Celebrity Baby Names: A Boy for Alan Ruck and Mireille Enos
It’s a boy for actors Alan Ruck (best known as Cameron in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), and Mireille Enos, from AMC’s murder thriller series The Killing and World War Z. Joining big sister Vesper Vivienne is baby brother Larkin Zouey.
Larkin may sound like the song bird, but it’s an Irish name that means fierce. It’s been on the rise for both boys and girls, but it hasn’t been in the top 1000 since 1909—when it last hit the charts for boys.
Zouey reads like a variant spelling of Zoe/Zooey, but it’s also the name of an area in Cameroon. While Zoe is clearly a girls’ name, Zooey was originally a boy’s name, a character in J.D. Salinger’s classic Franny & Zooey.
In all, it’s an intriguing name—more out there than some of the more recent celeb baby names (Jimmy Kimmel picked classic Jane for his daughter, after all), but still not completely off the beaten path.
What do you think? Would you pick Larkin for your child—and would you give it to a son or a daughter?
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