Having a baby in June is about as perfect as you can get in terms of timing. You avoid the discomfort of carrying 20-plus extra pounds in the summer heat, and you can take your newborn out (with doctor's okay, of course) without having to put five layers of clothing on either your child or yourself. Plus, you can give your June-born child a name appropriate to the month, and trust me, there are plenty of beautiful options out there.
Late June heralds the start of the hot-weather season, thanks to the summer solstice, so a name reflecting the sun and its brightness is one direction parents can go with. You might think of the mood and activities we associate with the month — serenity, calm, visits to shores and lakes — and find a name that matches. If you're an entertainment fan, you could research celebrities born in June for a namesake, such as those listed by Newsday. (Angelina Jolie! Kanye West! Nicole Kidman! Chris Pratt! Neil Patrick Harris! Meryl Streep!) Or take a page from European tradition and choose the name of the saint whose June feast day matches your child's birth date. The British Baby Names site has a feast day list with some interesting choices; for instance, June 24 has Bartholomew, Emilia, and John, while the 3rd honors Clotilde, Karl, Kevin, and Silvia.
Here are 20 June-associated names for starters, and you can have fun delving into the baby name sites (or this website, for that matter) for more options. Whichever you choose, you can be sure that your little one will enjoy having a perfect summer name (even if they might miss out on being able to celebrate their birthday at school).