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The Names of Autumn

The Names of Autumn
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With November moving quickly toward its end, fall will soon be giving way to winter.  Before that happens, let's take a look at names inspired by this autumnal season.

Autumn, the word for the season itself, makes for a stately and lovely name.  There's a certain elegance and grandeur to the familiar noun placed in a name context.  Fall doesn't work so well -- we can imagine it would be hard being named "Fall" on the elementary school playground.  

Foliage hardly makes a captivating name, but what about the colors describing those leaves: Crimson, Amber, Sienna (famous example: Sienna Miller).  And then there are the parts of the rural landscape that are there year round, but stand out in particular relief come the fall season: Willow, Meadow, Brook -- which often takes a feminine form as Brooke (think Shields) or masculine form with Brooks.

The time of harvest, this season also brings to mind Demeter, the Greek goddess of fertility and agriculture.  If Demeter sounds too formal and removed, consider one of these derivations: Dimitra, Demetria, Demitra, Mitra, or perhaps the most famous variation -- Demi, as in Demi Moore (pictured).  Though, fun fact, this actress was born Demetria -- see Name Candy's story on Demi Moore's real name.

Any capturing your attention?  Autumn and Demetria are solid bets -- slightly out of the ordinary, but not too much so, both feminine and elegant.  Crimson is a bigger risk, more out of the ordinary, but certainly a vivid choice.  It's been trendy lately for celebs to name their babies after geographical locations.  Think seasons might be the next trend?  Share suggestions about other autumnal names.

--D.J.

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November 28, 2009 4:05 AM
By NJ (not verified)

If only I hadn't married a man with the surname Woods. Autumn, Amber and Summer are some of my favorite names, but I guess now these and any flower names are off the list.

I think Willow sounds so delicate or sad though, reminds me of a weeping willow. But I love the rest!

November 28, 2009 10:39 PM
By Dominique

NJ -- the willow is the tree of unrequited love. So I agree with you on the delicate and sad connotations -- unrequited love can certainly be both!

October 19, 2012 2:33 AM
By adele bags (not verified)

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