when holiday specials were really special–a much-anticipated, much-loved holiday event? When Christmas
without How the Grinch Stole Christmas
and A Charlie Brown Christmas
? Well, times may have changed, but the names from those mostly animated old shows still can evoke some nostalgic memories, and some newer ones are creating future memories of their own.
A green name would offer some glorious gifts to a child, especially appropriate for one born in the Spring
is the most prevalent color in nature, signifying growth, renewal and the environment–while on the crasser side, green also represents money and prosperity. To choose a green name, you could consider names with green in their meaning, such as Chloe
(“green shoot”), but here’s a more direct route: pick the name of an actual shade of green, of which there are lots of good name possibilities.
Oh my goodness!
O Baby Names — names that start or end with the letter o — is one of our longest lists, with 16 pages of names totaling more than 150 selections.
O Names are also among our most enduring classes of cool names, first introduced in the original Beyond Jennifer & Jason and still going strong, with lots of new entries to the group.
The O Names include such hotties as Oscar and Milo, Theo and Owen and Olive (though O names are more often for boys).
Then there are such rising stars as Orion and Oz, Indigo and Cato.
There are classics among the O names, too: Octavia, Olivia, Oliver, and Otto, for instance.
And of course, the O names also include such cool international choices as Viggo and Mateo, Laszlo and O’Brien.
In fact, we believe there’s an O name to suit every sensibility and style.
There are certain names, like Merry
, that scream to the world. “I’m a Yuletide baby!” One way around this, if you still want to acknowledge the season, is to pick names that are related but are also used all year round, to the extent that they’re found in the Top 500, given to babies born in July
as well as December
. Here are some examples—both religious and secular — that do relate to the holiday, but in a quieter voice, shown in the order of their current popularity: