Not many parents dream of their kids growing up to be philosophers. And yet there’s something to be said for namesakes who have pondered the universe, searching for meaning: the big thinkers with big ideas.
These philosopher names come from a diversity of periods and cultures. And if some of them sound too esoteric, bear in mind that Aristotle, Sophocles and Plato are used regularly as everyday names in modern Greece.
So here are 14 of the most usable, together with their philosophical isms.
June is bustin’ out all over! June brings us warm weather and cool baby names. June baby names may be inspired by the rose or the pearl, June‘s birth flower and birthstone. Also appropriate are names of notable people born during the month. Here are some great names to consider as we transition from spring into summer!
The first Memorial Day—then called Decoration Day— was observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. It was a date chosen because it was a time when flowers would blooming all across the country.
In the past we have looked at some of the more interesting names of Civil War leaders, but this year we thought it could be more enlightening to look instead at well-known, well-named people who were born in that year of 1868—giving us a bird’s-eye view of post-Civil War period baby naming, both in America and elsewhere.
When the new US popularity data comes out, we all look for certain things. Are we still naming our babies for Game of Thrones characters? (Most certainly yes.) How about the royal family? (Meghan, I’m looking at you.)
But there’s a quieter trend to watch, something that happens in the 1910s and the 1950s, and one that we still see today: classic baby names cycle in – and out – of fashion.
Spring has officially sprung! May is the peak of springtime in the Northern Hemisphere. The spring season can provide inspiration for May baby names, as can those related to May holidays like VictoriaDay and Memorial Day. With April showers now behind us, it’s time for fresh May baby names ready to bloom!