October Babyberry Births: Two Margots & Two Judes
By Linda Rosenkrantz
I don’t know about you, but I get a tremendous kick every month seeing what names—after all the discussion and debate—Berries finally have chosen for their babes. There is always such a wonderful mix of surprising choices, unique combinations, new patterns emerging.
The one repeated boy name was Jude—unless you want to count Miles and Myles–and on the girls’ side there were two Margots. There seems to have been a continuing increase in the use of two middle names.
Some of the more unusual names: a girl called Murron, and boys named Emrys and Wickham.
“We chose Beatrix because we love all variants of it—the full name and the nickname options. We are tending to call her Beatrix or Bea but if she chose to use Trix or Trixie later in life that would be fine.”
“…all our planned names seemed too rustic and polished. And to our surprise, one of our GPs seemed to fit perfectly, with the right balance between sophistication and spunk.”
“Xochitl is the Aztec (Nahuatl) word for flower.”
“…we had a lot of beautiful names for a little blonde girl and she came out dark-haired like her Mommy and nothing suited her.”
“We were immediately drawn to the name August when we found out I was pregnant, and he has a middle name to honor my granddad, as well as my dad who always wanted me to name one of my boys after his father.”
“He was named from the Arthurian legend. We love the sound, meaning and history of the name. We also love Atticus because of its ties to American literature, as well as the sound.”
“Jameson’s name comes from Daddy’s middle and Grandpa’s first, which are both James. Lewis is a dual homage to mine and my husband’s biggest passions: reading (CS Lewis– one of my favorites) and the great outdoors (Meriwether Lewis). “
“We tossed around Austin and Otis but couldn’t agree and finally seemed to easily agree on Jude and I absolutely love it, it suits the chilled out little dude perfectly. Middle names are my Dad’s first and middle who passed away just over a year ago.”
“Jude means Praise..And after so many hard pregnancies,… this pregnancy was easy and such a blessing…Water has been really significant to me…Most nights I wouldn’t be able to sleep until I had a warm bath. The pool was great exercise and I was able to labor in the tub too. Never thought I would use River, but I am so happy I did.”
“Miles is a name we both loved and William is after my grandfather. As a former child/teen berry I thought I would have the hardest time picking a name but I think the combo is spunky and classic at the same time, and we also got to honor my grandpa who is no longer with us.”
“We chose Roscoe because we love the name and not because I love Hollyoaks. Buddy was a last minute thing, it was originally going to be Alexander after both of our dads…We had been nicknaming the bump Buddy/Bud for about a month and a half and my husband was all for naming him Buddy but all I could think of was Buddy the Elf so it was a definite no go! It’s a nice story to tell him some day I guess…Isaac is a homage to my maiden name Isaacs.
“I finally chose to use my father’s first name outright instead of a similar name and a variation of my brother Wesley’s name for his middle…I get a lot of shocked looks over his name, as not many people have met a Baby Roy in several decades. But, to me, it’s a name as handsome as my late father and his new namesake.”
“He is named after his great-uncle Wickham and great-grandfather Henry.”
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on November 4th, 2014 at 2:18 am
Adelaide and Oliver work so well as siblings!
My favourites are Margot Lux, Noemi Xochitl (I love the middle name), Emrys Atticus, Ignatius Frederick, Miles William and Roy Weston.
The names berries choose are always amazing!
on November 4th, 2014 at 3:13 am
Seeing my name on here was so amazing! Has to be the best name I know!
on November 4th, 2014 at 3:44 am
Congrats to all the berries who had babies in October! 🙂 there are some gorgeously named babies joining us.
While all of the names are pretty darn awesome, there were two that particularly stuck out to me:
Girls – Louisa Colette – I am so excited to see Louisa being used. 🙂
Boys – Liev Killian Robert – swoon, this is very handsome and the flow is great.
on November 4th, 2014 at 3:47 am
I just love Roscoe! But with big brother named Oscar, I think I’m going to have to let go of that one for baby no. 2, they’re just too similar (almost anagrams of each other!)
on November 4th, 2014 at 5:22 am
There’s a lot of nice names here. My favourites are:
Girls: Louisa Colette and Phaedra Celeste
Boys: Jameson Lewis & James River
on November 4th, 2014 at 6:00 am
congatulations to all new parents! my personal favourite is Bonnie Lenora, what a great combo!
on November 4th, 2014 at 7:44 am
I love the Prudence Louise & Sybil Elizabeth twinset! Such original names ^_^ refreshing in an era full of Emmas, Sophias and Olivias.
on November 4th, 2014 at 8:20 am
Noemi Xochitl was actually born in May and is 5 months old now, but thanks for mentioning her. I joined the site when she was about 4 months old. I also love her middle name. I love that she won’t have to share her name with anyone like I did.
on November 4th, 2014 at 10:55 am
Liev Killian Robert and Bonnie Lenora are both brilliant, but my favorite has to be:
Margot Story, sister of Henry Atlas- what an AMAZING sibset!
on November 4th, 2014 at 11:32 am
@jenni_lynn91: Our policy is to list the names that were posted in that month, even if the baby is a little older.
on November 4th, 2014 at 11:40 am
Louisa Colette and Emerys Atticus are my favorites! *heart eyes*
on November 4th, 2014 at 9:11 pm
My favourites for boys and girls…
Adelaide Marie Clare
Beatrix Mary Kathryn
Special mention to sibset of Agatha, Prudence and Sybil. Swoon!
on November 4th, 2014 at 10:52 pm
Beautiful names, as always (though Nameberry announcements continue to boast an inordinate number of twins).
Bonnie Lenora (LOVE)
Daisy Mae Leone
Noemi Xochitl (gorgeous!)
Phaedra Celeste (yay, someone used Phaedra!)
Jude River Raymond (amazing!)
Roscoe Buddy Isaac (not crazy about “Buddy,” but Roscoe is an all-time favorite)
Simon Gabriel (two of my favorite names!)
Jude River Raymond, McKayla Sydney, Kaia Felicity Pearl, and Jasper Silas Robert
Ignatius Frederic, Theodore Henry, and Augustus Jack
Gus Edward, Maeve Eleanor, and Rose Evangeline
August Owen, Sebastian, Oliver, and Elliott
Sybil Elizabeth, Prudence Louise, and Agatha Katherine
Phaedra Celeste, Eres Felice, and Sayen Ambrose
Bonnie Lenora, Emery Franklin, and Olive Georgina
A lot of Judes, a lot of Aug- names, and a lot of River in the middle on the boy’s side (all trends I love!).
on November 5th, 2014 at 12:09 am
Oh my goodness Lorien has been on my guilty pleasure list since before I even knew what that was! And Phaedra was my number one girls name for a long time!
All lovely names!
on November 6th, 2014 at 7:19 am
so many beautiful names! I especially love Phaedra Celeste & Luella Venezia 🙂
on November 6th, 2014 at 9:06 pm
I haven’t had a chance to post my baby girl’s birth as we’ve been in the hospital. Vanessa Mariska was born on October 28th! Mariska is my middle name. My husband doesn’t like “out there” choices, and we hadn’t agreed on a middle name. I opted to bring it up again during labour and he agreed. I will likely call her Nessa.
on November 7th, 2014 at 12:40 pm
My daughter is Murron Lydia Genevieve, i didn’t get to explain her name because of being tired and healing.
The story behind her name is when I was in High school I had a friend Lauren. I put my first initial in front of it had Mauren. Years later when my hubby and I started to date we were watching Brave Heart, William Wallace’s wife’s name was Murron. He turns to me and asked what I thought about it. I told him the story. since then we had it picked. It’s a form of Mary/Marie that was his grandma’s name he was very close to she raised him. she passed a few days after his Graduation.
It was a last minute pick. we had Lior for her middle name. But a few weeks prior of her birth my dad would call her Lydia. at this time we didn’t know what we were having. my dad said it was a girl and her name was Lydia. Lydia was his Grandma and Aunts name. my hubby agreed to honor them for my dad, he has never named his kids. He has dementia.
It was my Grandma’s name she just passed a few days after Christmas.
on November 9th, 2014 at 8:21 am
I’m Wickham Henry’s mom. So cool to see his name listed here. Thanks, Nameberry!
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