Babyberry Births in September

From Asa Frederick to Willow Jemima, lovely new babyberry names.

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:

Flavia Tamsin and Ruby Amaryllis

Iona Dorothy and Willow Jemima

Dexter Frans Yaniv and Lennox Noam Juhani

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.

Amora Felipa Maia, sister of Caetano and Elisa

“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.”

Cassandra Margaret

Cassie is a 6th generation Margaret starting, as far as we know, with Brigid Margaret who came to the U.S. from Ireland.”

Eleanor Frances Wren, nn Birdie, sister of MargaretScoutPhilomena

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.”

Elisabeth Pearl

Emmeline Beatrix, sister of Heidi Olivia, Rhys Owen and Griffin Henry

“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.”

Eve Katarina, sister of Flora Josephine and Leo Alexander

Fallon Siobhan Raine, sister of Joely, Arlo and Bristol

Flavia Tamsin, twin of Ruby Amaryllis and sister of Agatha Evelyn and May Marigold

Flavia is just a name that I have loved for a long time. Tamsin is for my FIL and husband, both named Thomas

Iona Dorothy, twin to Willow Jemima and sister to Elodie Celeste, Posey Isobella and Soren Henry

Mabel Rosesister if Elena Rose

Margaret Petra Jean

“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.”

Nora Antoinette, sister of Paxton and Brody

Olive Faye Nemudrova, sister of Holland Viola Valentina

“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.”

Pearl Annabeth, sister of Memphis and Afton

Romilly Marigold Joy, sister of Cashel and Torin.

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.”

Rosalee Honor, sister of Azilee and Coan

“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.”

Rose January, sister of Leo Stone

“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.”

Ruby Amaryllis, twin of Flavia Tamsin, sister of Agatha Evelyn and May Marigold

Ruby is a name that my husband has adored for a long time. Amaryllis is a convenient amalgam for my husband’s beloved grandmother, Martha Cheryllann.”

Willow Jemima, twin of Iona Dorothy, sister to Elodie Celeste, Posey Isobella and Soren Henry


Asa Frederick, brother of Kat Eloise

Christopher Mark, brother of Niamh Bridget, Mairead Sarah, Annabel Blake and Maya Noelle

“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 Kenneth

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!”

Dexter Frans Yaniv, twin brother of Lennox Noam Juhani

“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 Jasper, brother of Adriana Juniper

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.”

George Thomas, brother of James Daniel, William Joseph, Elise Marie and Zachary Allan

“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.”

Jethro Ames

Jethro with the possible nn Jett seemed like the perfect balance between modern and cool, what hubby was after, and vintage gentleman, which was more my goal. Ames is my maiden name.”

Lennox Noam Juhani, twin brother of Dexter Frans Yaniv.

“The middle names were chosen to honor both our heritages. Frans and Juhani have been used several times both as first names and as middle names in my family.”

Seamus William Douglas Campbell

Winston Oakes, sister of Willow Harper

So what are your favorite names, first and middle combos and sibsets?

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14 Responses to “Babyberry Births in September”

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augusta_lee Says:

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.

Best Girls
Amora Felipa Maia (especially with brother Caetano!)
Mabel Rose
Pearl Annabeth (also love Memphis!)
Romilly Marigold Joy
Rose January

Best Boys
Asa Frederick
Ellington Jasper
Jethro Ames
Seamus William Douglas Campbell
Winston Oakes

Best Sibsets
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

indiefendi2 Says:

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

Shai Says:

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

Daphodil Says:

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!

cgwaltney Says:

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.

ashbee Says:

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.

ashbee Says:

October 6th, 2015 at 8:28 am

I knew a great girl named Falyn so I think Fallon is lovely, too.

linda Says:

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.

LoveBugsMama Says:

October 6th, 2015 at 12:54 pm

Emmeline Beatrix & Eleanor Frances Wren are my favorites. Gorgeous combos!

SarahGies Says:

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.

ARead Says:

October 6th, 2015 at 3:53 pm

Great names for all these babies!

I especially love…
Flavia Tamsin
Rosalee Honor
Ruby Amaryllis

Ellington Jasper
Winston Oakes

Sib sets:
Emmeline, Heidi, Rhys, Griffin
Fallon, Joley, Arlo, Bristol
Iona, Willow, Elodie, Posey, Soren

priviledgedpistachios Says:

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!

sarahmezz Says:

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…

Cassandra Margaret
Eleanor Frances Wren
Emmeline Beatrix
Iona Dorothy
Pearl Annabeth

Asa Frederick
Damien Kenneth
George Thomas
Jethro Ames
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

actingfun Says:

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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