Babyberry Announcements for July

From Eliza Sage to Lennon Wallace

By Linda Rosenkrantz

Get ready for another monthsworth of imaginative Berrybaby choices—from Alaric to Zadoc!

Just a one single July baby name found multiple users in July: Elsie, but also the Isobel spelling was found in both first and middle place.

The nature middle name trend continues, with an Iris, a Sage, a Lake, and a Wren.  For vowel watchers: Just a solitary A-girl, but five beginning with E. And three accidental alliterations.

Here’s the list:


Arabella Louise

Carmen Iris Juliette

“…as she may well be my one and only child, I wanted to give her the name Carmen, as I think it’s the ultimate strong, sensual, womanly, as opposed to girly name. Plus it’s the color red, the opera, the first woman ever on film and it’s easy to spell! Irises are out in the garden in June and will be for all her birthdays. Juliette…my middle name is Antoinette and I wanted something French as I realized I was pregnant while in Paris!”

Clara Victoria, sister of Lydia Katherine

“We love the similar vintage feel to both girls’ names as well as the fact that they are popular but not too popular.”

Cosima Edeline May

Eliza Sage, sister of Susanna Lake

Eliza is named for both my grandmother, Elizabeth, and for my middle name. Sage is our tribute to California, a scent that we would smell when we lived there, hiking the majestic hills.” 

Elliana Raechel, sister of M’kaela and Alyza

Elsie Isla, sister of Michael Scott, Eden Brielle and Alora Lynae

Elsie Anne, sister of Nolan Franko

Everleigh Laura Lake, sister of Cordelia Sylvia Snow

“We liked this spelling better than Everly as it felt more feminine and in line with our other daughter’s long name.”

Forsythia Margaret, sister of Flannery Katherine

Genevieve Isobel, sister of Gemma Marie

“I had no intention of choosing another G name, but we fell in love with the name. It has no family ties or significance, we loved the beauty and old-newness of it. I let my husband choose the middle name…he chose Isobel, after the Bjork song.”

Iona Maxcine

Iona imo is a great Scottish name that has significance for Ireland as well (I’m of Irish descent) and Maxcine is for my husband’s grandmother.”

Isobel Wren, sister of Soren Patrick and Naomi Elise

Vivienne Claire


Alaric Jack Corbinian, brother of Seraphine Juliette Roisin and Isadora Jacqueline Winter

“We have followed our naming pattern of three names—one we like the sound of, one family name beginning with J, one guilty pleasure. Alaric appeals to my husband’s love of Germanic history and myth and my gothic tendencies as the name of the King of the Visigoths who sacked Rome. Jack is my beloved and much missed grandfather. Corbinian is the name of a medieval German saint which combines the Latin root for crow and the old Herman root for raven…Crows and ravens are two of my favourite animals.”

Alister James, brother of Penelope Grace

“We had narrowed it down to two names—Alister and Ezra,,,it wasn’t until we told our family our choices that we found out Alister is actually my husband’s grandfather’s first name, He goes by his middle name so my husband never knew!”

Hugh Robert, brother of George and Louisa

Judah Theodore, brother of Seren Beatrix

“The name Judah came out of nowhere, but we both instantly thought it felt like the right name. We couldn’t settle on a middle name until a day after he was born, but we came full circle and thought Theodore fit perfectly. Other names we seriously considered were Abram, Ellis, and Otto.”

Knox Hayden

Lennon Wallace, brother of Lucille Beatrice

“Both children have family middle names…Their first names don’t intentionally both start with the letter L. However, Lennon is partially after John Lennon and Lucille is partially after Lucille Ball. So I love that their names have so much meaning in terms of family and influential people on a more worldly level..”

Ludwig Anders

“…Anders was much easier to decide on; my wife’s maiden name is Anderson, and since he was going to have my surname, we wanted a little bit of Anderson and my wife’s family in there.”

Nyle Davis, brother of Ash Dominic

Sawyer Daryl Langford

SawyerDaryl and I both loved this name from the first time it came up as an option but we were completely sold when we realized its meaning—woodcutter. Couldn’t think of a better way to honour my brother who is a tree surgeon. We hope he will be a big influence in Sawyer’s life and example to follow.”

Zadok Alexander, brother of Jerusha Rose

Your favorite first and middle name combo?  Best sibset?


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sarahmezz Says:

August 4th, 2015 at 1:25 am

My favourites for this month…

Arabella Louise
Clara Victoria
Eliza Sage
Genevieve Isobel
Isobel Wren

Alister James
Hugh Robert
Judah Theodore

Best sibsets:

George, Louisa and Hugh
Lydia and Clara
Penelope and Alister
Susanna and Eliza

maggiemary Says:

August 4th, 2015 at 7:29 am

My personal favorites…

Eliza Sage – I love the classic Eliza being teamed up with a fresh middle name

Vivienne Claire – such a stunning, sophisticated name

Judah Theodore – wow, wow, wow, what a cool name. Love it.

Zadok Alexander – what a bold choice and I love it. I love the sibling name too, Jerusha is fabulous.

skizzo Says:

August 4th, 2015 at 9:38 am

Really like Knox and Sawyer

lemon Says:

August 4th, 2015 at 10:43 am

Wow! All fabulous. Congrats!

I’m particularly enchanted with such lovely sibling sets: Clara and Lydia, Eliza and Susanna, Alaric and his two well-named sisters, and the charmingly alliterative set of Lennon and Lucille!

I adore that Arabella, Cosima, Ludwig, and Sawyer were used, too.

I love Isobel Wren, because I adore Wren so much, but I think my favorite might be Carmen Iris Juliette – beautiful flow, beautiful sturdy names, beautiful meaning attached to each choice.

ridersienna Says:

August 4th, 2015 at 12:29 pm

My Favourites:

Carmen Iris Juliette- this name has such a strong and feminine feel to it, I just love it!

Judah Theodore- the middle name adds the classic sound, and Judah adds just a little bit of spunk

arabella77 Says:

August 4th, 2015 at 5:32 pm

Eliza Sage and Susanna Lake is the best sibset I’ve heard in a long time. Excellent job balancing those classic firsts with nature-inspired, unexpected middles.

lesliemarion Says:

August 4th, 2015 at 6:23 pm

Arabella Louise and Hugh Robert are my favorites! 🙂

katoolah Says:

August 4th, 2015 at 11:19 pm

I am kinda in awe of Cordelia Sylvia Snow <3

tomaura226 Says:

August 4th, 2015 at 11:27 pm

Y’all must have missed my Forsythia Margaret (sister to Flannery Katherine), so 3 accidental alliterations!

anyagreenwich Says:

August 5th, 2015 at 12:27 pm

Forsythia Margaret was born in August, I believe.

anyagreenwich Says:

August 5th, 2015 at 12:37 pm

My favourites:

Carmen Iris Juliette is an exquisite name. Carmen alone is a wonderful name for someone to wear. I’ve met two (French!) young women with this name and they were such great people.

Iona Maxcine – what a beautiful sounding name! It flows so well, just a real pleasure to say. It sounds cheery, musical, but still sophisticated.

Eliza Sage – it goes very well with Susanna Lake.

Clara Victoria – perfect! It’s so elegant and I love it with the beautifully named Lydia Katherine.

Arabella Louise – it doesn’t get any sweeter! Has a confident, regal air, too.

Cosima Adeline May – I love Cosima! It’s unexpected but familiar at the same time. They two middle names are in a different style, but they are delicate enough not to interfere with the glamour of Cosima.

EVERY SINGLE one of the boys’ names are fantastic! Perhaps my little pet favourite is Ludwig, but I love Alaric, Judah, Nyle, Sawyer, Knox AND ALL OF THEM.

anyagreenwich Says:

August 5th, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Oh, I should add that as far as sibsets go: Zadok and Jerusha are STUNNING.

anyagreenwich Says:

August 5th, 2015 at 12:39 pm

And I mean stunningly beautiful!!

ocean8 Says:

August 6th, 2015 at 3:28 am

Judah Theodore is so so perfect!

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ashbee Says:

October 24th, 2015 at 5:43 pm

Iona Maxcine is beautiful. I adore Iona, and it flows so well with Maxcine.

alphabetters Says:

October 7th, 2016 at 11:05 pm

I’m sad that my beautiful boy wasn’t mentioned.

Broderick Pearson was born on July 12th, brother to Archer Lawrence, Elena Rose and Felicity Iris Ruth.

Broderick means brother, and Pearson is the company that his mommy and daddy met at and fell in love at – as well as his great grandmothers maiden name – he was born on their wedding anniversary.

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