Ring out the old, ring in the new—a toast to a fantastic 2013! An auspicious beginning for babies born at this time of year, with its sense of freshness and hope and a new dawn dawning. We’ve split our name suggestions for these new year babes into three parts: names that mean happy, names that mean new, and even a couple that mean year. So put them all together, and you have HAPPYNEW YEAR— our wish for all our Berries and their babyberries!
Since there are very few—if any—names that mean year, why don’t we just get creative and choose some other-language words that could conceivably be used as names. The French Année is similar enough to Annie and Aimée to be considered, and the Italian Anno could be a novel addition to the o-ending boys’ name group.