Baby Names 2012: The new babyberry quarterly report

Baby Names 2012: The new babyberry quarterly report

One of my greatest joys is stepping back four times a year to gather up all the new names that have been added to the Birth Announcement forum, and seeing what names have moved from speculation and possibility into reality—onto the birth certificates of actual little people!  There’s also the added pleasure of seeing the cool combinations of firsts and middles Berries have put together, and how the names fit in with those of their sibs.

Once again, I’m dazzled by the sheer splendor and variety of this list (the London Times has nothing on us!), the intriguing mix of the classic and the creative—so much of it the result of  the savvy advice gleaned from the discussions on the forums.

Most of these names stand individually, but we do have some multiples: three Alices and three Hazels, and pairs of babyberries named Belle, Eliza, Emeline/Emmeline, Frances, Penelope, Ruby, Wren, James, Silas and Walter, and in the middle spots more than one June and Jane, Josephine, Scarlett and Penelope (again); Carter and Alexander.

So here it is, the first Quarterly Report of Nameberry Baby Names 2012.


Adelaide Charlotte

Adriana Juniper

Aira Denise

Aislee Faye

Alice Harper Bennett

Alice Matilda June, sister of Theodore Calvin Jay and Etta Daisy Lou

Alice Pearl, sister of Charlie Robert

Anniston Maribelle

Brittany Clèmence Aurora

Caroline Rae, sister of Brooke Nicole

Camellia Christabel

Charlotte Josephine, sister of Avery Virginia

Clara Beatrix, sister to Leo Sebastian, Asher Hugo and Simon Frederick

Clementine Andrews, sister of Eleanor, Beatrice and Reynolds (nn Rhett)

Daphne Isabelle, sister of Andrew Joseph, Emmett Edward, Henry Thomas and Charlotte Mary

Delaney Meadow, twin sister to Boone Avery, and sister to Dean Clifford, Paisley Madison, Russell Blaise and Cheyenne Mariah

Eirlys Catriona, sister of Seren Roisin

Eleanor Rosalind

Eliza Cecily, twin sister of Fleur Viola

Eliza Scarlett

Elowen Jane, sister of Tallulah Rose

Elsa Beatrice

Elyse Scarlett

Emeline Nova, sister of Adelaide Faith

Emilia Frances

Emily Haddyr Victoria

Emmeline Faye, sister of Delaney Lou and Spencer Dean

Eve Madison, sister of Brennen Matthew, Chase Stephen, Jackson Lionel and Isla James

Fleur Viola, twin sister of Eliza Cecily

Florence Beatrice Primrose

Frances Cecily

Frances Eliza, sister of Emery Jane

Gabrielle Marianne, sister of Lauren Rose

Georgia Nissa, sister of Frederick Bryce

Greer Hattie Aurelia, sister of Sloane Thora Eunice

Greyson Belle, twin sister of Jensen Carter and sister of Brady, Elliot and Quinn

Hazel Auria Belle, twin of Seamus Allen Beau

Hazel James

Hazel Magnolia June, triplet of August Django Kit and Walter Phineas Bay, and sister to Emmett Linus Jack, Flora Hermione Kate, Miles Oscar Inigo and Edith Marlo Wren

Iris Ellen

Isolde Mauricette Marie Jose

Ivy Lark, sister of Sonny Flynn and Jasper Ray

Josephine Joy Mirabelle

Juliet Penelope, sister of Christopher

Juliette Grier, sister of Henry Christopher

Juniper Elise

Karin Olympia Lucille

Leighton Paige, twin of Dashiell Carter, and sister of Juliette Connie

Leonie Genevieve, sister of Odette Seraphina and Acacia Penelope

Leonie Ida Simone

Louisa Bethany, sister of Jemima Loveday

Lucinda Jane, sister of Henry Christopher, Cora Jane and Jemima Rose

Lucy Penelope, sister of Alice, Molly and Jane

Madeline Frances Treat

Mae Elizabeth, sister of George Quincy

Maeve Josephine,

Magnolia Mae, nn Maisie

Maren Armstrong

Maven Peri

Natalie Lyric Sinclair, sister of Sadie Brenda Genivieve, Harper Daisy and Jessie Lauren

Penelope June, sister of Phoebe Rose

Penelope Soleil, sister of Milo Arthur

Philippa Maeve, sister of Caitlin Mary

Quinn Andrea, sister of Xavier Eric

Ruby Carla Wilhelmina

Ruby Holland, sister of John Alexander

Ruby Jasmine, sister of Sean, Eden and Quinn

Scarlet Poppy, sister of Kaiya Mai and Mahlia Joy

Susannah Helen Jean


Thisbe Katherine

Vesper Irene, sister of Cora Adelaide

Wren Abilene, sister of Clara Jacqueline and Marielle Beatrice

Wren EvangelineLorelei, sister of Rosalyn AnastasiaJosephine and Arlo RayBaxter

Zelda Marigold, sister of George


Alastair Graham, brother of George Wyatt

Alfred Harley Green, brother of Kara Felicity, William Arden and Oliver Kendall

Asher Max, brother of Lila Page

August Django Kit, triplet of Hazel Magnolia June and Walter Phineas Bay, and brother to Emmett Linus Jack, Flora Hermione Kate, Miles Oscar Inigo and Edith Marlo Wren

Augustin Alexander, brother of Josephine, Genevieve and Rosemarie

Baron Cruz

Boone Avery, twin to Delaney Meadow, and brother to Dean Clifford, Paisley Madison, Russell Blaise and Cheyenne Mariah

Bruno Phillip

Cyrus Isaiah, brother of Rosemary Jean, Judah Daniel, Adelaide Lorraine, Boaz John, Levi Peter and Gideon James

Darby Alexander, brother of Vale Benjamin and Flynn Elliot

Dashiell Carter, twin of Leighton Paige and brother of Juliette Corinne

Elia Bertil LarsJacek, brother of Aurora Pamela

Elliot Paul, twin brother of Kurt Donald

George Nicholas, brother of Lucy Matilda, Peter Elliot, Joseph Andrew, Sophie Elizabeth, Mary Elinor, William Thomas and Edward Matthew

Gideon Raphiel, brother of Henry and Mollie

Griffin Robert, brother of Kyra Noelle, Ava Caroline and Stella Juliet

Harrison Luc Walter, brother of Duncan Henry O’Keefe

Hudson Sailor

Isaac John, brother of James, Noah and Lucy

James Aidan Malachi, brother of Melina L V Lykke and Jasper Oliver Zacjhariah

James Daniel, brother of Maya

Jensen Carter, twin brother of Greyson Belle and brother of Brady, Elliot and Quinn

Jude Henry

Kingston Dover, brother of Sadie and Nat

Kurt Donald, brother of Elliot Paul

Ledger Beckett, brother of Palyn Jade

Leo Antonio, brother of Maxwell Giovanni

Levi Auden Noll

Liam Donovan Blaze, brother of Jocelyn Aurelia Lee

Lucas Albert, brother of Holly Victoria

Matthias Joel, brother of Eliana Christine, and Abiela Evangeline

Miles Alexander, brother of Alec James, Silas Gale, Dashiell West and Elliot Grey

Pfeifer Marais, brother of Torin Jay, Paxton Dyre, and Alexander Belize

Rowan Alexander

Seamus Allen Beau and twin Hazel Auria Belle

Shepherd Cameron, brother of Gage and Sadie

Silas David, brother of Kennedy Drew

Silas Derrick

Walter Lewis

Walter Phineas Bay, triplet of Hazel Magnolia June and August Django Kit, and brother to Emmett Linus Jack, Flora Hermione Kate, Miles Oscar Inigo and Edith Marlo Wren

Zachary Michael, brother of Alana Joan

And this time, as a special added attraction, here are a few berrybabies-once-removed—some particularly interestingly named godchildren, nieces and nephews and new arrivals of other family and friends and neighbors that you’ve told us about.

Alabaster Heath

Elliott Jude

Hezekiah Nathaniel

Iole Hope June

Kingston Onyx

Luella Blossom

Odessa Wren

Tzipporah Delilah

Zeno William

We hope you’ll add your new arrivals to the Forum, so we can make the next report as complete as possible.

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About the Author

Linda Rosenkrantz

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.