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Are you stuck on the spelling for the first name? I like the first name, but can't imagine people pronouncing it as Kay-len. When I first saw it I pronounced it Kah-len (almost like Colin). With that aside here are some middle name ideas-
I agree with pp that at first glance I thought the name would be pronounced like Colin too because of the h.
I would stick with something simple as the mn like June, Marie, Louise, Jane, Emily, Sarah, Rachel, Grace.
MCMoo23:but can't imagine people pronouncing it as Kay-len. When I first saw it I pronounced it Kah-len (almost like Colin).
but can't imagine people pronouncing it as Kay-len. When I first saw it I pronounced it Kah-len (almost like Colin).
I agree ? the h would make me say Kah-len, kind of like Colin.
Do you have any good family names to use as a middle name? With a modern name like Kahlen, I like a more classic middle name ? plunder your family tree for ideas.
It also makes me think Collin when I see Kahlen.
A classic middle name would be good - maybe something in the family. I was thinking a longer middle name since the first name is 2 syllables.
I pronounced it how you intended, but that may have been because I remember a Kahlen on ANTM. For a middle name:
This makes me think of Kahlen Rondot, from America's Next Top Model, also! I liked her, so the name has positive connotations. I like this, and I would pronounce it like "Kay-lin."
As long as your last name is longer than one syllable, I think a one-syllable mn - one that's a bit "spunkier" to fit the spelling of the name - would probably sound best, or a two-syllable mn with the emphasis on the second syllable (like Kahlen Whitney).