This year, for the first time, we have–with the invaluable help of our invaluable intern Hannah Tenison, tallied the final name choices reported by Berries on the Birth Announcement forum. So here is what happened when all the hypotheticals were winnowed down to a single reality.
(Of course we know many more babyberries arrived this year, and hope you’ll all remember to enter your news in the future.)
FIRST NAMES given to more than one babe
Among girls’ first names,
two three stood out with four uses each: Alice, Ruby, and Matilda.
The following were chosen three times:
Wren (also a Wrenley)
When it comes to boys’ first names, two stood out: Henry and Leo both were chosen four times.
Those with three uses:
Theodore (plus one Theo)
Some surprises here, with a lot more commonality. Six Josephines! Eight Jameses!
All the six-timer girls:
Jane (and one Janemarie)
Beatrix (and one Beatriz)
And now for the multiberries born this year— where name nerds have had the incredible (and challenging) opportunity of picking up to nine names at once!
Emmeline Amelia Story, Jack August Hopper and Hugo Thackeray Fox
Flora Beatriz Pearl, Damon Jeremy Elijah, and Julius Maxwell Reid
Hazel Magnolia June, August Django Kit and Walter Phineas Bay
Alice Louise and Cora Lilith
Bernadette Rome and Ramona Milan
Cecily June and Tuesday Sienne
Eleanor Ivy and Matilda Snow
Eliza Cecily and Fleur Viola
Emma Scarlett Paige and Lily Charlotte Grace
Lila Olive and Nora Charlotte
Lotus Mirabel and Eulalie Saga
Mabel Mazarine and Primrose Penelope (Posy)
Mara Juliette and Ruby Sienna
Miette Tulip Priscilla and Ruby Lilac Jessica
Elliot Paul and Kurt Donald
Emery Lee and Finn Henry
Amabel Artemis and Felix Apollo
Cordelia Janemarie and Cormac Sebastian
Delaney Meadow (f) and Boone Avery
Felicity Rae and Everett Lee
Genevieve Matilda Mae and Charles Ellington
Greyson Belle (f) and Jensen Carter (m)
Hazel Auria Belle and Seamus Allen Beau
Leighton Paige (f) and Dashiell Carter
Lila Maeve and Brady Bowen
Lucinda May and William Charles
Matilda Josephine and Archer Desmond
Scarlett Rowena and Murphy Atticus
Hope we didn’t leave anyone out! Any favorites here that weren’t on yesterday’s list? What would you name a set of triplets?