Category: night names
By Linda Rosenkrantz
What do we mean by night names? There are those that literally mean night, or born in the evening, there are astral names that relate to the starry night sky, lunar names associated with the moon, and god and goddess names connected with any of the above.
Here are some of the most usable:
Many parents — more and more, it seems — wait until the baby arrives to settle on a name. Some want to see what it looks like and try to gauge its incipient personality (not always easy), and some want to tie it into the circumstances of the baby’s birth–a practice seen in a number of earlier cultures. This could be the season of arrival–Summer or Autumn–or the month, as in June or January, or the day of the week, as in Sunday Rose Kidman Urban (actually born on a Monday).
Another option is commemorating the time of day or night of the baby’s arrival. There are any number of names associated with sun and moon gods and goddesses, as well as names whose meanings refer to day and night, stars, dawn, sun and moon, in both western and eastern cultures. Some of them worth considering are: