November Berrybaby Arrivals: Some unique choices

December 3, 2018 Linda Rosenkrantz

by Linda Rosenkrantz

Though there weren’t as many Berry baby name announcements in November as their usually are, there were still some beauts—great names, first and middle combos, and sibsets, as in Bennett and Lennox for girls, Eliza Kit and Lou Magdalena, and sibset Seraphina, Casper and Pomeline. Also lots of interesting and unique nicknames in this crop of November baby names chosen by our Berries.


Bennett Catherine (nn Benny), sister of Maclean Emmett (Mac)

“She is named after her Great-Great-Grandfather Bennett and her Great-Great-Grandmother Catherine.”

Eliza Kit, sister of Brooks Paul

Eliza honors my mother Lisa, and wanted something spunky and vintage in the middle, Kit is a nod to my sister Katlyn.  She is the first girl on my husband’s side in 75 years.”

Felicity Kate Brienne, sister of Jacob Hudson, Ramsay Beckett, Ashton Henry Ethan and Cecilia Carol

Helen Sue (“Nell)”), sister of Clara

Helen is an honor name for my maternal grandmother, Sue was the name my paternal grandmother went by,…Helen means “clear” or “bright and I love the idea of our girls out in the world bringing light to darkness with one another by their side.  I’ve mostly been calling her Nell.”

Lennox Leola, sister of Kalan Thomas

Lou Magdalena, sister of Jem Dashiell

Lou is simply a name we love.  Magdalena is after my husband’s grandmother Maggie as well as my aunt, who was Mary Magdalene in one of the first stage adaptations of Jesus Christ Superstar.  We are so glad we were able to honor not one but two wonderful women with our daughter’s name.”

Mercy Gale

Mercy for its meaning (“God’s mercy to us in Jesus as well as His mercies which are “new every morning.” ) We also just loved the sound and how uncommon it is.  Gale because this is my middle name, as well as my mother’s maiden name and was thrilled to be able to use it on my first daughter!”

Piper Ivy, sister of Jakob and Camryn

Ruth Christinesister of Ann Eileen

Our little “RuthieChristine joins big sis AnnAnnieEileen.”

Seraphina Vivian, sister of Casper and Pomeline

“I liked the name Raphi but my husband only liked it for a girl, so I started looking for a full name other than Raphael. Since having her home we’ve actually started calling her Saphi!”

Willa Edith, sister of Jonah Bliss

Willa is a reference to my maiden name, Wilson, and the many strong Wilson women in our lives.  Edith was my husband’s beloved grandmother, who was actually given a Yiddish name at birth and legally changed it to Edith when she was about 10, because she wanted something more chic.  We loved the sound, resonance, and “just right” familiarity of Willa and the spunky yet classic combination of Willa Edith.”


DenholmHolmesStanley, brother of Winnimere Ruth

”It was a struggle to name Winnimere’s brother.  Winnimere and Denholm are both place names, Ruth and Stanley are to honor loved ones.”

Dimitri Harris

“We both fell in love with the name Dimitri literally the night before he was born! It may not be the style we typically go for, but I have a Greek name (Chloe) and loved the mythological connection between Chloe (another name sometimes used for Demeter) and Dimitri (follower of Demeter).”

Hart Alexander, brother of Dalton Scott

“We wanted an H name and chose Hart for its romantic sound (my husband is an English teacher and loves Hart Crane), and Alexander is a family name we both like.”


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