Skip to comments.Celebrity Baby Names: If Roll Call Wasn’t Hard Enough
Posted on 05/02/2012 5:53:41 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Deciding what to name your newborn baby is no petty task. For years parents everywhere have made sure their childs name holds a special meaning; whether its after a grandparent, important figure, or something of symbolic meaning, naming a child is usually a drawn out process.
But Tuesdays birth of Jessica Simpsons daughter, Maxwell Drew Johnson, reminds us of all the celebrities who have come up with some pretty interesting names.
Unorthodox at times, the rich and famous do have a formula for deeming what name fits their child best. Here are a few assumptions and one true story.
After the first thing they eat after giving birth: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martins daughter, Apple, and Courteney Coxs daughter, Coco.
Following a recent vacation to the coast: Forest Whitakers daughter, Ocean.
Because they never went to grammar school: David Duchovny and Tea Leonis son, Kyd.
After their favorite comic book character: Nicolas Cages son, Kal-El.
But lets face it, Hollywoods finest arent the only ones messing with the baby name continuum; we are all guilty. We name our babies after the four seasons, we flip traditional gender based names, and just like celebrities and their crazy concoctions, we also make up names or add variations to the already existing ones. What was so wrong with Josiah that is has to be Jasiah?
Perhaps celebrities should not be condemned for their obscure ideas, but rather commended for their creative ones. Between the 1960s and 1990s, Michael was the most popular boy name, and the second most at the start of the new millennium. Likewise, Jessica had a 20-year reign.
But things have changed; maybe the influence of superstar creativeness has rubbed off on us regular people. Jayden and Aiden were nowhere to be found amongst the most popular names in the last 100 years; in 2010 both were in the top 10. The same is true for Mia and Chloe.
If a name is just a word or set of words which a person is known by, then there is no right or wrong one. There are just unique and different ones like Blue Ivy Carter, Pilot Inspektor, or Blanket. So go ahead and feel free to call your precious newborn however you please
.just remember to be careful because their name could be the one butchered during roll call, that is, until they legally change it
.18 years later.
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Click. Click. Boom. Pig roast!
Never heard of that!
A “John Jones the Third” was invariably called “John Jones the T*rd” in the USAF.
Anyone named “Smith” was called “Smitty”.
Anyone named “Gonzales” was called “Gonzo”.
I am sure there are a dozen others.....
Fortunately, neither of them ate an Egg McMuffin after giving birth.
Some parents are giving their kids names that they will never live up to.
I know a girl named Alexus - she looks like Abuick.
Another friend named Champagne - she looks like a 40.
Saw the ugliest little boy stumbling around, knock kneed, bug eyed, with a big ugly head - his mom says “Get over here Denzel!”.
I predict Trayvon makes the top 10 during 2012.
Shirley that's not right?
Fortunate it wasn't Poison.
How odd that it was a guy. I knew a girl, Merry Christmas, in college and a girl, Crystal Broach, in high school.
What an interesting post! I had forgotten about the medieval practice of men being named after their father so as to indicate the locale of one’s ancestors. Usually, as I recall, they would add the town, resulting in something like “Oliver the Fourth of Gothenberg,” to further identify the person. Last names were rare to almost non-existent, if my recollection is correct.
I can relate to the lawyers’ (usually them) names with an initial letter of the first name, some odd—but pretentious-sounding middle name and then the last name. Whenever I would see one beginning with C. I would bet that it was for “Charlie.”
Or names from where they lived. George Burns’ real name was Nathan Birnbaum. Meaning Nathan who lives near the pear tree.
“So go ahead and feel free to call your precious newborn however you please .just remember to be careful because their name could be the one butchered during roll call, that is, until they legally change it .18 years later.”
Right after he dispatches you with an ax...
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