By Linda Rosenkrantz
February may have been the shortest month, but it was characteristically long on brilliant Berry name choices—I will never cease to be amazed (and gratified) by the taste and originality of our community.
And here they are:
Celestine is a name that ties in with her brother’s middle name Ernest, through the children’s animation film and dreamy watercolored books by Gabrielle Vincent, which I have taught my boys to love and hopefully she will as well. Martha is meant to honour my mum and Willa also ties in with her brothers’ names as they all have a form of William, a strong and traditional name that belonged to several men of my family.”
“After narrowing down (middle name options) from 4 to 2, we decided to just use both as we love them so much. Regina is a family name, in honor of my SO’s late grandmother.”
“Her middle names honour her great grandmother Ada, and her maternal grandmother whose middle name is also Kathryn. Her first name was chosen years before her arrival. We love its understated strength, timelessness and femininity.”
“We fell in love with the nickname Romy and Ramona seems especially fitting right now with the meaning of “wise protector.” Golden is a family name, the middle name of my husband’s father. We debated using Marigold or just Gold, but decided the original name was the best in the end.”
“Virginia is my grandmother’s name—and she is a very important person in my life and we’re so glad our daughter can share her name. Penelope is a name my mom and husband both loved- and we think the nickname Ginny Penny is adorable.”
“We went with Isak (EE-sock) after some Nameberry help. It had always been at the top of our list but it hadn’t seemed to “click” like our other kids’ names…Now that we see him, though, we are so glad that he is an Isak. Thomas was a very last-minute decision. Our other children had similar names for middles and we finally chose it, honoring a close friend of my husband’s. It felt better choosing a name that is meaningful to us rather than one that just sounded good.”
“My partner Kate and I…both loved the simplicity, yet uniqueness of Otis and decided to pair it with the more adventurous middle name of Wilder…If he was a girl she was to be called Willow Grey.
Do you have a favorite name, first-middle combo or sibset?