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Happy Baby Names: Cheery choices for your child

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With gloomy and depressing headlines hitting the news every day about international trouble spots and the tanking economy, what’s a forward-looking, optimistic baby namer, who wants to project a warm, welcoming, positive sense of the world to her innocent little newbie, to do?

Here are a few strategy suggestions.

1. PICK A NAME WITH A HAPPY MEANING.  There are lots of choices that mean or connote happiness, hope, friendliness and good luck.  These happy baby names include,

For girls

Amy

Beatrice

Bliss

Blythe

Bonnie

Edwina

Farah

Felicity

Gioia

Hilary

Joy

Larissa

Leticia

Merry

Nadia

Sunshine

Tatum

For boys

Asher

Auden

Bellamy

Darwin

Felix

Isaac

Jubal

Noam

Rafiq

Tate.

2. PICK A NURSERY RHYME NAME.  The innocence of bygone childhood could be recaptured by returning to a simpler Mother Goosey name.

Girls

Dolly

Jenny

Jill

Lucy

Margery

Mary

Molly

Polly

Rosie

Boys

Georgie

Jack

Peter

Robin

Simon

Tommy

Willie.

3. PICK A NAME FROM THE LAND OF DISNEY.  If, indeed, Disneyland is the happiest place on earth, what better domain to pick a happy-ending name from?  Among the many to choose from:

Girls

Adelade

Amelia

Ariel

Audrey

Aurora

Belle

Bianca

Cleo

Daisy

Dinah

Esmeralda

Eudora

Flora

Jasmine

Lilo

Nala

Violet

Boys

Buzz

Dashiell

Django

Eric

Finn

Flynn

Gideon

Jasper

Mickey

Milo

Nemo

Oliver

Remy

Rex

Rufus

Sebastian

Thaddeus

Timon

Toulouse.

4.  PICK A VIRTUOUS NAME. Despite all obstacles, you want your child to be truthful, loyal, kind, honest and prudent. You can telegraph that positive message from the get-go by choosing a name such as:

Amity

Charity

Grace

Honor

Hope

Faith

Justice

Mercy

Patience

Prudence

Serenity

True

Verity


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