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February Babyberries: Our newest arrivals, from Arthur and Adelaide to Wynne

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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:

Vera Maeve and Fletcher Joseph

Arthur Noel and Louis Edward.

 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.

GIRLS

Adelaide Iria

“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.”

Brynn Aspen

Cecily Frances March

“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!”

Elise Camille, sister of Caroline Cecilia

Enid Katherine, sister of Aveline Lenore

Eva Lily Catherine

Felicity Quinn, sister of Meredith Jaymes and Nolan Curtis

Felicity means “happy” and Quinn includes the prefix “quin” which is of course, five—so combined we like to think her name signifies that her arrival makes our family a “Happy Five.”

Genevieve (Evie) Anna, sister of Lillian Carys

Harlow Isabella

Holland Joy (nn Holly)

Julia Maeve, sister of Asher Charles

Madeline Elise

Margo Theodora, sister of Ivy Anastasia

Ivy’s middle name comes from her three great grandmothers named Anne and Margo’s middle name comes from their fourth great grandmother named Theda.”

Marguerite Edith, sister of Eulalie Iris

Mariedith Ruth

“To my slight unwillingness to spell names weirdly, he requested we change the spelling to incorporate another grandmother, Marie.”

McKinley Mahogany Ivy, sister of Arianna Lavinia Kathleen and Addison Odessa Helena

Penelope Wren, sister of Maple

Rachel Naomi, sister of Gabriel Benjamin

Stella Marie Suzanne

Vera Maeve, twin sister of Fletcher Joseph

Vivienne Camille

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.”

Wynne Ellis, sister of Remy Aurora, Maeve Carolyn and Zara Addis

BOYS

Arthur Noel, twin of Louis Edward and brother of Clementine Rose

Calvin Job

Cormac Thomas

“The name Cormac was chosen (from) among a number of Irish names that are slightly unique which we were considering.”

Ezeriah Cohen, brother of Sienna Hollie

Fletcher Joseph, twin brother of Vera Maeve

Frederick Lochlainn

The names of both our neighborhood and the street we live on have the word Lake in them, and so Lochlainn felt like a special way to incorporate that.”

Jack Douglass, brother of Rowan Michael

Louis Edward, twin of Arthur Noel and brother of Clementine Rose

Luke Malcolm, brother of Nora Kate.

Both Nora and Luke mean “light,” so our children are quite literally, the “lights of our lives.”

Martin Jake, brother of Ivy Coraline

Milo Elias, brother of Izabella Juliette, Holden Elliott, and Sawyer Everett

Neal Callum

Raphael David

“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.”

Tobias (Toby) Henry Jerome, brother of Jude Andrew John.

What’s you favorite name, first and middle combo, and subset?

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