Category: sibling names
By Linda Rosenkrantz
February may be a short month, with somewhat fewer names than usual, but we’ve still had a full complement of beautifully-named Babyberries reported on the Birth Announcement forum.
We’re always particularly on the lookout for twins, and this month there were two sets, one boy-girl and one boy-boy:
It was a month that brought girls named Brynn and Wynne, a Margo and a Marguerite, the return of Enid and Ezeriah, and in middle place Mahogany, Job and Jerome. ‘E’ was the most prominent vowel starter and ‘M’ the standout consonant.
Here are the names, with their sibs, and some explanatory comments.
My husband and I have six kids. If naming babies were an Olympic sport, I’m pretty sure I’d medal. Not necessarily in quality or creativity but in experience.
When we had our first daughter in 2001, choosing her name literally took 5 minutes. My husband suggested Juliet. I loved it immediately but suggested the longer French version, Juliette, because I thought it made a better balance with our short, somewhat masculine-feeling last name. He agreed.
Her middle name was chosen before I was ever even knocked up. In 1998, I was visiting Ireland when a bomb blast in the Northern Ireland city of Omagh claimed the lives of 29 people. One of those souls was that of a little girl named Maura. I made a silent and personal vow to use that name if I were ever to have a baby girl. Also, Maura is the Irish form of Mary and we are Catholic, so it was especially precious to me. We never looked back or second guessed our choice of Juliette Maura.
I do love a birth announcement, for so many reasons. But I’m especially interested when the birth announcement includes the name of a sibling or two.
I think that’s just perfection.
by Linda Rosenkrantz
June has come to a close and with it the end of the year’s second quarter, meaning it’s time for our report on the names chosen for their Spring babies by Berries in April, May and June, as reported in the Forums. As always, the baby names form a perfect microcosm of Nameberry style— from solid classics like Claire and Charles to vintage faves Cordelia and Cornelia to a range of highly original picks, including a girl named Happy. There are also some great first-middle name combos and terrific twin and other sibsets.
This time around there were reports of seven sets of twins (as compared with last quarter’s ten):