Thar she blows! Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. It’s not a real holiday, but it’s a day to get away with talking and acting like a pirate, which is almost just as good. Bonus points if you’re willing to sport an eye patch. Incorporating pirate dialect into your daily routine is the most common way to celebrate such a Jolly Roger day. In honor of talking like a pirate, we’ve got a list of names for your most precious booty—a teeny tiny lass or lad. Behold, mateys, our list of pirate baby names!
Jack (English): Form of John meaning “god is gracious”
Bart (Aramaic): Form of Bartholomew meaning “The son of the farmer”
Horatio (Italian): Keeper of time
Bellamy (English): Good looking companion
Rachel (Hebrew): The innocent lamb; in the Bible, Jacob’s wife
Morgan (Welsh): Circling the bright sea; A sea dweller
Alvilda (Danish): Friend of the elves
Charlotte (French): Tiny and feminine
It’s almost the 4th of July, and it’s hard to ignore all of that red, white, and blue! Between the pops and bangs outside followed by the “oohs” and “aahs,” Independence Day is one of the most fun holidays to celebrate. Cookouts, time with friends and family, and a free pass to wear the most ridiculous stars and stripes outfit you can find—what’s not to love?
Check out these baby names inspired by presidential families and candidate hopefuls! It’s never too early to start campaigning, you know.
George (Greek): One who works the earth; Farmer
John (Hebrew): God is gracious; in the Bible, one of the Apostles
Zachary (Hebrew): Form of Zachariah, meaning “The Lord remembers”
Andrew (Greek): Manly; Warrior
Warren (English/German): From the fortress; From the enclosure
Reagan (Irish): Regal
Hillary (Greek): A cheerful woman; Bringer of joy
Kennedy (Gaelic): A helmeted chief
Rosalynn (German/English): Resembling a gentle horse/ form of Rose, meaning “resembling the beautiful and meaningful flower”
Jacqueline (French): Feminine form of Jacques; The supplanter