When it comes to preparing for a baby, one of the most important items on the to-do list is choosing a name. Some parents have had names picked out for life, and others are bound to family names, but there are plenty of others who have no clue what name they want to bestow upon their child for life and are looking for inspiration anywhere they can get it.
With the July 4th holiday upon us, there's no better place to look than this great nation of ours and all of its history. What better gift to give your future little patriot than a name that honors the land of the free and the home of the brave. Here are 20 patriotic baby names inspired by the Fourth of July to consider:
I've divided them into boy and girl names, but some could be used for either.
America (think the lovely America Ferrera)
July (there are plenty of Aprils and Junes, but where are the Julys of the world?)
Honor (like Jessica Alba's daughter)
Apple (think apple pie, not Gwyneth)
Liberty (Libby for short)
Lincoln (shout out to my new nephew!)
Barack (too soon?)
What are your favorite patriotic baby names?
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