Sunday, December 30th, 2012
“Livingstone, I presume.” That’s the joke the son of Matthew McConaughey and his wife, Camila, will hear about a hundred billion times throughout his life, as he received a triple surname name: Livingston Alves McConaughey.
Livingston is an English surname that means “dear friend’s place.” It needs a good nickname, being so long. I’m voting for Ving (as in actor Ving Rhames), but could also see Liv used as its nickname. I’m sure that the once-lost and famous 19th-century explorer, Dr. David Livingstone (the inspiration for the famous “Livingstone, I presume” quote) would approve of this adventurous first name. The middle name is his mother’s maiden name, Alves—giving him a connection to his model mom’s past.
Livingston’s name fits in well (perhaps a bit too well) with his siblings. There’s big brother Levi Alves (Levi could be a nickname for Livingston as well), and big sister Vida Alves. With all those Vs and Ls in their crew, my guess is that Levi and Livingston are going to often be called by their siblings’ names. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
What do you think of Matthew and Camila’s baby naming prowess? Would you pick any of their names for your child?
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