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Category: Historic Names

by Annie New

Looking for an artistic baby name?

As an art history student, I spent three years studying the biographies, influences and techniques of artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Eduard Manet, and Rembrandt. But it’s the names of the people they painted that are also of interest to name nerds like me.

Art history’s most famous models just happened to have some intriguing names as well as beauty and charm. With appellations ranging from Ginevra to Adele to Simonetta, the collection is as varied and cosmopolitan as today’s popularity lists. Let’s take a look.

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Names for November Babies

By Meagan Burke

Names for November babies might relate to the number nine, which is drawn from the name of the month itself. November comes from the Latin word “novem” meaning nine, as it was originally the ninth month in the Roman calendar.

November baby names may also be drawn from November symbols such as the topaz birthstone or the Thanksgiving holiday, or from important people and events associated with the month. Let’s look to past Novembers for notable name inspiration.

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16 Surprising Saints Names for Babies

by Linda Rosenkrantz

November 1st being All Saints Day, this seems like a propitious moment to look for some saints names for babies inspiration. There are some of those appellations that would be familiar to all of us, from St. Francis to St. John to Santa Maria. But there are others whose names don’t conjure up their religiosity quite so directly. Here are 16 spiritual but stylish—and often somewhat surprising—names for baby girls and boys.

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Scorpio Baby Names: Orchid and Orion

By E. Wittig

Scorpio baby names are a fascinating group. Great names for Scorpio babies might reference November or the autumn, Halloween or Thanksgiving, or any one of many symbols and myths associated with the sign of the scorpion.
October 22nd through November 21st is Scorpio’s domain. The last of the water signs for this calendar year, the scorpion is ruled by Pluto and aquamarine. Those given this sign are thought to be calm and aloof but are really quite passionate. A vast array of suitable names is available to represent the seventh sign of the zodiac, including names related to Halloween, names for October babies and names for November babies, as well as the wider list of names for autumn babies.

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Ghost Names for Babies

by Sophie Kihm

Whether or not you actually believe in ghosts, it’s hard to deny that a ghost name would be ideal for a baby born around Halloween. And I’m not talking about Casper, Jacob, or Helena, all ghosts from popular culture. Today we’re looking at ghost names for babies of the supposedly real ghosts that walk among us, haunting our cities and towns after their tortured pasts.

Of course, many of their stories are tragic enough that the superstitious among us might think twice before naming a child after one of these ghosts. But for true fans of the supernatural, a baby name with a ghostly backstory could feel just right.

Here, ten “real” ghost names for your Halloween baby.

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