Category: ethnic baby names
This week’s Berry Question of the Week comes from a Kansas mom named Amy, who is excitedlyÂ awaitingÂ the arrival of aÂ daughter to add to her trio of well named boys. Problem is, she’s waited so long to have a little girl that she feels the name she’s looking for can be nothing short of perfect. She writes:
My husband and I are having our first daughter after three boys and several years of trying for another without any luck. So this baby girl feels sooo special and I want her to have a name that’s perfect as she’ll definitely be our last.
The problem is that my husband and I just can’t agree on what we want. I have looked at SO many names and I feel like I’m running out of ideas- and I can’t even seem to stick with one style.
I like sweet and feminine, modern and spunky, hip and vintage, and word names. I can say I want something that’s not too common and that I’m not a fan of hybrid or invented names. My husband’s style just seems to lean to “no”. Aargh.
The Question of the Week: Whatâ€™s your favoriteÂ among recent celebrity baby names?
Thereâ€™s been a plethora of interesting celebaby first and middle name choicesÂ recently.Â Which one do you like bestâ€”and why?
This is the nameberry question of the week: Would you Â give your childÂ a name from an ethnicity other than your own?
â€¦.more specifically, would you choose a nameÂ which has not been fullyÂ integrated into Anglo-American nomenclature and would be in contrast to your surname?
Sometimes this can make for a felicitous combination–one example Â that springs to mind is newscaster Soledad O’Brien.Â And there are certainlyÂ plenty of Seans and Ryans with non-Gaelic/Celtic surnames.
If your surname was Greenberg, would you call your daughter Siobhan?
Or do you feel thatÂ a childâ€™s name should reflect his/her own ethnic ancestry?