sunny days. The perfect inspiration for a cheerful, sun-drenched name for your summertime babe. These range from names that literally mean sun, like the French Soleil
, to ancient sun gods from various cultures.
Patronymics – names taken from one’s father’s first name – are among the oldest and still most-common surnames in the Western World. We’re talking about literal “son” names such as Jackson
but also names such as McKenzie
that indicate your daddy was Jack
. Now, of course, these patronymics are becoming popular baby names. In honor of Father’s Day
, you might want to consider one of these names for Daddy’s boys and girls.
By Linda Rosenkrantz & Pamela Redmond Satran
One day you’re out, and the next day — if you’re one of the old-fashioned formerly-dowdy baby names
here — you’re very very in. Just
a few years ago, you might have cringed if the family expected you to name the baby after Great-Aunt Martha
or Grandpa Harvey
. Today, those names and the others on the list are among the fastest-rising on the Social Security list. These are the Olives and Oscars, the Sadies and Silases of tomorrow.
is the month of Dads and Grads, but it’s also the month of June
brides—there are statistically more weddings held in this month than in any other. And celebs have proved to have been as traditional as other couples in picking that time of year for their nuptials. Here are some of the best-named high-profile June
brides, arranged chronologically.
The June 3, 1937 wedding of King Edward VIII of England to American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson (born Bessie) was one of the most infamous of all time, causing him to abdicate his throne “for the woman I love” and become the Duke of Windsor. Wallis is an interesting, sophisticated female variation of Wallace that was used by Anthony Edwards for his daughter.