Mighty Middle Names Add Fun!
As well as some stunning first name choices from our ever-stylish Berries, we have absolutely loved seeing the quirky and creative middle names chosen this month. From Astoria and Europa to Fox and Jet, Septembers’s new arrivals prove that an unexpected middle name (or two!) can really add that extra spark to a combination.
Continuing on our bumper streak, we’ve welcomed a set of twins -- with fantastic twin names -- and a set of triplets to the Nameberry community this month. (All beautifully named, of course!)
And a special mention must go to @SaraBee808, whose story of the caring and collaborative naming of her adopted daughter Zella Belle is guaranteed to warm your heart. You can read the full story here.
“My husband and I met in school when we were doing a project on solar bodies and we were assigned Jupiter’s moon, Europa. That project gave me my best friend in the entire world and led to this wonderful life I live. We’ve always known we would use it as a middle name for our daughter.”
“Thanks for the help in naming, Berries!”
“Thank you for all your help with the naming!”
“There were so many girls names we loved— we did not have this issue with boys!— but we are so excited that Viv is here and so far a super calm and sweet babe. Unlike her brother who came out roaring, hence Leo.”
“For those that don’t know, we were adopting a baby girl and wanted to find the perfect name for her. We wanted it to be pretty, spunky, and most importantly, that it would honor her first mother. With your help, we, along with her first parents, chose Zella… It’s perfect for her. It’s perfect for us. And it gave us the opportunity to start this new relationship with her other parents from a place of fundamental respect and love.”
“Hugo Fox sounds like a celebrity, or sports star. I just love it. And my favourite children’s book is called Fox by Margaret Wild. While I was on the operating table, my partner snuck in the suggestion of adding Francesco to honour his nonno. And being high on alllll the drugs, I said sure – sounds great. So now we have a double barrel middle name, and I love it.”
“Their names are unique and we love them!”
“We were a bit worried our family would think the name was odd but nope everyone has loved it, only my dad is iffy so he calls him Oz, but hey we love that nickname.”
“My husband and I toyed around with the spelling, deciding between Whit and Witt but felt that the former spelling felt more like a nickname to Whitney and people might wonder if it’s shortened. Witt just felt right!”
Our warmest congratulations all round!
If you’d like your child’s name to be featured in one of our Babyberry roundups, you can post about the name you chose and the story behind it on our Birth Announcements forum. We love hearing about the beautiful names our members and visitors are using!