Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Beatrix Potter

As a mother, you read thousands of books to your children. Exciting, fun books, goodnight books, time to relax kids!

A childhood favourite of both my children and mine is author Beatrix Potter. We've all read them (I hope). Famous Peter Rabbit is my favourite. As a quick post, I thought that I would point out how cute some of these names were.

Well lets start with the author herself - Helen Beatrix Potter. Helen or Helena are beginning to come into use. Beatrix or Beatrice are names which continue to grow in popularity (though not too much). Its sophisticated and fun, and you have to love the nickname Bea!!
Jemima Puddle duck also has a lovely name. Jemima is a favourite of mine at the moment. Its oh so British I would say. Its great as a first or middle name.

She uses, in her books, distinguished boys names such as Peter, Tom, Benjamin and Samuel aswell. These are names which last through the ages, and can easily be teemed with a lively middle name, if you wish, to jazz them up such as Kingston, or Leif, or maybe Rafael?
What do you think?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sweet Sibset

Of course people know about Pearl Lowe, singer in the 1990's. Her daughter's paternity revealed to be Gavin Rossdale's. Its a gossip guru's dream story.

Of course when I hear Pearl the first thing I think of is "Fantastic name!!!" but I have to say that I find her children's names to be even more adorable. They are probably totally opposite to anything I would use but they are cute English, nicknamey types of names with loads of character!

The names are Daisy, Alfie, Franky and Betty! Adorable or what?

Lou Sulola

Heidi Klum (soon to be Heidi Samuel) and Seal Samuel's awaited fourth child has arrived, Lou Sulola.

Lou is certainly short, sharp and cute and goes with her choice in nickname for daughter Leni.

I thought why not use Lou as a nickname and call her daughter Louise, Louisa, Louella, Eloise, Lois, or even Louisiana.

Her other children as follows:
  • Helene "Leni"
  • Henry Gunther Ademola Dashtu
  • Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo

She's used less middle names for little Lou but this goes in accordance with Leni's lack of middle name I suppose. There's not much on the name Sulola. It is an african name to honour Seal's heritage and like the other children's middle names it has personality!

Lou Sulola is a pretty adorably name! The family can even lengthen it to Loulou! One thing for sure Louise or Lou will increase in name popularity after Heidi and Seal have used it.

Congratulations guys!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Baby Lo

A reader, Karin Marie has a little girl named Amerie Lynette and is looking for a girls name for baby number 2 - "Lo".

Her favourites are Eloise, Rosemary/Rose/Rosemarie, Harlow, Opal, Pearl/Perla, June, Marigold, Aurora, Jainey, Estelle/Estella, Rene/Renee, Iris, Isla, Hazel, Esme, Mariella, Wrenn, and Fern.

And wants to incorporate a family name such as Ann, Francis, Carol, Coral, Poppy, Betty, Jane, Ruth, Mary or Marie.


Sorry for the very very very late late late reply but little Rosemary has been keeping me on my toes.

Firstly, can I just say that you have fantastic taste and it goes without saying that I think Rosemary is a super little girls name! Eloise too was on our final girls list - and it gives you your nickname Lo. Poppy and Jane are also beautiful. But please, please don't put her in the middle spot.

I think any of the names you like could work really well. Isla, Esme and Hazel are stylistically symmetrical with Amerie. Though I would discount Fern and Wren, which for me, are a bit too..."hippie" for Amerie's sister.

I'm liking the idea of Caroline. Perhaps Coraline? You get the family meaning, as well fitting in perfectly with Amerie's name in an unexpected way. Come to think of it a Caroline could easily shorten to Lo.

Frances, for the family meaning and the sound, could work smashingly. Frances has the "F" element of Fallon as well as the "Ann" sound. And its Grandpa's middle name! But if your after something a bit more feminine why not Francesca?

Speaking of Ann, it seems to be that you have your heart set on a version of Ann. Though I would not recommend Annette. Lynette and Annette are both lovely names but the "-nette" theme might be a bit over doing it.

I have suggested a few other "Ann" names below to put in the middle spot (or otherwise if you change your mind about the a's).

Hope you like the names I have suggested. Good luck with your little girl. She must be coming soon (if she isn't already here)!






Annarose - A soft name that honour's both your sister and Nanna Carol Rose

Angela or Angelina or Angelica - my fave's Angelica


Nancy - My favourite Ann-Spin-off. She's so perfectly vintage and sooo due for a comeback!

Betsy - Love it! In honour of Nanna Betty. I suspect this one will be coming back real soon.

Jeanine - This could be another way (outside of Janet) to honour Jane


Rosabel - another darling way to get Rose and honour Auntie Carol

Dolores - I can almost see you looking straight over this one without considering it. But think of the nicknames. Lo, Lolita and Dolly are all beautiful. Dolores has really started to grow on me and you are guaranteed she will be with only one in her class.

Penelope (Poppy is a logical diminutive, Lo is too and I LOVE this name SO MUCH!)





Flora -just darling, my Rose's sweet middle name and another way to get Lo.





Phoebe - a smashing sister for Amerie! Adore them together!

Pictured: The Linnet Bird for baby Amerie Lynette.