Latest Berry Birth Announcements
By Linda Rosenkrantz
It’s always so interesting to see not only the variety of wonderful names picked by Berries each month, but to read their inspiration stories.
In July there was a great deal of family history honored, and also a helpful nurse, a shared vocation, beloved book and movie characters, an esteemed artist and—my personal favorite—the island on which an immigrant great-grandfather father first set foot on US soil. Not to mention Syrian, German, Spanish, French, Swiss, Armenian and Israeli roots!
“We actually toyed with Amelia at first because we are both pilots…It ended up sticking despite its popularity! We chose Eden as a middle to honor my husband’s mother, Edith. We love that her name means “hardworking paradise”—We take it as work hard, play hard.”
“My daughter was named after a nurse who helped me through IVF. Ann is also my middle name, so it felt right. Her middle name is my mother’s first name.”
“Both are family names—Beatrice from my husband’s side, though we opted for the original Roman spelling, and Rosina from my side with plenty of German relatives named Rosina throughout the generations.”
“Berjouhi…means ‘elegant lady’ which I think she is already. Eva means life and represents a void in my life that is being filled with her arrival and the promise of lots of love, many years and a long family life ahead of us….big brother Tobias weighed in and ended up choosing the perfect name…Of course inspired by that cute and feisty robot from the Wall-e movie!”
She is the fourth Jane Darling over many generations in my family, the most recent Jane being my grandmother. This side of the family has reached 124 years and five generations of only girls being born. We thought this history was pretty special and wanted to honor it.”
“Right when we saw her, we just knew her name was Ophelia Lavender…After all the name drama we went through with naming her, we are so happy we went with our guts instead of worrying about others’ opinions and now everyone loves her name…Lavender is after the character in Matilda, because it was a childhood memory for me as well as a movie my husband and I love watching together.”
“Wednesday was a guilty pleasure of mine that we decided last minute to use since she was born on a Wednesday and I’m so happy we did. I’ve always loved Tess and it is perfect for our beautiful pixie-faced strong little girl.”
“Ellis entered this world 5 years to the day and hour our family patriarch, his great grandfather, peacefully passed on. The name honors his arrival to Ellis Island, as an immigrant, 70 years earlier. Edel pays homage to our Swiss heritage (aka edelweiss), Oz to Ellis’ growing strength, greatness and imagination.”
“Jules was named for St. Julian of Homs, a doctor who treated the poor and refused to accept payment for his services, which is a model for my own medical practice. He is the patron of the city of Homs, Syria, which is his grandfather’s home town and which has been devastated by the civil war. His name is, for us, a reminder of all that Syria has to lose. In addition I just really liked Julian’s sleek, elegant style and love the cheeky (and international) nickname Jules. Victor was quite adamantly selected by both of his older siblings…Having a hand-picked and fiercely loved name was too good to pass over, especially given that it fits our Franco-Byzantine” style so well.”
Tell us your favorite names, favorite first and middle combos and sibsets!
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on August 1st, 2016 at 11:20 pm
My favorites are Helena Iris, Jane Darling, Tess Wednesday, Julian Victor, and Lachlan Wilder.
on August 2nd, 2016 at 1:40 am
My favourites are Maeve Elizabeth, Rosalie Josephine and Lachlan Wilder.
on August 2nd, 2016 at 3:43 am
My favourite are Paloma Sabine and Beatrix Rosina. Also, the sibset Helena Iris and Marceline Fleur is gorgeous, and the meanings behind Julian Victor and Ellis Edel Oz are lovely.
on August 2nd, 2016 at 4:19 am
Paul & Beatrix
Florina, Michaela & Tatiana
Archer, Felicity, Elena & Broderick
Antoine, Cassia & Julian
on August 2nd, 2016 at 4:59 am
Tess Wednesday is easily my favourite name this month. Maybe even this year. Spectacular naming.
on August 2nd, 2016 at 7:26 am
I’ve begun to love the charm of sweet and snappy Ann!
on August 2nd, 2016 at 8:03 am
I love Rosalie Josephine and Julian Victor. Darling is also very cute as a middle name. I also liked reading the stories of how all of the babies got their names.
on August 2nd, 2016 at 11:32 am
I love Maeve Elizabeth, Willa Clementine, and Lachlan Wilder.
on August 2nd, 2016 at 11:54 am
My favorite NB post! I just love reading the stories behind the name. Jane Darling is so sweet and I love the history. Tess Wednesday is just perfection!
on August 2nd, 2016 at 1:54 pm
I love Jane Darling and Tess Wednesday especially but every time I see Nameberries’ Birth Announcements I am so happy to be part of this community. We have such wonderful and diverse stories to share and I love hearing about families, careers, birthplaces, helpful nurses, and other great influences on our lives. Congratulations to all the new parents!
on August 2nd, 2016 at 2:10 pm
I *love* Jane Darling and Julian Victor!
on August 2nd, 2016 at 7:12 pm
What, no triplets named Xenia, Xander and Xaviera? Just kidding! All are very cute. I like Jane Darling and Lachlan Wilder.
on August 2nd, 2016 at 9:07 pm
I love Ann Eileen, Annette May and Julian Victor.
on August 2nd, 2016 at 10:43 pm
Some beautiful names her. Tatiana Lior is sweetness to my ears. My kinda name!!! I happen to love Julian Victor’s sister’s name Cassia Viviane Noor. Unique!
on August 3rd, 2016 at 12:29 am
Aww my Nora Juliette, born 7/26, was missed in these announcements! It took us a good 3 days to finally choose her name but I think we picked the best one – it definitely suits her 100% (and we’ve gotten tons of very positive feedback)!
on August 3rd, 2016 at 7:34 am
Congratulations, everyone! All of the names are beautiful!
I was particularly moved by Ophelia Lavender, Willa Clementine and Lachlan Wilder.
on August 3rd, 2016 at 10:24 am
I love Ann Eileen!
on August 6th, 2016 at 12:57 pm
Tess Wednesday and Ellis Edel Oz are just excellent! I love the meaning behind the name Oz. Great names this month!
on August 6th, 2016 at 1:30 pm
Favorite sibset: Broderick Pearson, Archer Lawrence, Felicity Iris, and Elena Rose
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