Some Christmas baby names whisper their connection to the season: Think of Bailey, the surname of the main character from It’s a Wonderful Life, or Snow, the stuff we dream will give us a white Christmas.
And then there are those that trumpet the yuletide season loud and clear, like the 13 classic Christmas baby names featured here.
Sure, he’d probably get a certain amount of red-nosed teasing around the holiday, but a boy named Rudolph could probably take it. Besides, he’s got other, more distinguished, namesakes—the great ballet dancer Nureyev, silent screen IotharioValentino and 9-11 New York mayor Giuliani. It’s one of those abandoned vintage names that just might come back.