Category: Historic Names

December Baby Names: Helena to Huckleberry

By Meagan Burke

December baby names can be drawn from a whole range of inspirational sources, including but not at all limited to holiday festivities.

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12 Tasty Thanksgiving Names

by Linda Rosenkrantz


Thanksgiving baby names include November baby names including those of the arrivals on the Mayflower to those responsible for making it as a national holiday to the perennial Macy’s parade to poor old Tom Turkey himself.  Here are what we consider some of the best Thanksgiving-related options for baby names.

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By Ashley Richards

Happy Veteran’s Day!  And what a special Veteran’s Day it is, too—the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I!

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By Eleanor Nickerson

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are having a baby! Yep, we’ve all been guessing it wouldn’t take long, and now that it’s confirmed, we can start speculating on the prospective royal baby names.

To Royal or not to Royal?

First there is the question of whether or not the couple will/have to/should use a royal name for their child.

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By John Kelly

Ghouls and goblins don’t exactly make for the best namesakes, but we still wanted to get into the Halloween spirit. So, we’ve conjured up just that: Some baby names with “soulful” roots that may keep you up at night not with trepidation, but inspiration.


Enid has a vintage sound, which just might her fresh again. From the Welsh for “soul” or “life,” Enid is the beautiful lover of Geraint, a king and warrior storied in Arthurian legend. She is #637 on 2017’s Top 1000 girl names, down from her all-time high at #420 in 1920, when she graced the name of several starlets of the silent screen. Enid shares the nostalgic appeal of the more voguish Eleanor and Evelyn.

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