Baby Names of 2011: Nameberry Newbies so far this year
For those of you who don’t check the Birth Announcements forum on our Message Boards or aren’t yet our friends on Facebook (tsk, tsk!), we thought we’d gather up the names of the newest babyberries here for all to see. These are all baby names of 2011—and the year isn’t even half over yet!
When Pam and I wrote our first name book back in the Era of Jennifer & Jason, it was filled with names we loved, many of which seemed quite outré to many people at that time. Milo? Felix? Lulu? Clementine? Araminta? Out of the question, we heard!
And so for us to look at a list like the one below is like a dream come true—a whole mini-universe populated by Barnabys and Beatrices, supported by such a strong community of wise and savvy advice-sharers—it all makes us feel like a pair of proud virtual godmamas.
Here they are, together with sibs and nicknames, when available:
Dorothy Vera (Dolly), sister of Florence Marlena (Floss/ie)
Eden Rose Kessel
Ottalie Sabine, sister of Jemima and Estee
Phoebe Eliza Katherine, sister of Jude William Patrick, Ramona Frances Jane and Gwendolen Margaret Anne
Piper Wren, sister of Quinn Hanna
Ramona Frances Jane, sister of Phoebe Eliza Katherine, Jude William Patrick and Gwendolen Margaret Anne
Sophie-Claire, sisterof Sarah Katherine
Violet Eve, sister of Gabriel Sol
George Frederick, brother of Rose and Henry
Griffin Maxwell, brother of Quinn Alexander
Henry Morris, brother of Norah Louise and Lucy Emmamarie
Jude Alexander, brother of Arabella
Jude William Patrick, brother of Phoebe Eliza Katherine, Ramona Frances Jane and Gwendolen Margaret Anne
Merritt Leonidas Sherman, brother of Roscoe Ellis Hopper
Miles Desmond, brother of Savannah Harper
Sebastien Malo, brother of Madeleine Anne and Graham Philippe
Spencer Sean, brother of Henry George
Willoughby Malcolm, brother of Amelia Jo
Please add any others we might have missed!
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on June 16th, 2011 at 1:06 am
Ottilie Sabine sister to Jemima and Estee is one of my faves of the year and one of my favorite sets ever!
on June 16th, 2011 at 1:14 am
We sure do have great taste! 😉
on June 16th, 2011 at 2:43 am
So many great names! I’m jealous of Aviva because I love that name and my husband would never go for it. What a nice list 🙂
on June 16th, 2011 at 3:17 am
This list is fantastic!
on June 16th, 2011 at 4:44 am
I had Jude Alexander back in January. Big sister is Arabella.
on June 16th, 2011 at 6:50 am
What amazing names – and what stylish parents!
on June 16th, 2011 at 7:32 am
MY son and d-i-l just had number 6. Names are
and new boy Jenson Elliott
on June 16th, 2011 at 8:29 am
i had willoughby malcolm in january…brother to amelia jo.
on June 16th, 2011 at 8:32 am
Oops, I never made a birth announcement! Our Charles Theophilus was born March 21st. 🙂
on June 16th, 2011 at 8:38 am
Count me in. We had a March baby –
George Frederick. Brother of Rose & Henry.
on June 16th, 2011 at 9:12 am
Amelia Blythe was born on Memorial Day.
on June 16th, 2011 at 9:15 am
Mazarine Elizabeth Isabel, sister to West.
Such a great list!!! Love so many.
on June 16th, 2011 at 9:26 am
You forgot my Sophie-Claire she is also a sister to Sarah Katherine =0) (there are 9 ) Sarah and Sophie are only a little over 12 months apart =0)
What a great list of names!!!!!
on June 16th, 2011 at 9:39 am
I also named my baby Felix 6 months ago and was inspired to do so by this site! We love his name.
on June 16th, 2011 at 10:12 am
I had Henry Morris in March (brother to Norah Louise and Lucy Emmamarie).
on June 16th, 2011 at 10:13 am
I’ve now added your great additions.
on June 16th, 2011 at 10:32 am
I had a baby girl in May – Maia Francis!!
on June 16th, 2011 at 10:38 am
Violet Eve little sister to Gabriel Sol . Born feb 8 xxxx interesting list! Love it all
on June 16th, 2011 at 10:54 am
This list really is insanely wonderful. I have even more ideas for future children. It’s always neat to see sibling’s names, as well, to get a better idea of what you personally think flows together as a set and what you like about that flow.
on June 16th, 2011 at 11:14 am
We’re about to finalize our adoption of Miles Desmond, little brother to Savannah Harper. 🙂
on June 16th, 2011 at 11:23 am
The first baby naming book I ever bought was way back in 1991. It was titled “Beyond Jennifer and Jason.” We were pregnant with our first child, and when my husband recommended the name Ross, I ran to the book to see if it was Cool, Out-There, Cutting-Edge, etc. (Friends had not aired yet). In the 19 years and 7 children since, we have continued to consult your books and now this web site. We had a daughter in November 2010 and I checked here to see if we were still on the right track. Of course, things have changed in 20 years: What was cool then, is not so now. But we think we did well. Here are all 7 of our children: Newest edition Merryn Genevieve, sister to Ross Taylor, Garrett Nathaniel, Collin Sage, Brenna Catherine, Emmett Jude, and Annabel Rosemary.
on June 16th, 2011 at 11:28 am
We think you did great — and thanks for being such a long-time fan! I think you set some kind of record. Great to meet you here.
on June 16th, 2011 at 12:20 pm
I am soon to have a little Daphne or Amelia of my own. I notice Daphne is on here a few times…my first choice! I’ll have to share that with my husband.
on June 16th, 2011 at 12:28 pm
Our son Felix Newton was born on May 8th! He is as happy as his name suggests! 🙂
on June 16th, 2011 at 12:29 pm
I am another one who bought the original Jennifer and Jason book back in 1991, to find, at age 20, a new middle name for myself other than Rainbow (no, I’m not kidding). I picked Catherine, similar to Sarah Katherine on this list some 20 years later.
I love so many on this list, but my favorite has to be Cara June.
on June 16th, 2011 at 1:20 pm
I had Eleanor Faye in January!
on June 16th, 2011 at 2:03 pm
These are all absolutely gorgeous!
I remember some of these on the message boards! The ‘Aviva (Viv) Sania Evangeline, sister of Penelope (Pippa) Esme Emilia, Shiloh Clementine Mae and Devandra (Dev) Jasper Milo’ post in particular.
on June 16th, 2011 at 2:59 pm
Polly Bloom was born in January.
on June 16th, 2011 at 2:59 pm
Yey, thanks for adding George! 🙂
My favourites from the girls list are Lucinda (Lulu) Galilee and Beatrice (Bea) Wren. Very much names I would have used myself.
Walter Benjamin makes me smile and I love that there are two Barnabys.
Congratulations to all the families. 🙂 This is a lovely idea for a post.
on June 16th, 2011 at 3:51 pm
A recent poster just named her baby June Adelaide which I think is precious.
on June 16th, 2011 at 4:00 pm
Merritt Leonidas Sherman (born in February), little brother to Roscoe Ellis Hopper.
on June 16th, 2011 at 4:11 pm
So many gorgeous names!
Polly Bloom is my favourite! Fab name!
Love them all though!
on June 16th, 2011 at 5:28 pm
I had Eden Rose Kessel Beattie in September. Rose was not for a filler but to honor my Grandma Rose. Kessel is her second middle name, not a double-barrelled last name. Other options at the time were: Imogen Rose Kessel, Liv Eleni Rose, Liv Eliza Rose or Liv Rushenka Kessel. Great list here. I <3 Nameberry and Nameberryites!
on June 16th, 2011 at 7:05 pm
Oliver Henry, May 8th!
on June 16th, 2011 at 7:58 pm
Man! Some of you need to learn about zero population growth! 🙂
on June 16th, 2011 at 10:31 pm
Oliver Henry is so sweet!
on June 17th, 2011 at 12:39 am
Great names on the list!
My wife and I just had our son, North Callum.
on June 17th, 2011 at 2:54 am
My personal faves are, though it was a tough call:
Conrad Zeno Matthias and Eliza Lillias Adele,
Cassia Genevieve (LOVE this)
Sylvie Pearl and the Daphne Calypso and Juno Hermione sibset (swoon)
on June 17th, 2011 at 2:56 am
Was Ottilie used with that spelling or is it a typo?
on June 17th, 2011 at 8:40 am
Such interesting, surprising names! I’m especially intrigued by two appearances of the combo Vienne Moreau.
on June 17th, 2011 at 10:56 am
So glad to see Eulalie made the list as I would add:
But Hermione Grace is my favorite up there!
on June 17th, 2011 at 1:10 pm
We named our twins Oliver and Eli, little bros to James!
on June 17th, 2011 at 1:19 pm
This is fantastic. Best name website ever!! Trying to name #3 (due in Dec.), and getting lots of wonderful ideas. Thank you for putting this list together–and thanks to the commenters who have added even more great ideas!
on June 17th, 2011 at 1:26 pm
Thanks!! And we thanks the commenters too!
on June 17th, 2011 at 2:28 pm
Oh what a list of truly spectacular names! Also, it’s so nice to have my girls (Louisa Clementine and Cassia Genevieve) included!
I love coming to nameberry and finding other people who are passionate about beautiful names, and who appreciate all the thought, deliberation and research (and who go above and beyond contributing to the thought, deliberation, and research!) that goes into such selections.
Congratulations to all of the parents of the children listen here, all of whom are beautifully named.
on June 17th, 2011 at 9:33 pm
I wondered about that too. I think one is a mistake. When Oceania is mentioned later, she is Oceania Margaret Lucie. 🙂
on June 18th, 2011 at 12:45 am
Oops–sorry for the typo–corrected Oceania’s middle names.
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on June 19th, 2011 at 8:13 am
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on June 19th, 2011 at 7:22 pm
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on June 20th, 2011 at 8:43 pm
I had Conrad Max in January! Hs half brothers are Caleb, Wolfe and Hudson.
on June 20th, 2011 at 8:43 pm
At the very end of 2010 (December), we had Axl John.
on June 21st, 2011 at 9:24 am
I also bought the original Jennifer and Jason book — but I was 11! I loved looking for names for the characters in the stories I wrote. At that time I love Veronica and Emmaline (and boys were smelly). I was thrilled to find, in 2010 after getting pregnant, that you guys were still at it. I rushed out to get the new books and subscribed to the blog! I’m a huge fan, and so excited to see the names others are choosing. We welcomed our own little Walter John in October 2010! Named after his great-grandfather, but your take on Walter gave us the courage to dig up an old favorite!
on June 21st, 2011 at 4:06 pm
We used Cool Names for Babies (though I think it was a little too cool for us), Baby Names Now and The Baby Name Bible. I didn’t discover the website until I was about 7 months pregnant with the third.
Our Sebastien Malo was born in January 2011. His siblings are Madeleine Anne and Graham Philippe.
We have very strong family ties to the name Malo, but we had never thought of using it until we saw it in The Baby Name Bible. If he had been a girl, he would have been Elodie Claire.
on June 21st, 2011 at 7:19 pm
I had baby Mary Mina (pronounced with a long “i”) on May 23! Mina was my grandmother’s name, so happy to pass it on to my daughter.
on June 25th, 2011 at 10:04 pm
I had a baby boy on Jan 30, Griffin Maxwell. Little brother to our older son Quinn Alexander. Would love to be added to the list!
I also bought my firsy copy of Beyond Jennifer and Jason when I was around 12 and it brought me many years of onomastic enjoyment.
I’m somewhat skeptical about some of the very large familes on this list, though, after having been around baby naming forums for the past fifteen years or so. Kind of a familiar pattern… “I have six kids and they all have long and ornate/obscure/literary names…” hmmmmm…..
on June 26th, 2011 at 9:56 am
All these names are amazing!
My favourite is
Crewe Lennox Gardner, brother of Tallulah Daisy, Beatrix India, Juniper Bronte and Hawthorne Wilde
on June 27th, 2011 at 11:22 am
No Rufuses! And please self-promote more, we almost forgot you write books.
on July 6th, 2011 at 6:01 pm
I had Beatrix Eleanor on June 21, 2011. I forgot to do a birth announcement!
on July 10th, 2011 at 1:30 am
I had Lynette Misty on May 5, 2011 – so far very positive responses to her name. I wanted Lynn or Lynne but our last name is one syllable beginning w/ L so it didn’t work. Misty was a last minute choice by hubby I said I wanted a nature name like Rain and I mentioned Misty in passing and that is the one he selected. The name Misty was very popular when I was growing up – I didn’t realize how rare it had become b/c several people have asked me if I made it up! Anyway whole fam/grandparents etc are happy w the name.
on July 11th, 2011 at 11:07 am
Our Susannah Grace was born Feb. 25, 2011. I’m loving the way “Susannah” looks on her!
on July 13th, 2011 at 6:56 pm
Awww! My little girl is up there. 😉 Annemarie Belle (sorry, not going to say our last name.) It fits her really well, and I’ve gotten thousands of great comments from Nameberry.
on July 13th, 2011 at 8:22 pm
I’ll add one more – Piper Wren born 3/17/11. Big sister is Quinn Hanna.
on July 18th, 2011 at 3:25 pm
We had Silas Derrick on January 5th!
on July 25th, 2011 at 10:53 pm
Very nice names… I have to say, even though I want to like double middle names, in my opinion they come across as pretentious. That, or indecisive.
on July 30th, 2011 at 2:32 pm
I’ll be chiming in once December hits. Still deciding, though. Yay, 2011 babies!
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on July 2nd, 2012 at 10:46 pm
We had Henry Samuel back in August of 2011. We didn’t find out if he was a boy or girl beforehand, if we had a girl her name was going to be Margaret Lucy. Thank you for sharing this list for future reference!
on January 28th, 2013 at 11:08 pm
I saw a Cecilia Corinne on the list. My name is Cecilia and my little sister is Corinne.
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