Category: Sibling and Multiple Names
By Linda Rosenkrantz
What a bountiful crop of beautifully named new babyberries this month!
First of all, one pair of girl-boy twins:
The trend for nature-referenced middle names continues, with Fern, Iris, Bee, Rose, Snow, Fox (twice) and River all on board. A preponderance of vowel-starting names for girls, but only one—Oake—among the boys. And, as always lots of inventive and appealing first and middle name combos and sibsets. As well as some great backstories.
My husband and I are expecting our second child this summer. We thought we had chosen the absolutely perfect name. It’s the name that we have been calling the baby for months. It just felt so right.
So what’s the problem?
My father drowned in a boating accident when I was four. Obviously, I was too young to know the details. Imagine my shock when I told my mother we were naming the baby Henry, and she replied that my father’s accident happened in Frederick Henry Bay.
I am absolutely devastated.
Some say it’s a good sign to use the name. I’m not sure, and yet, we can’t find another name we love as much.
I hope you can help!
The Name Sage replies:
My husband and I are expecting our first babies in July. Yes, you read that correctly … BABIES! We are expecting twin boys!
We both love and agree on the name Oliver for one of the boys, but can’t agree on another name.
So we are stuck! Any names that you could suggest would be extremely helpful!
By Linda Rosenkrantz
Another month in which Berries have outdone themselves in imaginative naming—great first name choices, first and middle combos and sibsets–or do I say that every month? Well, it’s true!
This month we saw:
- A new name to us—Canary has joined the list of avian names, a sister to Primrose and Phoenix.
- The rise of three- and four-syllable middles (and farewell to short connectives) which included this month Madeline, Lenora, Bryony, Theodora, Evangeline, Josephine (twice), Juniper, Theresa, Amelia, Ysmael, Theodore, Nathaniel and Luciano.
- In addition to many family tributes, several romantic associations—to special months of meeting and places of proposal
We’re looking for a long name – three or more syllables, with a similar style to her sisters’ names. But it needs to have a different sound and dominant letters, so we can’t repeat anna/enne/lise/viv/elly.
The Name Sage says: