By Linda Rosenkrantz
The month of March has brought a real bonanza of beauteous Berrybaby names—including two sets of twins, some gorgeous sibsets, and several highly creative middles. And we’re lucky enough to be able to share the stories behind many of the choices. (Remember: these were babies announced on the Forums in March, even if they were born earlier.) Congrats to everyone!
There was one set of girl twins and one of boys:
The first-initial E definitely seems to be pulling ahead of the long-running A, for both girls and boys
Most distinctive first—Escher; most unusual middle: Tesla
And here’s the full list:
“Dulcinea was inspired by the delightful song from the musical, “Man of La Mancha,” which is based on Cervantes’ Don Quixote. My husband and I are quite musical so this seems like a fully appropriate name for our girl. ..We chose Daisy in honor of my mom: a pro florist, gardening enthusiast, and long-time daisy lover—who declared her own given name ”too horrible” to pass down to grandchildren. She seems pretty thrilled with this roundabout approach to an honor name….The middle name was negotiated and reconsidered for weeks, and we finally settled on Tesla because of the meaning. The first and middle name together mean “sweet carpenter,” which we love because we are Christians. My techy husband is all about the bonus nod to the inventor.” For more of the story, look here.
“Florence and Georgiana suit them beautifully and both have deep meanings to my husband and me—we got married in Florence and George is my grandfather’s name and Georgina and Georgia just seemed a little dull.”
Francine Celestia Estrella
Gwendolyn Alice Rose, sister of Madeline Grace Marie and Norah Jane Amelia
“Her middle name is tribute to her Cretan heritage.”
“We loved the name Maggie from the beginning, and we couldn’t find a more formal version that we liked as much, so we just went with Maggie. Aveline was another name we stumbled upon on Nameberry that we loved the sound and meaning of (it’s French for hazelnut) and we thought it flowed well with Maggie….Truthfully, it was terrifying to decide on a name after decades of being a name enthusiast…But I think her name suits her and we’re very happy with our choices.”
“We were never able to just lay down a name for him before birth like most parents do—I felt we needed to meet him and see his little face first. Fortunately, the name we liked most (Archer) seemed like a good fit…Strong, classic, uncommon, and a tiny bit quirky. Archer is easy to spell and pronounce and has a great built-in nickname. He is already Archie to almost everyone except his Yaya who hated “All in the Family”… We chose Fox as his middle name because we wanted something fun and zippy, and one-syllable words sounded best…and his adorable elfin ears are decidedly “foxy.” To make it even cooler, it’s (sort of) a family name, dating back to my husband’s Choctaw ancestors…To top it off, my favorite movie in childhood was Disney’s “Robin Hood.”
Crusoe Scott Morgan
“We chose Gentry because it was a name that my husband and I had heard growing up from a guy he played basketball against in high school and loved it! Have never heard of another Gentry. We wanted something unique but not too out there.””
Here is the link to their birth story: http:/inthelandoferin.blogspot.com/
Of all these beauties, do you have a favorite sibset?