Newest Baby Name Announcements
By Linda Rosenkrantz
Two sets of twins this month, all girls:
Most unusual middle: Wildrose (her sibs’ middles are Nightingale and Mayflower)
Here’s the full list, as reported on the Birth Announcement Forum.
“Originally I was going to name her Claire but the older children asked if they could pick a middle name for her. They chose Carys for the meaning and I loved it enough to move it to first place. Celestine was my grandmother’s name so it is a much loved family name. I love that naming this baby has been a family act of love.”
“We chose Clara because it is easy to spell and is recognizable in multiple cultures. I spent years dreaming about baby names and wondered how I’d ever choose when the moment came. It was surprisingly easy once she was here.”
“Constance is the name of both of our mothers.”
“Dad liked elaborate literary names, but I liked short and spunky names. Juno was the perfect fit! We couldn’t agree on a middle—Moira, the Irish version of Mary, my first name, or Elizabeth, his mom’s middle (and his nan’s first)—so, like a proper Brit, she has two middles.”
“We chose the name Rhiannon for many reasons, but I first fell in love with as a child reading Seaward by Susan Cooper…Because Rhiannon is a captured selkie, we wanted Lorelei as a middle to continue the mermaid theme and as a counterbalance to Rhiannon, since Lorelei is a dangerous siren who can be tamed by no man. We want our daughter to be a strong woman, in her full power. She has already proven herself a fighter as a NICU graduate….And yes, her nursery is mermaid themed. And yes, we sing her the Fleetwood Mac song nightly!”
“Finally…after a three-year long adoption wait…I was matched with a beautiful 6 month old girl in India. Thea honors my mom. Her middle name is Dorothea. And Renée honors my father who recently passed away and middle name is René. Niharika is her given name, which was important for me to keep. It makes for a long name, but she will have to forgive me for that.”
“There is a long tradition of names meaning “gift from god” in her father’s family. Theodosius, Donatus, Dorothea, etc. She is a long desired addition to our family after a difficult year…She is definitely our gift.”
“Veronica had been on our favorites list from our first daughter, and it seemed to be a great option for a middle this time around—when it occurred to us the night before leaving the hospital that perhaps Veronica Pearl was actually our best option….and feedback from Berries helped so much.”
“Arthur is a name we fell in love with both for its studious, almost nerdy image, and for its rich history in legend and literature. We also love the fact that it’s a classic name, but still used infrequently in our home province.”
“We used family names for our older two but August is just a name we both liked, we liked the nickname options and felt it was a good match with the older boys names.”
Ethan Edgar, brother of Griffin Adam
“Ezra was a name we both liked the sound of, it’s unique but not outlandish and can stand out while fitting in. Wolf is my maiden name and my dad (who had two girls) is thrilled we are passing on the family name! My dad goes by Wolfy and has started calling our little man “little Wolfy.” We like the outdoorsy vibe of Wolf as well, as we are big hikers!”
“We both loved the strong, vintage English feel of Frederick with the lighter Sanskrit Sameer, which together honour both his English and Indian heritage. But so far, he’s mainly just little Freddie.”
“DH’s name is Alexander James, he goes by James. Jacob and James are both family names for him, almost every oldest son in his family is either Jacob or James, going back at least 4 generations. Jacoby seems a nice way to us of upholding the tradition, but with a little twist. We went with Marcellus as a middle name because we both like Roman names and it’s the name of two popes, derived from Marcus. It’s classic but unusual…We were looking for a name that’s easy to use and pronounce in different languages, because I’m from Belgium and my husband’s English.”
“We ultimately chose Kai because we knew we wanted a one syllable name and loved the relaxed vibe of it, plus all the great meanings in so many languages. Everett seemed to flow well with it and offers a more “traditional” sounding name should Kai ever want one. Also, Everett has been a recycled name in my dad’s family for a long time so it was nice to offer up that to him and my grandfather.”
“We wanted a strong, recognizable and easy to pronounce name that was not too common. We chose the Lewis spelling to ensure it was pronounced Loo-is and not Loo-ee. Martin is a family middle name on my husband’s side shared by mu husband, his father and his grandfather.”
“We chose his name because people have heard of it, they can pronounce it when written and spell it when spoken. He will also not be confused with too many other Normans on the playground and there weren’t any nicknames we could think of that we didn’t like.”
“We chose Rooney because we wanted to celebrate our Irish heritage and we both like Irish names that aren’t too mainstream.”
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on May 3rd, 2016 at 8:08 am
on May 3rd, 2016 at 9:16 am
Veronica Pearl is my absolute favorite. It’s like the perfect name combo!
on May 3rd, 2016 at 12:15 pm
Thomas Indigo James
Rooney Kevin and Cormac Thomas
Osiris Mercury James, Azula Rosemary, and Indira Coral
Theodosia Cecilie Josephine, Benedikte Eva Nichola, and Konrad Rupert Leopold
Dorothy Wildrose, Peter Nightingale, and Sabina Mayflower
on May 3rd, 2016 at 10:04 pm
My lovely Carys made the list. ❤️
on May 4th, 2016 at 4:26 am
Dorothy Wildrose, Peter Nightingale, and Sabina Mayflower is an amazing sibset.
on May 4th, 2016 at 7:22 pm
Cecily Violet and Sylvie Camille is an adorable sibset. My favorites are Flora Louise, Clara Jane, and of course my babies, Olive and Felicity.
on May 5th, 2016 at 1:52 pm
I know I posted late, but I just wanted to add my son, who was born on April 30th.
Ethan Edgar, little brother to Griffin Adam.
on May 5th, 2016 at 2:27 pm
Wow, more names than usual that I just love!
Thomas Indigo James
Cecily Violet and Sylvie Camielle
Love Madeline and Genevieve together!
on May 6th, 2016 at 11:33 am
I think Thea Renee is gorgeous! And I also really like Lucas Joseph!
on May 6th, 2016 at 12:24 pm
So many great names !
Annabelle and Lewis is the cutest sibset.
Love Cecily Violet and Sylvie Camille.
on May 6th, 2016 at 12:33 pm
** Rhiannon Lorelei?!?!? Swoon!!! Apprently nameberry comments section does not like emojis
on May 6th, 2016 at 9:27 pm
My favorite sibset: August Owen, brother of Bennett Elwood and Spencer Adam.
on May 7th, 2016 at 10:08 am
So many great names this month!
My favorite girl’s name is Cecily Violet. Love!
Partial to my little’s name, Lewis. Also love Norman Walter…what a cutie combo!
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