Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
Congratulations to Drew Barrymore and her husband Will Kopelman, who just welcomed girl #2. Joining big sister Olive is Frankie Barrymore Kopelman.
Frankie is a more casual nickname for name-on-the-rise Frances (or the more Italian Francesca) which means, “free man.” Actresses Amanda Peet and Mia Farrow and rocker Nikki Sixx also used Frankie for their daughters, either as the formal name or as a nickname, though traditionally, Frankie’s been more often in the boys’ column name wise.
I’d probably pair Frances/Frankie with something fun and a little more feminine in the middle spot. I like Ramona, Jane, Belle or Charlotte.
Olive and Frankie seem like a cute sibling set, don’t you think?
What do you think of the name Frankie? Would you go for the nickname or a more formal version, like Frances or Francesca?
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Monday, October 1st, 2012
It’s a girl for newlywed Drew Barrymore and her art-consultant hubby Will Kopelman, who welcomed Olive Barrymore Kopelman late last week.
Olive has become a hot baby name of late—fueled in part by those looking for an alternative for top-five favorite Olivia. Its origins are obvious—and though the tree gives us its amazing fruits, it also has symbolized peace for centuries (think “extending the olive branch”). It’s currently in the top 500 baby names in the U.S., and definitely one that’s on the rise. It’s not super common yet in the celebrity realm—actors Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher chose it for their first daughter, making Drew and Will the second ones to choose the name. (Though my guess is, they won’t be the last!)
On a funny side note, Drew voiced the character of Olive, a dog who believes she’s destined to help Santa with is sleigh in the cute animated Christmas special, “Olive, The Other Reindeer.” I wonder if that played any part in her decision to choose the name. (But I’m sure that show will be in regular pre-Christmas rotation once her daughter’s old enough to watch TV!)
It’s no surprise that she opted to give her daughter her last name as her middle name—the amazing Barrymore clan has had a long and prestigious history in the acting field, and those in the family who don’t come by the Barrymore name naturally often use it as their middle names.
What do you think of Drew and Will’s choice of baby name? Would you give your child your maiden name as a middle name?
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