As it's the end of the year and I'm in a reflective mood, I've been looking back through all the Birth Announcement posts from 2017. So, for this month's Name Musings, I thought I'd share with you the ones which tickled my fancy most.
Names worth watching out for:
Alva Rose -- With Ava in the top 5 and Alba on the rise, Alva makes for a great alternative.
Deacon Dalziel -- This has all the potential to be the next Dexter.
Edison John -- The fashionable -son surname style with easy nickname of Eddie.
Letty Rae -- Lottie is now in the top 100 so Letty feels like a perfectly on-trend choice.
Novella Rae -- With Nova on the rise, I wonder how long it'll be before Novella gets more attention.
Nylah Faith -- Isla, Mya and Lyla... Nyla(h) is one to watch out for.
Raven Rey -- Rey (in any spelling) is the hot new middle name in Britain, and Raven is a great addition to the new wave of nature names.
Names which most peaked my interest:
Amelia Dauphine Naomi
Arrowen Juliette (sibs: Braiden Ross & Preston Hugo)
Atalanta Philippa Annabel (sib: Sibyl Nancy)
Bijoux Bebek --- bebek is Turkish for "baby"
Honeysuckle Heather Bell (sibs: Humphrey John Sidney & Herbert Lister Hamilton "
Ionie Cecelia Mary
Izora Eveline Tamara (sib: Ottilie Honor Florence)
Liusaidh Hannah Lesley (sibs: Ruairidh Joseph Henry & Eilidh Margaret Catriona)
[twins] Lockie James Ian Hope & Star Victoria Flora Hope (sibs: Farleigh Elizabeth Winefride & Phoenix Vivyan Peter Hope)
Magi Grug -- Grug (GREEG) is the Welsh for "heather"
Olympia Susan Tulloch (sib: Rufus Penrose)
Orabel Henrietta (sibs: Wilbur George)
Otis Perceval Peter
Penorah Snow "Penny" (sib: Miller Jack)
Penrose Elizabeth (sib: Ephra Alice)
Sixtus Dominic Boniface Christopher (sibs: Peter Theodore Alphege, Mary Anne Charlotte Emma, Thomas Wentworth Somerset Dunstan, Anselm Charles Fitzwilliam & Alfred Wulfric Leyson Pius)
Suki Skye Cresta (sib: Stella Ivy Juno)
Swyn Elenid Haf (sib: Elsi Nora Blodwen) - swyn means "spell, charm" in Welsh.
Tudor Adrian David
Tydwen Mary Haf (sib: Eirys Winifred Nan)
Zsa Zsa Hermione Christobel (sibs: Cressida Lucy Florence and twins Rocco & Aubrey)
My favourite sibling sets:
Acacia and new brother Leander John George
Azalea Primrose and new sister Zinnia Indigo
Dexter Fox and new brother Aldous Jake
Edward Blaise "Ned", Beatrice Mary "Bea", Christopher Ambrose Richard "Kit", Josephine Alice "Posy", Mary Assumpta and new sister Clemency Jane Frances "Clemmie"
Electra Amalia Bartholomea and new sister Cleopatra Frederica Madeline
Elsa Mai and new sister Alys Fflur
Felix Hugo Godfrey, Montague Francis "Monty" and new sister Araminta Daisy
Finn Patrick and new brother Oran Thomas
Hera Ivy and new sister Valentina Elise
Hugo Robert, Theodore Xavier and new sister Venetia Araminta
Isla Polly Appleby, Rose Irene Hilleary, Benedict Felix Macdonald and new sister Euphemia Mary Wren
Ludo Charles Spixworth and new sister Willa Primrose Victoria
Octavia Lily, Arlo James, August Albert and new sister Sylvia Eden
Olivia Catherine, Imogen Cecily and new sister Ottilie Beatrice
Ophelia Grace Scott and new sister Leonora Olympia Rose
Otis Damian and new sister Cassia Mary
Penelope Georgia April and new sister Theodore Cooper Cash
Phoebe Mathilda, Beatrice Grace and new sister Thea Iris
Theodora Verity, Harriet Cecily and new brother Rufus Benedict
Wilbur George McKenzie and new brother Rufus James Laidlay
Xanthippe Phyllis Elizabeth and new sister Henrietta Zillah Iris
Names I'd be most tempted to steal:
Beatrice Kitty Aurelia -- Beatrice and Aurelia are favourites and I love the whimsical use of Kitty here.
Flora Verena Jane -- I find Flora delightful, and I love the pairing with stately Verena and classic Jane.
Griffin James Sirius -- I'm a sucker for a medieval heritage choice like Griffin
Morwenna Joy -- I'm a sucker for Morwenna but I especially like it with perky Joy to lighten its drama.
Orla Venetia -- I love the paired-down style of Irish beauty Orla with the grand elegance of Venetia.
Primrose Ophelia "Posy" -- I love all three names. Together, for me, this is perfection.
Rafferty Heath -- Love this combination of jaunty surname and rugged nature name.
Ralph Atticus -- A handsome cuddly old-timer combined with a stately Roman antique.