Ed Sheeran

[name_m]Ed[/name_m] Sheeran and his wife [name_f]Cherry[/name_f] have welcomed their second child, a daughter. A sister for [name_f]Lyra[/name_f] [name_f]Antarctica[/name_f]. No other details as yet.

The first name/s that came to my mind were Ocean/Oceane/Oceania- most likely for a middle name. No idea why/where this thought come from.

What are some guesses for the name?


Based on [name_f]Lyra[/name_f] I can see…
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] & [name_u]Esme[/name_u]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] & [name_u]Cleo[/name_u]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] & [name_u]Nova[/name_u]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] & [name_f]Nell[/name_f]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] & [name_f]Orla[/name_f]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] & [name_f]Maeve[/name_f]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] & [name_f]Pippa[/name_f]

As a middle name, I can see them going with something equally bold but maybe more familiar than Antarctica; maybe along the lines of [name_f]Electra[/name_f].


@OpheliaFlora- Ooh [name_f]Electra[/name_f] is a great guess!
I really like you’re first name guesses too.

I’ve re-read the instagram post announcement and what stood out to me was the ‘over the moon’ to be a family of four.
I’ve also read the nameberry page for the origin and meaning of [name_f]Lyra[/name_f]. Which says it has connection to astronomy, constellations, music and mythology.

So my mind immediately goes to over thinking names that have literal meaning/connection to this.
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and [name_f]Luna[/name_f] :crescent_moon: [name_f]Luna[/name_f] Ocean/Oceania? [name_f]Luna[/name_f] Electra??
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and [name_f]Stella[/name_f] :star:
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and [name_u]Nova[/name_u] could definitely fit into the above.

The name will probably be totally unrelated and surprise us all. :joy:


All the previous suggestions are stunning.

I’m thinking [name_f]Aurora[/name_f], [name_f]Freya[/name_f], [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f], [name_u]Esme[/name_u], [name_u]Vesper[/name_u] or [name_f]Faye[/name_f]. Something like [name_f]Iris[/name_f] or [name_u]Ruby[/name_u] would work too. [name_u]Juniper[/name_u], [name_f]Matilda[/name_f], [name_f]Imogen[/name_f], [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f], [name_f]Daphne[/name_f], [name_u]Aria[/name_u] (Ariadne?) [name_u]Piper[/name_u], [name_f]Melody[/name_f], [name_f]Seraphina[/name_f], [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f], [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f], [name_f]Andromeda[/name_f], [name_f]Cora[/name_f], [name_f]Astra[/name_f], [name_u]Vega[/name_u], [name_f]Stella[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], [name_f]Flora[/name_f] and [name_f]Clover[/name_f] are wonderful as well.


@OpheliaFlora, [name_f]Lyra[/name_f] [name_f]Antarctica[/name_f] and [name_u]Cleo[/name_u] [name_f]Electra[/name_f] would be neat.


[name_u]Or[/name_u] [name_f]Clea[/name_f] [name_f]Electra[/name_f].


I love [name_u]Nova[/name_u] for them!

Other ideas that come to mind…

[name_f]Astrid[/name_f], [name_u]Esme[/name_u], [name_u]Juniper[/name_u], [name_u]Wren[/name_u], [name_f]Briony[/name_f], [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f], [name_f]Hallie[/name_f],
[name_f]Calla[/name_f], [name_f]Poppy[/name_f], [name_u]Pepper[/name_u], [name_u]Indie[/name_u], and [name_f]Aurora[/name_f]!


[name_f]My[/name_f] first thought was [name_u]Vega[/name_u]. I really like [name_f]Lyra[/name_f] so it will certainly be interesting to see their choice!

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[name_f]Aurora[/name_f] was my first thought! [name_u]Will[/name_u] be very interesting to see what they go for! I wonder if they will maybe use another place name for the middle, maybe like [name_f]Aurora[/name_f] [name_f]Miami[/name_f] or something like that?

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One more idea - [name_f]Capella[/name_f] (star & similar to “a cappella” singing)

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I thought of [name_f]Jaelynn[/name_f]!

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[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] [name_f]Antarctica[/name_f] was named after the ‘His [name_u]Dark[/name_u] Materials’ book series, so I would expect their second daughter to be similarly named after something or someone [name_m]Ed[/name_m] and [name_f]Cherry[/name_f] are fans of/obsess over. I would be surprised if they continued the [name_u]Dark[/name_u] Materials theme but who knows.

Due to the area/background they come from in the UK I would be surprised if they chose anything fancy/more upper class like [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f]. And with [name_f]Lyra[/name_f] they have definitely gone for rarer so I don’t think they’ll go for anything too popular like [name_f]Freya[/name_f] or [name_f]Luna[/name_f] either.

With Ed’s Irish heritage I could also see them going for something Irish like [name_f]Orla[/name_f].

Names that seem possible…

[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and [name_f]Aurora[/name_f]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and [name_f]Orla[/name_f]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and [name_f]Astrid[/name_f]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and [name_u]Cleo[/name_u]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and [name_f]Seraphina[/name_f]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and [name_f]Marisa[/name_f]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and [name_f]Greta[/name_f]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and [name_f]Niamh[/name_f]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and [name_f]Elara[/name_f]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and [name_u]Alba[/name_u]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and [name_u]Arya[/name_u]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and [name_f]Sansa[/name_f]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and [name_f]Katniss[/name_f]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and [name_f]Primrose[/name_f]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and [name_f]Hermione[/name_f]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and [name_f]Gwen[/name_f]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and [name_u]Cove[/name_u]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and [name_f]Demelza[/name_f]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and [name_u]Calypso[/name_u]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and [name_f]Morgana[/name_f]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and [name_u]Ariel[/name_u]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and [name_f]Elodie[/name_f]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and Ciara/Kiera
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and Caoimhe/Keeva
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and [name_f]Nancy[/name_f]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and [name_f]Aoife[/name_f]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and [name_f]Nora[/name_f]


I’m so excited to find out! I love that he used [name_f]Lyra[/name_f] from His [name_u]Dark[/name_u] Materials (it’s my daughter’s middle for the same reason). I was trying to think of other names from the books that hit the same mark but nothing else is quite the same style (Serafina? Stelmaria?). I agree with the above poster that it seems unlikely he’d continue the theme but they might use a name from something else they enjoy. I heard he had a cameo in Game of Thrones - maybe inspiration from there? (Arya seems most obvious but also too popular and close to Lyra).

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Everyone has such great guesses. Can’t wait to find out.

@northernlights he did have a cameo in GOT, it was wonderful! I’m not sure if he’s a fan of the show though, I think he did it for [name_f]Maisie[/name_f] [name_m]Williams[/name_m].
I wish I knew what he and [name_f]Cherry[/name_f] were into, I’d love to make an informed guess :sweat_smile:

If he is a fan, maybe [name_f]Sansa[/name_f]? [name_f]Lyra[/name_f] & [name_f]Sansa[/name_f] are lovely together. If it’s something space related, maybe [name_f]Andromeda[/name_f] as a middle. [name_f]Antarctica[/name_f] & [name_f]Andromeda[/name_f] pair so nicely together. also maybe [name_f]Aurora[/name_f], Borealis, [name_f]Cressida[/name_f], [name_f]Juliet[/name_f]?

I could also see a musical choice. [name_f]Symphony[/name_f], [name_f]Sonata[/name_f], [name_f]Cappella[/name_f], [name_u]Aria[/name_u], [name_u]Cadence[/name_u], [name_m]Ballad[/name_m], [name_f]Lydia[/name_f], [name_u]Calypso[/name_u], [name_u]Rhythm[/name_u], [name_u]Piano[/name_u], [name_u]Verse[/name_u], [name_f]Calliope[/name_f], [name_f]Serenade[/name_f] (Seren?), [name_f]Viola[/name_f], Chord.

just going off sound with [name_f]Lyra[/name_f]:


Some great names in that list :relaxed:

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thank you!! I love [name_m]Ed[/name_m] Sheeran, but I admittedly don’t know much about him or his wife :sweat_smile: I’m sure they’ll probably choose something very different :joy: but it was still fun to think about!

(also, loved your initial guesses of Ocean/Oceane/Oceania!)

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