New Baby Names: Great berrybaby choices of September!
By Linda Rosenkrantz
The September baby names in this month’s Babyberry report includes one of the most original middle names we’ve seen: Violet WHIMSEY. The girls’ names are running long, in the sense that there is a preponderance of three and four-syllable choices. Again, lots of floral appellations and an accent on J and V-starting names. The boy list includes Roscoe, Radley and Lazarus–and be sure to read the lovely naming story of Cal Tanner.
“Tyler is my husband’s middle as well, we think we will only have girls so this was his chance to have his name in somewhere.”
“I have loved Juniper for a long time, and Jade is my middle name. My husband likes it because he thinks it sounds like a comic book character. After we announced her name, we found out that there is a My Little Pony named Juniper Jade. Grandpa thought that was hilarious and already found one on EBay for baby to play with when she’s old enough.”
“We call her Lucy, Lou and Lulu…She is the only one of our kids who did not end up with a family name. However, both Lucy and her sister have a flower name in the middle spot. My husband suggested Lucy and loved when I brought up Lucienne to match Emmanuelle. Their first names are versions honoring my French heritage”.
“Her middle name is a tribute to my mother-in-law, Margaret, whose name means “Pearl’.” We named her similarly to her older sister, Lux Lily, whose middle name is the meaning of MY mother’s first name, Susan.”
“We had thought we’d call her Harriet throughout most of the pregnancy, with Josephine or Imogen as backup. But the week before I heard the name Willa in a conversation, a name DH and I had briefly considered early on. It struck me more strongly as a very generous name, for someone resolute and principled, playful, gentle and/or creative…All of the names have a connection to family, including a grandfather William, and to me in Eloise.”
“We have a small homestead, and our garden and orchard have been my sanctuary during this pregnancy, giving my mind and hands something to do. We wanted a name to reflect that. After some etymology research, we found out that if you piece together the Latin and Sanskrit origins for Cal and reword it a tiny bit, you get the meaning “late summer harvest.” Perfect. I have lovingly dubbed him, “He Who Comes With the Peaches” because I was canning peaches the day I went into labor. And Tanner is a family surname on both mine and my husband’s side.”
“We wanted an unusual-but-recognizable-and-pronounceable Biblical name with significant meaning to us (Tall order!) We’ve strongly considered Ezra both pregnancies, but we’ve heard of several in our circles, so I was hesitant, Ezra means “help” and actually shares roots with Lazarus, which means “God is my help.” We stumbled upon it one morning about a month ago, when my husband jokingly suggested Lazar Wolf from Fiddler on the Roof….in looking it up, we realized Lazar was a nn or variation of Lazarus. We were already planning mn Daniel after my dad. I felt strongly that a boy should have a connection to my family, because he’ll have my husband’s surname all his life.”
“Roscoe is the only boy name that resonated with us and carrying on our pattern his middle is a family name.”