Nameberry’s Newest Arrivals Announced!
Despite the wintry weather, nature names abounded in January. Angelica, Banks, Elder, Fox and Lilac were all used for new Berry babes, with older siblings’ names including cool natural picks like August, Cloud, Everest, Pearl, River, Sirius and Violet.
Unusually for Nameberry, there were more than twice as many boys announced in January as girls, including one set of all-boy twins, Wesley and Oscar, and two baby boys given the handsome Scandinavian name Soren.
And last (but never least), longtime member @jeaneenl announced the arrival of her tenth child! Best of luck, Jeaneen and family!
“Had so many other name ideas during her pregnancy but this name came to us at the last minute and it celebrates her Christmas time birth, and I just loved how it rolls off your tongue with a melodic sound, reading about the herb/flower Anfelica that grows in Iceland and its many uses.”
“We chose Mirabelle because of its meaning (Marvelous, since she was a marvelous surprise). We also wanted to honor my husband’s mama whom passed away recently, and couldn’t find a version of Mary we loved. We figured Mirabelle was a mirror flip with the vowels of Mary (and change of the “i” and “y”) – so this provided a subtle nod to her gram.”
“Zara was on the list for our last but it had been largely discarded by OH as our eldest best friend is called the same. But in the end it didn’t matter, she was almost Lara but Zara has more pizazz!”
“Big thanks to everyone who helped on our post in the Forums!”
“My husband and I went through the top 1000 names and Soren was the only one we both liked. We wanted his middle name to be a one-syllable nature name like his brother’s. We didn’t settle on Fox until Soren was a couple of days old, but it suits him perfectly and I’m so happy with where we landed.”
“He is spending some time in the NICU but is, so far, progressing very well. We are so excited to welcome him into our family and very much looking forward to when he can come home!”
Congratulations all round!