Naming Your Baby After Astronomy – The Stars!

If you want a really great and original name for your baby, try naming him or her after the stars above or the months of the calendar. The best names for a girl from the calendar months are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, September, October, November and December. March and August best suit a boy.

A popular girl's name from the forties was Early – a nice name if you want to go retro. Dawn is also a great girl's name and so is Aurora which means Dawn. Also very forties is Stella which means Stars. If you like the sky then both boys and girls suit the names Sky or Skye.

A very popular girl's name in 2010 was Luna which basically means 'the moon.'Twilight, Sundown and Sunset have also been both girl and boy names in the past. Related to these are Soleil, Sunny, Sunshine, Sol and Solveig which are usually girl names. Eloise and Marisol also mean 'the sun.' Samson and Cyrus are both names that mean 'The Sun' for boys.

In the seventies it was cool to call your kid Morning and Midnight. Kids were also named after the planets. Girls suit Sun, Moon, Earth and Venus and boys suit Sun, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Uranus, Saturn and Pluto.

Some constellations make nice names as well. A boy named after the constellation Orion is destined to be a prince. Other wonderful names for boys that are actually constellations are Apus, Aquila, Aries, Cetus, Corvus, Dorado, Draco, Leo, Lepus, Lynx, Mensa, Pavo, Persus Pictor, Puppis, and Phoenixand Volans.

Great names for girls that are also constellations are Andromeda, Aquarius, Ara, Auriga, Carina, Columba, Delphinus and Norma.\

You might also consider naming your kid after a star. Boys might suit the names Acamar, Acrus, Adhil, Aladfar, Albaldah, Albali, Aldebaran, Alfirk, Agorab, Alioth, Alnair, Alnath, Alniyat, Alphard, Alrai, Altair, Alzirr, Arrakis, Asellus, Atik, Atlas, Betelgeuse, Caph, Dabih, Izar, Kraz, Matar, Nash, Phaet, Rigel, Sabik, Salm, Segin, Sirius, Vega, Wasat, Yed and Zuben.

Bright stars that you could name a girl after include Ain, Alchiba, Aldamarin, Alhena, Alrisha, Aludra, Alya, Ancha, Ascella, Auva, Beid, Bellatrix, Electra, Haedi, Heze, Maia, Meissa, Mira, Nashira, Ruchbah, Sarin, Shaula, Spica, Subra, Tabit, Talitha, Tania, Terebellum, Zaniah and Zosma.

For the ultimate celestial name why not try Celeste or even Celestial which does mean the heavens. Both boys and girls have been known to be called Heaven in the past as well.