Holiday baby name: Christmas Eve

Christmas tree decorations

Have any babies ever been named Christmas Eve?

Yup. So far, I’ve found over a dozen.

The earliest two were both born in Norfolk, England, in the 1700s:

  • Christmas Eve Steward, female, baptized on December 28, 1777
  • Christmas Eve Hayes, female, born on December 24, 1793

The next three were born in the 1800s:

  • Christmas Eve, female, christened on January 7, 1838, in Norfolk, England
  • Christmas Eve Flourney, male, born on December 24, 1871, in Texas
  • Alfred Christmas Eve, male, born circa 1877 in Lancashire, England

And the rest are from the 1900s:

  • Christmas Eve Fouts, female, born on December 24, 1901, in Indiana
  • Jonathan Christmas Eve, male, born circa 1903 in Essex, England
  • Christmas Eve Paul, born on 24 December 14, 1962, in North Carolina
  • Christmas Eve Holley, female, born on August 12, 1979, in California
  • Christmas Eve Hall, female, born on December 24, 1984, in Texas
  • Christmas Eve Morgan, female, born on December 24, 1984, in Texas
  • Christmas Eve Gruber, female, born on December 24, 1988, in California
  • Christmas Eve Heywood, female, married in 1993 in Nevada
  • Karen Christmas Eve Wiggins, female, married in 1999 in Florida

Only one of the above was definitively not born on Christmas Eve. I think her August 12 birth date makes a conception date of Christmas Eve plausible. Either that or her surname, Holley, sounds like “holly” and that inspired the Christmas theme.

[More holiday baby names: Merry Christmas, Christmas Day, Christmas Carol, Christmas Tree, Happy New Year]

Image: Adapted from Bellagio Christmas tree by Bert Kaufmann under CC BY-SA 2.0.

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