Jul
11

Hot Dog!!

 

hotdog_s640x427 July is National Hot Dog Month.  The hot dog council estimates that over 7 billion hot dogs will be eaten by Americans this summer.  Hot dogs are clearly one of the country’s most loved comfort food.  Adults cite mustard as the preferred condiment while children choose ketchup as their favorite topping.  Other toppings of choice include onions, relish and cheese.  Hot dogs are high in fat and sodium, but they are also a good source of protein, iron, and other necessary vitamins.  Here are some possible baby names associated with hot dogs.

Girls

Coney

Dixie

Ginger

Katz

Paprika

Vienna

Boys

Angus

Coleman

Frank

Kobe

Nathan

Oscar

Watson

 

Jul
9

Let Freedom Ring

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Freedom Week is observed in the United States from July 4th to the 10th.  It is the week following the Fourth of July or Independence Day.  Freedom is defined as the unrestricted use or the absence of restraint.  It is the capacity to exercise choice and free will that we experience in the USA.  Freedom is a valuable concept for everyone and you may want to translate that into your baby’s name.  Here are some baby names associated with Freedom.

Girls

Charlotte

Eleuthra

Francesca

Isra

Justice

Liberty

Malaya

Saoirse

Boys

Carlton

Charles

Darby

Emerson

Francis

Freedom

Fremont

Simon

Jul
7

We all Scream For Ice Cream

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Is ice cream one of your favorite summer treats?  National Ice Cream Month is celebrated in July.  Ice cream is a frozen desert made from dairy products.  It is a smoothly textured semi-solid foam that can be scooped.  It can be served in a cone, a bowl or even on a stick.  On a hot, summer night, there is almost nothing that compares to a double scooped ice cream cone.  For the cherry on top, dip into these baby names associated with ice cream and ice cream companies.

Girls

Blue

Bella

Caramel

Cocoa

Cookie

Dot

Edy

Jill

Rita

Robin

Boys

Ben

Chip

Foster

Jack

Jerry

Rocky

Stone

Jul
4

Happy Fourth of July

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 Independence Day is a federal, patriotic holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.This holiday is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, baseball games and family reunions.  Households hang a flag from the front of their home and people dress in patriotic colors of red, white and blue.

Here are some patriotic and July themed names for your little firecracker.

 

Girls

 

Abigail

Ameriyana

Belle

Betsy

Bostyn

Freeda

Julia

Independence

Liberty

Starlee

Starlynn

 

Boys

 

Alexander

Benjamin

Brave

Francis

George

James

Julio

Lexington

Paul

Thomas

Jul
3

HOT!! Baby Names

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Some people think the heat of summer, especially July, can be stifling.  But, some couples find the heat of July to be inspiring when choosing a baby name.  July is when the hot sultry weather of summer starts.  Families are flocking to the pools and beaches, watching fireworks and drinking lemonade in the shade.  These baby names are as hot as the temperature on a sunny July afternoon.

Girls

Chanda

Elidi

Kalinda

Kenna

Lehava

MacKenzie

Nera

Siria

Soleil

Tandy

Boys

Aidan

Blaise

Brenton

Flint

George

Kenneth

Keegan

Mishal

Spark

Jul
2

Fairy Day

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National Fairy Day is observed after the summer solstice.  Author Cicely Barker believed that summer is a very busy time for the fairies. William Shakespeare also wrote about fairies in the summer in the play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  The author of Peter pan wrote that when the first baby laughed, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and that was the beginning of fairies.  Fairy Day is a day for fairies, magic and wishes to come true.  For one day, you can put aside the cynicism of the modern world and embrace the possibilities of the unknown and believe in fairies.  Sprinkle the fairy dust and check out these names taken from fictional fairies.

 

Girls

 

Ariel

Aurora

Bell

Crysta

Ginger

Holly

Kaye

Laurel

Lily

Rosetta

Zoe

 

Boys

 

Basil

Claude

Cosmo

Hans

Jorgen

Kalen

Niall

Robin

Shea

Willie

Jul
1

Global Smurfs Day

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Global Smurfs Day is observed the 3rd week in June to coincide with the birth date of Peyo, the creator of Smurfs.  There are few characters as iconic as the Smurfs.  They are icons of popular culture appealing across generations.  The story of the Smurfs started as a comic book, evolved to a T.V. cartoon and finally the big screen as a full length movie.  Smurfs have blue skin, white trousers with a hole for their tail, and white hat and their favorite food is smurfberries.

If you were a fan of the Smurfs, you may want to check out these baby names associated with the color blue.

Girls

Azure

Bonnie

Cyanea

Indigo

Jaya

Linnea

Livia

Odele

Taisie

Wisteria

Boys

Aciano

Gentian

Jay

Odell

Rigel

Robin

Sunil

 

Jun
30

Garfield The Cat Day

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Garfield The Cat Day is celebrated annually on June 19th.  The comic strip that debuted June 19, 1978 features a ginger colored cat that loves lasagna and hates Mondays.  His owner is Jon and his friend Odie is a dog.  Perhaps, you adore Garfield or all things feline.  If this is the case, check out these names taken from fictional cats.

Girls:

Dinah

Dulcie

Electra

Kat

Kitty

Sassie

Tabitha

Boys:

Felix

Garfield

Heathcliff

Monty

Norris

Oliver

Sylvester

Tom

Tony

 

 

Jun
28

Frankly, My Dear…

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Gone With the Wind is a classic American novel that was published in June 1936.  It depicts the experiences of Scarlett O’Hara, the spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner.  Scarlett is a manipulative Southern Belle and the novel is set during the American Civil War.  The novel of love and war won the Pulitzer Prize and went on to be one of the most popular movies of all time.

If you are a fan of Gone With The Wind, you may want to check out these possible baby names taken from characters of the novel.

 

Girls

 

Caroline

Ella

Eugenie

Georgia

Katie

Margaret

Melanie

Scarlett

Solange

Susan

Victoria

 

Boys

 

Ashley

Charles

Clayton

Frank

George

Gerald

Kennedy

Mitchell

Rhett

Wade

Jun
27

Summer Solstice

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The summer solstice was observed this week.  It is recognized as the longest day of the year.  Solstice comes from Latin and means sun standing still as it appears the sun seems to pause in the sky.  All this extra sunlight heats up the air and water, this creates the midpoint of the growing season.  It is the halfway point between planting and harvesting.  It is a time of growth and green.

Here are some baby names associated with the color green.

Girls

Ann

Cheryl

Chloe

Esmeralda

Fern

Greenlee

Jade

Kelly

Laurel

Olive

Paris

Teal

Verna

Boys

Denver

Ervin

Forest

Hunter

Irving

Jayde

Moss

Oliver

Seth