By Linda Rosenkrantz
This month, in addition to a by-now-expected goldmine of gorgeously creative individual August baby names, we have two pairs of twins and one set of triplets:
We also noticed many more consonant-starting names than usual: could be coincidence, could be a trend.
“When we saw an ultrasound picture of her little face, we knew she was an Audrey. I’ve been in love with the name Juliet for years, and Sophia is after my husband’s sister. We wanted a name that felt classy and sophisticated and we are very happy with our choice!”
“Louise: as we liked a classic name, we thought it would suit our princess, a name to fit our very Dutch last name, easy on the ears in international context, complementing her big brothers names/same styles, a name that is not in the Top 50 in our country at the moment.” For more on her middle names, check the Birth Announcement forum.
“We decided on Angelo fairly quickly. My mother-in-law is Italian, hence the Italian sound. And Angelo is a name I’ve loved since I was a teenager. We were a bit concerned that the connection to the angel Gabriel would be too strong, but in the end I decided to follow my heart and just use the name I love. And yes, it’s deliberate the connection.”
“All three given names are family names to honor different sides of our families. And while we gave Daphne just one middle name, we are thinking this may be our last baby, so Boone received one extra so we could cover our bases.”
“Holden was named after the protagonist of “Catcher in the Rye.” DH is a big fan of the book and he sneakily started calling our baby Holden during the last few months of my pregnancy. It worked—when I met our little guy no other name fit. Good thing I love it!”
“John was converted into Johnson, because not only is Johnson still honoring the John in his family, it’s honoring my family too, because Johnson is my maiden name…(oh, yeah, and now all my kids have NNs that all have four letters: Jeff, Gray, Kate, and Tuck! How cute!)”
“Bound to bring our family luck, Stellan rounds out our sibset with yet another 7 letter first name!”
“His middle name is an old family name in honor of my dad, who doesn’t have any sons, and his first name was inspired by many famous Theodores and applauded by my fellow Berries.”
Tyce Daniel Dekaye