Baby Names 2012: The third quarterly report of Nameberry newbies

Baby Names 2012: The third quarterly report of Nameberry newbies

The time has rolled around again when I get to do one of my favorite things—browse through the Birth Announcement Forum and get to see a snapshot of the gorgeous names Berries have chosen over these past three months–the latest installment of Baby Names 2012.  Because each quarter they seem to be more and more impressive and inventive, and this one is no exception, with many great first and middle combos and interesting sibsets as well.

It’s just so gratifying to see the final results of all the Nameberry advice and discussion—ours and especially the wise, measured opinions of fellow Berries  —  a fantastic mix of the classic and the creative, from Elizabeth to Arrow for a girl, Jack and John to Calder and Cato for boys.  Not to mention a veritable botanical garden of flower and tree names—Primrose, Tulip, Rose, Iris, Violet, Lilac, Jacinda, Maple and Olive, as well as a Flora, a Blossom and a Bloom.

This time we have not only five pairs of twins, but also two sets of triplets—take a look at how their parents succeeded in meeting  the challenge of choosing and balancing those multiple names.  And speaking of multiples, we have a few of our own—two each of Cordelia, Louisa, Philippa, Willa and Theodore.

So catch up on the babyberry choices—and don’t forget to keep adding your arrivals to the Baby Announcement Forum.


Abigail Grace, sister of Timothy, Luke, Noah and Ashton

Agnes Eloise

Alexa Leanna, sister of Erika Michelle

Amelia Belle Sophia, sister of Ana Elizabeth, Abigail Bethany and Adalyn Emma

Amelie Winter Rose

Amity Maple, sister of Dexter Elvin and Harlan Atticus

Arrow Milena

Ava Reece, sister of Matthew Owen

Bridget O’Shea, sister of Cormac O’Shea

Cecilia Antoinette

Clarissa Marie, sister of Cadence Alexandra Elizabeth

Cordelia Arliss

Cordelia Ruby, sister of Harry Oliver and Rose Emmeline

Daphne Blythe

Diana Sophie, sister of Timothy John and twins Peter Benjamin and Rose Elizabeth

Elizabeth Helena, sister of Vivienne Sophia

Emmeline Amelia Story, triplet of Jack August Hopper and Hugo Thackeray Fox

Flora Beatriz Pearl, triplet of Damon Jeremy Elijah and Julius Maxwell Reid

Gracie Reid

Felicity Elizabeth Louise, sister of Elijah Michael

Harlow June Maire

Isobel Claire

Ivy Jane, sister of Leo Aaron

Karys Eileen, sister of Pell Jamison, Gavin Arthur and Dillon Patrick

Lila Olive, twin sister of Nora Charlotte

Lily June, sister of Elle Sofia and Alice Paige

Louisa Claire, sister of Evelyn Susanne and Eli Michael

Louisa Gabrielle

Luisa (Lulu) Wren, sister of Frankie Rose

Lydia Jean Adeline, sister of John Bryant, Jr and Leo Makai

Mabel Mazarine, twin sister of Primrose Penelope (“Posy”)

Maeve Elisabeth

Mara Juliette, twin sister of Ruby Sienna, sister of Avalon Jude and Keziah Lin

Mary Helen, sister of Richard Henry, Anne Elizabeth and James Edward

Meredith Keen, sister of Eleanor Marie

Nora Charlotte, twin sister of Lila Olive

Miette Tulip Priscilla, twin sister of Ruby Lilac Jessica

Olive Isabelle

Opal Eleanor Bloom, sister of Ezra Valentin Benzion

Parker Hermione Dunn

Peri Savannah

Philippa Margaret, sister of Evangeline Bree

Philippa Margaret Rose, sister of Henry Louis Robert and Beatrice Violet Blossom

Piper Jewel

Primrose Penelope (“Posy”), twin sister of Mabel Mazarine

Rowan Sol, sister of Bodhi Lucian

Ruby Sienna, twin sister of Mara Juliette, and sister of Avalon Jude and Keziah Lin

Scarlett Rowena, twin sister of Murphy Atticus, and sister of Eliska, Gabriel and Naomi

Story Elise, sister of Jasiah Miles and Audrey Meriyah

Tallulah Beatrix, sister of Clementine June

Trudy Josephine

Verti Feliz

Willa Helene, sister of Odelle Beatrice

Willa Capri

**Winter Rosamund**

Wren Iris, sister of Ivy Fae


Abram Vincent, brother of Penelope Jane and Lucia Grace

Antoine Raphael

Ari Wren

Atticus North, brother of Hugo Foster, Oscar Elias, Daphne Indigo, Elodie Paloma and Scarlett Athena

Calder Weston, brother of Jacinda Nicole

Calvin Joseph

Carter William

Cato Bellamy Jay

Chase Maverick, brother of Jackson Phoenix

Cohen William Philip, brother of Eden

Damon Jeremy Elijah,  triplet of Julius Maxwell Reed and Flora Beatriz Pearl

Dean Harold, brother of Lucy Francesca and Rose Victoria

Derek Night

Elliot James, brother of Aaron David

Ezra Cecil, brother of Isaiah James

Flynn William Warfield, brother of Dashiell David Rowe

Foster KingsleyFox brother of Eloise Julian and Beatrix London

Graham Thomas

Henry William Roscoe, brother of Jack Champion

Hugo Thackeray Fox, triplet of Jack August Hopper and Emmeline Amelia Story

Isaac Edward

Jack August Hopper, triplet of Hugo Thackeray Fox and Emmeline Amelia Story

John Alexander E-Hon

Josias Alasdair Emmanuel, brother of Cecily Juliana

Jude Revere, brother of Clementine Happy

Julian Harvey, brother of Sidney Warren and Cara June

Julius Maxwell Reid, triplet of Damon Jeremy Elijah and Flora Beatriz Pearl

Kellen Anthony, brother of Brendan Austin and Colten Abel

Leo Michael, brother of Max Laurent

Linus Theodore, brother of Polly Bloom

Macauley Jack Edward

Murphy Atticus, twin brother of Scarlett Rowena and brother of Eliska, Gabriel and Naomi

Porter Finn

Rivers Boyd

Rylan, brother of Samuel and Brant

Shepard Jones

Simon Paul, brother of Eleanor

Sterling Michael

Theodore Andrew, brother of Gwendolyn Cecilia

Theodore Ezra John

Tobin Azriel, brother of Louis, Hector, Lottie and Martha

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.