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The ancient tradition of day-naming -- choosing a name from the day of the week, the month, the season or holiday, or even a time of day -- feels fresh again now. Here, examples of day names that could work as modern baby names,.
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  • Afternoon

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    An early day name, found on slave rolls, and worthy of consideration today for someone seeking a truly unusual name.  Read More 

  • April

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    Still the most popular month name, but we think old-fashioned May or even June is prettier, while August is hipper. Literary reference: the heroine of the book and movie Revolutionary Road . Read More 

  • August

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    August has been heating up in Hollywood--used by Mariska Hargitay, Lena Olin, Dave Matthews and Jeanne Tripplehorn, (and by Garth Brooks for his daughter), and is rapidly becoming the preferred mon... Read More 

  • Autumn

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    Crisp and colorful, Autumn is the most popular season name now -- the only one in the Top 100 in recent years -- with Autumn's coolness only surpassed by Winter.  Read More 

  • Christmas

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    Christmas is a day name long and quietly used. Prettier and more modern than Noel or Noelle.  Read More 

  • December

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    Cooler than April, May, or June, but also a tad icy.  Read More 

  • Early

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    A word that's been used, very infrequently, as a name for hundreds of years. Interesting sound and meaning.  Read More 

  • Easter

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    Easter has been used as a name for several hundred years, as part of the day-naming tradition; now, this rarely heard holiday celebration name would make a novel choice for a springtime baby. Bac... Read More 

  • Evening

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    Though this feels like a new invention, people have used day names such as Morning and Afternoon for centuries -- and so why not Evening too? It's a lovely word with an evocative meaning and makes... Read More 

  • Holiday

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    Free and fun name if you don't want to be pinned down to Noelle, Pasqua, or Valentine.  Read More 

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