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On August 21, the United States will see its first coast-to-coast solar eclipse since 1918. If you’re planning to have — or conceive! — a baby around the time of the eclipse, you might be interested in a name that marks the event (but that isn’t as audacious as Eclipse itself). So what are your options?
Names with “celestial” associations
A solar eclipse involves the alignment of three celestial bodies — the sun (a star), the moon, and the Earth — in the sky. You could use a name that is associated in some way with one of these elements, such as…
Helios, Elio, Sunny, Sol, Solange, Soleil, Solaris, Ravi, Samson, Surya, Sunniva, Haruko, Hinata
Star, Stella, Estelle, Starla, Astra, Seren, Tara, Citlali, Hoshi
Luna, Moon, Selene, Selena, Chandra, Mahina, Qamar, Dawa
Eartha, Gaia, Tierra, Tlaloc, Avani
Sky, Skyla, Skylar, Lani, Miku, Akash, Alya, Celeste, Celestine, Ciel, Sora
Names with “dark” associations
The main event, from an Earthling’s perspective, is the darkening of the sun thanks to the moon getting in the way and casting its shadow over us. You could use a name associated in some way with darkness, such as…
Shade, Umbra, Shadow, Zillah
“Dark” or “Black” names
Melanie, Duff, Dubhan, Ciar, Ciara, Ciaran, Sullivan*, Krishna, Charna, Jett, Raven
Nisha, Layla, Nyx, Lilith, Miyako, Rajnish
*Sullivan essentially means “descendant of the little dark eye” in Irish — weirdly appropriate for a solar eclipse baby name, don’t you think?
Name combos with both “celestial” and “dark” associations
You could combine some of the “celestial” and “dark” names above to get something more specific, like…
- Layla Soleil: “night” and “sun”
- Jett Samson: “black” and “sun”
- Ciaran Sol: “black” and “sun”
- Melanie Stella: “dark” and “star” (“Dark Star” is also a Grateful Dead song)
- Luna Zillah: “moon” and “shadow” (“Moon Shadow” is also a Cat Stevens song)
Names (or name combos) featuring the letters “S” and “E”
This is as inconspicuous as it gets. Commemorate the solar eclipse simply by using the letters “S” and “E” in combination. You could choose a single name that starts with “Se-,” like…
Selene (“moon” in Greek)
Seren (“star” in Welsh)
Or, you could use a pair of names that start with “S-” and “E-,” such as…
Which of the above names (or combos) do you like most? What other solar eclipse-themed ideas would you add to this list?
Sources: When & Where to See the Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017, Two Minutes Of Darkness With 20,000 Strangers
One of my readers is expecting a baby boy in a matter of days and she’d like some last-minute name suggestions.
The baby will have one older sibling, a brother named Jett Royce. The surname sounds like Adlard.
Jett’s given names are both quite short, so I’m going to stick to the pattern and suggest…
Drew (or Andrew)
Tom (or Thomas)
Which of the above do you like best for Jett’s little brother? What other names would you suggest?
I mentioned babies getting dog names the other day, so now let’s talk about a name associated with horses: Colt.
Colt, like King and Jett, has become more popular recently. After ranking 534th in 2008, it jumped 164 spots to reach 370th in 2009.
Why? A CNBC reporter says the reason is former University of Texas quarterback Daniel “Colt” McCoy.
In fact, the rise of the name mirrors McCoy’s career. Not bad considering the name was barely cracking the top 1000 when McCoy arrived on national scene four years ago.
It’s a sound theory. Colt did indeed enter the top 1,000 in 2005–the year that McCoy began playing college football.
But let’s not forget two things.
First, Colt wasn’t a top 1,000 virgin in 2005. It had been in the top 1,000 from 1982 all the way to 2002 — over two decades. This original run was sparked by Colt Seavers, a character played by Lee Majors on the television series The Fall Guy (1981-1986).
Second, there’s the influence of Colton. It first cracked the top 1,000 in 1982 as well (again thanks to Colt Seavers). Unlike Colt, though, Colton became more popular as time went on. So now, a few decades later, the still-trendy sound of Colton may be paving the way for the re-introduction of Colt.
And now a question for you: In terms of college football-related baby names, which do you like better, Colt or Crimson?
Source: Parents Naming More Kids Colt
My father grew up in the 1950s. When he was young, his family had three dogs: King, Jett and Baron.
A few weeks ago, the SSA announced the top baby names of 2009. It also published a nifty change in popularity page.
What two names were prominently featured on that page? King and Jett. They’d increased in popularity significantly from 2008 to 2009. (Baron didn’t make the list, but it did crack the top 1,000 for the first time in 2008.)
We already know that human names are being given to dogs. But the trendiness of King and Jett makes me wonder: are all those old dog names destined to be reincarnated as baby names?
Snowflake and Spot may not make the jump, but Ace, Bandit, Petal, Princess and Spike have been popping up on birth certificates lately. And I could see how other old-school dog names like Duchess, Shadow and Lucky might appeal to certain parents.
What do you think about dog names for babies — Fun? Crazy? Inevitable?
Cassandra is expecting a baby boy in early June and she’d like some name suggestions.
She’s looking for “strong, unusual names” with one or two syllables. So far, Cassandra likes the name Fox and her partner prefers Aston. The baby’s surname will begin with an L and have one syllable. (Think Ladd.)
When I hear “strong,” I think of plosives (p, b, t, k, etc.). So I focused on short names with strong sounds that aren’t currently in the top 100. Here’s what I came up with:
Which of the above do you like best? What other names would you suggest to Cassandra?
Update: The baby has arrived! Click here to see the name.