Beautifully Named January Berrybabes!
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.”
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on February 5th, 2019 at 7:32 am
I usually prefer Kit for a boy but Kit Penelope and Eve Peregrine are gorgeous. I also love Juniper Daisy, Naomi Wren, and Kit Arthur Duncan with Tommy Valentine Orson.
on February 5th, 2019 at 7:50 am
Valentine is for girls and Valentin is boys. I love the name Valentin but can’t use it because it doesn’t match our last name.
on February 5th, 2019 at 8:29 am
Eve Peregrine and Kit Penelope are the winners here! But I am also loving Gala.
on February 5th, 2019 at 10:41 am
I adore Eve Peregrine and Kit Penelope together!
And Valentine is definitely a traditional male name in English — as in St. Valentine!
on February 5th, 2019 at 11:59 am
I shared this post w/my 21-year-old daughter, who has gone by Kit since she was seven…to quote her, “I like the ones [names] with Kit a lot…Kit Arthur Duncan sounds like a turn-of-the-century British archeologist, and Tommy Valentine Orson sounds like a British glam rock star.” 😀
on February 5th, 2019 at 4:14 pm
My favorite of the whole bunch is Naomi Wren – it flies a bit under the radar among this cohort, but I think Naomi is underrated generally and Wren is so sweet and fresh!
on February 5th, 2019 at 9:21 pm
These are all wonderful! I’m a particular fan of Juniper Daisy — so nature name-y, playful, absolutely cool — and brother Otis Wilder. I’m a huge Wilder fan!
Kit strikes me as such a cool, sophisticated, yet friendly name. I like it for a boy or girl. Both Kit Arthur Duncan and Kit Penelope are amazing.
And, I agree that Eve Peregrine and Kit Penelope are fun, beautiful sister names. Eve and Kit have different feels and vibes to me, but I love how they play off of one another, and they’re streamlined and feminine without trying too hard.
on February 6th, 2019 at 9:59 am
Juniper Daisy is fun! And I really like Grant Michael
on February 7th, 2019 at 9:11 pm
Florence and Beatrice, that’s my favourite sibset here
on February 17th, 2019 at 1:52 am
Such lovely names all around! Florence Rosemaryvhas vintage charm in spades, and twins Kit and Tommy are such a great pair!
Kit Penelope and sister Eve Peregrine sound like they could have been plucked from a Lemony Snicket story and I love it.
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