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  1. #1
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    🌷 Wilhelmina 🌷

    Wilhelmina Tulip arrived on July 5th, 2019 after a ten-hour labor that kept us all from the fireworks. In the end, after agonizing so very much on our name choice (hardest kid to name ever!), it was the one that amazingly clicked because it was the most meaningful.

    Wilhelmina was the name of an admirable Dutch queen that I was inspired to add to my list because I myself was named after Queen Juliana (Wilhelmina's daughter) upon my Dutch grandfather's request . However, the moment Wilhelmina truly clicked was when my husband pointed out that it was a family name for Vincent van Gogh who is one of my greatest loves in terms of art and human being. Who doesn't cry like a baby during that episode of "Doctor Who" where they take van Gogh to the museum? Or at the sheer beauty and artistry that was "Loving Vincent"? Willem was Vincent van Gogh's middle name and Wilhelmina the name of his youngest sister, a badass lady in her own right, and they both had in common a wonderful brother named Theodore.

    My brood of kiddos has a Hugo Vincent, a little Theodora (Theda) and now a tiny Wilhelmina, as well as Larkspur, Jasper, Maria (Masha) and Rupert. As a parent, I can only hope they will grow to appreciate and cherish their names because they were all picked with love.

    Thank you all so much for your boundless patience, suggestions, and feedback especially in my last-minute times of naming desperation!

    Love,
    Jules
    hugo vincent - larkspur cynthia - jasper wyatt
    theda rosemary - maria marigold - rupert willow
    & wilhelmina tulip

    philomena tulip - chrysanthemum clara - gardenia cleo
    zenobia blossom - octavia tigerlily - agnes periwinkle
    aurelia dandelion - poppy philomena - sylvie nightingale


    "in the end we'll all become stories"
    - margaret atwood

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    England
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    Congratulations! Wilhelmina Tulip is such a beautiful name that goes perfectly with her siblings (who also have brilliant names). I love how meaningful her name is for you, I'm sure she'll love and cherish it just as much as you do her
    Tabitha Olivia Juno ❀ Phillipa Maisie Lilac ❀ Beatrix Ardith Nell
    Rosamund Harriet Eve ❀ Edith Lavender Ruby
    Sabina Florence Pearl
    Queenie β€’ Pippa β€’ Betty β€’ Rose β€’ Edie β€’ Flossie


    Edmund Thomas Kit ☾ Walter Dorian Hart ☾ Bramwell Caspian Grey
    Robin Theodore Ives ☾ Arthur Hareton Charles
    Hugo Alexander Poet
    Teddy β€’ Waldo β€’ Bram β€’ Ivo β€’ Bear β€’ Hughes

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
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    Congratulations! Wilhelmina is a stunning name and just perfect with her siblings. Best wishes for you and your family!
    Now @scholastica xx

    ...Leaving With...
    Alessia Juliette Rose & Malachi Thomas Wolf
    Magdalena Mei-ling ~ Catalina Shiloh ~ Xavier Amadeus ~ Sebastien Prosper

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
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    Wilhelmina Tulip is beautiful! Congratulations
    🌈Grace🌈
    Sarai Matilda|Romilly Charlotte|Ginevra Snow|Ilaria Winter
    Tristan Wilder|Everett Orion|Ezra Apollo|Otto Elias

    Thinking about...
    Jovie Tallulah|Percy Hugo|Ira Finley|Juno Savannah
    Saoirse Elodie|Amabel Lola|Rafferty Callum|Kit Sylvan

    More names!

  5. #9
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    Oct 2012
    Location
    Upstate NY
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    What a perfectly gorgeous name! Congratulations!
    Alice Caroline 2016
    Clara Linda 2018


    Daisy ~ Jane ~ Matilda ~ Lucy ~ Mary ~ Violet
    Honor Middles: Audrey, Elizabeth


    Oliver ~ Oscar ~ David ~ Felix
    Honor Middles: Daniel, Frederik, Allen

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