After bitterly cold winters and rainy springs, we welcome the sun and heat of summer with joy… and with baby names like Summer, Sunshine and, for a boy, Sonny. Or consider a name like Teresa, which means "late summer," or Somerset, which means "summer settlement."
Naming a child after the month in which he or she is born is a long-standing practice. Try the classic June for a girl and July (Julius, Julian) or August (Augustus) for a boy. Or follow the celebs' lead and pay tribute to the seventh month with the first or middle name Seven.
The Fourth of July is considered by many as the official start of summer. Patriotic names are the perfect way to pay tribute to the nation's birthday. Honor George and Martha Washington, Paul Revere and Betsy Ross. Or mark the occasion with a meaningful name such as Freedom, Justice or Liberty.
Think about your favorite town or beach. Does your family have a special vacation destination? Place names are always in fashion like Georgia, Paris, India, Ireland and London for girls and Austin, Bronx, Dallas, Orlando and Phoenix for boys.
Tune in to the beautiful music of our feathered friends and honor them with a special, bird-inspired baby name. For girls, you might try Lark, Phoebe or Wren. More masculine bird names include Eagle, Hawk and Talon.
The Labor Day weekend brings most summer vacations to a close. Babies born at the end of August or beginning of September can pay tribute to Labor Day with an occupational name like Baker, Chandler, Fisher, Hunter, Mason and Tanner.
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