February Berry Baby Names

Celine, Celestine and Pomeline

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.

Among the more unusual picks for firsts and middles: Garnet, Pomeline, Golden, Celestine, and Zebediah. And Virginia popped up as both a first and a middle.

And here they are—the February baby names chosen by Berries:


Celestine Martha Willa, sister of Oliver Willie Carroll and Toby Ernest Pim

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.”

Celine Ingrid Lux, sister of Luella Grace, Abram Cruz and Stellan Scout James

Emma Juliette Regina, sister of Thomas Edward

“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.”

Garnet Virginia

Jane Ada Kathryn

“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.”

Pomeline Elisabeth, sister of Casper Dennis

Pomeline because our son called her PomPom for the entire pregnancy and I love the nicknames Pomme and Lena. Elisabeth is my Grandma, Mother and Sister’s middle name.”

Ramona GoldenRomy”, sister of MatildaTillyQuinn

“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 Penelope, sister of JeffreyJayEdwin

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.”


Caleb Levi, brother of Joshua Ammon

“I’ve especially liked the way Caleb matches with Joshua, as they both appear in the same Bible story as the only two spies who bring Moses a true report of the land of Canaan.”


Isak Thomas, brother of Nels, Greta, Jakob and Anders

“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.”

Otis Wilder

“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.

Zebediah Sterling

“We call him Zeb, Sterling is a family name.”

Do you have a favorite name, first-middle combo or sibset?

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Bassilly Says:

March 2nd, 2017 at 10:19 am

Pomeline Elisabeth!!! I remember reading her posts on the forums, I’m so glad she went with Pomeline!! It’s adorable, and PomPom is so precious. Plus, she’ll have the bond that her brother helped name her. I think it’s really quite lovely. Plus, paired with a traditional middle gives her options if she grows up not to love Pomeline for some straaaange reason! 😉

lee_augusta Says:

March 2nd, 2017 at 11:59 am

I absolutely love Celestine, Celine Ingrid Lux, Ramona Golden, and Zebediah Sterling!

cmariac Says:

March 2nd, 2017 at 12:36 pm

Beautiful names!!! Congratulations to all!!

mill1020 Says:

March 2nd, 2017 at 12:59 pm

That’s a really cute story about the origin of Pomeline’s name.

Ginny Penn is a character from Pat Conroy’s Beach Music.

katinka Says:

March 2nd, 2017 at 2:58 pm

Congratulations, fantastic names all round! Celestine Martha Willa is beautiful and fantastic with her brothers’ handsome names. I really love Pim in there as a middle – so sweet and fun.

Pomeline Elisabeth is adorable and I’m so glad you went with your gut, @frobskottle! Though I think I’m right in thinking that big brother is Casper Dennis, not Ludovic Bartholomew?

I also especially love Celine Ingrid Lux, sisters Matilda and Ramona (fab!), Isak Thomas and all his siblings’ names, and uber-cool Zeb. It’s been a great month!

Tina_and_Bert Says:

March 2nd, 2017 at 6:43 pm

I gave birth on Valentine’s day to Winifred Esme, sister to Clementine Eloise, Gilbert Henry, and Beatrice Eulalie.

lesliemarion Says:

March 2nd, 2017 at 9:10 pm

Nice names.

Garnet Virginia is amazing!

Also another mention of Virginia, yay.

And Pomeline Elisabeth is delightful.

Nbas Says:

March 3rd, 2017 at 12:49 am

Romy & Tilly! Cutest sibset! ALl great names. Quite fanciful and I love it.

frobskottle Says:

March 3rd, 2017 at 1:58 am

Thanks for all the lovely words, sometimes I’m worried we gave her a crazy name but I love it. Katinka is right about her brothers name, ludovic Bartholomew was our choice if she’d been a boy. Hello katinka!!
I also love the whole William, Pom, wills connection. So cute xx

starophie Says:

March 3rd, 2017 at 2:16 pm

all of these are so beautiful, but the most beautiful thing about my february was that my cousin had her little girl! i forgot to post about her, but ezrah jean is finally here (02/12) and very loved 🙂

Partonrr Says:

March 6th, 2017 at 8:26 am

Garnet Virginia is our baby girl- guess I should have given a blurb as to why we chose that name. MY husband’s parents are both born in January and he really likes the idea of naming after family members. This was a way to honor them without directly naming after them. Virginia is a family name on my side.
Her siblings are Harper Adele and Levi Alexander

anyagreenwich Says:

March 8th, 2017 at 5:48 pm

I adore Garnet Virginia! Just gorgeous and perfect with Harper!

I also love Virginia Penelope!

For boys, Caleb as a brother to Joshua is wonderful, and I love Isak.

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