More Babies Named Halloween

pumpkinsDozens of U.S. babies have been named Halloween over the years. We’ve already talked about Halloween Putman. Who are some of the others?

The earliest example I know of is Halloween Hovey. She was 8 months old and living in Michigan at the time of the 1870 census. (North America has only been celebrating Halloween since the mid-1800s, btw.)

The latest example I know of is Halloween Starks. She was born in Florida on Oct. 3, 1952.

Probably my favorite example is Halloween Baggs, whose name reminds me of bags of candy. :) He was 9 and living in Indiana at the time of the 1920 census.

Also memorable is Marigold Halloween Pearlie Cummings. She was born in Hawaii on Oct. 31, 1922.

I even found two people who spelled Halloween with the apostrophe: Henry Hallowe’en Varner (boy, born in Massachusetts on Oct. 31, 1904) and Tommie Hallowe’en Farmer (girl, born in Texas on Oct. 31, 1921)

Have you ever met anyone named Halloween? (If so, did they like their name?)


3 thoughts on “More Babies Named Halloween

  1. Very interesting. I’ve never thought of Halloween as a given-name, but I actually kind of like it. I think it is better on a girl since it ends in -een.

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