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Christmas Baby Names: From Natalie to Noel

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Some Christmas baby names whisper their connection to the season: Think of Bailey, the surname of the main character from It’s a Wonderful Life, or Snow, the stuff we dream will give us a white Christmas.

And then there are those that trumpet the yuletide season loud and clear, like the 13 classic Christmas baby names featured here.

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The 12 Best Bond Girl Names

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Already a gigantic hit in the UK, the 23rd film in the James Bond franchise, Skyfall, is about to explode onto movie screens in this country. In the series’ 50-year history, its suave hero, 007– played by six actors, from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig– has encountered scores of devious villains and even more luscious ladies, some originating in the Ian Fleming novels, others created for the screen. The Bond Girls had names ranging from the ridiculous (Pussy, Kissy, Plenty, Trigger) to the sublime. Here are Nameberry’s picks for the most sublime.

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Day Names: Which would you pick?

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If you had to pick a day name — for a child, for yourself, for a favorite — which would it be?

We skipped our usual seasonal names blog this summer because we had so much else going on, but we did meet a baby named August, and another named Julia.  We’ve been having fun watching the Showtime series Episodes, which features a character named Morning.  And on another of our favorite shows, Louie, there was a (not very nice) little boy named Never.

Day names are an ancient tradition in many cultures, most notably African ones where many names are often drawn from the time of day, day of the week, or season that a child is born.  Early African-American slave roles contain many Anglicizations of such names, from Monday to Friday, Early to Afternoon, Christmas to Easter.

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