Baby Names for Festivus – Daniel, Jerry, Elaine, Festus

It’s not hard to come up with Christmas-related baby names (e.g., Noel, Natalia, Nicholas).

But what about those people who prefer to celebrate Festivus, the Christmas-like pseudo-holiday featuring the aluminum Festivus Pole, The Airing of Grievances, and The Feats of Strength — what names could they give their newborns?

Here are a few ideas:

Daniel – After Daniel O’Keefe, the inventor of the modern Festivus, and/or his son, (also) Daniel O’Keefe, the scriptwriter who popularized Festivus by writing it into an episode of Seinfeld.

Jerry, Elaine, Cosmo, George, Frank or Estelle – After the Seinfeld characters featured in the Festivus episode (“The Strike,” which aired on December 18, 1997).

Festus – A rare given name that means “joyous, festive” in Latin.


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