What Is Your Favorite Day Name?

What Is Your Favorite Day Name?

Day names for babies just got hotter!

Harry Potter star Rupert Grint joined Instagram earlier this week to announce the name of his six-month-old daughter, Wednesday.

It’s a cool and quirky choice that has been trending in a big way on Nameberry this week. In fact, all of the day names have seen a substantial rise in views since little Wednesday made her grand entrance. (Yes, even Monday – up 25%!)

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Hey Instagram….only 10 years late, but here I am. Grint on the Gram! Here to introduce you all to Wednesday G. Grint. Stay safe, Rupert

A post shared by Rupert Grint (@rupertgrint) on Nov 10, 2020 at 7:07am PST

Day Names Are on Trend

And why not? Sunday has been stylish for a while now – ever since Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban chose it for their daughter, born in 2008. Other famous parents, including Mike Myers, Ferne McCann and, most recently, Janet Montgomery, have followed suit.

And it’s not just days of the week that are catching the eye of prospective parents. Month names like May, June, August, and even October and November, are all on the rise. So too is the coolest season name of the moment: Winter.

Day names are an ancient tradition in many cultures. Names used among certain ethnic groups in Africa may be drawn from the time of day, day of the week, or season of a child’s birth. For example, among the Akan people of Ghana and the Ivory Coast, Kofi is the name given to boys born on a Friday (the female equivalent is Efua).

Which Day Name Would You Choose?

Check out our list of day names for babies for more ideas, and tell us…

If you had to choose a day, month or season name for a baby, what would you pick?

How do you feel about using a day name for a baby not born on that day? Does it matter?

Share your thoughts below!

About the Author

Emma Waterhouse

Emma Waterhouse

Emma Waterhouse joined the team in 2017, writing about everything from the top baby name trends 2023 to how not to choose the next big baby name. As Nameberry's head moderator, she also helps to keep our active forums community ticking.

Emma's articles on names and naming trends have been featured in publications including the Huffington Post, People, Today's Parent, Fatherly, and Good Housekeeping.

A linguist by background, Emma speaks several languages and lives in England's smallest county with her husband and four young children. You can reach her at emma@nameberry.com.