New Year's Baby Names

12/30/2011 05:50 pm ET | Updated Feb 28, 2012

If you're shopping for New Year's baby names, there are several possible ways to go. You might choose January, à la Ms. Jones, or Eve à la New Year's. Or you could pick a name whose meaning celebrates the hope brought by a new year, like Nadia or Esperanza -- or Hope. Or one that suggests the dawn of a new year, such as Aurora or Oriana -- or Dawn. But you could also go down the namesake path, paying tribute to a notable bearer of a name you happen to like, one who entered the world on New Year's Eve or Day.