By Linda Rosenkrantz
Some interesting names posted in the Birth Announcement forums this month, including our first Loki.
I love the way musical names Allegra, Amadeus and Callas are embedded in a sibset.
Here are all the November baby names recently chosen by Berries:
Ada Gayle, sister of Max Laurent and Leo Michael
Allegra Maria, sister of George Amadeus and Angelina Callas
“We are overjoyed with our choice and with our daughters’ beautiful names that reflect our love and adoration for music.”
“Just like the season, she is bold, brave and has a natural rhythm for the perfect timing of things. Carey is a beloved family name.”
Cora Rose, sister of Isla Bella
“…it’s the name of a really strong female fictional character from a cartoon we enjoy.”
Eleni Sahar, sister of Noor, Lexi, Viola and Ziva
“Eleni’s name means light and relates to those of her sisters, while Sahar is an Arabic name that serves to honor my heritage….My SO is a huge Beatles fan and early on selected “Here Comes the Sun” as his special song for her, which is where he got the nickname Sunny from. I think he truly embraced her name when he realized the meaning fit perfectly with Sunny and the song.”
“I am thrilled with our choice—to me it feels strong, brave, ethereal, romantic, and timeless.”
Gina Rosalie Eleanor
Harriet Johanna Mae, sister to Thomas Wellington Arnold
“Still in shock she’s a girl, but relieved since our boy names were a little shaky! Middles are after beloved family members.”
Louisa Clare, sister of Agatha Wren and Eleanor Frances
“We chose Louisa because it’s a classic older name with a literary association and because it barely cracks the top 1000 names. Big sister Agatha has a very rare name, but Eleanor is getting popular. We felt we needed another less common name to balance them out. We chose Clare in honor of St. Clare and because our long last name dictates something short and simple in the middle.”
Mila Cosette, sister of Eva Natalia and Dimitri David
“We chose Mila as it is the first part of the Spanish word for miracle, “Milagros.” Our little Mila is our precious miracle after a difficult loss last year.”
Mira June, sister of Alice Wren
“It was a struggle to find something that we both liked in both of our first languages (English and Japanese). We had three names in the running up until she was born (Mira, Sela and Lilia) but knew she was a Mira right away.”
“Joy is an honorary name after her great-grandmother, Joyce.”
Signe Zatanna Violet, sister of Astrid Harley Scarlett
“…wanting to stick with Norse first names, Astrid and Signe just sounded like a good sibset to us. Zatanna after the comic book character. Both girls have strong female comic character middle names. And Violet because of the old classic feel. It helps that we loved Violet Crawley from Downton Abbey and Violet from A Series of Unfortunate Events.”
Clement “Clem” Everett Harold, brother of Lydia Mary Ann
“We knew this would be our last baby, so we decided to use both of our favorite picks for first names, and add a family honor name as well…with names like Gus and Ned being popular at the moment, I felt that Clem was in the same vein and would sit nicely with the other grandfatherly names going around.”
Loki Joseph Harold, brother of Cleo Salome
“Loki is a name that we both loved…There was someone that we wanted to honour with his name and he is an amazing carpenter/woodworker and so we decided on Joseph in the middle spot…as a link to the biblical father of Jesus, the carpenter. My DH’s grandfather, Harold, died just after Loki was conceived and so while we weren’t planning on having 2 middle names, we decided to use Harold as well.”
Lucas Emmanuel, brother of Zoe Milena
“…is a little spot of bright light in our family and his middle is after daddy.”
Sullivan Lee, brother of Speer McNair
“Sullivan’s name was a hard one for us to decide on, but after two forum posts and lots of Berry feedback, we settled on the name he was definitely meant to have.”
“Willem’s name is Dutch (my heritage) and pays homage to 4 generations of Williams in my husband’s family. Forrest feels earthy, natural, strong and handsome.” (picture below)
What are your favorite names, first-middle combos, sibsets?
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