Spooky name alert: Halloween inspired baby names

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What's spookier than Halloween? Having a baby due on Halloween!

Parents-to-be who have a baby due on October 31 decided to make the most of it by taking to Reddit to ask users for Halloween inspired baby names.

"I'm due on Halloween so my husband and I were joking that we should give the baby a Halloween themed name," the pregnant woman explained. 

"His vote was for Jack, since I'm a huge Nightmare Before Christmas fan," she said, asking Redditers for their favourite Halloween names.

Straight off the bat, one person agreed with Jack as a contender, although suggested the Parks and Recreation version that characters April and Andy gave their Halloween baby.

"Burt Snakehole Ludgate Karate Dracula Macklin Demon Jack-o-Lantern Dwyer. Jack for short," they joked.

"Any interest in traditionally Pagan names?" suggested another user. "Like Bronwen, Bridgette, Caradoc, Castor, Fergus, Finn, Rhiannon, Nimue?

"Since Halloween was traditionally a pagan festival Samhain, there might be a modern sounding name with some historically Halloween routes you like.

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"Our baby was born on Halloween and we named him Peter," another shared. "A subtle reference to 'Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater'."

Halloween inspired names for boys:

Alaric

​A character from The Vampire Diaries.

Casper

How can you go past Capser the Friendly Ghost for the ultimate Halloween name?

Freddy 

Does anything say spooky more than the character of Freddy Krueger from the horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street?

Dexter

After the titular character in the TV series, Dexter. 

Xander

Inspired by the character Xander from the show Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, and also means 'defender of man'. 

Victor 

A classic Halloween moniker is there ever was one! names after Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley's classic gothic novel.

Adam

Because who doesn't want to be named after the eccentric yet delightful Addam's Family?

Edward

Edward Scissorhands - duh!

Halloween inspired names for girls:

Winifred 

Hocus Pocus was released was released in 1993, and the film remains popular today, which makes sense as to why the name Winifred, who is the star of Sanderson Sisters, has become more popular since then.

Marnie 

The adorable name comes from the popular film, Halloweentown.

Rosemary 

Rosemary's Baby may be a terrifying film (and not one pregnant woman want to watch), but the name is still very cute!

Blair 

Could be used for a boy or girl, the name comes from The Blair Witch Project. However, if you don't like the scary back story, think Upper East Side royalty from Gossip Girl, Blair.

Daphne 

The sweet name is names after character from Scooby-Do, and is one pf the core members of Mystery Inc.

Raven

A raven is a classically spooky bird, largely assoicated with Hallowwen. However, the name could also be after  the poem "Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe, or even That's So Raven, the popular kids show.

Matilda

The Sweedish name means 'brave in war', and is also the main character in Roald Dahl's book 'Matilda', which was also made into a hugely popular film.

Sabrina

After the coolest teen witch around!

Pheobe

Sticking with the witches theme, who wouldn't want to be named after the quirky Charmed character?