If you’re expecting an October baby, or looking to name a new pet or fictional character, we have curated the best spooky names just for you. Choosing a scary name for your little one is like crafting a little masterpiece of macabre. So grab your cauldron, dust off your spell book, and let’s brew up some bewitching baby names…or pet names.. or character names!


Jennifer Moss (she/her) is the founder of BabyNames.com, author of The Baby Names Workbook, and Producer of The Baby Names Podcast. Jennifer is widely regarded as the leading expert on popular baby name trends and the naming process, serving as the authoritative source on the subject for national and international media.

Jennifer entered the tech arena in the 80s as a software developer and database architect, and became a pioneer in the Internet industry. In addition to operating BabyNames.com, Jennifer owns a web development agency in central California.