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Monday, April 8th, 2013
I was inspired when I found out that Kerri Walsh-Jennings, one half of the massively talented U.S. women’s beach volleyball team, scored a gold for the U.S. while secretly pregnant. And now, we finally got the scoop on the baby name: Scout Margery. She joins big brothers Joseph Michael and Sundance Thomas—an eclectic collection of names, to be sure!
Scout is a word name that gives the sense that your kiddo will be curious and adventurous. Its most famous association is with the lead character from Harper Lee’s opus, To Kill a Mockingbird. Bruce Willis and Demi Moore also gave it to one of their daughters. It’s a name that can be used for either girls or boys, but I love it on a girl.
Margery was my pick for cool name of the week last week, based on the cool, conniving princess on Game of Thrones. It’s a variant of Margaret, and means pearl. Maybe now that it has a celebrity’s seal of approval, it’ll be on its way to regaining popularity.
I love the name she chose—it’s a happy medium between the ubertraditional Joseph she chose for her her oldest son, and the more creative Sundance for her second son.
What do you think of the baby name Scout Margery? Do you see anything there you’d love for your own daughter? Don’t forget to like In Name Only on Facebook, to keep up with the latest in baby names!
Image: Kerri Walsh-Jennings by Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.com
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
The former Seventh Heaven actress Beverley Mitchell and husband Michael Cameron have a new bundle of joy—a brand new daughter. The name they gave her? Kenzie Lynne.
Kenzie began as a boy’s name, and it means light-skinned. But these days, it’s more commonly used as a girls’ name, where it’s currently on its way into the top 300 baby names on a huge upswing. (Consider it an alternative to the top 75 baby name Mackenzie.)
Lynne, of course, has been a middle-name staple for decades. Lynne means “lake,” and it’s currently fallen out of favor as a first name (it hasn’t been in the top 1000 baby names for more than 30 years). More people seem to go for the literal “Lake” as a middle name now than the Lynn/Lynne option.
The name is cute, and flows nicely (I like the zingy “z” in the middle of Kenzie).
What do you think of Kenzie Lynne? Are these names that you’d consider for your daughter? Don’t forget to like In Name Only on Facebook to keep up with the latest in baby names.
Image: Beverley Mitchell by s_bukley / Shutterstock.com
Thursday, March 28th, 2013
It’s a girl for Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard—and with an offbeat name that tends more toward dad Dax (a French place name that’s near the bottom of the top 1000 for boys) than mom’s conventional Kristen (currently number 661, after a long run in the top 10 baby names for girls). Their new daughter? Welcome Lincoln Bell Shepard.
Lincoln has Presidential links, thanks to the Great Emancipator himself (perhaps the couple loved the recent flick). But it’s a name that’s almost always been used for boys—and I’ve never seen it mentioned for a girl. It’s currently on an upswing for boys, in the top 200 baby names, and given the recent movie, I don’t expect to see it take a downturn any time soon. Which means that this girly Lincoln may just have a boyfriend with the same name one day.
Lincoln is usually shortened to “Linc,” but for a girl, I’d go with Lin or Callie as a nickname. Or perhaps even Libby—Kristen appears to go by “KB” with her friends, as evidenced by the recent Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign. Maybe they planned the name so little Lincoln can go by her initials as well.
Bell is obviously her mom’s surname, but it’s also been relatively popular for girls—especially in that middle spot.
I love the name if they’d have a son, but I’m not so convinced that Lincoln works for a girl. (Of course, that all depends on what kind of girl she is—and if she’s as funny and sassy as her mom, perhaps it really will work for her.) Still I expected something offbeat and cool from this duo, and they definitely delivered.
What do you think? Does Lincoln work for the ladies? Or is it a boys’ only name? Don’t forget to like In Name Only on Facebook to keep up with the latest in baby names.
Image: Kristen Bell by Featureflash / Shutterstock.com
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.
Image: Kim Kardashian by Featureflash / Shutterstock.com
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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