Names reflecting birth during pandemic/crisis?

(49 Posts)
Eledamorena Sat 04-Apr-20 15:57:44

Sorry if this has been done, but I haven't seen a thread on it.

I've seen some quite funny memes suggesting names for babies born during the pandemic e.g. Demi nn for Pandemic, Tina nn for Quarantine.

It got me thinking... do you think there might be a rise in names like Hope, Faith, Joy? I don't know the sex of my baby but I've suddenly started leaning towards Hope as a possible first or middle name for a girl. Never considered it before.

What other names (not necessarily virtue names) might 'work' to reflect the fact a child was born during this very strange period in history?

I'm not necessarily looking for a name like this, just curious to see if people have any thoughts!

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BuffaloCauliflower Sat 04-Apr-20 15:59:24

A couple in India have named their twins Corona and Covid

GemmeFatale Sat 04-Apr-20 16:00:11


Eledamorena Sat 04-Apr-20 16:03:50

@BuffaloCauliflower that's terrible grin

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LotusClover Sat 04-Apr-20 16:35:50

I think Patience reflects it perfectly - we have to be patient as we wait for it all to pass over.

That being said, I don't like the name Patience or any virtue names for that matter.

sadpapercourtesan Sat 04-Apr-20 16:36:53


Tartyflette Sat 04-Apr-20 16:36:55



elizabethdraper Sat 04-Apr-20 16:38:03


CottonSock Sat 04-Apr-20 16:38:31

Enfys is rainbow in Welsh. Pronounced En-vis (roughly)

FawnDrench Sat 04-Apr-20 17:39:04


Redshoeblueshoe Sat 04-Apr-20 17:45:19


bridgetreilly Sat 04-Apr-20 17:51:48


HildaSnibbs Sat 04-Apr-20 17:53:44

My 5yo DD was referring to the virus as "Corona Iris" - a lovely name for a girl wink

MikeUniformMike Sat 04-Apr-20 19:06:43


MikeUniformMike Sat 04-Apr-20 19:11:21

Enfys is a bit silly - please don't use it. It is too similar to Elvis and the spelling will be an issue, and if you haven't heard or seen it before you will say it incorrectly.

Crunchymum Sat 04-Apr-20 23:06:23


(As in Nightingale, after the hospitals, which are named after the nurse!)

Tillygetsit Sat 04-Apr-20 23:09:12

I love Enfys and think it would be lovely for the end of this.

SpangledPandemonium Sat 04-Apr-20 23:10:29

I agree Enfys has charm. Is it used a lot in Wales?

Omashu Sat 04-Apr-20 23:21:01

@SpangledPandemonium I know two welsh girls with that name!

SpangledPandemonium Sat 04-Apr-20 23:23:46

Thanks Omashu. Can you say roughly what age group?

BikeRunSki Sat 04-Apr-20 23:26:51

Hope and Faith

Ellmau Sun 05-Apr-20 00:35:19

I remember once seeing Coronata in a baby name book.

Hope would be a lovely mn.

MikeUniformMike Sun 05-Apr-20 17:48:18

@SpangledPandemonium, no, but neither was Seren until recently. Both are nouns.Would you call your daughters Star and Rainbow?

difficulttod Sun 05-Apr-20 17:52:15


Found my DD's middle name

FawnDrench Sun 05-Apr-20 18:15:50


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