Category: baby announcements
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
For those of you who don’t check the Birth Announcements forum on our Message Boards or aren’t yet our friends on Facebook (tsk, tsk!), we thought we’d gather up the names of the newest babyberries here for all to see. These are all baby names of 2011—and the year isn’t even half over yet!
When Pam and I wrote our first name book back in the Era of Jennifer & Jason, it was filled with names we loved, many of which seemed quite outré to many people at that time. Milo? Felix? Lulu? Clementine? Araminta? Out of the question, we heard!
And so for us to look at a list like the one below is like a dream come true—a whole mini-universe populated by Barnabys and Beatrices, supported by such a strong community of wise and savvy advice-sharers—it all makes us feel like a pair of proud virtual godmamas.
Here they are, together with sibs and nicknames, when available: