Anyone else excited to see Oz the Great and Powerful? There may not be a girl in a blue gingham pinafore, but there will be flying monkeys, munchkins, and all the other wild and weird inhabitants of that magical world.
But Oz, in its many incarnations, can provide us with some great baby name inspiration. Consider these options, drawn from the original movie, the blockbuster Broadway musical Wicked, and the latest, Oz the Great and Powerful.
Finley is a new character in the Oz-ian universe, played by actor Zach Braff. It means fair-haired hero and was traditionally a boy's name, but it's now being taken over by the ladies. (Our pregnancy blogger opted for it for her daughter.) It's currently midrange in popularity for both boys and girls, but expect to see it climbing the charts for girls.
In Wicked, Elphaba is the name given to the future Wicked Witch. It's a variant on Elizabeth, which coincidentally also means gift from God. It's a super unique name, and it would likely be obvious where you got your baby name inspiration.
I have a soft spot in my heart for Henry, the name of Dorothy's uncle. It's a Germanic name that means strong ruler, and it's inching its way toward the top 50 names in the US.
What do you think of these baby names? Are there any you'd like to consider for your son or daughter? Don't forget to like In Name Only on Facebook to keep up with the latest on baby names.
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