Let’s indulge ourselves with a litte name spotting in the London Birth Announcements, notable names are in bold, siblings in brackets:
Alexandra Charlotte Ozanne, (Isabelle)
Amelia Jonquil Angharad
Amélie India Lucy, (William)
Beau Vivienne, (Ada Rose)
Celia Jane Vanessa, (Dougal)
Charlotte Carol Jane, (Oscar)
Darcey Carmen Rose, (Theo)
Ellen Andrea Maria
Florence Iona Emily Peel, (Isla and Willa)
Henrietta Philippa Rose, (Annelies and Martha)
Iona Kathryn, (Imogen May)
Iris Arabella, (Katinka)
Jemima and Willa, twins
Katinka Alice Belsham, (Bella and Freddie)
Liberty Valentina Vaughan
Louisa Jane, Alistair
Mair ‘Polly’ Elisabeth Patricia, (Florence)
Martha Maud, (Guy)
Martha Sophie Poppy, (Tilly and Olive)
Mary Beatrice Rose
Mary Constance, (Elsa and George)
Molly Elizabeth Sarah
Nancy Rebecca, (Lily)
Soma Isis, (Seth and Saul)
Tessa Charlotte Jane, (Isabelle and Eliza)
Tessa Honor Bruce, (Tamsin and Jemima)
Willa Victoria Joanna Rees, (Hamish)
Zinnia Alice Victoria
Alasdair James Dudley
Alexander George Walter Halley, (Serena)
Arthur John Christopher, (Thady)
Caspar Anthony Wallace
Freddie Samuel, (Jack and Georgia)
George Alfred Beresford
George James Sherlock
George Raffles Tyndale
Griffyd Hunter Heber
Henry Arthur Bromhead, (Jenkyn)
Henry Leonidas Tiberius, (Mark and Rupert)
James Luigi Wood, (Johnny)
Lawrence Happy John Owen, (Minnie Love and Heidi Sunshine)
Luke Christopher Æneas, (Angus, Orlando and Cosmo)
Oscar Jack Peter, (Kit and Jemima)
Peter Jack, Angus
Raphael Willam, (Isabella Flora and Lochlann James)
Rudy Felix James, (Olly and Chloe)
Tarka Alexander Arthur
Thomas Douglas Marinho
Wilbur Clement, (Patti Plum)
My favourite sibset? It has to be Lawrence Happy, Minnie Love and Heidi Sunshine.
I want a Lawrence Happy in my life! Tarka is interesting and Raffles! Isn’t that a type of game you have at at functions? As if raffle tickets?
Beau on a girl! I actually kind of works, until you remember that in French it is the masculine version of beautiful. Katinka is kind of pretty, as well.
I’m a Katinka, I love my name! There were a few Willas, ready for a comeback?!
Patti Plum sure is dandy.
I love the name Darcey. S/he is lovely.
Soma is an interesting choice, is it just a trendy shortening of Summer? The sibset you pulled out is quite frankly, genius. I love it.
Dhanlaxmi, how do you say that?!?