By Linda Rosenkrantz
Hot off the press–here’s our round-up of the newest babyberries who were entered on the Nameberry Birth Announcement forum in the month of November, 2013– along with some of the more illuminating comments by their parents.
No multiples this month, and no repeated names, but more than the usual quota of imaginative choices, awesome first and middle name combos, and great sibsets.
“We were sitting around going between our final 2 choices (Eleanor and Theresa) when my husband looked at me and said Alice. As soon as he said it it was obvious. We met in college during a production of Alice in Wonderland. Her name was right in front of us all along.”
“Annika is a name we just love. We love that it’s unique but not yoo-nique, we love the sound and look, the Anna nickname options, the meaning… Vivian is my mother’s name and a name we love (double win!).”
“While there was more enthusiasm on this board for the other of our two girl choices, we knew as soon as she was born that she could only be a Hattie. And so she is!…I love the way Simon and Hattie and Simon and Henrietta sound together, which makes me even happier about the name choice.”
“Aside from the fact that we both love the name Lucy, her dad and my mom are both huge “I Love Lucy” fans, and as an added bonus, we initially met because… prepare yourself for this… we are both hardcore “Weird Al” Yankovic fans, and the first song off of his first album is an homage to “I Love Lucy“… so all the signs led us there. The middle name Elizabeth is a family name from her side–it is also my wife’s middle name, and her mother’s middle name, so she is carrying on the tradition.”
“Once she was born she didn’t look like any of the other names we considered for her except for one. We switched Aurora/Aurelia to Rosalind Artemis because I just couldn’t let them go and they felt right. Her nickname is Lettie but most of the time we just call her Scarlett.”
“Her middle name is for my MIL Joyce and for the blessing and Joy that she has been to our family. We agonized long and hard over whether to name her Sylvie or Sylvia, always intending to call her Sylvie. We finally decided on Sylvia because the 3 syllables sound better with our 2 syllable last name and it suits her.”
“Bruno is a name I have loved for a long time but I just wasn’t sure it was right until I met him. Bruno is also my SO’s grandfather’s name. He was a loving grandfather and a survivor of a work camp in WWII.”
“Clark is my mother’s maiden name and was on the short list for our other boys…I am so pleased with its crisp, handsome charm and I feel it suits him. I also feel like it connects me more closely to my grandparents, whose lives I admire so much.”
“Everest is a name we just love. We were looking for something that meant similar to a pinnacle or high point.”
“He is named after both grandfathers: Konrad Rupert Leopold. My dad is Robert Leo and my father-in-law (and husband) are both Konrad. In fact the name is used every generation going back to the year 1200 in his family. (So, he’s more like a 75th, not a III). He’s called Rupert and affectionately Rip.”
“My husband and I were married in August 2005 so we chose it as his middle name to honour our marriage”