I know you need MORE requests like you need a hole in your head, but with Baby Girl due in just a few days we're getting closer and closer to the holiday baby we're (I'm) hoping for and I thought this might be a quick/easy/fun question for your readers. Although we've got a "probably" for the first name (Caroline) I would LOVE to do a Christmas/winter themed middle name. I know it's kind of cheesy and some people are going to totally roll their eyes at this but I LOVE Christmas and with Baby Girl expected December 26th I figure I shouldn't pass up this opportunity.
Besides Eve for a baby born on Christmas/New Years Eve or Natalie for a baby born ON Christmas (the internet informs me "Natalie" actually means "born on Christmas") what else should we consider? Holly? Ivy? I feel like I'm missing a lot of options.
For the record, our last name is a common two-syllable "D" name so middle names that start with vowels may fall into the dangerous category of initials-that-spell-things - not that that is a dealbreaker for me.
Thanks so much!
Oh, I LOVE themes for middle names, I just love them. I'm the same as you: I know some people roll their eyes but I CARE NOT. It's not like I'm suggesting the middle name Snowflake or Reindeer or something: it's that there are some legitimate, solid, traditional names that just happen to be MORE FUN to use at a particular time of year.
ANYWAY. So you've got Eve and Natalie and Holly and Ivy, which are all good. I've seen people suggest Stella or Estelle, too, since they mean star; it's not quite obvious enough to please my holiday-name-loving heart, but Estelle really is lovely with Caroline.
Noelle and Joy are both great with Caroline, too. I especially like Joy because it's two-for-one: a holiday-type name and also a feelings-about-the-baby name.
Chris and Carol and Mary all work, but I feel meh about them, and Carol of course won't work with Caroline, and Chris is awkward as a middle name. For a boy baby, Nicholas would be very nice.
When I was five I got a doll for Christmas and named her Jeanette Isabella after my favorite Christmas carol. If I were expecting a girl at Christmas I might be tempted to give her two middle names.
More suggestions for Christmassy/wintery baby names?
Name update! Suzanne writes:
Thank you to everyone for the Christmas name suggestions! I didn't make it all to the 25th before going into labor but decided when baby girl was born on December 19th that it was close enough to go with a holiday name. Caroline Noelle joined us at 2:39 am on December 19th weighing 8 lbs 5 oz and 20.5 inches long. I am SO EXCITED about this name (and the spelling of n-o-e-l-l-e) I can't even tell you. Thanks again for helping us choose!!