Category: Middle, Last and Nicknames

by Linda Rosenkrantz

Though there weren’t as many Berry baby name announcements in November as their usually are, there were still some beauts—great names, first and middle combos, and sibsets., as in Bennett and Lennox for girls, Eliza Kit and Lou Magdalena, and sibset Seraphina, Casper and Pomeline. Also lots of interesting and unique nicknames.

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By Clare Green

This week’s news includes family traditions, sticky dilemmas, an alphabet of winter storm names, and boy names you may never have heard before.

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by Linda Rosenkrantz

There’s an undeniable renaissance of vintage nickname names underway, particularly for girls, with Sadie, Josie, Elsie, Evie, and Millie all in the Top 400.  But, folks, this ain’t nothing compared to the avalanche of nickname names found around the turn of the last century.  In 1888, for example, Minnie was up at #8, and there were about 70 more nickname names in the girls’ Top 400.

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Unisex Middle Names

by Emma Waterhouse

The rise of the unisex first names has been well documented on Nameberry.

Over the past decade, we’ve seen starbabies named Wyatt Oliver and Wyatt Isabelle, Babyberries called Harbor Alister and Harbor Aurelia, and unisex options like Skyler and Peyton, Arrow and Linden crossing gender lines in both directions. And the number of babies receiving truly gender-neutral names (one with at least a 35:65 gender split) is up more than 60% compared to a decade ago.

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By Linda Rosenkrantz

A rich harvest of berrybaby names arrived in October!

Highlights include one pair of handsomely named boy twins, Milo Robinson and Phineas (Finn) Graham, two girls named Willow and several Ben boys. A rising middle for boys seems to be shades of Gray/Gray.

The complete list:

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