Nameberry’s Newest Baby Name Announcements
By Linda Rosenkrantz
April brought showers of beautifully named berrybabies, including two Olivers, an Oscar and an Otis—O definitely becoming the new ‘it’ vowel for boys. And Angus makes two appearances—as an April arrival and as a big brother.
And here’s the full roster:
“We picked Alice because it is a simple pretty name and was inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Catherine is after her maternal grandmother, also liked the set Lucille and Alice. Since we have been calling Lucille “Lu” we think it’s funny we have two sweet girls nicknamed “Lu” and “Al.”
“My husband and I were at complete odds for months and couldn’t agree on anything. We fought on Eliza, Elyse, Emery, Elena, Edith..and I finally came to Nameberry in desperation and given the suggestion of Eleni. I mentioned it to my husband and he fell completely in love with it!”
“Choosing her name had proven itself to be challenging and it was like there was no progress to be made. That’s where we called in your help! And it all went uphill from there.”
“We call her Genevieve, Vieve or Vivi depending on our mood. Genevieve is a family name and we also love the Celtic meaning of “white wave” with its strong yet serene ocean feel. Haven too brings a sense of peace and calm—a safe port in a storm—and is very appropriate for the stormy day on which she was born!”
“I’ve had the name Lyra picked out since 2007…before I even met my husband. It was practically a condition of our relationship that he was okay with having a little girl named Lyra someday. Luckily, he was.”
“I love that it means ‘radiant and merciful.’ Clementine is my mother’s name.’
“We have decided to name her Una Behati because my husband had bought a little toy lamb for her and I was singing Mary Had a Little Lamb and then I remembered that Una meant lamb and it just seemed perfect. My granny is called Beatrice and Behati is the Africaans version.”
“We chose his name for its meaning (“one, unique strength”) and the fact that it shares Shakespearean ties with mommy’s name. Loudon is a family name.”
“We love his unique and meaningful name: Carr was named after Paul Henry Carr, a U.S. Navy Gunner’s Mate who fought in the battle of Leyte Gulf in WWII and won the Silver Star for his bravery (Hubby and I were on a war documentary kick!). William is a family name.”
“Opinions on a forum post here helped us to settle on his name, and it suits him perfectly.”
“Verti named this baby Suleiman as soon as she found out he was coming, She has been enthusiastically singing the Neil Diamond song “Soolaimon” to my belly for months, it just took me a while to listen to her. Of course she knew his name all along…Suleiman means peace. Our hope is for him to become a man who practices and inspires peace throughout his life. Rio means river—a nod to his birth near the beautiful Whanganui Awa. His nickname is Manu, which means bird in Maori.”
“We wanted a name that was recognizable but still something startling, something you don’t hear everyday but doesn’t strike you as very odd. We like formal, kind of stuffy names with a nickname that offers something completely different…The name Truett definitely took us by surprise. In the midst of the name hunt it leaped off the computer screen at me, causing me to wake up my sick-in-bed husband to see what he thought and make some phone calls to run it by a few trusted family members. No other name had impacted me that way! We loved the nickname potential of “True” and loved that one friend remarked that Truett sounds like a sheriff in the wild west and another said he could be a southern gentleman; we like names with possibilities!”
“His first name was chosen with a much-beloved great-uncle in mind, we also just loved the name! Classic, strong, gentlemanly. Not trendy or popular. And oh so literary! The Breaking Bad connection was unfortunate, but not a deal breaker…The origin of his middle name began with my love of the Italian language. I studied abroad in Tuscany multiple times…Renato is an old Italian name which means “reborn,” and since our little guy was due right at Easter time—and at the height of spring’s bloom at its best—we felt no other name could be as meaningful to us on either a spiritual or aesthetic level.”
With all the Royal Baby Name hubbub, we didn’t get to post our annual Guess the Top 10 Baby Names contest. So in advance of tomorrow’s big announcement of the 2014 US top names, we’re running the contest over on our Facebook page. The first person to guess the new Top 10 for both sexes in correct order wins a complete library of our ebooks. Enter to win now!
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on May 6th, 2015 at 11:14 pm
Congrats to all the berries who had babies in April. They have some lovely names. I particularly like the twin set of Lottie and Minnie.
on May 6th, 2015 at 11:17 pm
I always enjoy the birth announcements 🙂
Otis Hendrix Rafferty and Francisco Martin are my favorites on the boy side. Francisco has been on my list lately!
Ever Iris is gorgeous to my ears!
I’m glad to see parents using Cecily too. Cecily Isobel 🙂
Lottie and Minnie are so cute together!
All great names this month, congratulations!!!
on May 6th, 2015 at 11:21 pm
Cecily Isobel is beautiful.
on May 7th, 2015 at 7:37 am
Genevieve Haven is definitely my favourite. So musical, so pretty. LOVE reading birth announcements <3 Some beautifully named babies back in April – congrats to everyone! 😀
on May 7th, 2015 at 7:53 am
I really like:
Oliver (both combos!)
Francisco Martin (we actually have this exact combo on our list!).
on May 7th, 2015 at 8:42 am
You missed my boy berry. 🙂 link to birth announcement: http://nameberry.com/nametalk/threads/184662-Baby-Boy-arrived-April-18th
on May 7th, 2015 at 9:16 am
I LOVE Alice Catherine with big sister Lucille Matilda. Al and Lu are so cute together! I’m also a big fan of Cary Jude. How handsome! Congrats to all!
on May 7th, 2015 at 9:51 am
@Hannah-Banana: These are just the announcements posted in April. Look for yours in the May report. And congrats!
on May 7th, 2015 at 10:30 am
SUCH a great crop of names this month. My favorites:
Walter Renato and Emmaline Lily
Minnie Jocelyn and Lottie Eloise
Alice Catherine and Lucille Matilda
on May 7th, 2015 at 11:25 am
I love Cary Jude. My husband’s name is Cary and I’ve always thought it was such a dashing name for a boy.
on May 7th, 2015 at 11:32 am
on May 7th, 2015 at 12:26 pm
I love Walter Renato, and the meanings behind it!
Sirius Galloway! With Evangeline! Wow! 🙂 A real little Sirius in the world, I love it!
on May 7th, 2015 at 2:43 pm
Sirius Galloway makes me SWOON.
on May 8th, 2015 at 6:13 pm
I LOVE Cecily Isobel and Phoebe Clementine. So sassy and spunky and strong.
on May 10th, 2015 at 5:51 pm
These are my favorite posts here on this site! I love to see the combos parents come up with.
My favorites are:
Ever Iris (also love this sibset, with Weston Silas and Oren Henry)
Lottie and Minnie
Sirius Galloway (I love Sirius, so wish my husband did, too!)
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