Spring has finally sprung! Today is the vernal equinox — the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and the start of my favourite season for naming inspiration. From lively names meaning “light” or “new”, to sweet nature ideas inspired by the season, to peaceful options for an Easter baby, there’s a light, bright, fresh feel to spring baby names that I just love.
So today’s Name Profile might seem like a bit of an odd choice. But hear me out!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
As the festivities begin around the globe, today’s Name Profile focuses on a fascinating little-known member of everyone’s favourite Celtic name family: the Finn/Gwyn clan.
There’s been a lot of buzz in recent years about the intrinsic bias of the gender-bending baby name trend. Spurred on by celebrity parents like Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutscher (Wyatt), Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds (James), and Leighton Meester and Adam Brody (Arlo), more parents than ever before are giving their baby girls traditionally masculine names.
Happy World Book Day!
This wonderful annual event is a celebration of one of my very favourite things: books! And so, in honour of the occasion, I’ve rounded up nineteen names which owe their very existence to literature. Some of these were completely invented by their authors, some were borrowed from the general lexicon, but they all share a bright, bookish charm which is hard to resist.
Ancient-yet-modern word name Lux has been doing the rounds on naming blogs and forums for a few years now, and it’s starting to creep up the popularity charts and into a few celebrity birth announcements, too. But here’s a true rarity from the same source: today’s Name Profile focuses on luminous Lumen.
Today marks 100 years since the passing of the Representation of the People Act 1918!
For the first time, the right to vote in Great Britain and Ireland was extended to include some 8.4 million women — although they had to meet certain requirements in terms of age and social standing. Still, it represented a hugely important first step on the road to universal suffrage, which would be finally be granted just over a decade later, in July 1928.
To celebrate the occasion, I’ve rounded up 56 fabulous fighting names for girls, together with their powerful meanings — because why should the boys have all the fun?
It’s a short, sweet nature name with a super-striking look and sound — and 2nd February just so happens to be the name day of this fashionable Finnish choice!
Today’s Name Profile focuses on airy Aamu.