February Baby Berries: Finn Boaz and Flavia Betty Lucille
By Linda Rosenkrantz
In the short month of February, there was still enough time for some surprising inspiration stories and several interesting and unusual baby names—including two sets of twins:
And there continued to be a proliferation of nature names in first and middle place, and among siblings this month. We spotted 2 Violets, a Poppy a Meadow, a Hazel, 3 Winters, a Juniper, a Flora and a Cloud.
Here’s the complete list of February baby names chosen by our Berries:
“Flavia was chosen to honor a late great-grandmother from way back in Italy who very courageously and romantically abandoned her wealth, status and countess title to be with the man she fell in love with, perhaps the best decision she ever made! I have always loved this story and thought it was the perfect way to honor my Italian roots and family. I had a moment of clarity for middle names where I decided to honor my favorite female comedians as I’m an amateur stand-up comedian myself. The comedic artists who’ve inspired me all through my life and I have always loved most are Betty White and Lucille Ball.“ –
Mabel came about as a personally contracted form of one of my longtime favorite names: Mirabelle that with time ended up more appealing and increasingly more loved by me and my husband. Poppy was chosen because poppies are my favorite flowers, I also love how colorful, bright and joyous Poppy sounds. Marguerite is probably the name with the most personal significance we have ever chosen for any of our children…It honors our French heritage, shortens to the underrated nicknames Peg and Peggy that we adore and Marguerite especially brings to mind the school and parish husband and I attended as children and where we met: St. Margaret’s which I have only happy memories of…also where my husband and I got married years later.“
“Theodora as a name emerged after she was born. I liked Theda, but my husband wasn’t sold. He’s always been sold on Thea. Those options both come from Theodora…Best of all, at least in our eyes, Theodora Elizabeth brings us to Tess, which seems to have been her name all along.”
“Although Finn is probably the original Irish spelling, Fionn is now more widely used as the Gaelic spelling. In Ulster we pronounce both as a single syllable although elsewhere in Ireland Fionn has two syllables so we decided to spell it Finn to make the pronunciation clear. All the boys’ middle names are OT names picked for their meaning. In the Bible Boaz is a man of wealth and power yet is compassionate and protects and watches out for women and foreigners. He takes his family responsibilities seriously and is a man of integrity. Qualities I hope Finn grows up to have too.”
Ignacio comes from the Latin word ‘ignis,” which means “fire.” It’s a name that brings to mind strength, warmth and also bravery which my husband and I loved. We think Luz complements Ignacio very well in terms of meaning and significance since he’s our rainbow baby and the joy and light after a period of great sadness and loss for our family. So far the kids are calling him Iggy.”
“We fell in love with the name Ivor after seeing the old British cartoon “Ivor the Engine.” Jude is after my husband’s grandpa’s middle name “Jud” and biblically James and Jude are brothers so it seemed fitting.”
“His first name and middle name come from two of my husband’s favorite video games—Dark Souls 3 and Final Fantasy VII, respectively. I loved Lorian immediately but I must admit that Cloud really grew on me over time.”
“We wanted a strong and uncommon name with German origins but something that still sounded familiar.”
“He joins five older brothers whose names all contain a –u-, and so we figured his had to as well.”
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on March 5th, 2018 at 12:51 am
What lovely names! Bram Oliver sounds edible (sorry, bad habit of liking to kiss babies). I love Winter(s) and Flora too.
My two favorite sets are Roderick Darren and Lorian Cloud, the latter of which sounds like a poem.
on March 5th, 2018 at 12:54 am
So many swoonworthy names here. I want to say a special congrats to the momma of 6 beautiful princes! You must be so dearly and energetically loved by all tour gorgeous boys. They all have handsome names too, what a great set.
And congrats to the other mom of 6 with darling boy named Ignacio Luz, a spunky original choice. I would love to use the nn Ziggy…Z from Luz and Iggy from the first :).
Also adore the twins named Violet Cecelia Kate and Penelope Hazel Terese – stunning set.
Great inspiration here and many uncommon choices.
on March 5th, 2018 at 1:43 am
Ignacio Luz is my favourite name this month by a lot, its amazing, followed by Mabel Marguerite Poppy and Lorian Cloud.
on March 5th, 2018 at 7:45 am
Flavia Betty Lucille made me smile. My daughter (Lucille Beatrice) is also named after Lucille Ball and the happiness and laughter she’s brought to millions. I love seeing someone else honor such an amazing talent, and I love the inspiration behind the other parts of her name too!! What a great way to teach your daughter what’s important in life: love, happiness and family!
I’m all loving Tulsi, I’ve never considered it before but I’m loving how upbeat and fun it is!
Lots of amazing names this month. Congrats to all!!
on March 5th, 2018 at 2:17 pm
Meadow Marybeth and Ignacio Luz are the standouts for me!
on March 5th, 2018 at 5:36 pm
Nice to see Cloud was used, was expecting it would be a first name. Not bad though, Lorian Cloud. This name stands out the most for me, I like it.
on March 5th, 2018 at 6:19 pm
So many gorgeous names are per usual.
My Favorite Girls – Winter Lorelei, Gwendolyn Violet
My Favorite Boys- Bram Oliver, Finn Boaz & Lorian Cloud
on March 5th, 2018 at 9:17 pm
Audrey Kay is my favorite from the girls and Bram Oliver is my favorite from the boys. I’m intrigued by Lorian and I love the usage of Emilia and Lucille (which happens to also be my middle name!)
on March 5th, 2018 at 10:42 pm
Lorian Cloud does sound like a poem… like a dream. What a perfect combo, even though I’d never use it myself in a million years. Wow!
Audrey Kay is so simple, sweet and sharp at the same time.
And Bram Oliver is fantastic.
on March 7th, 2018 at 4:34 am
I’m pretty sure the poster who claimed to have had twins Penelope and Violet is a troll.
on March 7th, 2018 at 7:51 pm
My favorites are Gwendolyn Violet and Ignacio Luz.
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