One of the most difficult decisions you will ever make is, of course, deciding what to name your kid! It’s something they’re obviously going to have to live with their whole life – which is why it can be incredibly difficult to find something meaningful to you, unique, and not too far out there (because you don’t want them to resent you until they’re eighteen and can legally change it). It’s easy to browse lists of popular names, but finding something that suits you and your values, as much as it suits your actual child, can be challenging.
If you’re a total Halloween lover (like us, hellooooo) the idea of picking a name to commemorate a time of year you love might be wonderfully appealing — so here are our top fifteen favorite Halloweenesque names for babies (or, y’know, pets. We won’t judge. Goldfish deserve names, too.)
In honor of everybody’s favorite creepy, kooky Addams Family member, obviously.
Not to be too on the nose, but it is a beautiful name AND the season Halloween takes place in.
Nevermore wonder what name you’re going to pick — this Edgar Allan Poe inspired moniker will do the job nicely.
While not altogether Halloweeny, Matilda could definitely be considered a witch, and we think her particular brand of magic is a great one to pass onto your kid.
Bit obvious, but always timely and cute.
Not just in honor of Harry Potter‘s Luna Lovegood, but ‘Luna’ is also a reference to the moon.
Derived from Old Norse rún meaning “secret lore,” Rune is a unique and mysterious name for a boy (or girl!).
Another witch from beloved media, Willow Rosenberg is one powerful wicca.
While you might not want to name your kid after a town with such a checkered past, present-day Salem is a vibrant, totally adorable place that throws a helluva Halloween bash.
Whether you’re thinking jack o’ lantern or Jack, the Pumpkin King, you can’t go wrong with this classic.
You may or may not want to jinx yourself by naming your kid after the antichrist, but it’s definitely in the spirit of the saeson…
Queen of murder mysteries, naming your daughter after Agatha Christie (or even Aggie Cromwell from Halloweentown…) is definitely a good direction to head in.
Peter Venkman is a much-beloved character from the original Ghostbusters.
Marnie Piper, aka our favorite witch from our favorite DCOM and our #1 pick for a Halloween-inspired name that’s unique but not TOO out there.
We SUPER agree.