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Zodiac Names: Choices for a Sagittarius baby

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By E. Wittig, aka “Frankie

We’ve just entered the period of the sign of Sagittarius, the archer.  Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter, is the ninth sign of the zodiac and is represented by a centaur drawing a bow.  Traits said to be shared by people born under the archer are generosity, honesty, and compassion as well as foolishness, pride, and frankness.  They are ethical but impulsive, and have a love of excitement and adventure.  Though the turquoise is their main gemstone, a handful of others represent them as well.

Other elements associated with this sign are the color purple, the narcissus, and the dandelion.  The archer is one of three fire signs along with Leo and Aries.  Here are some astrological names for a baby born between now and December 21st which reflect these attributes:

Girls

Adara - Hebrew, fire

Aine - Irish, fire

Ascella - a star in the Sagittarius constellation

Beryl

Calida - Latin, fiery

Camilla - an Italian fire goddess

Celosia - Greek, burning

Dandelion

Eldrid - Norse, beautiful fire

Eleanor - Greek; shining one, compassion

Fiametta - Latin, little fiery one

Gwenaëlle - Welsh, generous and noble

Indigo

Ione - the name of a nymph; it means violet, a shade of purple

Iris

Lavender

Maia - a Roman fire goddess

Mauve

Mercy - English, compassion

Narcissa

Plum

Ruby

Saga

Sagittaria

Seraphina - Hebrew, ardent, fiery

Sholeh - Persian, flame

Theodosia - a Greek name combining the elements “generous” and “god”

Topaz

Turquoise

Verity – Latin, truth

Vesta - a Roman fire goddess

Violet

Boys

Abraham  has the connection of “Honest Abe

Aidan - Irish, little fire

Apollo - Greek archery god

Archer

Arrow

Ash - usually a short form of other names, but also an English word referring to the powdery residue of a fire

Atar - Iranian fire god

Bowman - English surname for an archer

Brande - English, firebrand

Chiron - a centaur in Greek mythology

Evander - an Anglicization of Irish Iomhair, from Ivarr “archer”

Idris - Hindu, fire; also Welsh, ardent lord

Inigo - short form of Latin Ignatius, “fiery”

Ivar, Ivor - Scandinavian, archer

Jupiter - the ruling planet of Sagittarius

Karim - Arabic, generous and noble

Kaus - three stars in the constellation, and a word meaning bow

Lincoln - has the connection of “Honest Abe

Makrim - Arabic, generous and noble

Nunki - one of the stars in the constellation

Theodosius - a Greek name combining the elements “giving, generous” and “god”

Toxotes - (like Socrates) the Greek name for Sagittarius

Unisex

Artemis - Greek goddess of archery

December

Ember - both a short form of November and December and a word meaning “burning coal in a dying fire”

Nuri - an Arabic and Hebrew name meaning “my fire”

Phoenix - a mythical bird reborn in its own ashes

Robin - archer Robin Hood in English folklore

Sage

If these none of these names appeal, but you’d still like a connection to the stars, here are the names of a few modern and historical Sagittarians:

Girls

Abigail (Adams)

Jane (Austen)

Louisa (May Alcott)

Lucy (Liu)
Boys

Frank (Sinatra)

Pierce (President Franklin Pierce)

Swift (Jonathan and Taylor)

Twain (Mark Twain)

Walt (Disney)

Winston (Churchill)

E. Wittig is a stay-at-home mom to two well-named girls and is a big fan of unconventional names.  She also writes novels.

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