If you’re celebrating, I wish you a happy holiday. And whether you’re making merry or not, I offer up seasonal #namegames!
Let’s mash up classic firsts with winter middles. I posted a first take at the girls’ list earlier this month. But the boys’ list is brand new.
Classic Firsts with Winter Middles: The Rules
Here’s the challenge: take a classic girl’s name and add a winter-inspired middle. It can subtle or obvious, mainstream or a little out-there.
For inspiration, use these lists:
- 27 Classic Girl Names and 33 Classic Boy Names
- Winter Names for Girls and Winter Names for Boys – some could easily cross lists!
- Unexpected Christmas Girl Names and Unexpected Christmas Boy Names
- Winter Holiday Names: The Ultimate List of Lists
Classic Firsts with Winter Middles: The Girls
I’ll start with my list.
Classic Firsts with Winter Middles: The Boys
And here are my picks for the boys:
I could do this for ages, but it’s more fun if we all play together. So now it’s your turn! What are your favorite classic firsts paired with winter middles? They can refer to the holidays or the season more broadly, be as mainstream as Holly or as obscure as Cypress.
Please share your favorites!
And if you’re celebrating today, wishing you the happiest of holidays to you and yours.
Erin Beth says
I quite like Madeleine Icicle. It was a great idea for a winter name game! Thank you, as always, Abby, and I hope you had a great Christmas!
Laura Powell says
I’m partial to Frances Cypress, as it’s my daughter’s name :). I’m curious so if you don’t mind explaining, what makes Cypress a winter name?
What a lovely name, Kat! Cypress is a winter name only in the sense that it’s an evergreen. (Or many cypresses are evergreens – some are not.) And at least one variety is often used as a Christmas tree in the American southeast. So while it’s not my first thought with a cypress, I do think it works as a winter name. But it’s just plain lovely, isn’t it?
I have a little cousin who goes by her middle name Sn0w. Her first name? Kathl3en. I love her name as well as her little sister, P!per Ra!n. She goes by her first name, though.
James Jasper (ref 3 wise men)
Henry Comet (or Star? I prefer Comet)
I have been wondering if Altar would be a good middle with meaning?
Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year!
The Mrs. says
What a cool idea, Abby!