Easter baby names!

(55 Posts)
Annunziata Sun 24-Mar-13 20:49:59

Just for fun, because my sister is due any day now!

I suggested Crucifissa grin but I can't think of any normal ones.

cookielove Sun 24-Mar-13 20:52:23

Bunny ( i know someone who called there baby this)
Coco (as in chocolate)

Thats it i'm stumped grin

LentilAsAnything Sun 24-Mar-13 20:52:24

Shelley, Yoko, Egbert.
A la Sid in Ice Age 3. smile

Annunziata Sun 24-Mar-13 20:55:14

It's really hard! I could think of loads of Christmas ones.

Oh, I've not seen Ice Age confused

gingeme Sun 24-Mar-13 20:56:12


gingeme Sun 24-Mar-13 20:56:24


ElegantSufficiency Sun 24-Mar-13 20:56:53


Even Esther is kind of thinking outside the box

Annunziata Sun 24-Mar-13 20:58:56

It's March this year, sadly.

Pascale is pretty.

Beamae Sun 24-Mar-13 21:00:52


TotallyEasterEggFlipped Sun 24-Mar-13 21:02:29


Bunbaker Sun 24-Mar-13 21:03:54

Any of the disciple names:

I have omitted Judas because of the connotations.

Annunziata Sun 24-Mar-13 21:15:32

Warren is quite clever! I wouldn't make the connections.

I quite like Magdalena.

Mitchy1nge Sun 24-Mar-13 21:24:18

da wikipedia: Pasquina, Pasqualina, Pasquala, Pasquetta, Pasquita, Pascala, Pascalia, Pascalina, Pascuccia, Anna Pasqua, Maria Pasqua, Pasqua Rosa.

Mitchy1nge Sun 24-Mar-13 22:18:54

I think baby should come on the 26th and be named after Magdalena Morano

FreedomOfTheTess Mon 25-Mar-13 11:16:39

Joshua - the English form Yehoshu'a, which would have been Jesus' actual name. (Jesus is another English form, through the Greek Iesous, which comes from Yeshu'a, which is a contracted form of Yehoshu'a).

MyThumbsHaveGoneWeird Mon 25-Mar-13 18:37:32

Easter bonnet - hat -milliner- milly!
Bit of a stretch?

Coconutty Mon 25-Mar-13 18:38:26

I second Jesus.

StellaNova Mon 25-Mar-13 18:50:17

I'm sure there's a Russian one like Natasha for Christmas but I don't know what it is.

KittenOfDoom Mon 25-Mar-13 18:52:14

Maundy. There was someone with this name at my school.

Astley Mon 25-Mar-13 18:53:04

It's Anastasia stella it means resurrection.

But after Fifty Shades of Grey no one in their right mind would use it right now!

SoupDreggon Mon 25-Mar-13 18:54:20

Jesus delivered my Ocado order last Easter.

[happy sigh]

raisah Mon 25-Mar-13 20:53:39


Annunziata Mon 25-Mar-13 22:02:42

Oh Christina is beautiful!

LandofTute Mon 25-Mar-13 23:00:28

I like Christina too

ShrewveTuesday Mon 25-Mar-13 23:07:08

The Russian one is Anastasia - means 'resurrection'.

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Mon 25-Mar-13 23:07:45

Fred or Judy? From Easter Parade. It's a bit of a tenuous one!

steppemum Mon 25-Mar-13 23:16:46

hmmm the Russian word for resurrection is Vaskrisheniya (no idea how to spell it in English)

but I don't know what Anastasia means, so might mean something similar

squoosh Mon 25-Mar-13 23:29:51

Pontius Pilate

Frikadellen Mon 25-Mar-13 23:29:55


to quote
Annunciata \a-nnuncia-ta, ann(un)-ciata\ as a girl's name is of Italian origin, and the meaning of Annunciata is "announcement, notice". Allusion to the Annunciation, when the Virgin Mary learned she would be Jesus' mother. Sometimes given to a girl born in March, the logical month for such an announcement.

Easter/Eostre? [helpful] grin

HotCrossFRIGG Tue 26-Mar-13 11:27:55


peppabacon Tue 26-Mar-13 15:16:46


Coconutty Tue 26-Mar-13 19:31:03


Bunbaker Tue 26-Mar-13 20:07:32

You really can't use Judas.

peppabacon Tue 26-Mar-13 20:10:39

Nor Barabbas grin

mathanxiety Tue 26-Mar-13 21:29:13

Anastasia is a Greek word meaning resurrection that travelled to Russia as a name via the Orthodox Church. 'Ana' is a Greek prefix denoting increase or 'rising from'.

Coconutty Tue 26-Mar-13 21:30:53


mathanxiety Tue 26-Mar-13 21:34:26

Lily (Easter lily..)
Una (lamb-related)
Renata/Renee (rebirth)
Nicodemus (assisted in the burial of Jesus)

mathanxiety Tue 26-Mar-13 21:34:43

x-post a bit

aufaniae Thu 28-Mar-13 00:24:46


Mitchy1nge Thu 28-Mar-13 00:47:03

So was she born on the 26th after all? So she can be named for both Magdalena Caterina (come mia figlia #3 ma anglicised) and Mary Magdalen? Maddalena, Madeleine?

louisianablue2000 Thu 28-Mar-13 00:54:08


Speaking of the name Jesus. FIL is an academic, with lots of overseas students. He once found a note on his door that said 'Jesus, Mohammed and Caesar came to see you'. Probably outed myself there!

Annunziata Thu 28-Mar-13 10:36:05

She was!

Annunziata is taken in this family grin and Assumpta is for an August baby really.

Thanks everyone flowers

Jesus, Mohammed and Caesar is funny grin

aufaniae Fri 29-Mar-13 00:31:39

Astarte, Ostera

aufaniae Fri 29-Mar-13 00:31:47


nectarini1983 Fri 29-Mar-13 09:10:39

Bunny!!! He he!

Raeray Fri 29-Mar-13 09:25:58

How about cassia for a girl - like the cassia oil you put in Easter biscuits!

pigletpower Fri 29-Mar-13 11:17:46

I googled ans Anastasia actually means reborn, so a little different to ressurection.

LornMowa Fri 29-Mar-13 17:31:21


Wikipedia says its "a female given name, which derives from the Greek name Ἁγνὴ hagnē, meaning "pure" or "holy". The Latinized form of the Greek name is Hagnes, the feminine form of Αγνός Hagnos, meaning "chaste" or "sacred". The name passed to Italian as Agnese, to Portuguese as Inês, and to Spanish, as Inés."

LornMowa Fri 29-Mar-13 17:32:20

Whoops - doesn't understand Greek writing.

thegreylady Fri 29-Mar-13 22:44:24

Bonnie [short for bonnet]
Would Simnel be a good boy's name?

mathanxiety Sat 30-Mar-13 04:06:14

The word anastasis, from which the name comes, is a central idea of Christian faith and its meaning obviously has a huge significance because the whole point of Christianity (most versions of it) is the idea of salvation through Jesus Christ and eternal life. In the Christian context (which gave rise to the name) it means literally resurrection of the body from the dead, coming to life again by the grace of God, and not some sort of rebirth that could be loosely interpreted as a change of heart, reincarnation in the Hindu sense, etc.

alexpolismum Sat 30-Mar-13 12:07:35

I really don't understand why you've suggested Ishtar as an Easter themed name aufaniae.

Ishtar is a Sumero-Babylonian goddess of fertility and war. It is not known today exactly at what time of the year a festival might have been held in her honour.

Viviennemary Sat 30-Mar-13 12:10:26

Veronica. According to legend she wiped the face of Jesus. Think I have got that right!

elQuintoConyo Sat 30-Mar-13 12:13:36

Egg - it worked for Andew Lincoln in This Life!!!

Roc - Catalan boy's name, I love it! (rock-stone-easter... weakest link??)

Mona - Easter cake in Catalonia. Also a big chocolate 'house' that godparents give their godchildren.

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