Category: Baby Names

By Clare Bristow

Where do you get naming inspiration from? One of my favorite things in the world of names is learning the stories behind why parents choose the names they do – that’s part of what makes the monthly Babyberry announcements so much fun to read.

The news this week features names from lots of different sources, from family to food to far-flung countries. Whether you’re suffering from namer’s block or just curious about where parents get their ideas from, here are some stories for you.

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by Linda Rosenkrantz

Happy Father’s Day to all, and especially to these 12 celeb dads who have fathered new babies in the year since last Father’s Day—some for the very first time and some who have added to their growing families (Mel Gibson’s 9th, Mick Jagger’s 8th, Kelsey Grammer’s 7th). And since we gave a Nameberry shout-out to the moms of beautifully-named babies in the past year, some you won’t be seeing here: Ryan Reynolds and Blake Liveley’s Ines, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunos’s Dimitri Portwood, and Jason Sukeikis and Olivia Wilde’s Daisy Josephine.

So, in addition to the much celebrated Papa Clooney and twins Ella and Aexander, we now salute:

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By Linda Rosenkrantz

A particularly international list of babyberry arrivals this month, including such names as Etain, Iseult, Mairead, Pérola, and Evadne in first place and, as middles, Gearóidín, Kallista, Emilia and Yehuda.

Two pairs of all-girl twins:

Etain Theresa and Iseult Eileen and

Evadne Lily and Margot Iris

Plus two Margots and a Margo!

The complete list:

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Baby Names News of the Week

By Clare Bristow

I’m delighted to be reporting on name-related stories in the news each week – and what a day to start!

Many name-lovers only have one thing on their minds right now: the USA’s official 2016 baby name statistics are due to be released tomorrow.

Whether you’re looking for name inspiration, want to check how your favorite names are doing, or just want to get into the nitty-gritty of the data, there will be lots to discover. For example, you might be wondering:

Will Emma and Noah hold the top spots again?

–What will the highest-climbing new names be? If you want to guess, there’s still time to enter this contest. The deadline is Thursday, May 11 at midnight.

–Did these hot names rise as predicted?

–Did any of 2016’s celebrity babies influence parents?

While we wait for tomorrow, here are some other name stories in the news right now.

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nameberry baby names

By Linda Rosenkrantz

Here we are, at the favorite part of my Nameberry month, when I get to find out not what names the Berries have searched, been curious about and considered, but the ones they actually chose when it came time to fill out the birth certificates.

This month we are delighted to announce the birth of a very special babyberry, Thaddeus Gough, to be nicknamed Tad, son of Nameberry’s amazing researcher Esmeralda Rocha aka Esita. That’s Esita and Tad pictured here. Read more about Esita’s name choice below.

Overall, there’s an intriguing mix of the classic (Jane and John) and the unusual (Galilee and Ensley). I think my personal favorite is Fitzgerald Rooney—a perfect combo of two family surnames–and he’s part of a great sibset too!.

There was one name picked by two Berries this month: Ethan.

One pair of twins: John Wilder and Ethan Boone

The complete list:

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