For generations the names we’ve chosen as middle names – the names that serve as the connector between your first and surnames – haven’t changed a whole lot.

Think Grace, James, Lee and Rose as an example. And they’re beautiful names for sure, but in 2021 it’s time to shake things up a little.

While middle names remain a place that we can honour loved ones and add a little creative flair into the mix, in 2021 we can say a fond farewell to the names we’ve always chosen and mix things up a bit with some cooler, modern and boho options.

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite middle name options in the gallery below …

30 cool, modern middle names to use in 2021