Merry Christmas to all our pregnant mummies! If you’re about ready to jingle (sorry, we meant, jiggle) all the way to the delivery room, then have we got a present for you! Behold, the ultimate list of Christmas baby names, perfect for parents due in December.

Sure, it’s not as exciting as wine, or soft cheese, but hey, it’ll have to do!

The tree is up, the stockings are hung, and the nursery is complete. All that’s missing to complete your Christmas? A brand new bundle of joy!

And what will you be naming your December bub? If you’re still stuck for ideas, then allow the team at Mum Central to help you decide.

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Let the baby naming begin!

Joy – It’s Christmas. And you’re having a baby! If Joy isn’t the most perfectly suited name to mark the occasion, then we don’t know what is!

Talia – Natalia and Natalie are the quintessential Christmas baby names. Why? Because Natalia means “born on Christmas”. But if you’re looking for something a little different, then Talia is pretty darn cute too.

North – You know, because of the whole “North” star/Jesus business. Sure, it’s a Kardashian name, but so is Saint. And Saint is pretty Christmasy too (but also banned in Australia!).

Stella – Sticking to the whole celestial Christmasy theme, Stella is another suitable name as it means “star”.

Bailey – Why? Because Bailey’s is pretty much the most delicious beverage to drink at Christmastime in the history of ever. And it’s a lot better than calling your kid Rum and Egg Nog.

Carol – We all know A Christmas Carol. Plus, the name Carol is also a shout out to Christmas carols – the classic tunes we can’t help but sing every time December comes around.

Eben – While we’re on the theme of Christmas literary classics, why not go with Eben, a cute alternative to Evan, and a nod to Ebeneezer Scrooge.

Charlie – Or, you could pay homage to the author himself with Charlie, short for Charles Dickens.

Theo – How about Theo? It’s the real name of Dr. Seuss, the author of another beloved Christmas classic, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. 

Clement – Another cute name for a little boy born in December? Clement, which is the name of the author of the classic poem, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Ivy – Moving away from literature and into botany, why not consider Ivy, a classic Christmas plant.

Holly – Bright and cheery, Holly is another cute nature-inspired Christmas name and is the official December flower.

Felicity – Another harmonic choice, Felicity is a nod to Christmas song, Feliz Navidad. Felix is pretty cute too.

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Gabriel – He’s pretty much the most famous of all the angels in the Bible. The name is angelic, peaceful and meaningful. Gabrielle is also a beautiful choice.

Rudy – Perfect for a boy or girl, Rudy is short for Rudolph, the only reindeer with a semi-appropriate name for a human. It’s also the name Hamish and Zoe Blake chose for their daughter.

Summer – December, is, after all, the hottest month of summer.

Archer – What does Archer have to do with Christmas? It all comes down to the zodiac. You see, babies born from 1 December to 21 December fall under the Sagittarius sign. And the symbol for Sagittarius? An archer.

Tanzan – Festive and funky, Tanzan is short for Tanzanite, one of the birthstones for December.

Cole – No one wants a lump of coal for Christmas. But a baby Cole? Yes please!

Nicholas – You can’t put together a Christmas baby names post and NOT include Saint Nick!

Ember – Bright and bold, Ember is also a shortened version of December and a fiery alternative to Amber.

Noel – Another classic Christmas name, Noel means “Christmas”. If you want to dazzle it up a bit, you could also go with Leon, which is Noel backwards. Or Noelle?

Christian – Before Mr Grey came along, Christian was another name especially reserved for Christmastime. Now, it’s forever associated with S&M and vagina balls. Sorry Jesus. But you may want to use the name for its original Christianity roots.

Eve – Finally, for babies who make their appearance on Christmas Eve, why not stick to something short, sweet and symbolic?

That’s a wrap on our Christmas baby names. But be sure to check in for our January-inspired baby names post for mums expecting wee ones in the New Year.

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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  1. Jade Neate Reply

    Our son was born on 19 December and we named him Caspar, it is thought to be the name one of the wise men. The other wise men are believed to be called Balthazar and Melchior.

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