British Baby Names: New sibsets
I always love the slightly off-kilter (from the American perspective) British baby names plus the eccentric string of middle names. But including the names of brothers and sisters adds an extra dimension of style interest.
Counting first children not mentioned here too, trend watchers will want to note the names Elodie, Emilia, Florence, Isla, and Jemima for girls, and Barnaby, Frederick, Hugo, Montgomery, and Willoughby for boys. Also, diminutives such as Jack and Annie as not only full first names but middle names.
Recent British baby names and their siblings include:
Wilfy, a brother for Lily
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on June 28th, 2012 at 2:53 am
Some beautifully named children there! Here are some of my favourite Telegraph announcements collected from over the years:
– twin daughters Flora and Olive.
– Oscar Jack Peter, a brother for Kit and Jemima.
– Josephine Alice (Posy), a sister for Ned, Bea and Kit.
– Barnaby Rollo Horatio, a brother for Jasper and Felix.
– Romilly Scarlett, a sister for Constance and Lysander.
– Ignatius Mungo, brother to the gorgeous Atticus Monty, the beautiful Octavius Kit, and the precious Ptolemy Ned.
– Arlo Alexander, a brother for Wilf and Hermione.
– Persephone Elizabeth, a sister for Hermione, Ella and Henry.
– Hermione Lydia, a sister for Sebastian
– Ottilie India, a sister for Hermione and Freya.
– Rose Hermione, a sister to Florence and Clementine.
– Henry Frederick Charles, a brother for Eloise and Jemima.
– Hermione Alice Eily, a sister for Louis and Scarlett.
– William Robert Willoughby, a brother for Anastasia, Octavia and Antonia.
– Amelia Scarlett India, a sister to Orlando, Felix and Willoughby.
– Florentina Emilie, a sister for Georgina, Christopher, Charlie, Clementina, Gabriella, Montgomery, Cordelia, Angelina, Seraphina, Decima and Delphine.
– Cecily Florence Adeline, a sister for Cordelia and Barnaby.
– Sebastian Harvey, a brother for Giacomo and Cordelia.
– Martha Sophie Poppy, a sister for Tilly and Olive.
– Rafferty Mungo Kit.
– Christophe Charles Emett (Kit), a brother for Doug, Tilly, Ned and Dash.
– Lola Môr Theadora Louise, a sister to Eliza and Kit.
– Ophelia, a sister for Florence and Kit.
– twin sons William Charles and Kit George, brothers for Finn and Ned.
– Somerley Clementine Elektra Hay, a beautiful a sister for Marlow.
– Isadora Kallisto Drinkall Gash, a sister for Camilla, Phoebe, Oliver, Hector, Xanthe, Francesca, Aloysius and Beatrice.
– Araminta (‘Minty’) Isobel Rose, a sister for Mungo.
– India Aurelia Elizabeth, a sister for Araminta and Henry.
– Mimosa Araminta Agnes, a sister for Florence, Poppy, Posy, William and Theo.
– Rafferty Gabriel Theodore Heseltine, a brother for Mungo and Isabella.
– Araminta Beatrice and Algernon Michael Edgar.
– Mungo Campbell, a brother for Archie & Fergus
– Albert (Bertie) Francis Mycroft, a brother for Daisy and Mungo.
– Mungo Louis Felix, a brother for Maxi and Monty.
– Ophelia Eleanor Grace, sister to Clementine, Theodora, Henrietta and Edward.
– Lila Corinna, a sister for Matilda, Cosmo and Jemima.
– Augustine Geoffrey Hugh (Gus), a brother for Ollie, Fleur and Cosmo.
– Cosmo Nigel Charles, a brother for Oscar and Daphne.
– Hector Edward Hugo, a brother for Cosmo and Felix
– Felix Patrick Barnaby, a brother for Oscar and William.
– Kit Patrick and Matilda Jasmine, a brother and sister for Milo and Daisy.
– Rory James Victor, a brother to Theo, Tilly and Rufus.
– Cecily, a sister for Fitz, Florence, Tuppy, Millie, Clara, Octavia and Theo.
-(Hero Genevieve Tallulah), a sister for Gus, Daisy, Archie and Conrad.
– Jago Arthur Charles, a brother for Romilly, Penn and Cecilia
– Frank John, a brother for Agnes, Wilfred, Edith, Albert and Gertrude.
– twins Ottilie Rose and Archie Jack
– twins Viola Agnes Blue and Quincy Otis Aubrey, a sister and brother for Arlo and Zubin.
– twins Douglas William Clementi and Genevieve Mabel, a brother and sister for Clementine and Matilda.
– twins Zachary and Isadora, siblings for Casper.
– twins Rafferty James and Jemima Rose.
– twins Hugo and Esme, a brother and sister for Willa.
– twins Philip (Pip) Winston James and Barnaby Robert Kirkland, brothers to Alfred and Myrtle.
– Violet Betty Reed, a sister for Arthur and Dora.
– twins Hugh Queenborough (7lb 3oz) and Georgina Fleur (7lb 7oz), a brother and sister for Agatha Lily and Frances Rose.
– Willow Agatha Rose, a sister for Daisy and Iris.
– Nell Constance, a sister for Maud and Olive.
– Frank John, a brother for Agnes, Wilfred, Edith, Albert and Gertrude.
on June 28th, 2012 at 6:45 am
I love reading these and thank you araminta for your wonderful post above my favourite pairings from yours are:
Octavius Kit and Ptolemy Ned.
Rafferty James and Jemima Rose.
My favourites fro the nameberry post are:
Imogen Romily May a sister for Oscar.
Kit Frederick Rylands, a brother for Rufus Finn Alexander Wolf, a brother for Iris and Felix.
Frederick William Parrish a brother for Archie.
on June 28th, 2012 at 9:49 am
Of course, the majority of these names won’t be heard in comprehensive schools.
on June 28th, 2012 at 10:28 am
Of course, Lupercalla — plus we need to point out that comprehensive schools in American means public schools, which in British means private schools. (Confused yet?)
on June 28th, 2012 at 10:29 am
Which all goes to the issue of class and names in Britain, much more out in the open than the issue of class and names in the U.S.!
on June 28th, 2012 at 11:31 am
wow, I truly love many of the names out there!
I have a small question, I know Xanthe has gained quite attention here at Nameberry, but how popular is it? Not in the top 1000, yes, but how far away?
Perhaps I’m just paranoid because it is my name, so I’d obviously recognize it a lot, but it seems especially popular in the UK. Thanks for the help!
on June 28th, 2012 at 12:31 pm
@pam, I’d love to see a blog on issues of class/naming, esp regarding the US! This was a fun post! So many lovely names.
on June 28th, 2012 at 3:34 pm
I too would love to see a post regarding class and names. Names in the US as other places tend to start in the upper classes and make there way to the rest of the classes. Even though we tease celebrities name choices, they do influence choices. While Apple (who is like 8 now) will never be a popular name in the US. Other celebrity daughters such an Isabella and Ava have influenced name trends more than we would even like to admit.
on June 28th, 2012 at 3:47 pm
Of course, but it’s important to note that in the U.S. the term “upper class” is in no way synonymous with “celebrity.” Class differences in naming and celebrity names are more or less two different issues.
on June 28th, 2012 at 4:23 pm
I absolutely love British naming style! :]
I could see a lot of these names in the US, except for maybe Jemima-I think Jemima will forever be Aunt Jemima of syrup fame over here.
on June 28th, 2012 at 10:52 pm
Great list – I really think the British have WAY more style than we do. D:
Xanthe Isabelle Alice is fabulous – Rupert Dorrien Aloysius George, while a mouthful, is really awesome.
on July 1st, 2012 at 2:00 pm
I love these names! The British generally have such nice names. Just yesterday I met twin girls with a mother from England names Imogen & Jemima, how sweet.
on July 2nd, 2012 at 11:13 am
I love these names and I am fortunate to live in the UK. However i do live in a very poor area of a town and worry about how my kids would be treated if they went to school round here. Their friends are much more likely be called Nevaeh and Haden and the like. Where I work is much more middle class and these stunning names would fit in perfectly! lets hope we come into some money and we can move by the time we have kids in school!!
on July 14th, 2012 at 5:25 pm
I think name style in the UK regarding class follows a similar pattern to in the US…it filters down. In 10 years time, names such as Araminta may well be seen as common in the UK if it filters down enough.
on October 6th, 2012 at 10:07 am
I love how the boy names are a bit more polished…love Barnaby, Willoughby, Wilbur
on December 3rd, 2012 at 1:29 am
There is a Jemima in the class my husband teachers. She goes by mima. I love it!
on May 31st, 2013 at 3:20 pm
I really love the name Jemima but I don’t know if I could get away with it in the U.S. Such a shame.
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