Multiple Multiples on June Baby Announcements!
By Linda Rosenkrantz
Some really striking names appeared in the Baby Name Announcement forums in June, with berries outdoing themselves in creativity. This includes twins named Caspian and Melisande, Cassius and Emilia, Finnick and Thor, and Keir and Solomon. Not to mention triplets with unusual names all starting with U.
Here’s the complete list of June baby names chosen by berries, with some of their backstories:
“My family has a tradition of giving one ‘regular’ middle name and one Hawaiian ….As for her Hawaiian name, my aunt helped pick it out, as she does all the babies in the family. We did it the ‘traditional’ way this time, by waiting until she was born to pick something that fit her. In Hawaiian, ‘Auli’I means ‘dainty, which perfectly matches her sweet little personality.”
“We didn’t aim for giving her a C name, but we found Cosima last minute and it stole our hearts.”
“Emilia is romantic and feminine, a great alternative to the overused Amelia, and also a way to honor my grandmother, Emily. Florence is after the beautiful Italian city, where my husband and I went on holiday when I was pregnant. Pearl is Emilia’s birthstone, which symbolizes the month of June.”
“We loved the soft yet spunky sound of Esther and her double-barrel middle names are both family names.”
“My husband and I visited this city in Israel a few years ago. It’s the site of several important events in the Bible.
“Freyja was an honour name for both my grandmother, a lover of all things Norse, and my partner’s grandmother, who was named Freja.”
“We love the meaning and significance of Olive—peace, victory, and abundance…olive trees flourish in the dry rocky soil where little else will grow and that is our prayer of blessing for this daughter of ours.”
We chose her first name as an homage to my husband’s Scottish roots and our love of nature, the Isle of Skye is known for. We chose her middle name Liv as representative of this time and place in our lives—an American family living in Sweden.
“Elizabeth is my middle name (and a family name) and Rose was one of my husband’s favourite names. I realize we used two floral names, but I’m not bothered because I love floral names! Plus, there’s a cute connection: my birth flower is a violet and hers is a rose.”
“Middle name Joy is for my grandmother (and if I’m being super corny, it’s for the joy she’s brought us.) Also, I like that Arden and Lettie both have matching middles and Max and Melody have matching firsts.
“We wanted something unusual but easy to spell, and my fiancé and I both fell in love with Casper. Adrian is to honor my father and Wilde is a little play on just how calm this child was through my whole pregnancy, plus a gorgeous name.”
“Mars was chosen because of my love of space, and my partner’s love of the classic mythology. We also liked that it tied all three children’s names to each other, with all three being named after a god from a different mythology.”
“We wanted a one-syllable name that is not overly common but not trendy, and my husband and I are both drawn to older names, Clark fit the bill perfectly. Our last name also has a strong ‘cl’ sound so we wanted a middle name with a softer sound. I also like that Edwin comes from the same era as Clark.”
“We kept his middle name a secret until he was born because we didn’t wish to hear what we expected to be mixed reviews.”
“The name nerd of me does love that each member of the family will continue to have their own first initial.”
“Keir is a variant spelling of a family surname on my husband’s side, and holds the meaning darkness. We loved the yin and yang connection for our twins, and the implication that they complete each other….Julian…provides the final virtue connection for our sibset, meaning youthful.”
“In keeping with their sister’s name, we wanted our twin names to have a virtue element and a natural world connection. Solomon means peaceful and Felix means fortunate, so he has virtues well and truly covered. His first name will be shortened to Sol, providing the natural element”
What’s your favorite name, first-middle combo, sibset?