First, drumroll please … the winner of Nook’s Book is Elizabeth W. (I’ve already sent an email to your gmail address, Elizabeth!)
Have I ever mentioned that I have this strange and obsessive habit of naming all-girl octuplets? I’ve been doing it for so long that I don’t recall what initially inspired me. But I stumbled across a list from 2008 – written after Alex was born, but well before Clio arrived.
I also have a list I wrote more recently – funny how different the two are.
My list in 2008 was:
- Clementine Alexandra or Clementine Octavia
- Eloise Katharine Wren
- Tallulah Madeleine Kate
- Persephone Anneliese
- Hester Genevieve Rose
- Verity Elisabeth Linden
- India Christian Beau
- Leocadia Maren Wynne
I suspect that I was trying to reach the nicknames Cleo and Elke with the first two names, but I can’t guess on the rest. And I have dashes after some, making me think that I meant to go back add a second middle name for all of them. And while I know why I chose most of the names, I’m surprised to see Madeleine and Wynne on the list.
- Is Aggie the next Abby/Addie? After reading Nook’s post on Agatha, I want it to be so!
- Love this post from Names4Real: Dimity & Diesel – a delicate. lady-like little girl and a turbo-charged rough and tumble boy. There’s also a Lalita Rose on the list – I’m not sure Lalita is enough removed from Lolita to be comfortable.
- Grove, Dune, Caldera, Wave … lots of great choices on Elea’s Non-Floral Nature Names list.
- Eponymia published the third and final installment in her Rare Dutch Girls series. Isaloe, Suze-Roos, Lio, Marisanne. Loved these lists!
- Speaking of Dutch, are double names the newest trend in the Netherlands? Marie-Lou, Ella-Noor, Emma-Sophie and Lola-Lily have all been heard in recent months.
- The Toronto Star baby name profiles are addictive. This one, about finding a name for daughter #5, really drew me in.
- I enjoyed the Baby Name Wizard’s musings on completing the sibling lists.
- Oh, Philine – the perfect middle name to honor a Philip or a Phyllis! Thank you, Sebastiane.
- Anna spotted brothers named Reef and Bede – let’s hear it for adventurous single syllables.
- Which reminds me, is Rooke too close to crook? Or too taken-from-the-chessboard? NameSoiree spotted a Rooke Hudson. Of course, that’s also awfully close to Rock …