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By Linda Rosenkrantz
Since our last Quarterly Report grew to be so huge and unwieldy, with its unfortunate share of troll challenges, we’ve decided to try sectioning it into more manageable monthly reports instead. Remember that these are the names reported on the Nameberry Birth Announcement forum–not necessarily born–during the month of October, and only to Berries–not including nephews, nieces or neighbors–no matter how adorably named they might be.
This time around we’ve added some comments by the original poster and other berries that we thought you would find interesting.
“We stayed with the tradition of family middle names and couldn’t be happier”
Comment: “I have a hunch she’s going to be full of spunk.”
“Salem means peace; I hope her life will be filled with both peace and joy. This year for Halloween she will naturally be a little baby witch.”
Comment: “Such a bold and daring choice!”
“Gray is my mother’s maiden name”
“…Florin continued to grow on me for reasons outside of its Princess Bride (my favourite book & film) connections… I love the meaning (flower; flourishing) and loved that the Florin was a coin minted in Australia…my dad did his apprenticeship at the Australian Mint so I remember him telling me stories about coins as a child. Frederick was my grandfather’s name and I wanted to honour him and my mum and Nana…He actually reminds me of my grandfather too with a big round face and dimples. The meaning ‘peaceful ruler’ also added to its appeal.”
MANY MANY THANKS TO DENISE POTTER FOR ALL HER HELP ON THIS!
Which are your favorites of all these? Do you like the addition of the comments?
I love an unexpected nickname, and it is a delight when parents choose classic baby names with spark. This week’s name news was filled with great examples.
The Bush family is big on passing down heirlooms, from father to son, but also across generations. Former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager wears her maternal grandmother’s name, and upheld that tradition with her new arrival.
But Jenna went one step further: she figured out a clever way to use both grandmothers’ names while adding an on-trend nickname that gives the new baby an identity all her own.
Scandinavian names have been slow to enter the American stockpot of names. Maybe it’s because they’re not as romantic as the Italians, as genial as the Irish, as energetic as the Russians, or as instantly chic as the French.
But there are a lot of great, neglected Swedish, Norwegian and Danish names to be discovered, and those of internationally known Scandinavian celebrities have provided a pathway in. Here are the names of some such notables, both past and present, which are both appealing and accessible– and definitely worth considering.
Astrid—the prolific Swedish author Astrid Lindgren is best known as the creator of Pippi Longstocking. Her royal Scandinavian name has been neglected here in favor of the more familiar Ingrid, but is just as attractive.