Happy Halloween-Inspired Baby Names
The lead character in Stephen King’s Misery who tortured a novelist.
Another famous Annie: Comedic Actress, Annie Potts, star of Designing Women and Ghostbusters 1 & 2.
Love interest of vampires and wolves in the Twilight series.
Another famous Bella: Bella Robertson, the youngest daughter of Duck Dynasty CEO, Willie Robertson.
Taken from the 1999 indie film, The Blair Witch Project, filmed in Maryland.
This is a popular name for boys or girls.
Sorority girl turned vampire slayer in the hit TV Show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Also the name of our beloved Southern Living Senior Stylist, Buffy Hargett: Slayer of bad style!
Stephen King’s creepy character in his novel by the same name.
Not so scary Carrie’s: Multi-Grammy Winner, Carrie Underwood, and Princess Lea, Carrie Fisher.
Of course we have to include Casper friendly ghost.
Another famous Casper: Casper was one of the Three Magi who took gifts to the infant Jesus.
The surname of the Collins Family of Dark Shadows.
This cool name was made popular in the true life movie, The Blind Side, the story of Michael Oher and the Tuohy Family who adopted him. It is used for girls and boys.
Chosen for the lead characters in these popular movies, Edward Scissorhands and Twilight.
Other famous Edward’s: Prince Edward, British actor Eddie Redmayne, and Ed O’Neill of Married with Children and Modern Family fame.
Cute name but kind of creepy reminder of the villain in A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Some that we love: musician and singer Freddy Fender, Freddie Mercury – Queen’s lead vocalist, and professional golfer Freddie Couples.
We couldn’t leave out the boy wizard of the highly successful book series…Harry Potter.
Other famous Harry’s: Prince Harry (of course) and actor, singer, talk show host Harry Connick, Jr.
Thanks to the Harry Potter series, at least we all now know how to pronounce Hermione.
From Jack the Ripper to the lead character in The Shining (who can forget “Redrum” and “Here’s Johnny?”), the name has been used in some scary movies.
Jack’s that we love: actor Jack Nicholson (who played Jack in The Shining), Jack Nicklaus – one of golf’s best, and actor/comedian Jack Black.
From the horror flick series, Friday the 13th.
Some kinder and gentler Jason’s: country music star, Jason Aldean, and award winning actor and director, Jason Bateman.
Made popular from the character Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter series.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend recently named their baby girl, Luna.
Lead character in the 1998 movie Halloweentown. Also the title name of Alfred Hitchcock’s film Marnie.
Most recently the name is associated with the HBO hit show Girls.
Best known for the adorable telekinetic girl played by Mara Wilson in the movie Matilda.
"Waltzing Matilda" is Australia's best-known bush ballad, and has been described as the country's "unofficial national anthem.” More commonly shortened to “Tilda,” as in actress, Tilda Swinton.
The Norman Bates character in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho gives this fine name a creep factor.
However, artist, Norman Rockwell, shows it in much better light with his paintings of American culture.
The quintessential ghost hunter, Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray’s character) in the supernatural comedy Ghostbusters and the reason we could say, “I ain’t afraid of no ghost!”
Even Roman Polanski’s horror movie, Rosemary’s Baby, can’t ruin this sweet name.
Some famous Rosemary’s: Rosemary Clooney (yes, George’s aunt) star of the iconic movie, White Christmas, and Rosemary Kennedy, sister of President John F. Kennedy.
Best known for the lovable, nose-twitching housewife and hesitant witch on TV's Bewitched.
The name was revived by Kim Cattrell’s character on Sex and the City. Nowadays, many people just shorten it to “Sam.”
The wild cousin of Bewitched’s Samantha.
Another famous Serena: Serena Williams, who recently won her 22nd Grand Slam.
Cousin to Barnabas Collins in TVs campy afternoon drama, Dark Shadows.
Another famous Quentin: Quentin Tarantino, film director and actor.