By Linda Rosenkrantz
One of the most recognizable images of Halloween is that of a witch riding her broomstick across a full moon, which explains why trick-or-treat expeditions have long featured little girls garbed in black with tall pointy hats and maybe a few warts and moles. But pop culture has given us a variety of witches, some of which are actually nice and comical and even beautiful. So if you’re looking for a baby name that subtly references the holiday, here’s a mix of unusual witch-inspired names way beyond the expected Samantha and Sabrina.
Aja is a witch who led her own coven in Season 4 of the hit TV show The Vampire Diaries. Could Aja join similar names like Ava, Ada, Ana and Aya? Aja was long associated with the title of a classic Steely Dan album.