Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
Bucking the typical celebrity penchant for choosing an offbeat name for their offspring, Megan and Brian instead went with something megapopular—the Biblical name Noah, which means restful, and is currently the fifth most popular name in the country. (Though my bet is, given their Hollywood home base, Noah may not be as typical a name there.) Shannon, an Irish place name—for a river—started out as a guy’s name, but has become more popular these days as a girls’ name (it’s dropped off the charts for boys, but it’s still at number 782 for girls—though on a steady and precipitous decline for both boys and girls).
It’s a nice name that really mirrors his father’s name, with the two-syllable first and middle names. They both have Irish components to their names, and and they both have place names as middle names.
What do you think of Brian and Megan’s baby name picks? And are you the type to pick a name without regards to popularity, or would Noah’s top 10 status turn you off to it?