Category: mythology baby names
If you’re looking for baby names related to the astrological sign of Virgo, here are dozens of intriguing ideas!
By E. Wittig
Virgo, the sign of the virgin, is the summer’s final sign. Virgo begins on August 23rd and ends September 22nd at the shifting of seasons. Represented by lilies, yellow sapphires, the color gray, and the element earth, Virgos are even-tempered and dependable people with inner strength.
Amalthea – The unicorn is a symbol of innocence and purity; in many tales, the magical beast is only approachable by virgins. Lady Amalthea is the human name of the unicorn in classic novel The Last Unicorn. Other virginal symbols are pearls and lilies. In their original forms, Pearl and Lily are baby names
with vintage charm. More Lily names include Liliana, Susannah, Maylis, Kielo, and Sayuri. Margaret means “pearl” as do its short forms Maisie and Margot.
By Linda Rosenkrantz
St. Valentine’s day always brings to mind romantic baby name possibilities, but more often than not they’re of the female persuasion, usually lacy, multi-syllabic Victorian pretties like Arabella and Melissande. But hey–there are plenty of romantic names on the boys’s side as well, whether through sound, meaning, amatory reputation or literary connections. Here are some of the best.
A bit obvious, perhaps, but what could be more apropos than this pair? In addition to the holiday connection, Valentine is the name of a devoted friend in Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona and is also a major character in Twelfth Night. Valentino, long associated with silent screen Latin lover heartthrob Rudolph Valentino, was chosen by Ricky Martin for one of his twin boys.
Well, summer’s here and with it I have a whole new list of sizzlin’ summer Greek names. In the summertime, there’s swimming, heat, and lots of outdoor fun. Plus, according to an article on livescience.com, summer is the time of year when the most babies are born, with August tending to be the busiest month. That being said, I hope all you expecting moms find a name you like for your little bundle of summer sunshine. Here are some ideas from the ancient Greek pantheon.
Theros — THEH-rohs– Theros is the Goddess of summer in Greek mythology and I think it has a very cool sound, reminiscent of names like Maris. With the long O sound at the end, it could conceivably be a new way to get to the nickname Rose.