Lily Allen’s Baby Name Leaked
British singer Lily Allen had a baby girl on November 25, and had managed to keep the name a secret until now… when her mom leaked the name on Facebook!
The name? Ethel Mary. I think Jessie, our assistant editor, said it best: “Ethel is such an old-fashioned name. I have a great-aunt Ethel and always think the name sounds old, even for her!”
To me, it sounds — I’m sorry, I’m sorry, but I just have to say it — like a name for a cow. An adorable cow, though!
I think Jessie’s point is interesting — old-fashioned names are back in style big time.. but are there some names that are just too old to ever be cool again? Maybe Ethel is one of them.
What do you think of the name? Are Jessie and I being too harsh? What names are too old to ever be fashionable again?