Looking for an interesting name for a new baby that hasn’t already become trendy, isn’t likely to make your kid rush to the name-changing legal department on his 18th birthday and doesn’t turn out to be a provenance that comes back to bite you in the butt can be difficult. One way to avoid all those things, except for maybe the middle one, is to name your child after a god. With so many cultures who have so many gods to choose from, this one is as easy as pie.
Outside of Ireland and Gaelic conclaves elsewhere, you don’t usually run the risk of having your little Fergus having to share a schoolroom with another one. You might notice that Fergus is a fairly popular name among the Irish, Celts and Gaelic communities and there is a very good reason for that. Name a girl Fergus and you are bound to run into trouble sooner or later. But Fergus is a terrific choice for naming a bouncing baby boy if the father is filled with testosterone and wants to do everything possible to ensure a manly type of existence. Because, you see, Fergus in Celtic mythology was pretty much insatiable . Certain names have taken on the aura of virility in American culture. Just about all of those names pale in comparison to the virility endowed in the name Fergus.
Damara might be considered the feminine equivalent of Fergus. To a degree, anyway. This goddess of the British pagans is particularly appropriate for a baby daughter born in May. While Damara is not really the distaff equivalent of Fergus’ prolific sexuality, she is very much a goddess of fertility . Parents who want their daughter to grow up appreciating the beauty of flowers, benefit from an abundance of positive energy and refuse to stop believing in the possibility of magic in the world should seriously consider Damara as a name.
Parents who desire some good mojo at birth for the child they hope will grow up to become a doctor should consider Esmun. Alternatively spelled as Eshmun, this name derives from a Phoenician god of healing . A name that is positively endowed with good karma for a potential future as a physician. And Esmun actually looks pretty normal when spelled out, too.
The Indian goddess Tamra is a deity associated with birds. In fact, she is considered an ancestor of all birds. What you can extrapolate from this legend is that Tamra is a perfect name for a daughter to born to parents who want their offspring to grow up with a sense of wanderlust. If you don’t want your daughter to be trapped in one place, but are going to fill her mind with the joys of travel, flight and worldly experience, you can’t pick a much more apt name that also gives her sense of a goddess within than Tamra.
A good godly name for those who like the name Aaron, but think it’s a bit played out. Arawn–which could easily be pronounced as Aaron or, if you prefer a bit more creativity, Ay-Rawn–a Welsh deity who ruled over the Otherworld . In Welsh mythology, Arawn sits astride a magnificent white horse while his loyal red-eared dogs of the hunt follow behind. While you may have some initial reservations about naming a little baby after what sounds like a God in charge of the dead, rest assured that this is a positive, life-affirming name. Arawn’s domain–the Welsh Otherworld–provided a wondrous afterlife of abundant food and eternal youth. Parents looking for a name that inspires in their child a life of understanding and acceptance of the difficult periods of transition should consider the godly name of Arawn.
Pronounced with a certain inflection, Vellamo may sound as though it is the name of a deity associated with Latin American influences. You could not be more wrong. Vellamo is actually Finnish in origin . She is the Goddess of the Sea and a beautifully appropriate choice of a name for the daughter of any parent with a thing for mermaids.