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 berrybabies posted on the forums in February.
“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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