Thursday, November 7, 2013

*ber* Names


Last year, my November post was about names beginning with Nov. One of the best things about that post is the mention of Ember as a cute nickname for November. Are there any other names containing *ber* that I would like? Hmmm....

I grabbed some of the *ber* names from the 2012 list. Separated by gender, I listed the most popular spelling of each name and put any unisex name in the gender group in which it is more popular.

GIRLS
Aberdeen
Abernathy
Alberta
Amber
Amberly
Amberlynn
Anberlin
Berenice
Beretta
Bergen
Berkley
Berlin
Bernadette
Bernadine
Bertha
Beryl
Camber
December
Ember
Emberly
Emberlynn
Kimber
Kimberly
Kimberlyn
Liberty
November
October
Roberta
September
Timber
Timberly
Timberlynn

BOYS
Albert
Alberto
Berk
Bernard
Bernardo
Berry
Bert
Bertram
Bertrand
Caliber
Chamberlain
Colbert
Delbert
Elbert
Gilbert
Gilberto
Heber
Herbert
Hubert
Huckleberry
Humberto
Lambert
Norbert
Norbero
Oberon
Philbert
Rigoberto
Robert
Roberto
Saber
Tiberius
Wilber
Wilbert

Lots of good ones on the list! It had previously escaped me that one of my favorite place names contains *ber* (Berlin), and now I see that people have also used other place names (Aberdeen, Abernathy, and Alberta). All of the *ber* months are included, as is the very patriotic Liberty. There are also those names that use the pronunciation "bear" instead of "burr", including Berry, Beryl, Colbert and Huckleberry, not to mention the alternative pronunciations of such names as Alberto and Roberto. While Bertha is widely considered too "old" of a name (28 girls were given the name in 2012), what about Berenice (129 girls in 2012)? And on the boy side, there are several "bert" names to consider, but I think my favorite one on the list is Oberon (although I do have a soft spot for Tiberius thanks to Captain Kirk).

What is your favorite *ber* name?

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2 comments:

  1. I like Aberdeen, Bernadette, Liberty and September for girls; and Bertram, Oberon and October for boys. I'd put October on a boy instead of a girl for the nickname Toby which feels more masculine to me. But I would use August or June first over any other months!

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  2. Aberforth - Dumbledore's brother in Harry Potter
    which reminds me of Atherton in an episode of Firefly

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