We’re turning around the Question of the Week format, so that you ask the questions of us and of the general Berry population.
Looking for advice on naming your baby? Negotiating a name problem with your partner or mother-in-law? Or simply have a larger name question you’d like to ask the crowd? Send your question to firstname.lastname@example.org and maybe we’ll choose it for this column.
Our first-ever Berry Question of the Week comes from Lindy Diamond, a South African mother of two adorable little girls (that’s them in the photo) who’s expecting her third daughter and needs help in finding a name that fits her tight parameters. Lindy writes:
“I have two daughters, with another one on the way in two months time – making me one week overdue for a three under three award! My first daughter is Ariella Jaime Diamond – we call her Ari for short. The second is Aerin Michaela Diamond, just Aerin at the moment.
While the “A” first name pattern was unintentional, I feel like I can’t just abandon it for this baby. I need a name that fits in with the pattern and feel of the first two. The parameters:
–Their names (either first or second) both contain the letters EL, putting the name of G-d somewhere in there too.
–Also, there is the wish to use a second name with an initial that honours a relative who has passed away (K, B, G, F, S, V).
I am enjoying the challenge of finding a name that fits these tight parameters, but wonder if the professionals could think of something I have missed!”