Babyberry Births in September
By Linda Rosenkrantz
A remarkably rich roster of new babyberries in this month’s report. First among this group of September baby names, three sets of gorgeously named twins, two girl pairs and one boy:
And we can’t help noting the even greater than usual profusion of floral and other nature names among these newbies and their sibs—Amaryllis, Marigold, Willow, Posey, Juniper…also nice to see the return of Jemima and Jethro.
Here is the full list of announcements posted on the forum in September.
“We were stuck between Amora and Aurora, but upon seeing the color of her eyes and hair (lots of it), we decided on Amora which is the Portuguese word for the blackberry fruit –but not the cellphone! My children all carry my last name and against tradition don’t carry their dad’s. Because of that, I thought it was only fair to honor my DH, Felipe, with her middle name, Felipa.”
“We planned on naming her Frances Pearl, after an aunt and Pearl was a name we liked, but after seeing the reply the amazing Abby Sandel gave, we fell in love with Birdie at the last minute… we felt that Eleanor would be better than just Birdie, 1. More nicknames, 2. A bit more “serious” than Birdie.”
“We were nearly sold on Cerys Emily or Phoebe Quinn, but Emmeline really stole our hearts…Beatrix was suggested by my husband out of the blue one afternoon. I think it really gives a liveliness to her name, and it suits her quite well.”
“I wanted something classic, strong yet feminine, not too trendy, with nickname opportunities…Husband wanted to honour his Danish heritage and agreed on wanting nickname options. Independently we both came up with Margaret. He liked the 14th century Danish queen, and I like the English royalty connections.”
“Her name was formed very much like her sister’s. Olive is just a name that we loved. We were going to go with Alice, which is a family name, but Olive was a tad bit spunkier. Her two middle names are family names. Faye is after my paternal grandmother…Nemudrova was a hard one. My husband doesn’t know his paternal side, so we went back to his mother’s Russian side. We only really knew the name Valentine, but we had already used it for Holland…we went ahead and just used his family’s last name.”
“Romilly was one of our top names from the beginning, but a deciding factor for us was her six year old brother Cashel, insisting to us that other names were nice, but “my sister’s name is Romilly” and telling us it was the best and most beautiful name.”
“We…decided on spelling it this way instead of traditional Rosalie so it would match our daughter’s flower inspired name, Azilee (variation of Azalea). I chose honor because I love a serious middle name to offset the flower and frills of Rosalee, but it is still old fashioned.”
“Her middle name was chosen as it is the month my husband and I were born. We also thought the idea of January being the beginning and fresh start of every year and this being new life had a lovely association.”
“We chose the name Christopher because it is a strong, classic name with staying power; also, it’s not used quite as much anymore so it has a fresh feel (to me).”
“Damien we had picked out…just because we love the way it sounds. Has Damien/Damian “sidestepped its demonic horror movie overtones?” No, it has not, many people we’ve told mentioning that the “Omen” was their first thought. But my husband and I are so glad we kept it anyway, We love him and his name!”
“We chose the names Dexter and Lennox simply because we liked them. We wanted something that wasn’t too popular, but not too out there either. It was also important to us that the first names weren’t too difficult for all our friends and family to pronounce in other parts of the world. The names also needed to go well together and fit as twins, but not be too twins-y. I think we met our criteria pretty well.”
“Ellington is after jazz great Duke Ellington and also honors family members Ellen and Elinor. Jasper was chosen for many of the same reasons as Juniper: it begins with the letter “J” like the mother’s maiden name, is a nature name, and has biblical significance.”
“At first, we had settled on Thomas as a first name, but after some time I felt that there’s only one “Tom–my dad. So Thomas was bumped to the middle spot….After we named him, we found out he shares a first and middle name with Joe’s boss’s boss; it’s the ultimate (unintentional) brown-nosing.”
So what are your favorite names, first and middle combos and sibsets?
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on October 5th, 2015 at 11:52 pm
While I am always suspicious of the preponderance of twins on Nameberry, Flavia Tamsin and Iona Dorothy are STUNNING (though Flavia is listed as the twin of Ruby Amaryllis later in the announcements…typo?). I also love the eclectic mix of Lennox Noam Juhani and Dexter Frans Yaniv.
Amora Felipa Maia (especially with brother Caetano!)
Pearl Annabeth (also love Memphis!)
Romilly Marigold Joy
Seamus William Douglas Campbell
Emmeline Beatrix, Heidi Olivia, Rhys Owen, and Griffin Henry
Romilly Marigold Joy, Cashel, and Torin
Rose January and Leo Stone
Asa Frederick and Kat Eloise
on October 6th, 2015 at 1:10 am
Flavia Tamsin and Ruby Amaryllis
Iona Dorothy and Willow Jemima (boldness)
Romilly Marigold Joy (my eyes literally have hearts at this, this is exactly what I like!!!!!!!)
Lennox Noam Juhani (now that’s a combo)
Of course every one of the moms have picked great lovely names but these are my favorites. Berries sure know how to knock it out of the park. Congrats! xx
on October 6th, 2015 at 1:14 am
Congratulations to all parents! The whole list is stunning 🙂
But I did notice that some aren’t on the list. From the top of my head:
– Robin Yves, brother of Julius Tate, Eden Sophia and Laurel Vivienne
– Olive Juliet
on October 6th, 2015 at 3:02 am
Favourites: Amora Felipa Maia, Ellington Jasper and Winston Oakes. I absolutely adore the sib-set of Amora, Caetano and Elisa!
on October 6th, 2015 at 7:19 am
You forgot my little boy! He was born on September 30th and his name is Alastair Rhys. He joins big sisters Vivienne Rose and Gemma Louise.
on October 6th, 2015 at 8:23 am
These are great names! I especially love seeing my favorite name, Iona. Also, glad to see Rose in the 1st name spot a la Rose January as well as Margaret getting so much use. 🙂
Willow, Iona, Elodie, Posey and Soren- What a great set!!
For the boys, all were lovely to me. I love Asa and Frederick, and together they’re great. Jethro and Ellington are new to me but sound pretty cool. Also love Seamus.
on October 6th, 2015 at 8:28 am
I knew a great girl named Falyn so I think Fallon is lovely, too.
on October 6th, 2015 at 10:50 am
@Shai–I don’t believe they were entered on the Birth Announcement forum in September–which is the source of the blog.
on October 6th, 2015 at 12:54 pm
Emmeline Beatrix & Eleanor Frances Wren are my favorites. Gorgeous combos!
on October 6th, 2015 at 1:26 pm
Mabel Rose is sister to Elena Rose. The girls and I all share my maiden name as a middle now. This is special to me, since there won’t be any more Roses from our line.
on October 6th, 2015 at 3:53 pm
Great names for all these babies!
I especially love…
Emmeline, Heidi, Rhys, Griffin
Fallon, Joley, Arlo, Bristol
Iona, Willow, Elodie, Posey, Soren
on October 6th, 2015 at 5:06 pm
I love Eleanor and Margaret as a sibset! I also really loved…
Dexter and Lennox
I had way more, but I can’t write them all down. Congrats to the parents!
on October 6th, 2015 at 11:23 pm
I suppose a lot of these are trolls, but I really don’t care because they’re all so gorgeous! So hard to narrow down a top five (especially for the girls), but here goes…
Eleanor Frances Wren
Seamus William Douglas Campbell
My favourite sibsets…
Elodie, Posey, Soren, Iona and Willow
Flora, Leo and Eve
Heidi, Rhys, Griffin and Emmeline
Margaret and Eleanor
Niamh, Mairead, Annabel, Maya and Christopher
on October 7th, 2015 at 9:02 pm
Jethro is my dog’s name, lol… I can’t seem to get past that connotation.
But besides that, I wasn’t a huge fan of any of the names except for Willow, Fallon and Niamh. I’m a not a huge “classics” fan, which is what most of the names were. It doesn’t really fit my modern, unique and sometimes foreign naming style. To be honest, I much prefer the trends that other people cringe at. There are certain names that are a mix of trendy and unique, never breaking the top 100 but still containing certain components of naming trends. They don’t make people who are more intolerant of trends cringe and keep the people who like them happy.
Some examples of these are:
Avila Sky <— Ava trend, word name for middle
Ainslie Amelia <— -lee trend, popular but classic middle name
Alicia Payton <— Old, yet still fairly modern first with the Ali- beginning, trendy middle
Camille Blue <— French first, color middle
Leona Lyric <— Classic but spunky first name with a variant of the -ana trend, musical middle name
Milo James <— Popular first but similar to Miles, common middle
Nico Anthony <— Italian first, common middle
Luca [something, I don't know yet] <— Italian
Jason William <— Exception
Jayden Daniel <— Exception
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