Name Profile: Nox

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!

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19 Novel Names for World Book Day

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.

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Name Profile: Lumen

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.

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56 Fierce Fighting Names for Girls

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?

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Name Profile: Rab and Rabbie

Happy Burns Night!

Scots across the nation will tonight be celebrating the life and works of Scotland’s beloved national poet: RobertRabbie” Burns, who was born on this day in 1759. Burns Night is a time for feasting (on traditional haggis, neeps and tatties), drinking (Scotch whisky, of course), and reciting Burns’ best-known songs and poems late into the night.

Today’s Name Profile focuses on the poet’s quintessentially Scottish nickname.

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19 Names from the World of Winnie-the-Pooh

It’s Winnie-the-Pooh day! Celebrated every year on 18th January the birthday of author A. A. Milne — it’s the perfect excuse for family-friendly fun in the great outdoors: teddy bears’ picnics, den-building, treasure hunts, and (of course) Poohsticks! 

Here are 19 names inspired by the wonderful world of Winnie-the-Pooh.

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