Monthly Babyberry Report for October–Oslo, Ozias and Verona Mae

By Linda Rosenkrantz

Since our last Quarterly Report grew to be so huge and unwieldy, with its unfortunate share of troll challenges, we’ve decided to try sectioning it into more manageable monthly reports instead.  Remember that these are the names reported on the Nameberry Birth Announcement forum–not necessarily born–during the month of October, and only to Berries–not including nephews, nieces or neighbors–no matter how adorably named they might be.

This time around we’ve added some comments by the original poster and other berries that we thought you would find interesting.

Just one set of twins to report: the lovely Vivienne Gray and Philippa Winter. And only one double listing–the glamorous girls’  name Greta.

Most unusual first: Oslo; Most unusual middle: Honesty

Girls

Alice Ann

Alicie Marie

Annika Rosealine, sister of Claudia Vivian

Clementine Clara Honesty

Elowen Jean, sister of Ronan Thomas and Rosalind Joy

           “We stayed with the tradition of family middle names and couldn’t be happier”

Eve Isabella, sister of Elijah Christian

            Eve for Aunt Yvette and because of her resemblance to dad Adam

Felicity Wren, sister of Vera Eliane

Flannery Katherine

Greta Claire, sister of Heidi Camille and Colette Marie

Greta Josephine

GwendolenGwennieBetty

            Other possibilities were Betony/Bethany (Betty), Willa, Alice and Matilda

Halle Ruth, sister of Indie, Silas, Gavin, and Bo

Iris Eulalie Pearl, sister of Oscar and Nora       

            Comment: “Oscar, Nora and Iris are one of the best sibsets I have ever heard”

Isabella Ruby Kay, sister of Thea and Stephen

Karis Noel, sister of Isabell, Delilahand Piper

Louisa Beth, sister of George

Madelief Helene, sister of Leiden Dominic, Saskia Rosemary, and Aleydis Josephine

             “Madelief is a Dutch form of Madeliefje (the common name for Daisy) and Helene is a form of   my great-grandmother’s name Elaina

Marguerite Elise

MeredithMeriRachel, sister of Ezra Rolland and Elijah James

Mirabel Paymaneh, sister of Lila and Nora Pearl

Philippa Winter, twin of Vivienne Gray   

Phoebe Valentine, sister of Ethan Thomas Sebastian, Bianca Felicity and Ivy Electra

                Comment: “I have a hunch she’s going to be full of spunk.”

Rosemary Celia

Salem Joy

                “Salem means peace; I hope her life will be filled with both peace and joy.  This year for Halloween she will naturally be a little baby witch.”

                 Comment: “Such a bold and daring choice!”

Sloane Elizabeth

Verona Mae, sister of Miah Lily, Eloise Kate, and Annika Pearl

Vivienne Gray, twin of Philippa Winter

 

Boys

ArlandAriGray Anson, brother of Lachlan Leonard Anthony, Tessa Jeanne Margaret and Sasha   Heather Grace

                    “Gray is my mother’s maiden name”

Arthur Henry, brother of Edward Thaddeus and Angelbaby (?) Olivia

Colin James, brother of Jackson Bennett and Neva Ellen

Felix Gideon, brother of Jaron Victor, Embry Marcus, Jasper Adam and Noah Kellan

Florin Frederick, brother of Priya Grace and Theo Mabini

                  “…Florin continued to grow on me for reasons outside of its Princess Bride (my favourite book & film) connections… I love the meaning (flower; flourishing) and loved that the Florin was a coin minted in Australia…my dad did his apprenticeship at the Australian Mint so I remember him telling me stories about coins as a child. Frederick was my grandfather’s name and I wanted to honour him and my mum and Nana…He actually reminds me of my grandfather too with a big round face and dimples. The meaning ‘peaceful ruler’ also added to its appeal.”

Haddon Rory, brother of Waverly Ren and Gideon James

Hayes Dominic, brother of Flynn Alexander

Lelan Valentino, brother of Fable Arizona and Amity

Lelan is a family name and Valentino is just a name we really liked—and my husband’s mother was born on Valentine’s Day.”

Macon Grey Roberts

Oslo Jonathan, brother of Elijah Joseph, Quentin Daniel, Shade William, and Gunnar Michael

                     “We chose Oslo because we want all our boys to have uncommon names that do not have the same endings, also some of my husband’s ancestors are from Oslo.”

OziasOzzyTwain, brother of EllisonEllie

Silas Robert Patrick

Theo Henry

Vale Michael, brother of Oakley Adam, Aspen Elizabeth and Brecken Charlie

MANY MANY THANKS TO DENISE POTTER FOR ALL HER HELP ON THIS!

Which are your favorites of all these?  Do you like the addition of the comments?

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29 Responses to “Monthly Babyberry Report for October–Oslo, Ozias and Verona Mae”

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aster Says:

November 4th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

Love the addition of comments! My favorites:

Annika Rosaeline
Felicity Wren
Greta Josephine
Phoebe Valentine
Verona Mae
Colin James

So many great names in this post! Congrats to everyone.

oboeplayer1 Says:

November 4th, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Hmm… there seems to be a significantly larger amount of girls born… But some really stunning names in there!

jem Says:

November 4th, 2013 at 11:22 pm

I believe ‘Angelbaby’ is referencing a stillborn or miscarriage, but I can’t be sure.
Some of my absolute favourites:
Phoebe Valentine
Ivy Electra
Elowen Jean
Felicity Wren

Arthur Henry
Felix Gideon

Lovely!

sarahmezz Says:

November 4th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

Lots of cute names. My favourites…

Flannery Katherine
Greta Josephine
Louisa Beth
Phoebe Valentine
Sloane Elizabeth

Arland Gray Anson
Arthur Henry
Felix Gideon
Florin Frederick
Oslo Jonathan

…and the comments add a nice touch.

indiefendi Says:

November 4th, 2013 at 11:55 pm

Marguerite Elise is so sophisticated, I love it! And Felix Gideon is my favorite boy name.

jjayx Says:

November 5th, 2013 at 5:43 am

Marguerite Elise is physically stunning and rolls wonderfully on the tongue.

I’ve always had a soft spot for Sloane and Elizabeth feminises it just enough.

As for the boys, Arthur Henry and Felix Gideon are both stand outs to me with Theo Henry close behind.

Louarna Says:

November 5th, 2013 at 6:41 am

Oslo is FABULOUS!!!

larkub101 Says:

November 5th, 2013 at 7:46 am

Haha, I’ve been quoted! This is a nice arrangement for these posts, I think. Favorite name from this list is Felicity. Verona is intriguing as well.

maggiemary Says:

November 5th, 2013 at 8:04 am

Loads of lovely names!

These are my particular favorites:

Clementine Clara Honesty
Elowen Jean
Felicity Wren
Iris Eulalie Pearl
Marguerite Elise

Arthur Henry
Felix Gideon
Florin Frederick
Ozias Twain
Silas Robert Patrick

Frankie Says:

November 5th, 2013 at 8:23 am

My favorites:
Clementine Clara Honesty
Felicity Wren
Iris Eulalie Pearl & its sibset

I also love that people used Madelief, Salem, and Twain.

LAINY Says:

November 5th, 2013 at 8:38 am

There are too many favorites to list them all! What wonderfully named babies the berries have!

I think I’d have to pick Florin Frederick as my favorite boy & Iris Eulalie Pearl as my favorite girl.

Kateri Says:

November 5th, 2013 at 9:31 am

I should have added my Rosemary Celia to the announcements.

There are so many great names here, Marguerite Elise is stunning. Greta is wonderful. I love the middles Elaine and Helene. None of the boys names are really my taste but they are handsome.

LuMary Says:

November 5th, 2013 at 9:36 am

Love Louisa Beth, sister to George.

I realize Nameberry is trying to preserve anonymity, but it would be nice to have the country listed after the birth. I’m trying to get a frame of reference for what’s going on in the U.S. versus U.K. and others.

livia Says:

November 5th, 2013 at 10:53 am

Felicity Wren is gorgeous, as is Madelief Helene. I like Hayes Dominic as well – Hayes has never even crossed my radar but I actually like it rather a lot!

Saracita00 Says:

November 5th, 2013 at 10:57 am

I like the addition of the comments from the parents very much! I always wonder about the stories behind the names. I think it would be fine to omit the comments from other Berries; I’ll read those at the bottom of the blog or else at the forums.

I’m kind of excited to see Ozias. Pet favorite here. Florin Frederick sounds great and I really enjoyed his name story. Oslo’s family of brothers are kind of amazing, too. It’s really a challenge to find such an eclectic variety of names that still feel like a cohesive family. Love the classic middles with the unusual firsts – it’s just my style!

On the girls side, I’m giving “most unexpected combo” to Halle Ruth. It’s adorable! Clementine Clara Honesty is a really appealing combination, and Isabella Ruby Kay is surprising and cute. Eve Isabella and Felicity Wren are especially pretty, and I really enjoy seeing Elowen and Iris – such under-appreciated gems. Madelief has a great story and a lovely, unusual, and yet still accessible name with a hint of familiarity.

Congratulations to all the new parents!

Mischa Says:

November 5th, 2013 at 11:06 am

I think it’s a good idea to do monthly BabyBerry Reports. I like the new “stories behind the name” feature too! Our Berries have lovely taste!I love these combos.

Girls

Alice Ann
Clementine Clara Honesty
Elowen Jean
Eve Isabella
Felicity Wren
Greta Josephine
Halle Ruth
Iris Eulalie Pearl
Isabella Ruby Kay
Louisa Beth
Marguerite Elise
Meredith Rachel
Philippa Winter
Phoebe Valentine
Rosemary Celia
Verona Mae
Vivienne Gray

Boys

Arthur Henry
Felix Gideon
Hayes Dominic
Oslo Jonathan
Ozias ‘Ozzy’ Twain
Silas Robert Patrick
Theo Henry
Vale Michael

Mcdonak1 Says:

November 5th, 2013 at 11:31 am

My favorites are Marguerite Elise and Iris Eulalie Pearl for girls and Felix Gideon and Theo Henry for boys. But this is really a great group. Some of my favorites (Louisa, Rosemary, Greta, Verona, Frederick…) have made appearances.

KateMP91 Says:

November 5th, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Many of the girl’s names are just gorgeous. I adore the combos Flannery Katherine, Greta Josephine, Phoebe Valentine, Vivienne Gray, and Sloane Elizabeth. I also love Salem, Ruby Kay (of Isabella Ruby Kay), and the sisters Eloise Kate, and Annika Pearl. Lovely names!

Of all of those boys names, the only one I really like, and think is incredible handsome, is Arland Gray Anson. It is just great!

Divine1 Says:

November 5th, 2013 at 12:25 pm

My favorite boy and girl name combo from this list is : Ivy Electra & Ozias Twain [I don’t even like Ivy, but it’s nice with Electra].

Other good combos:
Annika Rosalind
Clementine Clara Honesty
Rosalind Joy
Salem Joy (nice, new feel)
Elijah Christian & Eve Isabella (good sibset; nice that Eve honored aunt Yvette & father Adam)
Halle , Indie, Silas, Gavin, and Bo ( good sibset, but Bo doesn’t feel like the rest)
Hayes Dominic and Flynn Alexander (nice sibset when you write it, Love the MNs)

hanbow Says:

November 5th, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Macon Grey is a very cool choice! Never heard it before but it stood out to me. Flannery Katherine is also divine, again, not a common name but with charm and familiarity!

And I love the addition of comments even though I already read them in the forum it is great to see them all together and gives more insight, great!X

gipro2003 Says:

November 5th, 2013 at 5:08 pm

A real life Oslo??? I thought that was one of the few names no one had discovered!! I love it. I also like Florin, so similar to my beloved Florian.

SadieJosephine Says:

November 5th, 2013 at 5:11 pm

Philippa Winter
Vera Elaine
Felicity Wren
Karis Noel
Marguerite Elise
Neva Ellen
Priya Grace

Edward Thaddeus
Hayes Dominic, (& Flynn Alexander)
Vale Michael

vch23 Says:

November 5th, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Lovely names! As the owner of one of those brand new babies, I can tell you that Honesty, flagged as your most unusual middle, is after the very beautiful flower lunaria annua. I used to pass some of it on my way to midwife appointments. Really delighted to see several people like my girl’s name 🙂

aloysius Says:

November 5th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Actually, i’m gonna name my 1st baby boy Ozias, but i still didn’t got any best idea for his second name yet. Ozias means great warrior. Help me please..

stripedsocks Says:

November 6th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Annika Rosealine is so pretty and has nice flow. A twist the Rose- middle that I would never have thought of.

tori101 Says:

November 8th, 2013 at 4:37 pm

This such an interesting read and I adore the new set up!!

Firstly congratulations to all new parents!!!

My favourites…
Eve Isabella
Felicity Wren
Greta Claire
Greta Josephine
Louisa Beth
Marguerite Elise
Meredith Rachel
Phoebe Valentine
Rosemary Celia
Verona Mae
Vivienne Gray

Arthur Henry
Felix Gideon
Florin Frederick
Silas Robert Patrick
Theo Henry

All of them are great though in their own individual nameberry style : )

imogeneve Says:

November 9th, 2013 at 7:07 am

What a gorgeous selection of names – I love:
Clementine Clara Honesty
Elowen Jean
Madelief Helene
Marguerite Elise
Philippa Winter and Vivienne Gray
Phoebe Valentine
Salem Joy

Arland Gray Anson
Arthur Henry
Felix Gideon
Florin Frederick
Theo Henry

I think the addition of comments is great.

It makes my heart happy to see that many enjoy my daughter’s name – Iris Eulalie Pearl. I didn’t mention in my announcement, but (briefly – there were other factors as well), Iris was chosen as it is both a family name and easily recognisable in both Spanish and English. I went into labour with 5 possible names, but as soon as I held her in my arms, I just knew she was Iris.

ps @LuMary – Iris was born in Australia (if that helps).

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miriannco Says:

August 26th, 2014 at 4:51 pm

Some beautiful names, my favourites would have to be Iris Eulalie Pearl & Florin Frederick

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