December is such a lovely time of the year. Everyone is a little bit more kinder. The festive mood, the fairy lights, the decorations, the music, the good food make us all feel more appreciative and supportive.
And I feel the babies born in the month of December can feel it as well.
Finding baby names is always a biggie when you are pregnant. There are always lots of thoughts around it and sometimes mum and dad don’t agree on a name. Christmas inspires the feeling of joy and hope. And for a pregnant couple the ultimate joy is becoming a parent and meeting their beautiful baby. So if you are having a December baby why not trying to bring that joy in his/her name.
As a newborn photographer I hear lots of interesting names and I’m always fascinating about their meaning or origin.
Every parent wants to give a unique and meaningful baby name, and I believe Christmas can inspire lots of meaning. The one below is not an exhaustive list but the names that I found more inspiring.
Names for Girls
Angel – Is one of the best female Christmas names. Other variations Angela and Angelina are also popular.
Beth – diminutive name for Bethlehem city, where Jesus was born.
Chiara – Italian origin name meaning “light and clear” has been the name of many saints.
Cady – variation of French word Cadeaux meaning “gift”. A name that sounds similar to Katie but it’s more unique and less common.
Eirwen – this is another unique name. It’s Welsh for snow.
Faith – this name embrace the holiday season.
Holly – well, we don’t need much explanation for this, right?
Mary – on the religious theme of course this is a classic.
Natalia – if your girl is born at Christmas Day this Latin origin name is perfect. You could choose the Russian version, Natasha.
Neve – meaning snow in Italian.
Nora – meaning “light”, signifies bright and cheery Christmas spirit.
Scarlett – reminding of Santa’s red dress
Stella – Latin name for star.
Baby Names for Boys
Caspar – the name of one of the Three Kings in the Nativity.
Christian – meaning “follower of Christ” is one of the traditional Christmas names.
Felix – meaning “happy” is a perfect name to signify the cheerful Christmas spirit.
Gabriel – another Nativity theme meaning “Hero of God” or “God is my strength”
Joseph – kind of classical ono, doesn’t need any explanation.
Nicholas – after good old Saint Nick
Nico – Italian diminutive of Nicholas
Rudolph – after the red-nosed reindeer
Theodore – Greek origin meaning “God’s gift”.
Yule – unique name meaning “winter solstice”. The origin of the name dates back to Old English.
I hope some of these baby names give you some inspiration. Let m know if you found a good name or please share the name you chose in the comment if you wish.