The Times Birth Announcements (January 3, 2012)

Here are some names from recent birth announcements in The Times (UK):

[name]Maud[/name] [name]Mary[/name] [name]Lindsay[/name]
[name]Isabel[/name] (sister [name]Marisa[/name])
[name]Elisa[/name] [name]Sophia[/name] (sister [name]Livia[/name])
[name]Arabella[/name] [name]Poppy[/name] [name]Jo[/name]
[name]Amelia[/name] [name]Margaret[/name] (brother [name]Thomas[/name])
[name]Ingrid[/name] [name]Violet[/name] [name]Ruth[/name] (sisters [name]Freya[/name] and [name]Martha[/name])
[name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Rosie[/name] Jenner (sister [name]Poppy[/name] and brother [name]Freddie[/name])
[name]Holly[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] (sister [name]Eva[/name] [name]Louise[/name])
[name]Rose[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Beatrix[/name] (brothers [name]Arthur[/name] and [name]Rocky[/name])
[name]Willa[/name] [name]Mary[/name] [name]Rae[/name]
[name]Isla[/name] [name]Nea[/name]
[name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Ava[/name] (sister [name]Ella[/name] and brother [name]Harry[/name])
[name]Carys[/name] [name]Penelope[/name] (sister [name]Gwen[/name])
[name]Sofia[/name] [name]Elektra[/name]
[name]Isabella[/name] [name]Rose[/name] Opre (brothers [name]Edward[/name] and [name]William[/name])

[name]Rory[/name] [name]Joshua[/name] (brother [name]Nathaniel[/name])
[name]Archie[/name] [name]James[/name] Stubley
[name]Constantine[/name] [name]Frederick[/name] [name]Evander[/name] (brothers [name]Rufus[/name] and [name]Ivo[/name])
[name]Daniel[/name] HuaiEn (brother [name]Austine[/name] TianEn)
[name]Liam[/name] [name]Thomas[/name] (sister [name]Hannah[/name] and brother [name]Dylan[/name])
[name]Rory[/name] [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Henry[/name] (brother [name]Huxley[/name])
[name]Theodore[/name] [name]Thomas[/name] (brothers [name]Jonty[/name] and [name]Bertie[/name])
[name]Frederick[/name] [name]Michael[/name] (brother [name]Thomas[/name])
[name]Jack[/name] [name]Bryan[/name] [name]Donal[/name]
[name]Alexander[/name] [name]Frederick[/name] [name]George[/name]
[name]Matthew[/name] [name]John[/name] [name]Bede[/name]
[name]Charlie[/name] [name]Barnaby[/name] Hooley
[name]Charlie[/name] [name]Jonathan[/name] [name]Stewart[/name] (brothers [name]Felix[/name] and [name]George[/name])
Reyaan (sister [name]Tamara[/name])
[name]Sebastian[/name] [name]Francis[/name] (sister [name]Florence[/name])
[name]Jago[/name] [name]Anthony[/name] [name]Geoffrey[/name]
[name]Alexander[/name] [name]Robert[/name]
[name]Rafael[/name] [name]Leo[/name]
[name]Hugo[/name] [name]Peter[/name] [name]Nicholas[/name]
[name]George[/name] [name]Alexander[/name] (brother [name]Hugo[/name])
[name]Felix[/name] [name]Henry[/name] Cowie (brothers [name]Oliver[/name] and [name]Alexander[/name])
[name]Edward[/name] [name]Robert[/name] Eyles (brother [name]Benedict[/name])
[name]Joshua[/name] [name]David[/name] (brothers [name]Leo[/name] and [name]Sam[/name])

What are your favorites and least favorites? I adore [name]Ingrid[/name] [name]Violet[/name] [name]Ruth[/name].

Italic names mean it is the mother’s surname.

If [name]Lindsay[/name] hadn’t been attached to [name]Maud[/name] [name]Mary[/name], that would have been a definite favourite of mine.
[name]Ingrid[/name] [name]Violet[/name] [name]Ruth[/name] is adorable I love [name]Rose[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Beatrix[/name], it flows really well and is so beautiful.
As for the boys, I like [name]Alexander[/name] [name]Robert[/name] and [name]Constantine[/name] [name]Frederick[/name] [name]Evander[/name].

I love [name]Ingrid[/name] and [name]Vasilisa[/name].
Most of the boy’s names are meh to me, pretty average. I like [name]Frederick[/name] and [name]Constantine[/name].
I really dislike [name]Ivo[/name] and [name]Jago[/name].

PS shvibziks, I [name]LOVE[/name] your old Danish and Norse name lists! Wonderful names. I’d use them in a heartbeat!

[name]Love[/name] [name]Arabella[/name] [name]Poppy[/name] [name]Jo[/name]
[name]Don[/name]'t really dislike any of them, but [name]Constantine[/name] [name]Frederick[/name] [name]Evander[/name] is way too long. Filling out applications will not be fun for him

I am so in love with the current British naming trends! Loving [name]Ingrid[/name], [name]Holly[/name], and [name]Margot[/name]. Also loving [name]Constantine[/name] and [name]Frederick[/name]. Not sure what is going on with [name]Vasilisa[/name]… It’s definitely unique!

From the girl’s I love…
Amelia Margaret
Arabella Poppy (Not keen on Jo at all)
Rose Elizabeth Beatrix
Carys Penelope

From the boy’s I love…
Rafael Leo
Sebastian Francis

I wasn’t very excited by these lists and normally I’m intrigued to see the Times Birth Announcements but most are very ordinary; Charlotte, Holly, Rose, Isla, Isabelle/a, Sofia, Amelia. I guess Maud, Margot, Vasilisa, Willa and Ingrid are the least expected names, none of them really appeal to me though.

The boy’s is even more bland, I wish I didn’t have to hear of another Archie! Alexander, Matthew, Jack, Charlie, Sebastian, George, Edward, Liam, Daniel and Joshua ar all very normal and ones I hear a lot. I’m surprised to see Rory on there twice though, maybe that’s on the up. Felix, Hugo and Theodore are definitely upper class trendy. Rafael, Jago and Constantine are interesting and bold choices.

I imagine it’s the girls version of the Eastern European boys name [name]Vasiliy[/name].

[name]Vasilisa[/name] is the female version of [name]Vasiliy[/name], yes. It’s also one of the most famous Russian fairy tales called [name]Vasilisa[/name] the Beautiful or [name]Vasilisa[/name]'s [name]Doll[/name]. I think it’s an amazing name, I was happy to see it!

Apart from [name]Vasilisa[/name] I like [name]Ingrid[/name] [name]Violet[/name] [name]Ruth[/name], [name]Sofia[/name] [name]Elektra[/name], [name]Margot[/name], [name]Constantine[/name] [name]Frederick[/name] [name]Evander[/name] (although it is way too long), Reyaan and [name]Rory[/name] [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Henry[/name].

I don’t really dislike any, but lots of these are very boring. [name]Archie[/name] and [name]Charlie[/name] are starting to bug me. What surprised me most: No [name]Harry[/name]'s!!