13 Spooky Baby Names (That Are Perfect for All Seasons)

One of the things Macaire and I have in common is a slight obsession with all things Halloween. (Case in point: Macaire just got back from a spooky fall weekend in Salem, MA, where she may or may not have depleted her 401K at HausWitch.) But I digress. We’re also obsessed with names, and this time of year has us feeling extra inspired as it brings two of our loves together.

Now, without further ado: Alakazam! Alakazoo! We present 13 mystical, magical monikers to you.

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AGNES: After Agnes Waterhouse (aka Mother Waterhouse), one of Britain’s most famous witches.

AIDAN: Maybe their favorite shape will be a star, just like Aidan Quinn’s character in Practical Magic.

ALDEN: John Alden was accused of witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials and is one of the few survivors.

BRONWYN: The namesake character in Bronwyn the Witch, a fantasy trilogy with a cult following by bestselling author Candace Havens.

CEDRIC: If you are a Robert Pattison fan who loves Harry Potter and Twilight, we couldn’t pick a better name for you.

CIRCE: In Greek Mythology, she was Helios’ daughter—a witch who turned men into animals with a flick of her wand.

CORDELIA: An underused name, made even cooler by the inimitable Sarah Paulson in American Horror Story’s Coven (which everyone knows is the best AHS).

GWEN: After Gwen Ellis, a healer, herbalist, and the first woman to be hanged for witchcraft. In other words, a total badass.

LUNA: The Roman mythological goddess of the moon.

ROWAN: A woodsy name whose Celtic origins are thought to be a witch tree.

SERAFINA: A fictional witch queen from His Dark Materials, a killer fantasy trilogy by Philip Pullman and a soon-to-be HBO hit series.

STEVIE: Nicks. Duh.

WILLOW: One of the 9 sacred trees of Wicca and Witchcraft. (And one of our favorite characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, of course)

Cara Sullivan