Nameberry Birth Announcements for May
By Linda Rosenkrantz
The latest announcements of berrybaby arrivals were particularly Nameberryesque in their mix of the classic, the contemporary and the creative. Of particular interest in this group of May baby names:
*Middle names– including two Wolfs– saluting family tradition, literary and filmic heroes and cross-cultural considerations.
“We chose Anna primarily for its timeless quality, but also because it suits our Italian last name and is pronounced the same in my American accent and my husband’s English accent. Dorothy is after my grandmother, to whom I have always been very close. ..I wondered if Anna might be too plain and part of me wanted a more romantic middle than Dorothy. But once she arrived I was completely won over by the sweet simplicity of Anna….I also think Dorothy’s Wizard of Oz connection lends the name a storybook charm.”
“We were looking for a name that complimented the boy name we had selected (and hope to use in the future); Sullivan. We also wanted a name that was pronounced the same by my husband and I—I am Aussie, he is American. Finally, I had a preference for a name of Irish (or Celtic/Gaelic) origin, like my own (and my siblings’ names). The middle name is a family name going back 5 generations–originally used for boys on my dad’s side, Maeve shared her middle name with me (her mum), her grandpa, her great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather.”
We struggled a bit with her middle name, but the berries waded in with their sage advice.”
“Saskia was a name we heard in a song before we were married and always loved. We knew we wanted a name with a star meaning and Seren fit the bill perfectly, with a nod to my mother Karen and my maiden initial S.”
“Violet won out in the end for its beauty and strength and it suits her just perfectly.”
“We love the romantic, legend appeal of Arthur. And the nickname Art (if it’s cool enough for Chris O’Dowd…) Harris is the name traditionally used by the men in my husband’s family for the last several generations…Wolf is a nod to my Ashkenazi heritage, and Ivo is a nod to my French-speaking family. All our kids have four names, which is a mouthful for some. But I love that they carry some of their family history with them throughout life (their own names, a paternal name, a Jewish name, and a French name. And as we tell them, more name choices to go by when they are older.”
“Ethan was a last minute pick by Dad. He always said the right name would just come to him one day, and I suppose it did! Edgar is a very special name to both of us. It is my father’s middle name, my grandfather’s middle name, and HIH father’s middle name.”
“Hunt is my wife’s surname and we agreed before we even got married that if we had a son he would be Hunt, since all children would have my surname. Inigo was suggested to us here, and we both love the reference to one of my wife’s favourite films, the Princess Bride.”
“Zennor is after one of my favourite fairy tales, the Mermaid of Zennor.”
“We loved how Odin is unique yet still familiar sounding.”
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on June 1st, 2016 at 11:04 pm
Is it Hunt Indigo or Hunt Inigo?? Either way, a lovely and unusual name.
on June 2nd, 2016 at 12:46 am
@alchemicallypurplefairy Hunt and Nash are my boys and his name is Hunt Inigo. I’m assuming Indigo is a typo?
Also, we don’t have any daughter’s, those are my wife and I’s names.
on June 2nd, 2016 at 8:11 am
Feodora Beatriz Omorose
Bastian Ramsay Lorne
Wilder William and Emerson Bear
Casper Phoenix and Luna Iris
Bastian Ramsay Lorne, Freya Alexandrine, and Idony Norma
on June 2nd, 2016 at 5:10 pm
I think Hilary/Hillary will come back in the next few years. Anna Dorothy is lovely.
on June 2nd, 2016 at 9:58 pm
Always so fun to see what people are actually naming their children!
I love Coralie, Mirelle, and Violet Belle from the girls! Piper Emme is cute, too!
Archer Dean Lewis
Hunt Inigo and Nash Zennor
Arthur Elias, Everett Jude, and Noah Benedict
And I love Bastian Ramsay Lorne, Freya Alexandrine, and Idony Norma!! One of my favorite sibsets I’ve seen on here–such a cool Norse mythology connection with the girls’ names!
on June 2nd, 2016 at 10:25 pm
I have corrected it. Apologies and congratulations!!
on June 3rd, 2016 at 7:03 am
I love Alice Jane and Rose Elizabeth ❤
on June 5th, 2016 at 9:48 am
Arthur, Violet Belle and Anna Dorothy are gorgeous names !
The sibset Alice Jane and Rose Elizabeth is just stunning ❤️ !
on June 5th, 2016 at 10:40 am
We had our second little boy May 26th.
Kit Anderson, brother of Jude Joseph
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