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It’s the most wonderful time of the year… especially when there’s a bundle of joy on the way. If you’re expecting a holiday baby, then you may want to commemorate the season with an extra-special baby name.
The list of Christmas symbols is never-ending. Which one best represents your favorite tradition?
Belle – the soothing sounds of church bells on Christmas Eve
Holly – the most symbolic of Christmas plants
Ivy – goes hand-in-hand with Holly
Joy – everyone is joyous at Christmas time
Nicholas – Saint Nick, our beloved Santa Claus
Noelle – French for “Christmas”
Tannen – in honor of the Christmas tree carol, “O Tannenbaum“
Yule – the comforting warmth of a burning log
The Jewish community celebrates Hanukkah, which is observed around the same time Christians celebrate Christmas. These holiday names suit the season:
Hannah – the martyred mother whose seven sons were slain because they refused to eat pig in public
Jonathan – one of Mattathias’s five sons
Judah – another of Mattathias’s five sons
Judith – saved her Jewish town from Holofernes
Mattathias – Jewish priest central to the story of Hanukkah
Simeon – yet another son of Mattathias’s
If you love Christmas videos, then you’ll adore these baby names pulled from beloved holiday classics.
Aaron – the lead character in The Little Drummer Boy
Cindy Lou – the kindly little Who from How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Clarice – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’s accepting girlfriend
Clark – the head of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’s dysfunctional Griswold family
George – the hero of It’s a Wonderful Life; his surname, Bailey, is perfect for a girl
Karen – returned Frosty the Snowman to the North Pole so he wouldn’t melt
Linus – delivers an inspired religious monologue in A Charlie Brown Christmas
Ralphie – the bespectacled young man in the cult favorite, A Christmas Story
Rudolph – the red-nosed reindeer, of course