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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.