10 fabulously festive baby names 3 years ago

10 fabulously festive baby names

'Tis the season!

As a Christmas baby myself (and a mamma to one) I really do think it’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Here are 10 fabulous and festive baby names to inspire you:

1. Avery

Avery was originally an English surname derived from the Old English word aelf, meaning elf.

2. Elden

Another option meaning “from the elves’ valley.” And you thought Christmas elves were just handy for making toys.

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3. Eira

If you and your bump are dreaming of a white Christmas, you might like to consider Eira which is Welsh for snow. It can be pronounced as either I-ra or AY-ra. Alternatively, you could use Neva which means snowy in Spanish.

4. Belle

Sure it’s a different spelling and people might think you’re taking inspiration from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast as opposed to Christmas but this name is beautiful (which is quite fitting because that’s what it means in French).

5. Natalya

Essentially, this means born at Christmas or “birthday of Christ” which is perfect if your due date is around December 25th. Of course, they might not be so keen that their birthday falls so close to another big day – gives people an excuse to try and buy them just one present (grrrrrrr my pet hate!).

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6. Eve

Yes there was an Eve in the Garden of Eden but there is also Christmas Eve which has much more positive connotations. The name itself means lively, life or living.

7. Ivy

Meaning faithfulness (always a good trait to have we reckon), this plant-inspired name is one of our all-time favourite names.

8. Holly

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If Ivy doesn’t tickle your festive fancy, perhaps consider its traditional pairing. Holly was first used as a feminine given name in the 20th century, but had a surge in popularity due to Audrey Hepburn's character 'Holly Golightly' in Breakfast At Tiffany's.

9. Nicholas

Santa Claus is based on St. Nicholas – the patron saint of children, sailors and...er...pawnbrokers. In Greek it means “people’s victory.” In other words, you might have a winner on your hands.

10. Joy

They do say that a child is a little bundle of joy… so why not call yours that?  Unsurprisingly, it means to rejoice or rejoicing, which is exactly what you’ll be doing when he or she arrives into the world.

Do you have a Christmas birthday that you love or loathe? Let us know in the Facebook comments.