Hauntingly Beautiful Baby Names You Haven't Heard Before
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By LISA FLOWERS
Ligeia
If you're looking for a beautiful Gothic baby name that also denotes determination and longevity, Ligeia might be for you. Ligeia has been seen as the Siren in "The Odyssey," one of Edgar Allan Poe’s protagonists, and Roger Corman's fun camp classic "The Tomb of Ligeia."
Hecate
Pronounced "Heck-a-tee," Hecate was a goddess associated with witchcraft, magic, doorways, creatures of the night, and the moon itself. Hecate also notably appears in Shakespeare's "Macbeth" and in "Penny Dreadful" as Hecate Poole.
Nyx
Nyx is the goddess of the night. You may be familiar with Nyx from the well-known "Goddess Girls" series, which includes "Nyx the Mysterious," the protagonist of "Final Fantasy," Nyx Ulric, and Nasa's title for a moon around Pluto, spelled Nix.
Ianthe
This gorgeous Greek name, pronounced "E-on-thee," refers to a Greek ocean nymph and means "purple flower." Ianthe was the name given to the daughter of Percy Bysshe Shelley, a poet, and Richard Brautigan, a novelist, who may have been inspired by Shelley's daughter.
Callum
Callum was a Latin name, and it references the good Saint Columba, "the Apostle of Caledoniam," and the Patron Saint of Derry, Ireland. Besides being the name of Kyle MacLachlan (aka "Twin Peaks'" Agent Cooper's) son, this wonderful Scottish baby name, which translates to "dove."