Gabrielle Marianne

[name]Hi[/name] Berries,

Those of you who have been following and responding to my threads and thought processes will probably not be surprised to find out that we decided on [name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Marianne[/name] for my beautiful second daughter born this week. She will also be known as [name]Gabby[/name] (which I know some Berries aren’t so keen on, but we like it!)

My other daughter, [name]Lauren[/name] [name]Rose[/name]'s mn is one of my mother’s name’s and [name]Gabrielle[/name]'s mn [name]Marianne[/name] is my [name]MIL[/name]'s name. My [name]MIL[/name] lives in [name]England[/name] and we are in Australia; she didn’t know that we had picked her name until [name]Gabrielle[/name] was born, so it was a special surprise for her. She said that she is so touched that she starts crying when she tells people. I am so happy about having this way of letting her know that we feel connected even though we aren’t physically close.

Some of you may remember that I had one little worry that [name]Gabrielle[/name] may be a bit too similar to friend’s son’s name [name]Gabriel[/name] (nn [name]Gabe[/name]), but my friend thinks it is a beautiful name, takes no offence and thinks that [name]Gabby[/name] & [name]Gabe[/name] are definitely different enough. PHEW!

Thanks to all the Berries who responded to my threads, you really did help me finalise my thoughts. So far I am super-happy with our choice and we have had a lot of compliments on the name.

Congratulations I love her name, and I am pleased to hear of another little Aussie! And thanks for the long post it was great to hear your story.


Congratulations! She has a beautiful name!

Congratulations! [name]Lauren[/name] and [name]Gabrielle[/name] are so beautiful together–congratulations on your little girl! It’s so sweet that she has that connection to her grandmother.

All the best!

Thanks for the messages :slight_smile:

Congratulations on your new addition. I love your daughters names and their family connections.

Congratulations! [name]Lovely[/name] name:)

This name is so gorgeous! Fun fact: my mom ([name]Marianne[/name]!) wanted to name me [name]Gabrielle[/name] but since my last name starts with an “L” she rejected that name. So happy to see those two names used together. :] Congrats!

[name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Marianne[/name] is so pretty, and I love her connection to your [name]MIL[/name]! Congratulations to all of you.

Ha! Nice story.

Congratulations! And thanks for sharing your sweet story – I love hearing the stories of how little ones get their names. Enjoy those girls!