February Babyberries: Our newest arrivals, from Arthur and Adelaide to Wynne
By Linda Rosenkrantz
February may be a short month, with somewhat fewer names than usual, but we’ve still had a full complement of beautifully-named Babyberries reported on the Birth Announcement forum.
We’re always particularly on the lookout for twins, and this month there were two sets, one boy-girl and one boy-boy:
It was a month that brought girls named Brynn and Wynne, a Margo and a Marguerite, the return of Enid and Ezeriah, and in middle place Mahogany, Job and Jerome. ‘E’ was the most prominent vowel starter and ‘M’ the standout consonant.
Here are the February baby names reported by Berries, with their sibs, and some explanatory comments.
“I vowed I’d name my first daughter Adelaide when I first came across the name in a book I read at age 12. And Iria (EAR-ee-ah) is Portuguese for a family name Irene (pronounced Iren-ee) that didn’t sound quite right with our last name.”
“Our families had mixed reactions to our decision to do things the British way and use two middle names but ultimately I’m glad we went for it—I couldn’t choose just one!”
Julia Maeve, sister of Asher Charles
“To my slight unwillingness to spell names weirdly, he requested we change the spelling to incorporate another grandmother, Marie.”
“”Vivi” came by her first name about 6 years ago, when my then-fiancé and I were dreaming about the perfect baby name for a future daughter—he came up with Vivienne…this was BEFORE Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt named their twin daughter Vivienne. Fast forward 5 years…and my now-husband and I could not agree on a middle name that began with an “M” to honor my beloved late grandfather Milton. Our compromise, Camille, incorporated the first syllable of my grandfather’s name and is the fresh, romantic name choice we were searching for.”
“The name Cormac was chosen (from) among a number of Irish names that are slightly unique which we were considering.”
“We chose Raphael because it means “God has healed.” This was significant to us, as it took us several years and a surgery to finally conceive him.”
What’s you favorite name, first and middle combo, and subset?
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on March 4th, 2014 at 12:32 am
Once again, some lovely names this month! My favourite combinations for each gender:
Cecily Frances March
Other individual girls names I like: Adelaide, Camille, Eva, Genevieve, Madeline, Penelope and Vivienne.
Other individual boys names I like are: Arthur, Frederick, Henry and Joseph.
My favourite sibsets are:
Clementine, Arthur and Louis
Lillian and Genevieve
Nora and Luke
There were a few names I didn’t like at all, but I won’t mention which ones!
on March 4th, 2014 at 12:48 am
Favorite girls’ combo: Cecily Frances March
Favorite boys’ combo: Tobias Henry Jerome
Favorite GG sibset: Margo Theodora and Ivy Anastasia
Favorite BB sibset: Arthur Noel and Louis Edward, brothers to Clementine Rose
Favorite BG sibset: Martin Jake and Ivy Coraline
Felicity Quinn and Penelope Wren are both lovely (not to mention *very* Nameberry), and both have that 3-1 first-middle syllable pattern I love so much. It was great to see Calvin and Cormac on the list. And Raphael David is smashing.
on March 4th, 2014 at 8:02 am
Tobias and Jude is the most adorable sibset!
on March 4th, 2014 at 9:19 am
I just had a baby girl in February, but don’t know how to create a birth announcement on here… her name is Julia Maeve and her big brother’s name is Asher Charles!
on March 4th, 2014 at 9:47 am
I love Joy as a middle name–lovely! Enid is a fresh surprise too, and I love it!
on March 4th, 2014 at 9:59 am
What lovely names! Berries have such wonderful taste if I do say so myself.
1 Vivienne Camille
2 Vera Maeve
1 Milo Elias
2 Cormac Thomas
1 Luke Malcolm and Nora Kate
2 Louis Edward, Arthur Noel & Clementine Rose
on March 4th, 2014 at 11:22 am
Milo is by far my favorite. Can’t stand Jack or Arthur… unattractive names.
Brynn and Wynn(e) on girls makes my eyes bleed. Those are male names people…
on March 4th, 2014 at 11:42 am
Cecily Frances March is my favourite this month.
on March 4th, 2014 at 1:00 pm
TheAshOwl:I have added Julia to theist. Congrats!
on March 4th, 2014 at 2:14 pm
So many beauties! I love Vera and Fletcher as twins, and Ivy and Margo as sisters!
on March 4th, 2014 at 3:27 pm
I love the de-centralized babyberry reports. However, I feel strange commenting on these posts since these are (mostly) real babies and real families’ real deeply-thought-out name choices. To say you like one more than the other, or you don’t like certain names, just strikes me as Not Nice. Basically I think the rule of thumb should be that if you wouldn’t say it on an individual birth announcement post, you probably shouldn’t say it here in aggregate.
on March 4th, 2014 at 4:38 pm
So many favourites, so little time…!!
All these names are gorgeous congrats to all the berry parents : )
on March 4th, 2014 at 4:38 pm
@Blade – Here, here.
on March 4th, 2014 at 7:40 pm
Congratulations to all of February NB parents 🙂
These are not all my style but there are well-thought out names which I am sure suits each individual family (see you can be honest and nice 🙂
I like the extra quotes with the meanings behind the names too btw.
My picks are Raphael David, Vivienne Camille and Wynne Ellis. They are old-world, classy yet they “pop” 🙂
on March 4th, 2014 at 8:45 pm
Raphael David is just mind-blowing. Second place to Calvin Job.
on March 4th, 2014 at 9:09 pm
I love Eva Lily Catherine best!
on March 4th, 2014 at 10:54 pm
Congrats to all the new parents! Fantastic names =)
on March 5th, 2014 at 12:50 am
Such lovely names! I loved the vast majority of them! Congrats to all the new parents.
on March 5th, 2014 at 12:37 pm
My favorite name is my own baby’s of course! But my baby aside, I like Arthur Noel and Holland Joy. Love to see Enid in use as well.
My favorite sibset, actually, is Wynne, Remy, Maeve, and Zara. While neither of those names are a favorite on their own, together they make such a snappy little set. What fun.
on March 5th, 2014 at 3:58 pm
So happy to see my little Raphael on the Babyberry list! There were a lot of beautifully named babies born last month. Congratulations to all the new parents!
on March 6th, 2014 at 12:10 am
I like the many of the girl names, and only one of the boy names…BUT the one boy name I like, I like more than all the girl names! 😉
Cormac Thomas. A little classic. A little fresh. A whole lot of perfect! I LOVE it.
Now, for the girls:
Vera (and Fletcher!) is so awesome. I have some serious name crushes on V names, Vera included.
Margo Theodora- I am not a fan of Theodora, but I admit, it sounds amazing with Margo, which is one of my long-time favorites.
Vivienne Camille…goodness! I love everything about this name. The V’s. The flow. The femininity! It is lovely!
Wynne Ellis is cute, but I would prefer Winnie Ellis.
Mahogany and Holland: I am unsure about both of these names. I like them, but not really, but I do…Idk!
on March 10th, 2014 at 2:51 pm
Congrats to all the parents on the well-thought out names and on your precious bundles!
I’m so happy to see another Job somewhere in the mix on Nameberry… our own son, Job Marcellus, was born in Nov last year. It takes a brave soul to use a name that is not popular with the “in-crowd,” but it is well worth it. 🙂
on March 18th, 2014 at 12:23 pm
Thank you @rebekah83! Job is my husband’s favorite story in the Bible. And Calvin is from his favorite comic strip!
on April 19th, 2014 at 10:42 pm
Cool to see the names that were chosen! And to see my little Ezeriah Cohen 🙂 he is growing into his name perfectly 🙂 such a little helper!
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