Name Help: Babies We Have NamedCurious about babies we have named?

After all, #namehelp posts have been running for ages. The first one was posted all the way back in October of 2014. In other words? Some of those babies we have named are walking, talking, and probably headed to preschool in a few weeks.

Babies We Have Named: Vincent Ford

Our very first #namehelp asked for names for a brother for Zachariah Tom. Make that middle names mostly. The family welcomed son Vincent Ford.

Babies We Have Named: Clover Mildred

A mom started out looking for strong names for girls, and ended up using something a little different. Baby number seven turned out to be lucky Clover!

Babies We Have Named: Quinn

Giacor was expecting her first, and looking for a Southern name for a girl, and advice about using family names for a boy. As it happened, they had a son, and stuck with James Joseph V. But they call him by the one of the nicknames we discussed in the post – Quinn. Such a good solution!

Babies We Have Named: Alba Rosamund Eve

Naomi chose a gorgeous name for her third child, a sister for Lauchlan and Cordelia. I’m so glad they chose it – it was my favorite!

Babies We Have Named: Sullivan Kate

Sullivan “Liv” Kate wasn’t on Emilie’s original list, or on my suggestions. But I think it’s the perfect solution to her hunt for a unisex name for a daughter.

Babies We Have Named: William Michael

Kate and her husband went with William “Will” Michael for their first child together. Michael is dad’s name, and William comes from Kate’s side.

Babies We Have Named: Brooks Roosevelt

Melissa adored her daughter’s name, Eliot Montgomery, so much that she thought they’d never top it! But I think the name they chose works beautifully well: Brooks Roosevelt.

Babies We Have Named: Paloma Delila Fern

How gorgeous is Paloma? Better yet, those two middle names honor three grandmothers: Diana, Lila, and Fernanda. Perfection!

Babies We Have Named: Cressida Caye

Cressida Caye’s middle name mirrors her older sisters: May and Shae. But it also potentially allows the family to use the nickname Cece, which is what prompted her parents to ask for help in the first place.

Babies We Have Named: Rose Bethany

Jane Ashley and Claire Samantha were joined by little sister Rose Bethany. The middle name is a nod to grandmother Beth.

Babies We Have Named: Betsy Rupert

Renee wrote in asking for help naming Georgia Louise’s little sister. After much thought, they settled on Betsy Rupert – Betsy Roo!

And that’s just the very first year of babies we have named! We’ll pick up with November 2015 onward in the next installment.

Got an update to your #namehelp post? Email it to appmtn (at) gmail, or post it here and I’ll include it in a future edition!

About Abby Sandel

Whether you're naming a baby, or just all about names, you've come to the right place! Appellation Mountain is a haven for lovers of obscure gems and enduring classics alike.

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  1. Thank you for posting these updates! I always wonder and it’s great to hear what name the parents chose.

  2. Yes. So excited about this series! I do remember a couple of these (particularly Alba Rosamund Eve because how gorgeous is that?).

  3. Am so going to enjoy this series, thanks Abby! I occasionally find myself doing a search on ‘update’ but have to scroll through quite a few newsy posts in the hope of finding one I haven’t seen yet. 🙂