If baby is bound to be born during one of the long nights of the gorgeous winter months, a winter baby name won’t lead you astray. The winter is a time of playing outside until your fingers ache, waiting for the warmth only a mug of hot chocolate can rectify. It’s a time of wiping the slate clean and working each day toward the revitalization of spring and rebirth! Without winter and its months of play, preparation, and positively perfect parties—say that five times fast!—there would be no way to start over totally fresh each year. Give baby a daily reminder of revitalization with a winter baby girl, boy, or gender-neutral name.
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What makes a winter baby name?
A winter baby name considers all the cozy connotations winter has to offer in addition to its astrological connections! Though not many names directly mean icy, there are still plenty of evoking that bright winter sun gleaming off the pure white snowdrifts. Names meaning “luminous,” “shining,” and even “candles” find their home here. Amidst their brothers- and sisters-in-arms with definitions of purely “snow” and tributes to the ever-increasing nights, winter baby names are comforting and mysterious in equal measure.
Where is winter the coldest?
Winter’s bone-chilling grip sweeps around the world each year, but what about the places it never leaves? It likely comes as no surprise that Antarctica houses the coldest place on Earth—to put it lightly! The Eastern Antarctic Plateau, a massive area where data was collected via satellite due to its otherworldly chill, is estimated to have temperatures around -201.2° Fahrenheit. This area is, of course, uninhabitable. However, the coldest place where you can spot the breath in front of friendly, possibly frost-bitten, faces is in Russia. Oymyakon, Siberia, is permanently inhabited, despite its Arctic Circle status. The lowest recorded temperature here was -89.86° Fahrenheit. Though there are people here year-round, it’s not exactly a thriving population, with just under 500 people. The average temperature in the winter is a whopping -67° Fahrenheit, and schools only close if it’s colder than that. Did someone ask—or maybe beg—for a snow day?
Where is winter the warmest?
Though thousands of people every year flock to the Southern Hemisphere to avoid winter altogether, the Northern Hemisphere does have a fair few places that take the edge off—even if the locals will be wearing their warmest coats! In the breathtaking Canary Islands broken away from the planes of Africa, there lies Tenerife. A favorite among many Europeans, Southern Tenerife is a balmy oasis reaching temperatures of 66.2°–69.8° Fahrenheit. However, Tenerife’s fame doesn’t mean it is the hottest in peak winter months. Cancún on the Yucatán Peninsula is December's champion, averaging temperatures around 86.7° Fahrenheit. Cancún’s stunning beaches along the Caribbean Sea are often a destination for spring-breakers, but anyone can enjoy that delicious sun echoing summer feelings.