New Baby Names: lovely October arrivals!
By Linda Rosenkrantz
Once again, there are an exceptionally large number of twin births among the Berries this month, a mix of girl-girl, boy-boy and girl-boy:
Also noted: the preponderance of girl babies, and especially girls whose first initial is a vowel—A, E, I and O!
Here’s the full list of October baby names chosen by our Berries:
“We chose Theodore and Emmeline because we adore the names and my husband likes more traditional names I loved the old timey feel they both had. Plus they went together nicely without being matchey, matchey.”
“Her middle names are after her great grandmothers and her first was “whispered” into my ear while walking on the beach early in my pregnancy.”
“Glynn is my mother’s maiden name and all our children have it in their names.”
“We chose the first name Melody because it made me smile when I heard it.”
Her middle name, Beatrice, is after my mother…Kahlo is after my favorite artist and one of my greatest heroes, Frida Kahlo….We’re calling her little Frida between us. My parents-in-law have been referring to her as Oona–Bee and we think it’s adorable.”
“We followed my husband’s family tradition of two middle names. The first middles are after very special people in our lives, and the second are names that we loved.”
“We had Graham’s name picked out for a couple of days before I went into labor, but we were still slightly shaky on it. Mostly, it was due to the fear that people would mispronounce his name, calling him “Gram” rather than “Gray-um.” However we decided it wasn’t that big of a deal. We love to call him Gray! Daniel is the name of my father, who has been wonderfully supportive of me and my family throughout my entire life.”
“Rory’s name was much more of a struggle. Our daughter has trouble pronouncing her “r’s,” so we were very concerned about her butchering his name into “Worwy.”
“At the end of the pregnancy it was down to either Henry or Simon as his first name, while Altair was set as his middle pretty early on. After some great Berry commentary, we had set our minds on Simon.
You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
on October 31st, 2016 at 10:56 pm
I’ve always wanted to name a daughter Kahlo, or at least use it as a middle name. Frida Kahlo is my biggest inspiration.
on November 1st, 2016 at 12:41 am
How do you submit a name for this list? I had a little boy in October and named him Clement Everett Harold, nn Clem.
on November 1st, 2016 at 12:45 am
Ada Louise and Graham Daniel are my two favorites, though Clement Everett Harold is lovely too!
on November 1st, 2016 at 1:08 am
I love Alexander Merlin and Imogen Persephone so much. The mix of a traditional first name and a much more unusual, mythology middle is amazing.
on November 1st, 2016 at 1:53 am
Very gorgeous names this month, but Oona Beatrice Kahlo takes the cake!!! Fantastic
on November 1st, 2016 at 7:01 am
Such wonderful names! Congratulation all!
Of the girls, my favorites are:
but especially Oona Beatrice Kahlo…so beautiful!
My favorite Sibsets: Anneliese, Arielle, and Adelaide
Emmeline Samantha and Theodore Alexander
Lenora Bliss and Delmer, Atticus, and June
Desmond Scot and Gwenevere Marie
What creative, meaningful, and lovely names this month.
on November 1st, 2016 at 8:03 am
As always, the names are stunning. Congrats to all the new arrivals.
on November 1st, 2016 at 9:42 am
Lovely! Especially Melody Eliza and Oona Beatrice Kahlo.
on November 1st, 2016 at 10:28 pm
I had twin boys in October also! Not sure how to submit but we went with Liam Benjamin and Caleb Domonic.
Liam for all the Williams on my side of the family and on my husband’s side it’s tradition to use the fathers first name as the son’s middle name which is Domonic.
on November 2nd, 2016 at 9:11 am
Graham Daniel and Rory Benjamin are perfect!!
Toya B Said
on November 2nd, 2016 at 2:45 pm
Rowe is just divine as a girls name. Such an amazing choice.
Oona-Bee is really sweet, and works really well as a smoosh, though I don’t usually like them.
on November 2nd, 2016 at 3:12 pm
Tallulah Maeve is gorgeous! I think Maeve is one of those magic middle names that compliments almost everything.
on November 2nd, 2016 at 11:25 pm
@erinb2011 and @ksaucedo: You submit your children’s names by creating a thread in the Birth Announcements forums. If you add them now, they’ll be included in November’s announcements.
on November 3rd, 2016 at 1:05 am
Yay! I had Calliope and Iris last month, thanks for including them!
catriona m. Said
on November 3rd, 2016 at 6:10 am
So happy to see my Oona’s name on the list and thank you for the praises, berries! We are very happy with her name and think it suits her perfectly.
on November 3rd, 2016 at 3:47 pm
As a huge admirer of Frida Kahlo (I even have her tattooed on my arm!) I love the middle name tribute. I have been considering Kahlo as a first name for a future daughter- creative and unusual but in the same vein as Harlow, Marlowe, Arlo, etc.
on November 4th, 2016 at 4:50 pm
Loving Graham Daniel and Rory Benjamin as twins. I’ve a Daniel and a Rory (both boys too) so may be biased!
Adelaide Claire is delightful too.
on December 13th, 2016 at 4:58 am
Would you like to see baby name with their meaning, head to http://www.suggestbabynames.com/meaning_of_english_boyname_crosland.html
leave a reply
You must be logged in to post a comment.