Sunday, January 12th, 2014
Are you feeling like you’re living in the movie Frozen? Where I am, winter isn’t coming—it’s here and it’s here to stay for a while. Which led me to think of some really cool wintry names. There’s Winter, which has become the fresh new seasonal baby name and is giving Autumn a run for the money. And names like Snow have become a cool middle name du jour.
But for my money, I like January. It’s newer to the game as a month name—April, May and June have been classic girls’ choices, while August and October are intriguing unisex choices. And it’s based on Janus, the Roman god of doorways, who helped usher in the new year. That gives the name a perpetual freshness.
January has two claims to fame (besides the first month of the year, of course). There’s a character in a popular Jacqueline Susann novel, and of course, Mad Men vixen January Jones (whose name was inspired by the Jacqueline Susann novel).
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