August Babyberry Names Bring It Home
Our members welcomed ten bouncing new babies to the Nameberry family in August: six girls and four boys. Strong links to heart, home and heritage run through all of the wonderful names they chose.
Brilliant bilingual picks like Magali, Mercer and Livie prove that cultural crossover baby names don’t have to stop with the most common classics. Finding an appealing yet uncommon name that works in multiple languages and cultures can be a big challenge! But it’s also a unique opportunity to choose a one-of-a-kind baby name that truly reflects your family.
And we particularly loved this sweet story from longtime Berry @LaviniaLavender, new mom to Greyson Paul:
“One thing I learned while naming Greyson is that nothing else really matters besides your love for the name. Before we decided on Greyson’s name, I was so worried about popularity and being too trendy. I am a long time baby name nerd, and I had lots of criteria I wanted the perfect name to meet. Once we started talking and I fell in love with the name though, none of my criteria mattered. It just… fit him perfectly. It was his name.”
It’s easy (and very normal) to sweat the small stuff when it comes to choosing a child’s name. After all, it’s a huge responsibility! But sometimes relaxing the rules and allowing instinct to take over can lead to an even more perfect choice – even if it doesn’t tick all of those carefully considered boxes.
Here are all of the beautiful baby names announced on the Nameberry forums in August.
Eliana Alice-Rose, sister to Blake and Eveline
“She’s our long-awaited third child so the name’s meaning (God has answered) was an added bonus, but we just fell in love with the name. Her grandmas are Alice and Rosemary so the hyphenated middle is for them.”
Livia Quinn, twin of Twila Opal and sister to Micah Wyatt
Livie Anne, sister to Evvie Rose
“As we’re both Hungarian living in Ireland, we were looking for names that would work in both countries. Livia/Olivia are extremely popular; as we aimed to go for a (somewhat) unique name, we eventually settled on Livie.”
Magali Belén, sister to Noemi Xochitl and Kiana Rosalie
“Magali was a name I heard on a little girl at a preschool I worked in eight years ago. It was one of the few names from my list my husband didn’t say no to. One of the meanings of Magali is ‘pearl’, which was my mom’s birth stone.”
“We went to the hospital with our top four middle names and once we saw her, we knew she was a little Rose. Her great grandmother’s birthday would have been two days after hers. Great Grandma’s favourite flower was a rose and so is Grandma’s. The little nursery corner we put together for her slowly became rose-themed. I imagine us calling her our little Rosebud or Posey (which was on her hospital band).”
Twila Opal, twin of Livia Quinn and sister to Micah Wyatt
Charles Monroe Clay “Charlie”, brother to Gabriel Matthew William and Rebecca Kathleen Lyn
“He’s named for both of his grandfathers (Charles and Clay) and a dear family friend (Monroe). Monroe also helps us follow the pattern of our boys’ first middle name beginning in M, like their dad’s middle name does.”
“We debated on his name a ton and got a lot of help from Berries, and as soon as I met him I just knew we chose the right name for him. And all of the doctors and nurses keep telling us they love the name because it’s so unique!”
“Greyson was chosen to honor multiple Gregorys in his life, including his dad and both grandpas. His middle name comes from his great-great-uncle Paul. Another name high on our list (especially for middles) was Tennyson, to honor his great-grandpa Homer Tennyson. I love that Greyson shares the -yson ending of Tennyson.”
Mercer Joaquin, brother to Adele Gianna and Margo Anaís
“Because our family is bilingual, we need to pick baby names that work in English and Spanish, and Mercer was one of the few boy names we’ve ever been able to agree on that fit the bill. We really liked the name Joaquin but decided to put it in the middle spot to avoid pronunciation confusion. Ultimately, I think we were drawn to the rare but familiar and strong sound of Mercer coupled with the more romantic sound of Joaquin.”
Big congratulations to all of the proud new parents!
If you’d like your child’s name to be featured in our next Babyberry blog post, tell us the name you chose and the story behind it over on our birth announcements forum. We love hearing from you!