Gucci, Gucci, Goo
Pick an object. Any object. And don't forget to check the label. Popular brands that have found their way onto birth certificates in recent years include Lexus, Canon, and Porsche. Sports fans can root for Espn at Little League ballgames.
Who's Done It: Toni Braxton tried on Denim for her first son, Nelly has a daughter, Chanel, and Slash has an heir named Cash.
Blast from the Past: Long before these ordinary words found themselves turned into monikers, there were John Travolta and Kelly Preston's son, Jett, and tennis legend Arthur Ashe's daughter, Camera.
The Latest Twist: Just make sure to have positive associations and memories to go along with whatever word or object you choose.
Here's looking at you, iPod.
Suelain Moy is a freelance writer who lives with her son, Otter, in Long Island, New York. Her first name was a gift from her dad: a combination of Sue, her grandmother's name, and Elaine, her aunt's.
Originally published on AmericanBaby.com, February 2005. Updated, July 2005.