Cool Name of the Week: Sinead
If you’ve been following the whole Miley Cyrus grows up/goes bad controversy, you know that a blast from the past came in to offer some advice to this latest wild child. Sinead O’Connor, who was name checked by Miley Cyrus as the inspiration behind her “naked-girl-on-a-wrecking ball” video, wrote a letter telling Miley she deserves better than being pimped out by the record company executives. But Miley didn’t take too kindly to the suggestions—even though Sinead went on and on about her talent. And that’s led to a whole big battle, played out on Twitter and the internet, between Sinead and Miley.
Personally, I’m on team Sinead. And it’s not just because her name is awesome. Sinead is the Irish version of Jane or Janet, and it means “God’s gracious gift.” And thanks to the singer, more people know how to pronounce it (if you aren’t sure, it’s Shin-aid) than in the past. The name has never been in the top 1000 in the U.S., but it does rank in the top 100 in Ireland. I think it’s a cool way to pay homage to a Grandma Janet, without choosing that more dated name.
What do you think of the name Sinead? Totally cool, or still too foreign for an American girl?
Want to catch up with my Cool Name of the Week series? I’d love to see what you think of my past choices!
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