The New Year brings hope, change, and, of course, celebration!
If you’re expecting a daughter on the December/January cusp this year, these upbeat girls’ names might make great choices. From names that suggest New Year soirees to those inviting joy and good cheer, there’s something here for every style of namer.
So pop the champagne – or the apple juice – and consider a girls’ name that glitters with all the excitement of 2017. By Abby Sandel
Caia and Gaia
There are dozens of possible origins for Kaya, Kaia, and Caia, but one strikes a festive note. The Roman name Caius or Gaius might come from the Latin gaudere “to rejoice.” The traditional Christmas carol Gaudete ties this to the Advent season, but the meaning seems just right for a New Year’s baby.