Thursday, November 7, 2013
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.
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?
Labels: *ber* names