HappyArbor Day! The last Friday in April is National Arbor Day in the US, a day dedicated to planting and celebrating trees. It’s a holiday in Nebraska, where the tradition started back in 1872. Some states have their own Arbor Day at different times of the year, depending on the climate. In Florida it’s as early as January, in Alaska it’s May, and Hawaii celebrates in November.
Names for Taurus babies, born under the second sign of the Zodiac between April 21st and May 20th, often focus on the Taurus symbol of the bull. Taureans are known for their beauty and good nature. The bull is a practical, down-to-earth sign, hard-working and devoted to the ones they love. Symbols of Taurus include roses and foxgloves, emeralds, and the color green.
Since Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970, we’ve become increasingly aware of the preciousness of our natural resources and the urgency of protecting them. So how about passing on your concern for the environment by choosing one of these earth and water-friendly names for your baby? Of course you could also get more specific with a flower name like Violet or a tree name like Willow.
Bay—Bay, which actually means ‘berry,’ is one of the most appealing of the cool water-inspired unisex names, and makes a refreshing middle name alternate to the more expected May or Ray. Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano used it as the middle name for daughter Alma. Not to be confused with Bey/Bae, as in the nickname of Beyonce.