February Babyberry Announcements: Lachlan, Lennox & Luca
By Linda Rosenkrantz
February—a short month, so not as quite as many great babyberry announcements as usual, but what they lack in number they make up for in their full share of originality and charm, including first names, first and middle combos and sibsets.
There are two sets of all-boy twins this month:
Here, the full list of February baby names reported by our Berries:
“We received so many helpful responses about renaming our daughter Florence Theodora…(she) is now called Alba Florence)…I read The Time Traveler’s Wife a few years ago.. A few nights ago I watched the film…and I was struck by the name. This coincided with a Berry suggesting the name..Not to mention Albus Dumbledore—one of my all time literary heroes. The Harry Potter connection doesn’t put me off one bit, being that I grew up with the books as my escapism. And of course, the meaning of ‘dawn’ in Spanish conjures a gentle sense of hope and optimism—the start of a new day. Finally, its ties to Great Britain through… Albion being the name of England. As a somewhat displaced English woman living in Australia, this feels like a nice subtle connection to my homeland.”
“Her first name is one we love and her mn is to honor my grandfather, Frank. We plan to enunciate the “J” in Jacinta with full force and not the “h” or “huh” sound. My husband has been so thrilled since her birth..has actually been singing her name. Her nn will be Jaycee.”
“He is named after my father.”
“It’s a name that reminds me of lakes and forests and my husband whose career is devoted to the outdoors..Errol is my dad and brother’s middle name. Justin is my brother-in-law’s name who was a Marine and gave his life in Iraq. It was very important for my husband to honor his brother.”
“When the doctor announced Baby A was a boy, I knew he was a Theo. When I saw him for the first time, that just settled it. Baby B was born and boy oh boy, did we get a surprise—another boy! We had been expecting (and prepared for!) a little girl, but we are so happy that we have two healthy and happy sons…who we will call Theo and Cole.”
“…We thought it quite appropriate with Quade meaning fourth born!”
Which names/combos/sibsets stand out for you this month?