Is the turkey in your oven almost done?
If your due date coincides with the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday maybe you want to acknowledge that in the name you give your little one.
Babble’s Jillian Capewell has compiled a list of baby names inspired from Puritan virtue names to Native American names to passengers on the Mayflower. As Capewell says, “you’ll find plenty of naming inspiration from the roaring ’20s — the 1620s, that is”.
I picked out a few favorites but if you’d like to see the entire list check it out. There are some really interesting names for both boys and girls there.
Prudence: Capewell says Prudence is a virtue name that was popular with Thanksgiving-era Puritans at the time — it may still sound old-fashioned today, but it could be the right pick for parents with a flair for the vintage.” The Beatles also have a song called Dear Prudence which was written about Mia Farrow’s sister.
Peregrine: This was apparently the name given to a baby boy born on the Mayflower while it was anchored in Provincetown harbor. I like it better for a girl.
May – May is a classic, beautiful name. You can’t go wrong with May. It’s short, sweet and happy
Elias – A passenger on the first Mayflower, he wasn’t old enough to sign the Mayflower Compact and didn’t make it through the first winter.
Myles - This is definitely my favorite of the boy’s names. As Capewell reports, “Myles Standish was an English military officer who later became military advisor for the settled Plymouth Colony.”
Smith – You could name your little guy Smith, in tribute to John Smith, the man who helped found the settlement of Jamestown.
What do you think? Are you due soon? Any of these names light your fire?