Cool Name of the Week: Thursday

Our friends over at Nameberry have posted their list of Thanksgiving-themed names, including Miles (as in Standish), Priscilla (as in one of the women at the first Thanksgiving meal) and Tom (as in Tom the Turkey). But perhaps my favorite choice out of them is the day-of-the-week name Thursday.

Thursday’s not a very popular baby name—no one even picked it for their child last year. But it’s a real-deal baby name nonetheless.

Thursday was named for the Norse god Thor, the god of thunder. And it makes a pretty cool name for a girl, like the similarly cool Tuesday and Wednesday (as in the creepy-cool Wednesday Addams from the Addams Family).

Thursday’s one of my favorite heroines from recent books—as in Thursday Next from the Bookworld series. She’s a plucky literary detective who sneaks into classic works of great literature and solves crimes, such as the kidnapping of Jane Eyre from out of her novel.

Of course, a fresh and modern name like Thursday requires a fun and funky middle name. I’d pair it with Snow, Rose, or James.

What do you think of the baby name Thursday? Is it something you could consider for your daughter, or are would you like to keep searching with our Baby Name Finder? And don’t forget to keep up with In Name Only on Facebook to get the latest in baby names.

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