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October has always been associated with ghosts and goblins, witches and wizards and vampires and zombies as we prepare to celebrate Halloween. Whether you look to a particular book, movie or even old legends there are plenty of places to inspire you in your baby name quest, if your little one is due around now.


If you are a little stuck but love the idea of your son or daughter having a spooky-inspired name, then the following ones from books, movies or folklore are perfect for you:




1. Asteria – meaning like a star


2. Bella – meaning beautiful or lovely one


3. Blair - meaning dweller on the plain


4. Carrie – meaning free man


5. Elena – meaning light


6. Esme – meaning to love


7. Esmerelda – meaning emerald


8. Kitty - meaning pure and clear 


9. Elvira – meaning white, fair


10. Eve – meaning life


11. Harlow – meaning army


12. Luna – meaning moon


13. Matilda – meaning brave in war


14. Raven – the name of a bird


15. Rune – meaning secret


16. Sabrina – Celtic mythology name


17. Samantha – meaning told by God


18. Selene – a deity that presided over the moon in Greek mythology


19. Tabitha – meaning gazelle


20. Wednesday – meaning Woden’s day





1. Alaric – meaning noble leader


2. Blade – meaning wealthy glory


3. Bram - meaning father of a multitude


4. Casper – meaning treasurer


5. Cullen – meaning handsome


6. Damien - meaning to tame or subdue


7. Dante – meaning enduring


8. Edward – meaning guardian


9. Edgar - meaning fortunate and powerful


10. Godric – meaning rules with God


11. Hannibal – meaning god of fertility and fortune                


12. Igor - meaning warrior of peace


13. Jasper – meaning treasure


14. Laurent – meaning victory


15. Lucifer – meaning light-bearer


16. Merlin – meaning falcon


17. Odin – the Norse god of war and death


18. Osiris – the Egyptian god of the underworld


19. Phoenix – a bird that rises from its own ashes


20. Silas – meaning forest




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