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Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
Everyone’s abuzz about a potential baby name that’s being leaked for the baby-to-be of reality vixen Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West. It’s a name I actually kinda like—North. Except when you pair it with the daddy’s last name—West—you get North West. Which kinda seems like a joke someone’s playing on us (or on the baby).
And in fact, some sources close to them are saying the joke’s on us, and they’re actually picking a “K” name to match the Kardashian clan and Kim and Kanye themselves. Personally, I’d go with a name that naturally gets the K—like Katherine, Kaia, Kendra or Kennedy.
My guess is that these two are going to pick something more offbeat, though. One blog suggested Kit as a name, which sounds great with Kardashian, but a little too short with West.
What do you think? Is North a fake out? Give us your best guess what Kim and Kanye will be naming their baby. And don’t forget to like In Name Only on Facebook to keep up with the latest baby names.
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Thursday, March 14th, 2013
There are a lot of loose lips in the royal inner circle. After the Duchess of Cambridge (AKA the former Kate Middleton) accidentally let slip a “d” that led many to believe that the royal family will be adding a new princess, now there are rumblings that someone has leaked the baby name the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen for the future ruler of England: Elizabeth Diana Carole.
Not a bad choice—in fact, I speculated back when the royal couple announced their pregnancy that both Elizabeth and Diana would be among the names given to a future queen.
Elizabeth is obviously in homage to the current and past grand dames of England—and a nice way to pay tribute to William’s grandmother. Diana honors William’s mother, while Carole is Kate’s mother’s name.
I had picked Eleanor Diana Victoria Elizabeth—do I get points for being half right?
What do you think? Is this leak the real deal? And is it what you expected?
Image: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Featureflash / Shutterstock.com
Saturday, March 9th, 2013
Journalist Lisa Ling and her oncologist husband, Dr. Paul Song, welcomed their brand-new baby girl yesterday. And they chose a relatively unique name for her – especially among girls. Her name is Jett Ling Song.
Jett has generally been used for boys – it’s the name of both John Travolta’s late son and the name of George Lucas’s son. It’s a variant spelling of jet, a shiny black precious stone or the airplane, but when it’s used for a girl, I’m almost wondering if it’s in homage to rock legend Joan Jett. The name is relatively popular, where it’s currently in the top 400 names for boys. But it’s almost unheard of for little girls.
Ling is obviously Lisa’s surname – and when used as a name, it means delicate. So the name is kind of a nice balance between the strong first name Jett, and the softer Ling.
What do you think of Lisa and Paul’s baby name choice? Do you think Jett works as a girls’ name – or is this Jett destined to be one-of-a-kind?
And don’t forget: If you’re having a tough time finding a great name – or you and your mate can’t see eye to eye – send me your quandaries at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be able to help you find the baby name that works for you.
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Friday, March 8th, 2013
I wasn’t expecting Holly Madison to pick a baby name like Charlotte or Elizabeth for her daughter – you knew she was going to lean more toward the Moxie Crimefighter or Apple end of the celebrity baby-naming spectrum. And in fact, she chose a name that’s pretty close to spectrum – Rainbow. As in, Rainbow Brite. Or, apparently like someone she went to school with years ago – People.com is reporting that a former classmate is the inspiration for Holly’s baby name. That, and the fact that Holly wanted to pick a truly unique name. And that she has. She has also, according to our naming expert compadres at Nameberry, chosen the “the dippiest of hippie names” for her child.
The middle name she chose with it, Aurora, means dawn. it’s a Latin name, and it’s currently residing in the top 200 names in the country. It’s a nice, classic name – perfect for if her daughter is a little bit more conservative and buttoned up than Holly herself.
While the name she picked doesn’t suit my taste, put together, Rainbow Aurora does have a lovely, nature-y vibe. I probably would have swapped the names, and led with Aurora (but that’s probably my conservative baby-naming side coming out).
What do you think of Holly Madison’s new daughter’s name? Is Rainbow destined to go down as a goofy celebrity baby name, or do you think it’s a trend that could catch on?
Image: Holly Madison by s_bukley / Shutterstock.com
Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
When Jessica Simpson and fiancé Eric Johnson announced the birth of their daughter—and their offbeat name choice, Maxwell Drew—they received quite a bit of flack about it. (The idea of “Maxi” as a nickname—as in maxi pad—put off a lot of critics.) So maybe they’re trying to head off some of the negativity at the pass by letting their soon-to-be baby’s name slip out a little early. And according to news reports, their future son is grabbing a name with a “tops” meaning—Ace. (It’s a word name that means one or expert.)
It’s another unique choice, though one that’s becoming more popular—Ace has been chosen by a few celebrity parents in the past, and it’s most well-known as the name of KISS’s former guitarist, Ace Frehley. It’s on the rise in the U.S., but still not super popular—it’s currently in the top 600 in the U.S.
No word on a middle name yet, but with something like Ace, you aren’t looking at a Jonathan or Alexander. We’re talking more like Hendrix, Legend or Montana.
Do you think that Ace is truly their baby name choice? And what middle name would you pair with it?
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