Babyberry Report for March: Elowen, Ezra & Ezra
By Linda Rosenkrantz
Some wonderful March baby names from the berries, including interesting first and middle combos, and some great sibsets (I think may favorite has to be Lilith, joining the imaginative Kodiak, Lace, Willow and Jude.)
Two pretty incredible late-listed pairs of twins, one for each gender:
Also of special interest is the fact of two Ezras on the list. This biblical boy name is getting a lot of buzz—it jumped 40+ places this year to its highest point ever, Number 143. And several girls with middle names from nature–Iris, Violet, Dove, Ivy, Pearl and Rose.
“Louisa’s name came to be when we went through all the great feedback given to us, by you. And made us decide that the more classic Louisa would be a better fit than Eloisa, which we originally had in mind for her”
“Her first name had been decided months ago, but we went with a different middle name off our list than we thought we would. She came out fighting, so Rhiannon seemed to fit—a strong name for a strong girl. It also incorporates Ann, which is a family name on my husband’s side.
“We chose the name Marina because of its Latin meaning, “from the sea.” My husband & I have deep personal love for the sea. We also love the name because it is common in Italian & Russian (pieces of our heritage) but not too common here in the United States.
“I chose her name for several reasons, the main reason being its meaning. In Spanish Paloma is “dove,” a symbol of peace, hope, and truth.”
“In the end, we went with a family name that was similar to one of our old favorites for her first and a middle name which my husband and I have loved for a long time. She already earned herself a bunch of nicknames which include Darly (derived from darling) given by my parents and Teddy, which we gave to her and derived from her name.
“We went back and forth on a middle name, but we eventually decided on two…They both honor, Dean being especially meaningful to my husband as he lost a dear friend a couple months ago when he was hit by a drunk driver, and his name was Dean. Francis honors a hero of mine, and I love the way its softness balances the strength of Elijah and Dean.”
“I’ve loved the name Ezra but was hesitant to use it because of its popularity (and looking like it will just become more popular) but we went through all the names that we had on our list and it fit him the best. We love the Biblical story of Ezra rebuilding the temple in Jerusalem.”
“Simon was my husband’s great-grandfather’s name. We just liked the name Peter and we liked the connection to the apostle Peter, but after he was born and we announced the name my mother-in-law told us her grandfather’s middle name had been Peter as well! Whitcomb is a family name; my grandfather’s middle name and his mother’s maiden name.”
“We chose his name for its strong feel to match up with his big brother Moses Von. The two of them can protect their older sister…He will go by Wolfgang, Wolf, or Wolfie. The middle name is a tribute to the dropped ‘von’ from our family’s heritage.”
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on April 7th, 2015 at 12:10 am
Maeve Rhiannon is exactly my type! I love those names so much 🙂
on April 7th, 2015 at 1:11 am
My favourites for each gender…
The best sibsets…
Emmett and Beatrice
William, Elijah and Louisa
Roman and Marina
Luka and Thea
Felicity, Annika and Ezra
P.S. A great many of these children do not exist in real life…
on April 7th, 2015 at 2:06 am
Congrats to all those who had babies! 🙂
There are some wonderfully named children that joined the world in March.
While all the names are truly amazing, I was especially partial to Ezra for the boys and Maeve Rhiannon and Marina Grace for the girls.
on April 7th, 2015 at 6:44 am
Paloma!?!? She’s a fav of mine, and I rarely hear it mentioned. The meaning and the sound is just so soft and serene.
I wish I could meet kids like this in real life. I never come across kids with gorgeous and uncommon gems such as these….
on April 7th, 2015 at 9:33 am
Loving Wolfgang Von and Beatrice Nola!
on April 7th, 2015 at 9:56 am
These names are all so great!
My favorite are:
on April 7th, 2015 at 10:55 am
Congratulations to everyone!! I was especially struck by Lilith and Paloma. It would be awesome to meet one of these in real life instead of the endless parade of Olivias, Emmas, and Sophias. 🙂
on April 7th, 2015 at 3:58 pm
Whoops! I haven’t been around as much lately, partially because we already had our name picked out, but I just had my little St. Patrick’s Day baby, Beatrice Eulalie. She joins sister Clementine Eloise and brother Gilbert Henry.
on April 7th, 2015 at 4:55 pm
Louisa Pearl (winner)
Margo Evelina (love!)
Marina Grace (LOVE!)
Paloma “Polly” Rose (love!)
Simon Peter Whitcomb (LOVE)
SIBSETS (if they’re real)
Stanley Michael, brother of Matilda, Eloise, Walter, twins Ramona and Bernadette, and Arthur (Matilda, Eloise, and Ramona are my dream names for three daughters)
Wolfgang Von, Moses Von, and Elinor Alyce
Ezra Samuel, brother of Felicity and Annika
Thea Violet, sister of Luka Gabriel
Penelope Elizabeth Pearl, sister of Silas Robert Patrick
I side-eyed this comment, however: “The two of them can protect their older sister.” Uh, I think Elinor is just as capable of protecting herself as her brothers are.
Also, Camus and Kipling?! Oy…
on April 8th, 2015 at 8:02 am
All beautiful names, but would like to know why sarahmezz is always thinking people are faking babies…
on April 8th, 2015 at 3:44 pm
The girl names are astonishingly beautiful. So feminine and elegant, the lot of them.
on April 10th, 2015 at 6:05 pm
I love Iris, Louisa, Maeve, and Ezra. Eloise has grown on me. When I was a child I knew a lady named Eloise, and it just seemed like the most out of style name imaginable that I could not see being given to a baby. Now Eloise is stylish and totally feasible to me.
on April 11th, 2015 at 11:54 am
Elowen Iris & Tallulah Dove are absolutely beautiful! As are:
And Wolfgang Von is so handsome!
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