I have been seriously entertaining Florence for a while now. I think she gorgeous and would make a stunningly perfect sister to Josephine. I think Flora’s the darlingest nickname but would also entertain/consider: Fleur, Flory & Flory-Dory. But, there’s a problem. “What could be the problem”,  you ask? Middle names.

I just cannot find the perfect middles to compliment her. Here’s a number of tries to date:

Florence Lucy Isobel
Florence Ivy Elspeth
Florence Scarlett Pearl
Florence Sylvie Malu
Florence Isadora Violet
Florence Aurelia Violet
Florence Lily Elanor
Florence Valentine Jane
Florence Ruby Isabel
Florence Mary Valentine
Florence Ruby Eglantine
Florence Daphne Innogen 
Florence Esme Mathilde
Florence Ruby Jane
Florence Lilian Jane
Florence Lilian May 
Florence Ottilie Elinor 
Florence Romilly Elinor 
Florence Violet Elspeth
Florence Ruby Valentine 
Florence Lilian Frances
Florence Ruby Maud 
Florence Eugenie Maud
Florence Primrose Elinor
Florence Romilly Iris
Florence Rose Ophelia
Florence Edme Jemima
Florence Ottilie Jemima 
Florence Edme Mathilde
Florence Elinor Viola
Florence Violet Echo
Florence India Viola

And that’s not the half of it!  So, you can easily see what I mean. Each of these falls short by mere millimeters, for some reason or other.

Of them, Florence Sylvie Malu, Florence Valentine Jane, Florence Ottilie Elinor,  Florence Rose Ophelia & Florence India Viola come closest to perfect but still not quite there. 

Of those almost theres, is there one that you like over the others, or are they all garbage? I suppose I’m off to brainstorm some more!