By Linda Rosenkrantz
February may be a short month, with somewhat fewer names than usual, but we’ve still had a full complement of beautifully-named Babyberries reported on the Birth Announcement forum.
We’re always particularly on the lookout for twins, and this month there were two sets, one boy-girl and one boy-boy:
It was a month that brought girls named Brynn and Wynne, a Margo and a Marguerite, the return of Enid and Ezeriah, and in middle place Mahogany, Job and Jerome. ‘E’ was the most prominent vowel starter and ‘M’ the standout consonant.
Here are the names, with their sibs, and some explanatory comments.
“I vowed I’d name my first daughter Adelaide when I first came across the name in a book I read at age 12. And Iria (EAR-ee-ah) is Portuguese for a family name Irene (pronounced Iren-ee) that didn’t sound quite right with our last name.”
“Our families had mixed reactions to our decision to do things the British way and use two middle names but ultimately I’m glad we went for it—I couldn’t choose just one!”
Julia Maeve, sister of Asher Charles
“To my slight unwillingness to spell names weirdly, he requested we change the spelling to incorporate another grandmother, Marie.”
“”Vivi” came by her first name about 6 years ago, when my then-fiancé and I were dreaming about the perfect baby name for a future daughter—he came up with Vivienne…this was BEFORE Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt named their twin daughter Vivienne. Fast forward 5 years…and my now-husband and I could not agree on a middle name that began with an “M” to honor my beloved late grandfather Milton. Our compromise, Camille, incorporated the first syllable of my grandfather’s name and is the fresh, romantic name choice we were searching for.”
“The name Cormac was chosen (from) among a number of Irish names that are slightly unique which we were considering.”
“We chose Raphael because it means “God has healed.” This was significant to us, as it took us several years and a surgery to finally conceive him.”
What’s you favorite name, first and middle combo, and subset?