Baby Name Backstories: What’s yours?

Baby Name Backstories: What’s yours?

Our Question of the Week

One of our favorite things about running this site is reading about all of the beautifully named Babyberries born to our members over the years.

Not only do we get to swoon at all of the stunning name combinations and sibsets, but we also love reading about the fascinating (and often moving) stories behind them. Berry parents take inspiration from so many sources: from art, science and religion to family, friends and personal memories.

And so, inspired by this thread from the Forums, we’d like to hear the reasons behind your favorite names: whether it’s a name you’ve already used for a child, one you hope to use someday, or simply one that holds deep personal significance.

Share your favorites — and the stories behind them — below

About the Author

Linda Rosenkrantz

Linda Rosenkrantz is the co-founder of Nameberry, and co-author with Pamela Redmond of the ten baby naming books acknowledged to have revolutionized American baby naming. You can follow her personally at InstagramTwitter and Facebook. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed New York Review Books Classics novel Talk and a number of other books.