Dantea's Baby Names

{January 14, 2012}   Day, Night, and Other Similar – Boy

Name                           Origin                         Meaning

Asa                                  Hebrew                        “Born in the Morning” Pronounced AY-suh. A short but strong biblical name with multicultural appeal. Asa was the name of an important biblical king of Judah who reigned for more than 40 years. Asa is a name featured in plenty of novels, a soap opera, is the name of botanist Asa Gray, is the name of Colin Greenwood of Radiohead son, and there’s Asa Butterfield, the new actor who played in Hugo recently. Nickname could be Ace.

Asa Butterfield

August                           German                        “Majestic, Venerable” This is obviously a month name, which is why it’s here. August is the German diminutive of the Latin Augustus and the month August was named for the Roman Emperor Augustus. August has 2 literary namesake, August Strindberg and August Wilson, both playwrights. If you don’t like August by itself, try Augusten, Augustine, or Augustus with August as the nickname. There’s also the nick name potential of Gus and Augie.

August Wilson

Ishaan                            Hindi                             “The Sun” Pronounced i-SHAWN. This name has an appealing sound as well as exotic. This might be perfect for anyone looking for something with a Day connotation and a not too exotic name. If you’re worried about the double A causing problems, you could spell it Ishan.

Midnight                        Word                              To be honest, this sounds like the name for a pet, not a baby, but if you love it and if it has some meaning for you, I would suggest you use it in the middle spot.

Ravi                                 Hindi                               “Conferring” This is a title of the Hindu sun god, and it was made popular by the sitar player Ravi Shankar. I think it has a very good sound and the perfect amount of exotic. Variations include: Ravee, Ravijot

Ravi Shankar

Samson                           Hebrew                          “Sun” This name, once considered overly powerful due to the superhuman strength of the biblical figure, is now an option for parents in search of an unusual route to Sam. The name isn’t very popular, it’s only in the 800s, so that’s perfect for people looking for a unique name that’s not too out there. Variations include: Sampson.

Sulien                               Welsh                              “Sun born” Pronounced SIL-yen. Said to be the name of the most learned man in ancient Wales, in this country it would be open to mispronunciation, making it rhyme with Julian. If you spell it Silyen, that makes it Cornish but then you could avoid the mispronunciation.

Church dedicated to St. Sulien

Tuesday                           English                           “Tiu’s Day” This is day name, which is why it’s here. Tuesday is an appealing choice and seems to be able to be unisex. This might not be for everyone, but in the middle, it would be just fine.

Tuesday Weld

November                       Latin                               “Ninth Month” The thing that makes this very usable is the nickname possibility of Nova. Love that. Mostly I love this name in concept.

Sunday                              Day Name                     Sunday is the most usable day name in my opinion, because of it’s sunny quality and nickname potential of Sunny. I once knew a boy named Sunday, so I know it can work on boy’s but it does seem more like a girl name than a boy when you look around for it.

Winter                                Season                            The girls have dibs on Spring, Summer, and Autumn, leaving this name evocative of snowy landscapes as the one possible seasonal choice for boys–even though it’s been used for a couple of starbaby girls.  Variations include: Winters, Wynter, Wynters


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