September Babyberry Crop: Cleo Evangeline and Hugo Prosperity
By Linda Rosenkrantz
In the past month we’ve seen some stunning first, middle and also sibling name choices made by Berries for their September babes.
In boys’ middle names alone, there were the creative picks of Galahad, Prosperity and Thyme. Two boys were given the name Hugo, and name inspiration included The Handmaid’s Tale, the Knights of the Round Table, philosopher Immanuel Kant and singer June Carter Cash.
Here are the September baby names chosen by Berries last month:
Beatrix Hazel June
“I have always loved the meaning of Beatrix: she who brings happiness. And our little Bea certainly has done that! Beatrix is the perfect blend of classic, quirky and strong and the nickname Bea is spunky and sweet. I wanted a middle name that would bring Beatrix down to earth a bit and would reflect my love of vintage, ‘old lady’ names, We couldn’t decide on just one so gave her Hazel and June! Hazel is a family name—after my feisty great aunt. And I love the sweet sunny quality of June and its associations to strong women (June Carter Cash and the heroine of The Handmaid’s Tale).”
Celia Violet, sister of Viviana Rose and Carina Iris
“Together our trio of girls are: life, love, and all things heavenly. I couldn’t think of a better way to complete our family.”
Cleo Evangeline, sister of Nova Elise
“Cleo means glory and in her room at the hospital is a little sign the nurses made that says ‘Cleo, full of glory.’ Evangeline means “bearer of good news: and we feel that’s very accurate. She has such a strong spirit and we know she’ll grow and thrive until it’s time to bring her home.”
Dorothy Britt (Dottie), sister of Elizabeth Sharon “Betsy”
“Britt after my twin sister Brittany and Dorothy after my husband’s great-aunt—a wonderful woman who was never able to have children of her own. Plus we love the meaning!”
“It came down to my husband saying different names to her while he held her for skin to skin. He said she reacted to Emilia and I liked the idea of the nickname Emmy so it was decided, she would be Emilia Rose.”
Ondine Rohana, sister of Cosima Edeline May
“We were stuck between a few names, Ondine was my favorite, but my husband favored another. The first thing my husband said to her when she was born and he got a good look at her face, was “Welcome to the world, Ondine.” Rohana is a nod to my husband’s grandpa Ron, but also just a name we really love.”
Villemo Claire, sister of Emerson Rose (‘Emme’) and Wilder James
“Villemo goes by Vivi or Liv.”
Fergus Galahad Locke, brother of Mairead Kallista Isolde
“Fergus has long been a contender for a boy because I love the strength it has. Galahad because he was the purest of the knights of the round table, and Locke after philosopher John Locke.”
Hugo Frederick, brother of Eli Anthony and Oscar Nicholas
“Hugo was chosen because I liked how dignified it sounds. My husband likes it for its bouncy qualities and quiet charm. What really sealed the deal with Hugo is that my mother’s maiden name is Hughes so it just felt perfect for us. His middle name is something that took us a while to settle on but eventually we just decided that the most important thing to us is that he prospers in anything he might want to do. We just think it’s a nice objective to have for oneself and we hope that it’s something he is able to achieve.”
Leo Freddie, brother of Finn Henry and Remy James
“It was a very hard decision and we are still questioning whether we made the right choice, but Leo Freddie seems to suit his spunky little personality already. There are just so many beautiful names out there so picking just one, especially for your final child, is so tricky!”
“Miles is named for his great-great grandfather…Immanuel was a late dark-horse choice. My husband studies ethics, and I’m a historian of early Christianity, so we wanted a name that was biblical, a saint’s, or otherwise rooted in the Christian tradition. My husband suggested Immanuel out of the blue one day, and it just sounded right! We chose the Immanuel spelling as a nod to Kant and the fact that we first met in a Hebrew language course.”
Patrick Lazarus, brother of Peter Athanasius
Vincent Thyme, brother of Frida Tulip, Pomeline Bluebell (‘Polly’), James Heather, Rosemary Gwen (‘Romy’, and Hemlock Otto (‘Huck”)
“Vincent is a family name for my husband and the name of my favorite painter, Vincent van Gogh, plus my older children love the connection to the beautiful Loving Vincent. Thyme is a nature name that we both adore. Thyme is sometimes called the ‘herb of courage’, and we think bravery is an admirable quality to have.”
Plus, we’ve had an adoption announcement of a beautiful little 2-year-old named Harlow Isabelle.
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on October 2nd, 2018 at 1:17 am
Beatrix Hazel June and Celia Violet are incredible!
on October 2nd, 2018 at 1:44 am
I adore Vincent Thyme, Miles Immanuel, Cleo Evangeline, and Celia Violet! They’re all so gorgeous!
on October 2nd, 2018 at 3:22 am
I’m really loving a lot of the September babyberry names. Beatrix Hazel June, Celia Violet, Cleo Evangeline, Dorothy Britt, Haytham Dorian, Hugo Frederick, Hugo Prosperity, and Vincent Thyme are all wonderful!
on October 2nd, 2018 at 6:20 am
Beatrix Hazel June & Celia Violet are gorgeous but my favourite of this bunch is actually big sister Pomeline Bluebell!
on October 2nd, 2018 at 8:00 am
Cleo and Nova are such a cute sibset! Love!
on October 2nd, 2018 at 8:31 am
Cosima Edeline May .. stunning big sister name
on October 2nd, 2018 at 8:38 am
Ondine Rohana is to DIE for! I also love Cleo Evangeline and Vincent Thyme.
on October 2nd, 2018 at 10:29 am
Beautiful bunch, congratulations to all!
I especially love Cleo Evangeline, Hugo Prosperity and Miles Immanuel. Funky firsts plus show-stopping middles — just perfect!
on October 2nd, 2018 at 10:42 am
I am blown away by Miles Immanuel! Such a beautifully handsome name, I just love it!
on October 2nd, 2018 at 11:02 am
Cleo Evangeline, Dorothy Britt, Ondine Rohana (and Cosima Edeline May!), Villemo Claire, Fergus Galahad Locke, Haytham Dorian, Hugo Prosperity, Patrick Lazarus, and Vincent Thyme are fabulous.
on October 2nd, 2018 at 12:09 pm
Seems odd that you’d separate Harlow Isabelle from the other girls. She absolutely shouldn’t be a tag on!
on October 2nd, 2018 at 12:39 pm
Hugo Prosperity and Vincent Thyme are my favourites this month, both are amazing!
on October 2nd, 2018 at 1:22 pm
@leigh Miller It was merely for the fact that it’s a two-year old, nothing else.
on October 2nd, 2018 at 2:03 pm
Lots of lovely names! I love all the girl names this month. My favorite boys are Fergus and Vincent Thyme.
on October 2nd, 2018 at 2:34 pm
I am so glad the mother of Viviana Rose and Carina Iris shared the name of their third daughter. I remember those Name Sage posts well and wanted to know what the parents would choose. Celia Violet is just beautiful! I love the floral middles for each girl; I am a sucker for patterns.
Also “Dottie” and “Betsy” were the names of my grandmother and her sister. Great sibset!
on October 2nd, 2018 at 2:44 pm
Really out there girl names this month, how wonderful
The boy names are far more predictable and less interesting though, mostly the first names, which fits the pattern of safe boy names…
on October 2nd, 2018 at 4:06 pm
Ah! So happy Harlow made it on the list. I really love Ondine Rohana and Emelia Rose for the girls. Haytham Dorian is wonderful and so is Hugo Prosperity
on October 2nd, 2018 at 7:59 pm
Thank you for featuring our little miracle Cleo Evangeline! She’s a fighter and still doing well in the NICU. Her sister, Nova, loves her so much already. And thank you for all the kindness. We love her name, too.
on October 2nd, 2018 at 9:34 pm
So many beautiful names!
Congratulations to all of the happy families.
on October 2nd, 2018 at 11:04 pm
What a gorgeous bunch of beautifully named children! Best wishes especially to @laurelrobyn and family on the birth of your little Cleo Evangeline!
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