If you wanted to be a bit more on-trend and modern then here are a few names that may hit the spot!
- Logan Albert
- Logan Bennett
- Logan Blake
- Logan Bradley
- Logan Carter
- Logan Dean
- Logan Eric
- Logan Fraser
- Logan Grant
- Logan Jude
- Logan Maxwell
- Logan Miles
- Logan Mitchell
- Logan Pierce
- Logan Scott
- Logan Silas
- Logan Spencer
- Logan Stanley
- Logan Turner
- Logan Tyler
Unique Middle Names For Logan
Maybe you’ll find a perfect name here if you want to embrace the middle name and go for something that is fun, unique, and possibly a little weird. You may just want to add a bit of personality to a traditional first name.
Here are a few for you to browse over and see if anything takes your fancy. Don’t be afraid to use your imagination!
- Logan Angus
- Logan Atlas
- Logan Bram
- Logan Cash
- Logan Chance
- Logan Drake
- Logan Ender
- Logan Everest
- Logan Ezra
- Logan Hawk
- Logan Jett
- Logan Kenji
- Logan Magnus
- Logan Maverick
- Logan Octavius
- Logan Pheonix
- Logan Reef
- Logan Rex
- Logan Stone
- Logan Xavier
Try not to get overwhelmed by the decision of choosing a middle name. Just choose a few that you like and let them mull around, try saying the full name out loud, and see how it feels.
Just a word of advice before you make a final decision: make sure that you check that your baby’s initials do not spell out anything strange as children can be very cruel!
You may well have come to the end of this post and still not have made a decision and that is fine. Try not to put too much pressure on yourself. Don’t be afraid to ask for other people’s opinions but be prepared that not everyone will like what you do!