Blizzard of 2016: Snowy baby names

January 28, 2016 Linda Rosenkrantz

The blizzard that blanketed much of the US mid-Atlantic area in snow last weekend caused shuttered schools and businesses, buried cars and other massive disruptions for 80 million people. But with all that chaos, TV screens and the Internet were filled with picturesque wintry scenes and skiers gliding down Fifth Avenue. Snow still has a magical quality for the child in all of us, one that is celebrated in baby names across countless cultures. (by Linda Rosenkrantz)


Fresh, pure and simple, Snow can make an evocative middle name choice, carrying the enduringly cheerful image of Disney’s Snow White. Snow is currently Number 387 on Nameberry—it would probably rank higher if there were middle name votes. Snowflake or Snowdrop enter into hippie territory.