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by Sophie Kihm

Blogger Elsie Larson and musician Jeremy Larson are parents to Nova Winter and are adopting Marigold JuneGoldie” in a matter of weeks! We talked with Elsie about naming her daughters and the all of the names they considered throughout the process.

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By Linda Rosenkrantz

May was a month of stunning sibsets on the Birth Announcements Forum. First prize has to go to adorable twin girls Susannah Sparrow and Sylvie Elisabeth, with adorable nicknames Zuzu and Zibby, and loving the sister name Minta Mae. You’ll also see among the May arrivals some great middles (Valentine, Wren, Everest, Fitzwilliam), and some other novel nicknames.

Here’s the full list.

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By E. Wittig

Names for Gemini babies, born under the third sign of the Western Zodiac, which falls from May 22nd to June 21st, often focus on twins. Gemini is a sign of duality, represented by twin characters Castor and Pollux, People born under the sign of Gemini are always talking, searching for information to satisfy their intelligence and fuel their creativity. Many Geminis focus on building relationships to fill the need for a twin to their personalities.

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by Linda Rosenkrantz

When I looked at all the cool new names posted on our Birth Announcement forum in April, I was struck not only by the actual choices (fabulous as always), but by the care, research and negotiations that shaped them. Take a look at the unique stories behind Juniper, Beckham, and Riven, for instance.

Some excellent examples of the new, vibrant single-syllable middles for girls: Jade, Plum and Wynn. And an outstanding middle on the boys’ list: Telemachus (wish we knew the story behind that!)

Here’s the complete roster:

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Sibsets: Finding a name for baby #3

a Name Sage post by: Abby View all Name Sage posts

They’ve set quite the pattern with their first two kids’ names! Now they’re expecting again, and need to complete the sibset with a name they love every bit as much.

Valerie writes:      

We are struggling with a name for our third child.

We have a son, Christopher Joseph, and a daughter, Gwendolyn Grace. They are primarily called Kit and Gwen or Gwennie.

I feel like it’s much harder to name each consecutive child because I feel like I keep setting up themes that I want to continue, but I want each name to sound sufficiently different from the others.

Between our two existing children, these are the themes we have going:

– Three syllable, traditional name

– A spunky, short nickname

– An animal associated with each child (a kit is a baby fox; Gwendolyn is affectionately referred to as Wendybird, a Peter Pan reference)

I also like that they have different starting consonant sounds and different middle vowel sounds.

If our third child is a girl, we think we’ve found the perfect name: Eleanor Pearl with the nickname Nora.

For a boy, we’re stuck. We have names that we like, but none perfectly fit within the themes and criteria I’ve set up. His middle name would be James.

We’ve considered:

Theodore, nn Teddy – It shares the same vowel sound as Gwennie’s name.

Augustus, nn Gus Gus and Gwen share a consonant.

Milo – Not three syllables and no nickname, plus missing an obvious animal association.

Our third child might be our last, so I don’t want to leave them out of any of the themes we have in our naming. At the same time, I want to adore their name in its own right.

Any suggestions you can think of? Thanks for your help!

The Name Sage replies:

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