Celebrity Baby Names: Thandie Newton’s Son

Actress Thandie Newton and her husband Ol Parker welcomed their third child, a son, on Monday. Joining big sisters Nico and Ripley is Booker Jombe.

Booker means “scribe,” and the most famous bearer of the name is Booker T. Washington, a late 19th-century African-American leader and educator, and author of Up From Slavery. Booker fell out of the top 1000 back in the 1960s, but could make a comeback with all of the other occupational names, like Mason, Carter and Hunter.

Jombe is the name of several towns in African countries like Angola and Nigeria, and a surname from there. It’s also the name of a type of deep purple chrysanthemum.

I think it’s the perfect name for this family filled with unique names—you wouldn’t expect a couple named Thandie and Ol to go with John or Liam for their son!

What do you think of Thandie and Ol’s pick? Is Booker ready for a comeback?

On the hunt for your own perfect baby name? Try our Baby Name Finder or email me at lamilbrand@gmail.com with your dilemma. And don’t forget to like In Name Only on Facebook to keep up with the very latest in baby names!

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Image: Thandie Newton and Ol Parker by Featureflash / Shutterstock.com

 

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