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Maybe your baby is due on or around Valentine's Day? Wouldn't it be a lovely idea to recignise that fact with a name that means love?
Here are some Valentine themed babynames for boys and girls - ideas for romantic and love themed names.
You could start by actually naming your baby after the patron saint of love himself, St. Valentine. There are lots of variations on the name too, such as Valentin and Valentino.
Valentina is the feminine version of the name Valentine.
You can show your love for your child with this name at any time of the year. The best know example of Love used as a name is actress and singer Jennifer Love Hewitt, star of Party of Five and I Know What You Did Last Summer.
Amy simply means love, and comes from the latin for Love.
Carys is a Welsh girl's name which means beloved.
The biblical name David also means beloved
Amanda is another name which comes from latin and means loved by everybody.
This Irish boys name means Lover in Gaelic.
Angharad is another Welsh name that means much loved, along with the similar names Ancret and Ingaret.
The beautiful name Cara is Italian and means dear or beloved.
Flowers are one of the most popular Valentine's gifts that are given every year for St. Valentine's Day. Flora of another Latin name wihich simply means flower.
The most romantic flower of all, the one that really symbolises love is the Rose. The different colours of roses have come to symbolise different things however the red rose is the one most closely associated with love and romance.
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Cupid is the name given to the Roman god of love. He is usually represented as a winged, naked cherub, firing arrows at his unsuspecting victims
Eros is the names the Greeks gave to the god of love, and is where the word 'erotic' is derived!
Venus is the Roman goddess of love. The best-know holder of this name is tennis champion Venus Williams.
The Greek's called the godess of love Aphrodite, which is where we get the word aphrodisiac!
Freya is the Norse godess of love - and war.
Chocolates and candies are both popular things to give as a gift to your loved one on Valentine's Day, and Candy is a name in it's own right as well as being short of Candice or Candace.
Honey is another sweet name which is used as an term of endearment.
Teddy bears make very popular gifts for your Valentine - it is often used as a shortened name for someone called Edward or Edwin, but the original Teddy Bear toy was named after Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt.
Finally, Narcissus is another character from Greek mythology. He was so beautiful that he fell in love with his own reflection. Clearly this was not going to end well - he was so enraptured by his own image that he would not move and gave up the will to live.
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