When it comes to selecting a baby name, there are as many options for us to choose among as there are stars in the sky … so why not consider those stars when considering a name for a baby on the way? For parents who are obsessed with astrology, we think the star signs can have some impact on how we choose to name a kid. Some may want to name a baby directly after the astrological sign they will be born under — which is clearly a better fit for a “Leo” than it is a “Cancer” — while others may want to consider other, more subtle ways in which the baby’s star sign — or the concept of astrology in general — can play into their naming. Whether we consider the zodiac symbol for the star sign, individual stars that make up the constellation associated with their sign, or a more oblique reference, we think this is a great starting point for naming.
And for anyone who is really into astrology, we know that an astrology-related baby name is just the tip of the iceberg. For anyone on the gift list this year who deserves a fitting present and believes in the power of their star sign, check out some gifts for people who are obsessed with astrology. These are all really cool items, and a lot of them are on the more subtle end of things, so they’re only clearly astrological to those who are really in the know. For something more permanent, of course, there are also zodiac tattoos. We think some tattoos are just so incredibly beautiful. And for anyone who’s looking for other celestial inspiration for their baby naming process, consider these baby names inspired by the moon. Anyone who’s ever looked at a map of the moon before knows that the moon’s features have some absolutely remarkable names, and they inspired many of the names on this list.