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Popularity of the Baby Name Henriette

Number of Babies Named Henriette

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Baby Names Needed – Girl Names for Fourth Baby

A reader named Klaudia is expecting her fourth child, a baby girl, and she’d like some help brainstorming for a first and a middle name. Here’s what Klaudia says:

We like…unusual names. I mean, not names that sound “made-up” but real names. At least, not trendy, popular names.

Juniper was at the top of their list, but then a friend used it, so now they’re back to the drawing board.

A few more details:

  • The first name should have 3 syllables.
  • The middle name should have 2 syllables and start with an n.
  • The surname will be a one-syllable s-name.
  • The older siblings are named Kendra Darlene, Carmen Nellie and Matteo Kendell.

I think Juniper paired with an n-name would have sounded nice, so I tried to come up with a lot of name suggestions that also include the letter n:

Acacia
Adelaide
Adina
Allegra
Angela
Annabelle
Belinda
Bethany
Bettina
Bianca
Cynthia
Daniela
Dominique
Felicia
Francesca
Genevieve
Henriette
Honora
Juliet
Justina
Lucinda
Lydia
Marcella
Melinda
Minerva
Miranda
Monica
Priscilla
Ramona
Regina
Sabrina
Simona
Sunniva
Susanna
Sylvia
Valerie
Rosemary
Venetia
Winifred
Yolanda

None of the above are currently in the top 100.

Now middles. It’s tricky to pick a middle if the first isn’t already in place, but here are some possibilities. Names on the left have a stress on the first syllable, names on the right have a stress on the second syllable.

Nina
Nita
Nola
Norah
Norma
Nadine
Nanette
Nicole
Noelle
Noreen

What first names would you suggest for the sibling of Kendra, Carmen and Matteo? What middle names would you pair with those first names?


Baby Name Needed – Middle Name for Leah

A reader named Nita is having a baby girl. The baby’s first name will be Leah, and Nita is looking for middle name suggestions that work with Leah. She writes:

We want it to start with a consonant and end in a consonant. Since the first name is pretty short, we’d like the middle name to be three or four syllables long. And please, not floral names. (And no names that sound like Beatrice/Beatrix, Margaret or Ursula.)

I think French names are a smart place to start, as many French names are fairly long and begin and end with consonant sounds.

Benjamine
Bernadette
Bernardine
Caroline
Celestine
Dominique
Felicienne
Gabrielle
Geraldine
Henriette
Josephine
Julienne
Juliette
Madeleine
Marcelline
Marianne
Micheline
Nicolette
Nicoline
Pascaline
Raphaelle
Sebastienne
Veronique
Victorine

Here are some other possibilities:

Christabel
Claribel
Dolores
Gillian
Guinevere
Gwendolen
Harriet
Jennifer
Maribel
Marisol
Marybeth
Marylouise
Mehetabel
Meredith
Millicent
Miriam
Rosalind
Rosamund
Vivian
Winifred

Which of the above do you like best with Leah? What other middle names can you come up with for Nita?

Namestorm #8 – Baby Names for Library Lovers

Are you a library lover? Why not show it by naming your baby after a notable librarian or fellow library-lover, such as:

Thomas

  • English diplomat Thomas Bodley began reviving Oxford’s (nearly defunct) library in 1598. It was reopened as the Bodleian Library in November of 1602.
  • English librarian Thomas James was the first librarian of the Bodleian Library.

Louis
Dutch printer Louis Timothee became the first salaried librarian in the American colonies in 1732.

Gottfried
Austrian diplomat and librarian Gottfried van Swieten created the world’s first card catalog at Austria’s Imperial Library, circa 1780.

Anthony and Antonio
Italian-born librarian Anthony Panizzi (originally Antonio Genesio Maria Panizzi) was Chief Librarian of the British Museum Library during the mid-1800s.

Melvil
American librarian Melvil Dewey (born Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey) invented the Dewey Decimal Classification system as a 21-year-old, in 1876.

“Keenly interested in simplified spelling, he shortened his first name to Melvil as a young adult, dropped his middle names and, for a short time, even spelled his last name as Dui” (OCLC).

Charles
American librarian Charles A. Cutter developed the Cutter Expansive Classification system in the 1890s.

William
American librarian William Dix was the principle author of The Freedom to Read, which was adopted by the American Library Association in 1953.

Henriette
American systems analyst Henriette Davidson Avram developed the MARC standards in the late 1960s.

Judith
American librarian and anti-censorship activist Judith Fingeret Krug co-founded Banned Books Week in 1982.

Librarians of Congress
There have been 13 so far. Four of them were named John, and the others were named Ainsworth, Daniel, George, Herbert, James, Lawrence, Luther, Patrick and Archibald (as in, three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Archibald MacLeish).

And now, the same two questions as always:

  • Can you come up with any other library-related baby names?
  • What interests/activities should we namestorm about next?

Sources: List of Librarians, Library of Congress

Baby Name Buffet – Charlotte, Madeleine, Suzette, Victoria

Are you a foodie? If so, this list might help you choose a baby name and spark a few meal ideas at the same time.

Below are dishes featuring female names; tomorrow I’ll post a list of dishes featuring male names. (If you try any of the recipes, let me know how they taste!)

Name Dish Namesake (if known)
Adelina Poularde Adelina Patti Adelina Patti, (1843-1919), singer
Agnès Nonnettes de poulet Agnès Sorel Agnès Sorel (1422-1450), mistress of King Charles VII of France
Alexandra Gâteau Alexandra Queen Alexandra of Denmark (1844-1925)
Alice Consommé Princess Alice Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone (1883-1981)
Anna Pommes Anna One of the grandes cocottes of the Napoleon III era, according to Julia Child
Béatrice Rissoles of crawfish à la Béatrice
Betty Brown Betty
Camille Lobster à la Camille
Charlotte Charlotte Russe Possibly Queen Charlotte (1744-1818)
Clara Chaudfroid de poulet à la Clara Morris Clara Morris (1848-1925), actress
Emma Coupe Emma Calvé Emma Calvé (1858-1942), singer
Hélène Poire Belle Hélène
Henriette Beefsteak à la Henriette
Jenny Jenny Lind Soup Jenny Lind (1820-1887), singer
Juliette Eggs à la Juliette
Lucia St. Lucia buns Saint Lucia (283-304)
Madeleine Madeleines Madeleine Paulmier (18th or 19th century), chef
Margherita Pizza Margherita Queen Margherita of Savoy (1851-1926)
Marguerite Chicken Marguerite
Martha Martha Washington’s Great Cake Martha Washington (1731-1802), former First Lady
Mary Poires Mary Garden Mary Garden (1874-1967), singer
Melba Peach Melba Nellie Melba (1859-1931), singer
Olga Consommé Olga
Rachel Tournedos Rachel Elisa-Rachel Félix (1821-1858), singer
Rebecca Rebecca Pudding
Sarah Sarah Bernhardt Cakes Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923), actress
Susette Eggs Susette
Suzette Crepe Suzette Dinner companion of King Edward VII (who was Prince of Wales at the time)
Theodora Consommé Theodora
Victoria Victoria Sponge Cake Queen Victoria (1819-1901)

Edit, Nov. 2009: Just found out about a post on named foods at CakeSpy.com. Here’s the link: Sweet Celebrities: A List of Pastries and Desserts Named After People.