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FlabbyMcTat Thu 10-Apr-14 17:08:36

Just got a faint bfp so jumping the gun a bit. Are Christmas names gross? Any suggestions of some so my DH can veto them?

meditrina Thu 10-Apr-14 17:13:24

Well, they can be a bit naff if OTT.

Some to think about:

Holly, Noelle, Natalie, Natasha

Noel, Rudolf, Nicholas

MoreSkyThanWeNeed Thu 10-Apr-14 17:16:05

Chris middle name Mas.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Thu 10-Apr-14 17:16:24

Why are Natalie and Natasha Christmas names? (genuinely interested smile).

Not Rudolf surely grin.

Holly is nice. David maybe? (Once In Royal Davids City).

Congratulations on the BFP.

Ludways Thu 10-Apr-14 17:19:51


meditrina Thu 10-Apr-14 17:19:51

"Why are Natalie and Natasha Christmas names?"

Tradition, and because they mean 'birth'

FlabbyMcTat Thu 10-Apr-14 17:21:27

I think the nat names are based on natale (birth in italian and similar in spanish). Some fab ideas. Thoughts on holly and ivy?

FlabbyMcTat Thu 10-Apr-14 17:22:26

I think the nat names are based on natale (birth in italian and similar in spanish). Some fab ideas. Thoughts on holly and ivy?

meditrina Thu 10-Apr-14 17:24:27

How about Balthazar, Melchior or Caspar?

Gloria (in excelsis deo)?


FlabbyMcTat Thu 10-Apr-14 17:26:28

Ooh could shorten Balthazar to Balth.

mrsnec Thu 10-Apr-14 17:30:20

I was born at Christmas and have the female form of one of the names mentioned on this thread and nobody gets the connection I also know Hollys and ivys born at other times of the year. Point is, do it if you find a name you like and I agree they are great ones. If my parents had looked into the actual meaning of my name they may have chosen differently as I always prefer the fact that it's festive rather than the fact that it's greek for 'victory for the people'

ClareMandy Thu 10-Apr-14 17:37:20

I don't think they're gross at all. I myself would have been Holly if I was born around Christmas time. I think holly, Ivy, noel/noelle, robin . All lovely smile

PaulinesPen Thu 10-Apr-14 17:40:35


wigglesrock Thu 10-Apr-14 18:01:55

Stephen is another one.

I quite like names linked to times when babies were born. Dd3 was born around Valentines Day & had she been born on the 14th, I would have shoehorned an appropriate name in somewhere smile

morethanpotatoprints Thu 10-Apr-14 18:04:58

Carol, Holly, Nicholas, Rudolph, Robin, Ivy, Belle, Gloria, Noel, Joy.

Theonlyoneiknow Thu 10-Apr-14 18:32:46

DS was born on Xmas day, he has a non festive name!

mathanxiety Thu 10-Apr-14 19:28:52

Estelle, Stella, Esther, Seren -- all mean 'star', a Christmas motif.
Lucy, Lucia, Lucien -- all mean 'light', which is a winter and Christian motif.
Clara -- character in the Nutcracker and also linked to the idea of light.
Joseph/Josephine -- link to Christmas.
All variations of Mary..
Seraphine/Seraphina, Gabriel/Gabrielle/Gabriella, Angela, Angelica, Angelina -- angels.
Joshua -- Jesus.
Eve -- Christmas Eve...
Joy -- Joy To The World..
Felix/Felicity -- happy
Celyn -- Welsh 'holly'

Marcipex Thu 10-Apr-14 20:39:24

Seren, star in Welsh.

hatchypom Thu 10-Apr-14 20:41:22

Joseph, Mary

Marcipex Thu 10-Apr-14 20:41:50


Anjou Fri 11-Apr-14 04:25:50

Not Christmas exactly, but here are some winter themed names...

These all mean 'snow'
Eira (welsh)
Neva (Spanish, pronounced Nay-va)
Lumi (Finnish)
Talini (Inuit for 'snow angel')

Other thoughts for girls

January (if born in that month!)
Paz (Spanish for 'peace')

For boys...
Erm .. Can't think of any more! Will come back if I do. smile

Good luck, OP!

Ludways Fri 11-Apr-14 07:40:28

There's some lovely names coming through. My DM was born close to Christmas and has a festive name, her sisters also have names associated with the time of year they were born, I've always thought it was a lovely idea, maybe a bit cutsie but they're all in their 70's now with their own lives and families in different parts of the country, it's a nice way of still linking them together as a sibling group.

Ilovebean Fri 11-Apr-14 13:49:10

Jesus is pretty 'Christmassy'

On a serious note, I love the name Joseph.

melliebobs Fri 11-Apr-14 13:54:04

Not exactly a christmas name but I love Robin/Robyn for a boy or girl

Keilypips Mon 14-Apr-14 23:01:47

Holly & Ivy are lovely names but personally I would spelt the like hollie

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