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Get the Scoop on Keira Knightley’s Baby Name (Now That We FINALLY Know It!)

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

It took a while, but Keira Knightley has finally revealed the baby name she and husband James Righton picked for their daughter in the current issue of Elle magazine. And the name she kept under wraps? The up-and-coming nickname name Edie.

Edie is commonly considered a short form of Edith, and shares its meaning: prosperous in war. Edith has been on a big uptick over the past few years; it currently ranks in the top 700 here in the U.S., and we can see Edie following in its footsteps, alongside other popular nickname names like Ellie, Evie, Abby, and Millie. Edie’s most popular bearers include Andy Warhol muse Edie Sedgwick and Emmy award-winning actress Edie Falco (of Sopranos and Nurse Jackie fame).

There’s no word on what middle name the couple picked for Edie. I like the idea of James, which has become a celebrity name du jour for girls, with Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds picking it for their daughter, and stars like Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jessica Capshaw, and James Marsden all using it in the middle spot. (And it would pay homage to Dad, too.) It’d also be nice to go with a longer pick, like Clementine, Fiona, or even Keira in honor of Mom.

Tell us: What do you think of Edie? Would you consider it—or its origin name, Edith—for your daughter?

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Cool Name of the Week: Keira

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Actress Keira Knightley tied the knot over the weekend, with musician James Righton—and wore the most divine short little wedding dress (take a look!). While I liked her in Pirates of the Caribbean, her short vignette in Love Actually, as the newlywed who is the object of affection for the best friend of her husband. (The best friend was played by Andrew Lincoln, who’s now more famous for his role as Rick Grimes, the leader of the Walking Dead survivors.)

Keira’s a lovely Gaelic name, a variant on Ciara, and the name of a 7th century saint. It means “dark-haired,” and it’s held relatively steady in the top 200 for the past seven years.

It goes beautifully with Claire, Belle, Jane and Maeve—though Keira Knightley has the longer Christina as a middle name. And it’d work wonderfully with a sibling set that includes some of the other Celtic classics, including brothers with names like Liam, Aidan or Gavin.

What do you think of the name Keira? Is it a name you’d consider for your daughter?

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