Mar
28

Ugadi Festival

ugadi-2Ugadi is celebrated as New Years day in many parts of India.  Ugadi is translated as the beginning of a new age and is observed at the end of March.  Ugadi marks a change in the lunar orbit a well as the beginning of the new Hindu lunar calendar.  It also heralds the onset of spring as Mother Nature awakes from her deep slumber to give birth to new plants and cover the earth in a blanket of green.  As spring accompanies new life on earth, this festival of New Year accompanies a feeling of joy, growth and prosperity.

Here are some popular baby names in India from the last 14 years.

Girls

Ananya

Anika

Diya

Khushi

Kyra

Navya

Prisha

Saanvi

Sanjana

Boys

Aarav

Aryan

Darsh

Dev

Ishaan

Mohammed

Rudra

Sai

Vivaan

 

 

Mar
27

Mario Day

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Mario Day is observed in March.  In recognition of everyone’s favorite pizza-loving Nintendo character, you can celebrate Mario Day.  Mario first appeared in Donkey Kong in 1981 and soon became a worldwide sensation.  The hugely successful Super Mario Bros. series defined the 1980s and the 1990s.  Mario is the mascot for computer giant Nintendo and remains one of the most adored, world-renowned computer heroes of all time.  Mario is depicted as a short, heavy Italian plumber who resides in the Mushroom Kingdom  and repeatedly rescues Princess Peach from his many enemies.

Here are some characters that are possible names for your impending Baby Luma.

Girls

Daisy

Pauline

Peach

Rosalina

Starlow

Yoshi

 

Boys

Elvin

Gad

Kamek

Luigi

Mario

Petey

 

Mar
26

The Navajo Mountain Chant

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The Navajo Mountain Chant is held in Arizona for 9 days at the end of winter.  This observance marks the seasonal transition from cold harsh winters to fertile spring.  It occurs at the end of the thunderstorms, but before the spring winds come.  The timing must be perfect.  The chant consists of 4 different ceremonies with the most moving ceremony on the last night.  There is singing, dancing, and lighting of fires.  Many Navajo and visitors attend the ceremonial Navajo Mountain Chants. 

Here are some popular Navajo baby names.

 Girls

Achaana

Anaba

Dezba

Doba

Manaba

Shima

Yanaba

Boys

Atsidi

Bidzill

Hastiin

Nastas

Niyol

Sani

Shilah

Yas

 

 

Mar
25

J.R.R. Tolkien Reading Day

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 J.R.R. Tolkien Reading Day is observed on March 25 and was founded in 2002.  A journalist from New York thought there should be a day for readers to discover that there is more to J.R.R. Tolkien’s writings than the Lord of The Ring Trilogy.  The date of March 25 was chosen in honor of the Fall of Sauron from Lord of the Rings.  Tolkien had a great fascination with etymology and languages and he developed several of his own.  .  He created unique names for his characters that inhabited the middle earth.

Check out these Tolkien character baby names and you may find one for your little precious.

 

Girls

 

Arwen

Diamond

Elanor

Esmerelda

Gilraen

Mirabella

Nessa

Varda

 

Boys

 

Arod

Curumo

Elros

Gandalf

Peregrin

Rohan

Samwise

Theoden

 

Mar
24

In Full Bloom

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When you think of spring, you may think of flowers starting to bloom.  Flowers charm us and bring happiness, fragrance, and beauty to our winter weary lives.  People have been naming their babies after flowers for hundreds of years.  Floral names reached their peak in Britain during the Victorian era and currently are still very popular.  A flower baby name can be beautiful and unique.  Buds, blossoms and flowers bring thoughts of new beginnings.  Flowers have long been admired and used to beautify environments and are objects of romance, ritual, religion and even medicine.

Here are some suggestions for baby names derived from types of flowers and flower related names.

Girls
Calla
Dahlia
Holly
Iris
Jasmine
Laurel
Lily
Rose
Violet
Zinnia
 
Boys
Aaron
Alder
Aster
Antonio
Briar
Indigo
Jarred
Ren
Sage
William
Mar
20

Spring Has Sprung

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Six weeks after Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog, saw his shadow, meteorological winter is over!  The first day of spring begins March 20 at 12:57 p.m. EST.  Springtime refers to ideas of rebirth, renewal, and regrowth.  The date for the start of spring each year is the vernal equinox.  This is the day on which the overhead path of the sun moves across the equator.  The hemisphere starts to warm significantly causing new plants to spring forth giving this season its name.  March, April, May and June make up the spring calendar months.  These are the months with the most unstable weather and higher pollen and allergy levels.

Spring is the season of new beginnings and sometimes new bundles of joy.  Here are some suggestions of springtime baby names.

 

Girls

 

April

Avril

Blossom

Chloe

Irene

June

Laverne

Mae

Odeletta

 

 

Boys

 

Aries

Byrd

Marcus

Neo

Pascal

Robin

Sonny

Storm

Zephyr

 

Mar
19

Swallows Return to San Juan Capistrano

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The miracle of the swallows of San Juan Capistrano, California takes place each year on March 19 or Saint Joseph’s Day.  As the little birds wing their way back, the village of San Juan Capistrano takes on a fiesta air and the visitors from all over the world and all walks of life, gather in great numbers to witness the miracle of the return of the little swallows.  At early dawn, the little birds begin to arrive and start rebuilding their mud nests at the old stone mission church.

Even though the swallows return to San Juan Capistrano, California, the island city of

San Juan Puerto Rico has some beautiful baby names.

Girls

Arely

Dayanara

Estefania

Evita

Georgina

Ivelisse

Janisa

Luisa

Maria

Yamileth

 

Boys

Alfredo

Andres

Carlos

Cruz

Esteban

Jorge

Jose

Miguel

Roberto

Vincent

Mar
17

The Debut of Barbie

 

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Barbie debuted in March of 1959.   She is a fashion doll manufactured by the American toy company Mattel, Incorporated.  Barbie was one of the first toys to have a marketing strategy based on television advertising.  It is estimated that over one billion Barbie dolls have been sold worldwide in over 150 countries.  The doll stands eleven inches tall and she has become a cultural icon.  Mattel has created a wide range of family members and friends for Barbara Millicent Roberts which is Barbie’s full name.  Play around with these names for your little doll.

 

Girls

 

Chelsie             Barbie’s sister

Claire               Barbie’s friend

Francie             Barbie’s cousin

Krissie             Barbie’s sister

Margaret         Barbie’s mom

Millicent         Barbie’s middle name

Skipper           Barbie’s sister

Stacie               Barbie’s sister

Summer           Blaine’s sister

Tracy              Barbie’s sister-in-law

 

Boys

 

Alan                Ken’s friend

Blaine              Barbie’s ex boyfriend

George             Barbie’s dad

Ken                 (Carson) Barbie’s boyfriend

Ryan               Ken’s rival

Ricky              Skipper’s boyfriend

Scott                Skipper’s friend

Todd               Barbie’s brother

Tommy           Ken’s brother

 

Mar
16

United States Rivers

 

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National Flood Safety Awareness Week is March 16-22.  This is a nationwide campaign designed to highlight the hazards associated with floods and what you can do to save life and property.  Floods are the most common natural disasters.  It is also designed to educate people on the importance of preparing for a flood before it strikes.  “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” is the phrase used to inform people of the hazards of driving or walking through flood waters.  Being prepared for a flood can not only keep you and your family safe, it can also minimize damage and recovery efforts.

Here are some possible baby names that were inspired by United States Rivers.

 

Girls
Angelina          Texas
Ashley                South Carolina
Claire               Wisconsin
Ellis                 Maine
Isabella            Minnesota
Madison          Montana
McKenzie       Oregon
Ruby               Montana
Quinn              Nevada
Willow            Minnesota
 
Boys
Anderson        Indiana
Barton             Vermont
Braden             Florida
Collin              Tennessee
Cooper                        New Jersey
Grant               Wisconsin
Knox               New Hampshire
Logan              Utah
Mitchell          Massachusetts
Walker             Virginia
 
Mar
14

Happy Saint Urhos ??? Day!!

 

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Saint Urho’s Day is observed on March 16.  The legend of Saint Urho, a mythical Finnish- American hero, is believed to have originated in the minds of men of Finnish descent in Minnesota in the 1950s.  The story goes that these men were upset with the bragging of Irish Americans celebrating Saint Patrick.  They created the fable of Saint Urho chasing the grasshoppers and poisonous frogs out of Finland.  His feast is held the day before St. Pat’s Day and is celebrated by wearing royal purple and nile green.  He is usually represented with grapes, grasshoppers and frogs.  Fact… or… fiction… you can decide especially if you are looking to extend your Leprechaun celebrations.  Hop through these popular Finnish baby names.

 

Girls

 

Aino

Eeva

Eliisa

Henna

Katariina

Lyydia

Reet

Suvi

Tuula

 

Boys

 

Antti

Hannu

Jensynn

Kivi

Nikolaus

Risto

Tapani

Urho

Veli