The Names of Christmas Past: Movie names from Anya Claus to Zuzu Bailey

As a holiday season extra, we’re serving up a second helping of one of our favorite past Christmas slideshows.

Looking for Christmas names for your holiday-season babe? Well, you can forget about those old chestnut choices likeNoel/NoelleHollyNatalieEveMerryCarol and Claus. A much more original idea might be to look at some of the classic and current Christmas movies for interesting character names that would do the job more subtly. But don’t worry– we’re not suggesting Ebenezer or Clarence.



Mayor Augustus May Who might not have been the most appealing character in "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" --which was based on the TV special which was based on the Dr. Seuss book. But though his name might sound a bit imposing, parents are beginning to warm to it, along with cousins August and Augustine, largely because of the friendly nickname Gus.

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