Birth announcement: Bernadette Rosemary!

I did a private consultation for Hannah and her husband a couple of months ago, and I was delighted to be alerted to this on Twitter a couple weeks ago:


So I clicked over to see this birth announcement:


Bernadette Rosemary!!! What a beautifulllll name!!! I emailed Hannah to congratulate her and she offered this further fun bit of name info:

We were going back and forth about her name for almost a day until we decided on Bernadette. It has always been one of my favorite names and Saints, and I just kept going back to it. We really loved Regina “Ruby” as well though, and my husband was loving Zelie. Ultimately, Bernadette just felt so right and I love it more every time I say her name. I think what was holding me back was not having a nick name that I loved for her, but for now we just call her by her full name, and it feels so right.

I was set on Frances for her middle name but Ralph didn’t love it. I thought it would be a great idea to honor Mary with her middle name because of Saint Bernadette’s devotion to Mary. Rose was also my grandmothers name so  Rosemary it was! I love the combination of the two names and how “old fashioned” they sound together.”

I love name stories like that, where a bunch of different elements come together and just feel right. ((sighing with happiness))

Baby Bernadette joins her amazingly named big sibs:

Jack Timothy
Remy Patrick
Liam Edwin
Lucille Estelle

Congratulations to the whole family, and happy birthday Baby Bernadette!!


Bernadette Rosemary


13 thoughts on “Birth announcement: Bernadette Rosemary!

  1. oh my goodness, I’m obsessed with her name!! It’s SO wonderful!! I adore the name Rosemary, and I love that they used Bernadette, it’s just so Catholic to me!

    And holy cow, what a beautiful baby.

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  2. I can’t get over how perfectly Rosemary goes with Bernadette! St. Bernadette described OL of Lourdes as a “lovely, young lady with a rosary on her arm.”
    An acquaintance recently used Francesca as a middle name for Bernadette.
    May I submit “Birdie” or “Ladybird” as a nickname? 🙂

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  3. Remarkable name – love it!

    I am not one necessarily drawn to nicknames, so really like the full Bernadette. But as I mentioned in the Bernadette spotlight a few months ago, I know one who goes by Dette (det-EE). I like Genie’s suggestion of Birdie – that is cute. And thought of Bede (traditionally a boys name – but my cousin’s daughter is a cloistered nun who took the name). In this case, it would be a blend of the first two letters of first and last syllable of Bernadette.

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