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10 Baby Names Inspired By Space And The Solar Eclipse

The U.S. will witness a total eclipse for the first time in 38 years, and what a better way to celebrate than by naming your baby after it

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17 August 2017

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10 Baby Names Inspired By Space And The Solar Eclipse

Well, not quite literally. You don’t want to risk your kid being bullied in school because of their name. However, you can still get inspired by the celestial event, and go for something like:

1- Stella
One of the most popular space-inspired names, it means “star” in Greek.

2- Luna
Meaning “moon” (but you probably guessed that), it is now very common between celebrities, having been chosen by Chrissy Teigan, Penelope Cruz and Ellen Pompeo.

3- Apollo
If this name sounds familiar, it’s probably because a movie trilogy was named after it! Apollo is the name of a famous NASA space program, and the name of the Greek god of fun and light.

4- Holmes
The surname for many (including our favourite detective), it could be your baby’s first name. The comet Holmes was once the largest object in the Solar System.

5- Nova
A nova is a star that suddenly becomes extremely bright. Who knows, maybe your kid would also be extremely bright. Touch wood!

6- Atlas
The name of a famous Greek Titan depicted holding up the sky for eternity. Talk about space obsession, right?

7- Venus
You know the drill; men are from Mars, women are from Venus. Therefore, Venus can be the perfect name of your daughter, referring to a star that shines just before dawn or after sunset.

8- Leia
Naming your daughter Leia, would crown her a princess for life. The name might not really indicate any celestial event, but a Star Wars fan will take it anyway.

9- Leo
Leo is the name of a constellation containing clusters of shiny stars, which is pretty much synonymous with Leonardo DiCaprio.

10- Sirius
For Harry Potter fans, the name might be associated with darkness (dark magic), but it’s actually the name of the brightest star in the sky. Apparently J.K. Rowling wasn’t paying attention during astronomy class.