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Names of the Week – Ronan & Hadley

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This weeks names are: Ronan & Hadley

Ronan Farrow

Ronan Farrow

Ronan is a handsome Irish name  with a rich legend and strong sound.  The meaning of Ronan is “little seal”, you can hear more about the legend around the meaning in my video below. Ronan is currently #434 in popularity in the United States.

If you like the name Ronan, you might also like some of these delightful Irish names –

Rafferty, Reilly, Ruari (Rory), Riordan, Rowan, Regan, Rooney, Redmond, and Rian (Ryan).

Dr. Remy Hadley from House

Dr. Remy Hadley
from House

Hadley is an English unisex name meaning “heather field”.  Hadley has leaped in popularity recently, it is currently dominated by the girls at spot #111 while not in the top 1,000 for boys in the U.S.

If you like the name Hadley, you might also like some of  these spunky names –

Hattie, Bailey, Avery, Sadie, Everly, Malley, Hailey, Kaley, Aubrey, or Lacey.

Hear more about these names in the video below:

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! ~Meagan

Announcement + Names of The Week – Cassius & Vanessa

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Special Announcement!!

I’m very excited to share that I’m now a
Berry Juice Contributor on Nameberry.com!

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You can read my first article about Butterfly Baby Names here:
http://nameberry.com/blog/butterfly-baby-names-from-annabella-to-zephyr#more-36015

This weeks names are:
Cassius & Vanessa

Cassius and Vanessa are both types of butterflies! Click the link above to read more about their butterfly connection as well as other butterfly baby names!

The band Cassius

The band Cassius

Cassius is Latin, an old Roman family name meaning “hollow”. Cassius is currently #760 in popularity here in the United States. I’ve never met a Cassius, but it is a name I see buzzing around a lot on baby name forums and blogs. I think of Cassius as a baby-name-lover’s name. The most common pronunciations are KAS-ee-əs and KASH-əs.

 

Vanessa Huxtable

Vanessa Huxtable

Vanessa is a literary name invented by Jonathan Swift. Swift’s inspiration for this name came from Esther Vanhomrigh. He combined “Van”, from Vanhomrigh, with “Essa” from Esther to create Vanessa. Vanessa is fairly popular in the U.S. at #150. There are many actresses and characters that bear this name. As an 80’s baby, I always think of The Cosby Show character Vanessa Huxtable when I hear this name.

You can hear more about these names, as well as middle name ideas for them in the video below:

Special thanks to Nameberry.com
And huge thanks to my wonderful Mom & my sweet boyfriend for their encouragement and support this week as I embark on new name adventures!
~Meagan

Names of The Week – Milo & Clementine

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This weeks names are:
Milo & Clementine

Milo Ventimiglia

Milo Ventimiglia

Milo a sweet little name with Old German roots meaning “merciful”.  Milo has a gentle sound that is softened by the “o” ending.  A favorite of celebrities, there are several celebrity babies by the name of Milo. If you like Milo you might also like Arlo or Miles.  When I picture a Milo I usually think of a young Huckleberry Finn type – freckles, shaggy hair, and a big moon face.  There is the cat and pup duo of Milo and Otis as well as the dashing actor Milo Ventimiglia, pictured to the right.

Kate Winslet as Clementine

Kate Winslet
as Clementine

Clementine .. oh my darling! A French form of Clement meaning “merciful, gentle”.  Both names this week having meanings that mean merciful.  In addition to being part of a song, Clementine has a sweet, country vibe.  I picture it on a spunky farm-girl wearing overalls and ribbons in her hair. A different picture than that of the character Clementine in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind played by Kate Winslet, picture to the right.

Hear more about these names in the video below:

Here’s to a wonderful week!
~Meagan

Names of The Week – Hope & Rafferty

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This weeks names are:
Hope & Rafferty

Hope Solo

Hope Solo

Hope is one of my favorite virtue names.  I love the meaning and the sound.  There is something sweet and wholesome about Hope. Esperanza and Imeda are two beautiful and exotic names that mean “hope”.  Hope was a favorite among Puritans.  Double barrel combinations like Hopewell, Hopestill, Hopeful were also Puritan name choices. Hope Solo is an Olympic gold medalist for the US women’s soccer team.

Rafferty Law son of Jude Law

Rafferty Law
son of Jude Law

Rafferty is derived from the old Irish surname ÓRaifeartaigh, Ó Rabhartaigh, or Ó Robhartaigh, meaning “wealthy or prosperous”.  Much more common as a last name than a first name, Rafferty has a wonderful rich & hardy Irish feel. I adore the nicknames Rafe or Raff for Rafferty. Rafferty Jellicoe Law is the handsome son of Jude Law and Sadie Frost.

Hear more about these names in the video below:

Keep calm and name on!
~Meagan

Names of the Week – Ariadne & Gideon

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This weeks names are:
Ariadne & Gideon

Today I thought it would be fun to include my thoughts on how I picture a person with each of this weeks names!

Greek Goddess Ariadne by George Frederick Watts

Greek Goddess Ariadne by
George Frederick Watts

Ariadne is a wonderful, whimsical Greek name, meaning “most holy”.   Ariadne is the name of a Greek goddess as well as a Saint.  I imagine this name on a very spirited and animated woman.  Physically I think an Ariadne could have olive skin, bright eyes, and delicate little bird-like features. There is something playful about this name that I think makes it suitable to someone with pixie or elvish features.  My mental image of an Ariadne is quite different from that of George Frederick Watts’ depiction of the Greek Goddess (pictured on the right).

A fan's portrayal of Harry Potter character Gideon Prewett

A fan’s portrayal of Harry Potter character
Gideon Prewett

Gideon was a popular name among early settlers that is coming back into fashion.  A great Biblical figure, Gideon is a Hebrew name meaning “hewer; one who cuts down”.  I could see this name on someone that has a strong moral compass with a committed to peace and justice.  I picture a Gideon being tall, with a barrel chest, deep brow, and piercing dark eyes.  Not quite the same as the fan’s portrayal the of Harry Potter character Gideon Prewett with red-hair and lanky limbs (pictured right).

Learn more about these names in the video below:

Happy Naming!
~Meagan