Before my daughters were born, my husband and I really enjoyed picking out their names together. It can be a real bonding experience with your partner and with the baby you’re expecting. There are many factors that you can consider when picking a name, including the meaning and sound and family names. Another great way to choose baby names is to be influenced by when your baby is born.
If your baby is due around Halloween (or make a surprise appearance early then), here are some good Halloween inspired baby names to choose from.
Casper: If you don’t want a scary Halloween name, then consider Casper. Casper is known as “the friendliest ghost” and is the cute star of comics and cartoons. The only downside is that your baby will probably get teased on playgrounds when they’re older. Maybe this one would work best as a middle name.
Damien: “The Omen” is a horror classic that is staple viewing for Halloween. You may not want to name your baby after the Antichrist, but it’s still a good name and very Halloween appropriate. If it is any consolation, the name Damien actually means “to tame/subdue” or “spirit”. There is even a Saint Damien.
Fred(dy): Again, you may not want to name your baby boy after a horror movie character. However, “Nightmare on Elm Street” is one of the most famous horror movies ever made, and each Halloween countless people dress up as Freddy Krueger. The benefit is that Fred is a common enough name that people won’t associate it with the film.
Jack: So far, Jack is the most popular boys’ name of the year in the UK. This hugely popular name fits perfectly with a Halloween baby. No one but you has to know that the Jack is followed by O-Lantern.
Autumn: This name applies to the season rather than just the holiday, and works equally well for both baby girls and grown women.
Dynia: This Polish name actually means pumpkin, so it makes the perfect name for your Halloween baby girl. Dynia is a pretty and unique name, and lets you call your baby your little pumpkin.
Eve: When I hear the name Eve, my first thought is of Genesis and the Biblical Eve. However, Halloween originates from All Hallow’s Eve, so this name is surprisingly appropriate.
Halle: In this case shortened from the word Halloween, Halle is an adorable girl’s name. Thanks to celeb Halle Berry, it’s also associated with successful (and attractive) women as your baby grows up. Halle has increased in popularity over the past decade.
Kara: This name is great because, unless you tell people, no one will ever know that it’s a Halloween name. In Arabic, Kara’ Safra means pumpkin. What could be more appropriate for Halloween than to have a little pumpkin?
Jamie: Actress Jamie Lee Curtis is most famous for starring in the “Halloween” movies. These are absolute Halloween classics, so why not borrow her name for your Halloween baby? Jamie works equally well for boys and girls.