March Babyberries Bring Good News!
Ready for some good news for a change? You’re in luck!
Our March birth announcements are in, and the past month has seen something of a baby boom among our members. Seven baby girls and twelve baby boys joined the Nameberry family in March, including beautifully named twins Orion Kennedy and Sage Apollo. A warm welcome to all!
And we’d like to extend our special congratulations to those Berries who finally welcomed their long-awaited miracles last month. The smiley little guy in the rainbow blanket is for you (and for anyone else who needs the promise of a rainbow right now!)
“Last year before my grandmother died she told me that her favorite aunt was named Clara, and if she’d had a daughter she would have named her after her… so when my daughter came I should call her Clara. Her middle name, Evelyn, means ‘wished for child,’ which is a perfect name for a little girl we spent almost three years trying to conceive.”
“6-year-old Magno originally suggested Gloria because of our fav picture books about Frances the badger (Bedtime for Frances, A Baby sister for Frances, etc) by Russell Hoban. Nickname possibilities range from Glory, Gia, Glory bee, Glo, Gloworm (born on full worm moon), Glowly worm… the only one I’ve nixed so far is Gigi, which to me sounds like a poodle or grandma.”
“We went into it thinking that we were going to name her either Vera or Susan Cecelia but when she came out she just didn’t look like either of those, so we went back to our list and Heidi was our favorite.”
“Josephine means ‘God increases’ which is special to us given we thought our family was complete when God opened our hearts to just one more.”
“Maple is for the Japanese Maple trees we enjoyed while my husband and I lived in Japan and the little-known Zelda character that my husband finds amusing… Maple is being called Mae by Betty who can’t quite say Maple. We didn’t anticipate the nickname, but it is fitting since Betty is named for their great-grandmother and Mae was their great-great grandmother’s name.”
“Her name, Ruby, was picked primarily because it’s my husband’s birthstone, but it’s also a nod towards my granddad, Reuben, who is unfortunately no longer with us… Big sister has taken to calling her Ruby Dolphin since we decided on her second middle name and it’s utterly precious!”
“Thanks again all who helped us name little Breck!”
“Thanks to everyone who helped out on our post a while ago.”
“The name Elim is deeply personal to us, our journey to parenthood, and just our growth in terms of roots alone. We knew it was a bit out there but you guys gave us to courage to use what we loved (and others have loved or have grown to love his name, too!)”
“His brothers and sisters are excited and we all couldn’t be happier that’s he’s here and healthy!”
“We’re all so happy to finally meet him!”
“They’re a bit earlier than expected (due mid-May) and still in the NICU right now. They’ll be staying for a bit, but they’re doing great for how early they were!”
“We’ve had Rufus picked out for a long time but some family didn’t like it. We didn’t know what to do about that, so we came on here to ask about it. Everyone who answered us encouraged us to keep it, and we’re so glad that we did.”
Our warmest congratulations to all of the proud new parents!
It’s never too late to submit your own Babyberry birth announcement — you can do so via our Forums or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We love hearing the wonderful names you’ve chosen, and especially the stories behind them.
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on April 2nd, 2020 at 7:30 am
These are great names. With so much sad news today, it was really nice to start my morning off reading about new babies.
Pamela Redmond Said
on April 2nd, 2020 at 10:29 am
Agreed @sheajohannarose. The stories of the names are an object lesson in where to find naming inspiration!
Emma Waterhouse Said
on April 2nd, 2020 at 3:14 pm
@SheaJohannaRose Yes, we love that our readers are still sharing their good news with us, even (and especially) at this time. Wonderful names indeed!
on April 3rd, 2020 at 6:59 pm
Betty Nightingale is just divine! Also adore wee sis Maple Josetta and fellow new berry babies Ruby Leona Delphine and Clara Evelyn. With the lads, Milo Felix is another wee gem, and I’m so happy to see Rufus and Orion getting outings this month. A stellar bunch of names!
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