New Babyberry Report for November: Ruby, Rory and Rowdy

By Linda Rosenkrantz

Hot off the press–here’s our round-up of the newest babyberries who were entered on the Nameberry Birth Announcement forum in the month of November, 2013– along with some of the more illuminating comments by their parents.

No multiples this month, and no repeated names, but more than the usual quota of imaginative choices, awesome first and middle name combos, and great sibsets.

These November baby names feature a preponderance of M-starting girls and A-starting boys, and such stand-out little guys as Rowdy, Huckleberry and Job.


Alice Amelia, sister of Clara Margaret and Oliver Michael

“We were sitting around going between our final 2 choices (Eleanor and Theresa) when my husband looked at me and said Alice. As soon as he said it it was obvious. We met in college during a production of Alice in Wonderland. Her name was right in front of us all along.”

Annika Vivian

Annika is a name we just love. We love that it’s unique but not yoo-nique, we love the sound and look, the Anna nickname options, the meaning… Vivian is my mother’s name and a name we love (double win!).”

AntoniaAnnieEloise Gray

Caroline Augusta Jane

Evanna Francine

Everly Belle

Henrietta (Hattie) Jane, sister of Simon Kelly

While there was more enthusiasm on this board for the other of our two girl choices, we knew as soon as she was born that she could only be a Hattie. And so she is!…I love the way Simon and Hattie and Simon and Henrietta sound together, which makes me even happier about the name choice.”

Ireland Victoria Yves, sister of Harlow Ava Jean

Loretta Daisy, sister of Mason Patrick and Brenna Claire

Lucy Elizabeth

 Aside from the fact that we both love the name Lucy, her dad and my mom are both huge “I Love Lucy” fans, and as an added bonus, we initially met because… prepare yourself for this… we are both hardcore “Weird Al” Yankovic fans, and the first song off of his first album is an homage to “I Love Lucy“… so all the signs led us there.  The middle name Elizabeth is a family name from her side–it is also my wife’s middle name, and her mother’s middle name, so she is carrying on the tradition.”

Madeleine Pearl, sister of Elizabeth Hope and Annabelle Cadence

Matilda Rosamond, sister of William Arthur, Eleanor Lillian and Penelope Eloise

Maude Jessica, sister of Vale Benjamin, Flynn Elliot and Darby Alexander

Margot Alice, sister of Evie June

Ruby Juliet Noa, sister of Layla Evangeline and Elyse Rose

“Each of our daughters are named after songs (my husband is a musician). There are many Ruby songs out there but we especially like Ruby Soho by Rancid and Ruby by Ray Charles.”

 Scarlett Rosalind Artemis, sister of Penelope, Easton and Magnolia, step-sister of Callum and Alexander

“Once she was born she didn’t look like any of the other names we considered for her except for one. We switched Aurora/Aurelia to Rosalind Artemis because I just couldn’t let them go and they felt right. Her nickname is Lettie but most of the time we just call her Scarlett.”

Seraphine “Sephie” Charlotte, sister of Eloise Violet

SylviaSylvieJoy, sister of Ramona

“Her middle name is for my MIL Joyce and for the blessing and Joy that she has been to our family. We agonized long and hard over whether to name her Sylvie or Sylvia, always intending to call her Sylvie. We finally decided on Sylvia because the 3 syllables sound better with our 2 syllable last name and it suits her.”

Vivienne Sofia


Abel Rupert, brother of Juniper Elizabeth

Alonzo Hendrix

Archer Cohen Bear

Asher Declan, brother of Xavier Nathaniel

Bruno Xavier

Bruno is a name I have loved for a long time but I just wasn’t sure it was right until I met him. Bruno is also my SO’s grandfather’s name. He was a loving grandfather and a survivor of a work camp in WWII.”

Clark Ebenezer, brother of Henry, Mollie and Gideon

Clark is my mother’s maiden name and was on the short list for our other boys…I am so pleased with its crisp, handsome charm and I feel it suits him. I also feel like it connects me more closely to my grandparents, whose lives I admire so much.”

Deacon Antonio, brother of Jesse Valentino

Dominic Jameson

Everest Hendry Charles, brother to Forrester Dorian, Morganna Jane, Teagan Laura, Ian Charles, Corin William, Brennan Charles, and Orlando Marcus

Everest is a name we just love.  We were looking for something that meant similar to a pinnacle or high point.”

Huckleberry Jude, brother of Holden Timothy

Jasper Errol

Job Marcellus, brother of Amaré Elyse

Kaiden Levi, brother of Sebastian Rhys

Konrad Rupert Leopold, brother of Benedikte Eva Nichola

He is named after both grandfathers: Konrad Rupert Leopold. My dad is Robert Leo and my father-in-law (and husband) are both Konrad. In fact the name is used every generation going back to the year 1200 in his family. (So, he’s more like a 75th, not a III). He’s called Rupert and affectionately Rip.”

Lennox Andrew Michael

Lennox is a name I’d never heard until I saw it on a Nameberry forum and it suits my lovely boy perfectly. We intend to nickname him “Lex.”

Rory August Walker, brother of Finn Patrick and Isla Elizabeth

My husband and I were married in August 2005 so we chose it as his middle name to honour our marriage”  

Rowdy Thibadeaux

Viggo Conrad, brother of Swede Monet, Ingrid Sisley & Sofia Cezanne 

“Our kids all have artists names for their middle names…Monet, after Claude Monet (obviously) Sisley after Alfred Sisley, Cezanne after Paul Cezanne and Conrad after Conrad Schwiering.”


(Special thanks for her help to our eagle-eyed intern Denise K. Potter.)

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25 Responses to “New Babyberry Report for November: Ruby, Rory and Rowdy”

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karateleshi80 Says:

December 3rd, 2013 at 12:31 am

I really admire how the parents chose Alice Amelia’s name. November has been the highlight of this year I think on NB, so many goodies!

My picks:

Annika Vivian

Evanna Francine

Everly Belle

Ireland Victoria Yves – just simply awesome! Her sibling Harlow Ava Jean has an incredible name too! 🙂

Vivienne Sofia

Seraphine Charlotte – my favourite! I adore Charlotte as a middle and Seraphine is dreamy!

These are not my usual style but I find them catchy, strong and classy:

Archer Cohen Bear
Huckleberry Jude
Rory August Walker
Jasper Errol

tillyxengineer Says:

December 3rd, 2013 at 2:13 am

My daughters name is Juniper Elizabeth not Jupiter! 🙁

linda Says:

December 3rd, 2013 at 2:18 am

I’ve made the correction–sorry!

KKRvF Says:

December 3rd, 2013 at 5:04 am

Very minor correction: Konrad Rupert Leopold’s sister is Benedikte Eva Nichola. Great month!

joyfulmomto8 Says:

December 3rd, 2013 at 8:34 am

Hi 🙂 just wanted to add, Caroline has two middle names, her full name is:
Caroline Augusta Jane 🙂 thanks so much! I love printing these out and saving them in the baby hook! This is my fourth nameberry baby 🙂 Also, for anyone wondering, Caroline hubby has loved for years, Augusta and Jane honor family 🙂

joyfulmomto8 Says:

December 3rd, 2013 at 8:35 am

Sorry, should read baby book! Not sure why so many smiley faces, sorry!

jjayx Says:

December 3rd, 2013 at 9:08 am

Love Alice Amelia and the story behind it is just adorable. Also, for the girls, I like: Everly Belle, Matilda Rosamond, Margo Alice. I saw the announcement for Ireland Victoria Yves and just melted when I saw she’d be nicknamed Ivy, from her initials.

Favourite boys are: Bruno Xavier, Jasper Errol and Rory August Walker.

Good month all round, I think! 🙂

Mcdonak1 Says:

December 3rd, 2013 at 10:48 am

It’s a close call because there are so many wonderful names up there, but I think that my favorites are Caroline Augusta Jane and Konrad Rupert Leopold. Rory August Walker and Antonia Eloise Gray are my runners-up… Can you tell that I love the double middles? 🙂

Danni Says:

December 3rd, 2013 at 11:00 am

Wow, there are some beauties in that list! November must be a good naming month 😀

Annika Vivian: so lyrical!
Abel Rupert: he sounds like future husband material–sweet, friendly, strong, chivalrous.
Clark Ebenezer: just wow *swoons*
Konrad Rupert Leopold (can you tell I just love Rupert?) Rip is a very cute nn.
Rory August Walker: possibly the sweetest boy’s name I’ve ever heard.

KKRvF Says:

December 3rd, 2013 at 1:13 pm

McDonak1- we have the same taste! Antonia’s mom and I were due the same day and Antonia with two middles was our girl choice! (if you appreciate the long winded names….our last name is actually four words long when written in German but the first two words get added to the middles in North America…so his name is even longer!

charmingwitch Says:

December 3rd, 2013 at 1:24 pm

The story for Alice is really cute and it’s a lovely name especially with her siblings. Lots of good ones here, I particularly like Annika Vivian.

KateMP91 Says:

December 3rd, 2013 at 1:53 pm

So many good names in November! Wow, I’m impressed with all you awesome namers out there! I have a soft spot for Huckleberry and Rowdy. While I don’t know a Huckleberry, I do know a man named Rowdy and he is the biggest sweet heart, and well-accomplished.

littlemissmariss Says:

December 3rd, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Eep!! My Archie Bear is on the list!! 🙂 I guess I should have put a little input on his name for the birth announcement:
I wanted an “old man” name and OH wanted something modern, strong, and masculine. Archer turned out the perfect compromise with nick name Archie! Plus we both love surname names. The moment Archer was suggested it was clear that was our baby’s name <3 Cohen was a choice my OH adored, and I love it too. And Bear was picked to honor my brother who passed away. His nick name was Bear. It felt perfect to include it in my sons name.

November really was a fabulous naming month though, I really liked quite a few!

Alice Amelia (adorable story behind it!)
Caroline Augusta Jane
Henrietta Jane
Margo Alice (it suits so well with Evie June!)
Seraphine Charlotte (and also love her sister Eloise Violets name!)
Abel Rupert
Archer Cohen Bear (of course 😉 )
Clark Ebenezer
Everest Hendry Charles (I don't love Hendry, but the ahh so handsome!)
Huckleberry Jude
Rory August Walker
Viggo Conrad

So many great ones!

indiefendi Says:

December 3rd, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Ruby Juliet Noa is my favorite! Noa gives it the rockstar edge since Juliet and Ruby are very girly, I love it!

Congrats everyone on your babies btw!

Sunshine.10 Says:

December 3rd, 2013 at 8:14 pm

Ooh, I love the report with the stories included! Great idea! 🙂

Some lovely names this month:

Clark Ebenezer (Love the name Clark and the story of the combo as a whole. Made me put Eben on my list!)

Antonia Eloise Gray

Sylvia Joy — Sylvie is just darling. Plus it’s sophisticated at the the same time, so you can’t beat that. 🙂

sarahmezz Says:

December 3rd, 2013 at 9:50 pm

So many gorgeous names! For my money, the clear stand-outs are:

Antonia Eloise Gray
Dominic Jameson
Konrad Rupert Leopold

Honourable mentions…

Caroline Augusta Jane
Clark Ebenezer
Henrietta Jane
Ireland Victoria Yves
Loretta Daisy

MeganJoy Says:

December 3rd, 2013 at 10:54 pm

These are all soooo good! I’ve love the name Job for a very long time, but can’t get the hubster to agree to it. If I were to pick my favorite combo from this report, it would go to Huckleberry Jude. I love that!

ty13 Says:

December 3rd, 2013 at 10:58 pm

It is actually Margot Alice.

Loving Caroline Augusta Jane and Sylvie Joy!

shutterbuglove Says:

December 3rd, 2013 at 10:58 pm

Lovely and inspired names! November was a great month in nameberry land :). I also really enjoyed reading the backstory on some of the picks–makes them all the more special!!

linda Says:

December 4th, 2013 at 12:33 am

Margot is now Margot–sorry!

Saracita00 Says:

December 4th, 2013 at 6:44 am

There are several I really like this month!

Alice Amelia – great alliteration and what a sweet story!

Annika Vivian – feels exotic without being over-the-top.

Antonia Eloise Gray – I have a soft spot for Antonia. Happy to see it being used! Eloise is one of those tricky names that are difficult to put into a combo, but it’s perfect with Antonia. I think I would have liked this one even *better* as just a two name combo.

Caroline Augusta Jane – this one took awhile to grow on me but I really think it’s beautiful, classy, and everything lovely.

Hattie as a nickname is so fun to see!

Ruby Juliet Noa – perhaps the most catchy of the 3-name combos, I really love the “rhythm” and “flow” of this one!

Seraphine Charlotte – right on trend and yet unexpected. Love this one.

Honorable mention:
Scarlett Rosalind Artemis – so strong, and the repeating R’s are attractive.
Vivienne Sofia – pretty combination.

On the boys’ side my favorites are:
Clark Ebenezer – both underused and both names that are a bit challenging. Perfect together.

Huckleberry Jude – so unexpected. Same-initial sibling sets are so not my thing but I think Holden and Huckleberry are just too charming.

Job Marcellus – Job isn’t my favorite but I’m nonetheless a little bit excited to see this name actually used, and I followed their story over in the forums.

Rory August Walker – such an upbeat combo, and I have a soft spot for Rory!

Viggo Conrad – Viggo is one of my pet favorites, love seeing this one here.

Honorable mention:
Archer Cohen Bear
Everest Hendry Charles
Konrad Rupert Leopold
Lennox Andrew Michael – all four of these really nicely put-together combinations!

Congratulations to ALL of the new parents. Really a great group of well-named babies here.

BlueYorkie Says:

December 4th, 2013 at 3:28 pm

My little niece Mallory Hazel nn Molly didn’t make it on. Probably because she’s not my child, but I posted for her.

So many favorites!
Alice Amelia, sister of Clara Margaret and Oliver Michael- what a cute story! And the alliteration is flawless.
Annika Vivian- love this! Annika is a name I sometimes feel is neglected, and I am happy to see it used!
Ireland Victoria Yves, sister of Harlow Ava Jean- Ireland and Harlow compliment each other beautifully.
Lucy Elizabeth- Lucy is one of my favorites!
Scarlett Rosalind Artemis, sister of Penelope, Easton and Magnolia, step-sister of Callum and Alexander- Every bit of this is absolutely perfect!
Seraphine “Sephie” Charlotte, sister of Eloise Violet- I had to acknowledge this, because there are two sisters in a story I’m writing named Charlotte and Eloise!
Sylvia ‘Sylvie’ Joy, sister of Ramona- This is beautiful!
Alonzo Hendrix- Hendrix is PERFECT!
Archer Cohen Bear- Archer and Cohen have both been on my favorite list at different times! Archer is off and on, and Cohen is on it a the moment and has been since about May.
Huckleberry Jude, brother of Holden Timothy- Huckleberry is great! I’ve always had kind of a soft spot for it.
Lennox Andrew Michael “Lex”- Love the nickname!
Rory August Walker, brother of Finn Patrick and Isla Elizabeth- Rory is one of my favorites, and I love that you put in your month of marriage! Also love Finn!

tori101 Says:

December 4th, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Congratulations to all the new parents!

My favourites are…
Alice Amelia
Annika Vivian
Caroline Augusta Jane
Madeleine Pearl
Matilda Rosamond
Margot Alice
Scarlett Rosalind Artemis
Vivienne Sofia

Asher Declan
Deacon Antonio
Job Marcellus
Lennox Andrew Michael
Rory August Walker

: )

Brynie Says:

December 5th, 2013 at 6:50 pm

I absolutely adore the combination Loretta Daisy for girls the most and Henrietta ‘Hattie’ Jane is my runner up! Everest Hendry Charles and Alonzo Hendrix are equally my favourite names for boys on the list. 🙂

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