December 21 marks this year's Winter Solstice. Officially the shortest day (and longest night) of the year, the first day of winter is also known to be one of the most magical. Interested in an ethereal, celestial name for your baby? A Winter Solstice-inspired baby name may be just what you're looking for, and I've listed some of my favorites below.
While the start of winter might fill some with dread, many people believe the Winter Solstice is a spiritual day filled with meaning. Ancient cultures viewed the "turning of the sun" during the Winter Solstice as a time of death and rebirth, and by lighting fires, it was symbolic of welcoming back the light. And religious or not, there's no coincidence that the Winter Solstice is close to Christmas. "The winter solstice is a time of quiet energy, where you get the opportunity to look within yourself and focus on what you want and need. It's a time to set goals and intentions for the coming year, to examine and let go of our past, and to make changes within ourselves. The solstice is essentially tied to a personal awakening," Bustle noted.
Pretty magical, right? See if one of these Winter Solstice-inspired baby names is right for you.