by Linda Rosenkrantz
A short but sweet posse of Berrybaby announcements were entered on the forum in the month of January. First to catch our eye was the gorgeously named pair of twin boys, Kit Arthur Duncan and Tommy Valentine Orson. And speaking of Kit, there were actually two of them—one boy and one girl. Definitely a nickname name to watch!
The full list:
“Cordelia’s name is in honor of multiple family members. Cordelia is in honor of Great Grandmother Shirley and a nod to my favorite literary character from childhood Anne Shirley. Scarlett is a family surname and a nod to her dad’s favorite movie, Gone with the Wind. Rae is my middle name and a nod to grandfather Raymond.”
“Kit is named after generations and generations of women called Catherine in my maternal family including me and my mother Cathy. Her middle name came to us when we realized my Nanna’s name Nell and my husband’s great aunt’s name Lola can be smooshed into one. Trumps any other name we could have thought of! We also like that both of our daughters have P middle names, and the subtle animal pattern we’ve started (Kit and Peregrine). We are really glad we could honor the important women in our lives with our other little girl’s name.”
“Naomi is a name that I’ve loved for a while, meaning pleasant. We found middle name Wren and fell in love with it…To me it reminds me of when Jesus talked about caring for the birds and providing the food they need…So I love that imagery”
“The name means “immortal protector of wealth.” With four kids under 7 years old we’ll need the extra protection.”
“My husband named Kit and I named Tommy. Arthur and Orson both mean bear—we love these names and the subtle link between them! We chose Valentine (“healthy”) and Duncan (“warrior”) for their meanings, too—we thought they would be great for our little fighters.”