CLEMENTINE & ZINNIA (London Telegraph)

Allegra Cosima Ortigia Saffron (Tatiana)

Amelia Jonquil Angharad

Beatrice Gillian Elizabeth (James)

Caspar Francis (Alice)

Clementine Christian Fiona

Daisy Monica Jeanne

Edward Sebastian Malone (Sophia)

Evelina Mary Chaffey (Ned)

Florence Joan Loris

Francis Robin Harry

Grace Melita June (Alfred)

Hamish Gerald St. George (Gabriel & Percy)

Henrietta Philippa Rose (Annelies & Martha)

Henry Leonidas Tiberius (Mark & Rupert)

Humphrey Leonard Glenville

India Sarah Jennifer (Luca)

Iona Elizabeth Mary

Isla Aris

James Alder

Jemima Esme Annabel (Edward)

Julian Albert Hardy “Bertie”

Lara Calverley

Oliver Gordon Lister

Ophelia Nuala

Ottilie Bluebell Molly (Lauren & Plum)

Phoebe Rita (Iris)

Sam Somerset

Sophie Hester Charlotte (Thomas & Charles)

Tarka Alexander Arthur

Tatiana Elizabeth Malise (Jemima)

Thomas Francis Trafton

Violet Diana Eley (Charles) 

Wilbur Clement (Patti Plum)

Wilf Dylan

William Waring

Zavier Thomas Knox (Zakari & Zahra)

Zinnia Alice Victoria

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17 Responses to CLEMENTINE & ZINNIA (London Telegraph)

  1. *sound of 3000 name nerds salivating* hehehe

  2. appellationmountain says:

    That set of Z names is over the top!

    I love James Alder, and it is always exciting to spot a Hester.

  3. Jemima Esme Annabel is sweet, and does sound nice with Edward.

    Zinnia and Victoria were two of the daughters of Pop and Ma Larkin in “The Darling Buds of May” – I wonder if Zinnia Alice Victoria is named after the hit book/TV series?

  4. Sophia says:

    This is why I love English birth announcements. Almost all of those names are lovely or interesting and I just love it! The one that jumped out for me is Angharad (Amelia Jonquil Angharad). I heard it in the movie I Am Love and I just think it’s so beautiful and exotic and mysterious and ever since then I’ve wanted to use it as a middle name for a future daughter, and I had never ever heard it anywhere else. It’s nice to see it!

    • Names4Real says:

      This is the first time I’ve ever seen an Angharad. How do you pronounce it?

      • Sophia says:

        It’s pronounced pretty much how it looks, AN-gah-rad. To me it sounds like a faraway city or something, I just love it! I don’t think I’d use it as a first name though, but I really like it in the middle.

      • Names4Real says:

        Okay, that’s how I was saying it. It’s pretty. I really like it and think it would make an awesome middle name.

      • Sophia says:

        PS It’s a Welsh name, it means “much loved”. I also looked up an audio pronunciation online and it was more like Ang-HA-rad, but I definitely remember it being pronounced as I wrote it. Anyway, I like it haha.

      • Names4Real says:

        Cool meaning! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Skurinksi says:

    is Wilf supposed to be Wolf or is it a real name?

    Never heard of Tarka before

    • Names4Real says:

      Wilf is a real name. It’s usually a nickname for Wilfred.

      I’ve seen Tarka a couple times. Always in London or United Kindgdom’s birth announcements. The only thing I could find about Tarka was this.

      Polish: nickname for a sarcastic, sharp-tongued person, from Polish tarka ‘grater’, ‘rasper’. Not a great meaning.

      • There’s a famous English novel called “Tarka the Otter”, and it’s been made into a film. I believe that upper-middle English kids grew up with it in the 1930s to 50s, and the film came out in the 1970s.

        Maybe it’s an English literary nostalgia name? And a bit posh as well, because these days not that many families would have “Tarka the Otter” any more.

        I think Tarka is just meant to sound like the “bark” of an otter, so I guess it’s a nature name as well.

      • Names4Real says:

        Thanks for sharing!

  6. Rupert says:

    I like the sound of Oliver Gordon “lister”, cool name.

  7. Dearest says:

    Amelia Jonquil Angharad is stunning, and I somehow like the straightforward, lispy and unexpected Sam Somerset 😛 He’s sweet!

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