If your baby is due over the festive season but you’re struggling for inspiration – look no further than Christmas itself.
We’re not expecting you to name them Cracker, Angel or Wreath, but there are more subtle ways you can bring out the festive cheer in your choice.
We chatted to SJ Strum, ChannelMum.com’s baby name expert, as well as scouring baby name sites for inspiration to come up with this Christmassy list.
“Tis the season for Christmas babies, but why give them a boring name?” says Strum. “Holly and Winter are always popular for festive tots, there are many more creative and unusual choices.|
This name actually means ‘Christmas’ – nothing could be more relevant.
Naming your baby after one of three wise men has a unique festive twist.
Classic Christmas colour – the berries of holly trees ripen over winter.
Ivy is an evergreen vine that has long been associated with rebirth.
Lumi means “snow”, perfect especially if we get a white Christmas.
This means “from the elves’ valley” – Lord of the Rings fans take note.
Another of the three kings, this name also means “bringer of treasure”.
The festive bird is a common sight throughout the winter season.
The birthstone for December is Tanzanite – seasonal but non-obvious.
This name means ‘Elf Counsel’. What could be cuter for a Christmas tot?
A star, reflecting all the twinkling lights we see during Christmas time.
An unlikely choice, but it would definitely be memorable in the playground.
This name – of Celtic origin – means both “holly” and “strong-willed”.
Old school names are back in fashion. Thank Cate Blanchett for this one.
Twas the night before Christmas, after all.
As popularised by Dickens (and The Shamen), you can shorten it to Eben.
It’s the German word for pine and features in the carol, ‘O Tannenbaum’.
Fred Claus is the older brother of Santa Claus (no, we didn’t know either).
Because a baby born at Christmas time will bring exactly that.