August 10th is National Duran Duran Appreciation Day. It is a day to celebrate 80’s rock icons. Duran Duran is a British band that pushed the limits of acceptable music video content and became one of the hottest bands of the decade. With the band’s flair for fashion, the group earned itself a cutting-edge image and nicknamed the “prettiest boys in rock’. If you are a fan of iconic 80’s music, you may want to check out these names taken from the band members and popular songs of Duran Duran.
Another pivotal August observance is Get Ready For College Month. It is the time to prepare your 18 year old for higher education. Making the transition from high school to college can be the biggest change in a young adult life. It is exciting and scary at the same time. College is a big step as the students no longer have a parent nearby to wake them up and keep them fed. Your child will receive a crash course in time and money management techniques. Here are the most popular names of the students entering college and university in the fall of 2015.
August 9 is Veep Day and this observance commemorates the day in 1974 when Richard Nixon’s resignation allowed Gerald Ford succeed to the presidency of the United States of America. Veep day is the celebration of the vice president and the presidential succession provisions in the United States Constitution. Check out these possible baby names taken from the first and last names of United States Vice Presidents.
Attention parents, August is Get Ready for Kindergarten Month. Time to get your 5 year old prepared for the beginning of their academic career. This month is a time to celebrate and support happy entry into kindergarten. There are several steps you can take to make this change less daunting for you and your child. You can read books about school, take a walk by the school, and adjust your summer sleep schedule. Check out the most popular names of the children starting kindergarten this Autumn.
National Friendship Day is observed the first Sunday in August. The idea of honoring friendship has been celebrated by many people in many countries. With the advancement of technology, it is easier than ever to connect with friends. It is the perfect occasion to show your friends that you care. Check out these famous T.V. besties for a possible baby name.
Blair & Jo
Carrie & Miranda
Elena & Bonnie
Ethel & Lucy
Jenna & Liz
Kate & Allie
Laverne & Shirley
Mary & Rhoda
Max & Caroline
Meredith & Christina
Monica & Rachel
Robin & Lily
Bert & Ernie
Chandler & Joey
Corey & Shawn
Dwight & Michael
Felix & Oscar
Jerry & George
Leonard & Sheldon
Ralph & Ed
Shawn & Gus
Wayne & Garth
Eid al-Fitr, also known as the Sweet Festival is celebrated by Muslims at the end of July. It is a day that you are forbidden to fast. To acknowledge this, it is customary to start the day with a small sweet breakfast. Children are given gifts which may include little bags of candies. There are sumptuous meals followed by deserts of cakes, samosas, pies and tarts. Here are some deliciously sweet baby names that you may like.
National Dance Day was created in 2010 by the Dizzy feet Foundation and is now an annual celebration that takes place at the end of July. This grassroots campaign encourages Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good heath and fight obesity. It is a day to motivate young and old to just move and have fun while doing it. Here are some baby names associated with dances and also names that mean dance.
National Day of the Cowboy is observed the last week of July. This holiday was started asa way to contribute to the preservation of America’s rich cowboy heritage. There was a lack of written laws in the west and that made it very important for cowboys to create their own code of conduct. The statute to live each day with honesty and courage was always respected on the range. Here are some perfect names for your little cowgirl or buckaroo.
July 22nd 2014 is England’s Prince George’s first birthday. Royal baby names are sometimes in the family for hundreds of years. A lot of thought goes into picking a name for a future monarch and many have historical significance. Just as much thought goes into choosing a name for your little highness. Here are some great royal choices.
July is National Recreation and Parks Month. It is the perfect time for families to enjoy the National Parks in the United States. The theme this year is that “Out is In”. There are 59 national parks in the United States. Criteria for National Parks include natural beauty, unique geological features, unusual ecosystems, and recreational opportunities. The purpose of the national Park Service is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wildlife and to provide for the enjoyment of future generations.
Here are some possible baby names taken from some of the National U.S. Parks.