The gift of having another child, after losing a sibling before them, is commonly known as having a ‘rainbow baby’.
The idea stems from a rainbow being a symbol of hope, and a sign of something beautiful after the storm that the grief of losing a little one brings.
If you find thinking of your next baby as a rainbow comforting, and you want something a little different to the most popular baby names for 2017, it could be special to give them a name with a deeper meaning – referencing the miracle that is their birth.
We’ve put together a list of baby names for your rainbow baby, all representing a different aspect of the joy you will feel at holding them close while remembering the little angel that you’ve lost.
Some rainbow baby names reference the hope you feel at welcoming your baby, while others symbolise the beautiful colours a rainbow shines.
Rainbow baby names for girls
Rainbow baby names for boys
Let us know if you use any of these rainbow baby names, or if you can think of some ideas that we haven’t got in the comment box below!