February Baby Names Announcements: 4 pairs of twins!
By Linda Rosenkrantz
Yes, four—count ‘em, four!—sets of twinberries born in the short month of February! There were two beautifully named girl pairs and two girl/boys:
The one name chosen twice is the growing in popularity Eloise.
Here’s the complete list of February baby names chosen by Berries, with their often compelling backstories.
“Anniston fit our surname trend and gave way to my favorite nickname Annie. Izetta is the first name of my husband’s grandma who passed away just before we conceived and whose house on the family farm we live in now.”
“We chose her name simply because we loved the combination, and like that it essentially means “golden sun,”
“Evangeline is pronounced with a –lynn ending, homage to my grandmother Evelyn whom I was very close to. Mabel means “lovable.” We dug it up from my father’s family tree when he passed away this fall. Wren is for me, that’s my name. Though she has many lovely names with significance, she is known as Evie, a name all her own.”
“Naming Georgia took months for me—every response to a post or poll helped me process my thoughts from various perspectives to get to the grateful name place I did. She is not a Margaret or Esme or Emmeline or Cressida. She’s such a peach, and we couldn’t be more over the moon with choosing Georgia.”
“The names are meaningful to us in several different ways: Paz for its mutual intelligibility in our respective ancestral languages—me Arabic, her Spanish, both Hebrew—and after Raquel’s grandfather Pablo, Efraim for is Jewish connection and for its lovely meaning (“fruitful, fertile”) which paid homage to our incredible difficulties becoming pregnant, Marah to honor my late mother, and finally Calypso as a nod to Raquel’s family’s musical heritage.”
Mary Eloise, sister of Henry Hiram and Joseph Magnus
“After a lot of deliberation, we settled on a name with the help of Abby the Name Sage! Mary because we try to give our children a scriptural character in each of their names, and Eloise just because we liked the name and thought it added some spunk to Mary…We have received some negative comments about having a Joseph and a Mary, but our little boy usually goes by his initials JM…which has evolved into the nickname JEM.”
“…her middle name represents how lucky we are to have her.”
“I’ve always loved the name Veronica, which I actually chose as my confirmation name due to my admiration of the saint’s compassion, and luckily my husband really liked it, too. As for Seraphine, like our other daughter’s middle name Ophelia, I think Seraphina is one of the most gorgeous names in the world, but we preferred the way the French Seraphine sounded with Veronica. I also enjoy the fact that the combo could be loosely translated to mean “true image of an angel,” which certainly matches her description!”
“We decided on Nikolas quite early on, but had trouble deciding between spellings (Nicolaas/Nikolaos/Nikolas). I originally wanted to use a Dutch middle name, as our children are of Dutch/Italian/Greek origin. Needless to say, the Greek part of the family is quite happy with his name.”
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on March 3rd, 2016 at 1:59 am
Even though I posted my daughter’s name on the announcement board, her name isn’t on here!
on March 3rd, 2016 at 5:57 am
February babyberries all have stunning names! I can’t even pick favorites this time.
on March 3rd, 2016 at 6:59 am
@nomen I’ve noticed that’s happened a couple of times recently
on March 3rd, 2016 at 10:57 am
Congrats to all the baby berries from February! Such lovely name choices.
Twins – Nora Elizabeth & Everett William
Girls – Veronica Seraphine & Eve Rosalind
Boys – Dawson Tucker & Ian James
Sibset – Eloise Briar, Harriet Marvel & Julian Archer/Jasper Silas & Alistair Jude
on March 3rd, 2016 at 4:24 pm
Everett William and Nora Elizabeth along with brother Theodore *swoon!* LOVE each name on its own and as a sibset 🙂
on March 3rd, 2016 at 8:03 pm
Aaahh! So happy Mary was used!! One of my favorite names, and pretty neglected too!! Congrats on all of the parents for their naming skills!
on March 3rd, 2016 at 11:32 pm
Thank you so much vintageisfave! That’s my daughter. Her name fits her perfectly and I absolutely love it.
on March 4th, 2016 at 1:05 am
Favorite is Dawson Tucker–so All-American male. Perfection.
on March 4th, 2016 at 5:05 pm
I love Tess Evangeline and Lila Skye. Also Nora Elizabeth, Everett William and Theodore Jack. Perfect sibset!
on March 4th, 2016 at 6:08 pm
Ermagosh- can’t even list all the great names this month. Loving the attention Eloise is getting! Can’t remember them all, but Emrys and Iona stood out! Iona is a not-so-guilty pleasure of mine.
on March 4th, 2016 at 6:09 pm
Also, it’s refreshing to see a Mary!
on March 4th, 2016 at 9:30 pm
1. Veronica Seraphine
2. Mary Eloise
3. Francine Marguerite
4. Harriet Marvel
on March 5th, 2016 at 5:00 pm
Seren Winter Rose, sister of Ezra Vesper Luz, Viggo Madsen North and Israel Jupiter Rune
on March 5th, 2016 at 5:40 pm
We are expecting a Mary Eloise in June! She will be named after my husband’s beloved Auntie Mary and my grandmother Louise. Love it!
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