Thursday, March 6th, 2014
It’s a girl for Parents contributor (and Pregnant in Heels star) Rosie Pope! Joining siblings Vivienne, Wells and James is daughter Bridget Monroe.
Bridget is a top 500 name here in the U.S., and it means strength. She’s the patron saint of Ireland, and most famously, the klutzy cool heroine of the Bridget Jones Diaries. It comes with cute nicknames like Bridie and Bree—and I love it in its own right. It’s a sprightly, cheerful name.
Monroe started out as a place name and surname—and thanks to Marilyn Monroe and Mariah Carey, who chose it for her her daughter, it’s become a cool name choice for girls. And considering Vivienne’s middle name is another Presidential surname (Madison), it’s kind of a fun set—Madison and Monroe, the fourth and fifth Presidents of the U.S.
What do you think of Rosie’s name pick? Would Bridget or Monroe suit your baby naming style?
If you need more help with your baby name picks, try our Baby Name Finder, or send your query to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. And don’t forget to like In Name Only on Facebook to keep up with the very latest in baby names.
Add a Comment
Sunday, June 3rd, 2012
If you’re the pregnancy and baby concierge to the upper crust of New York City, your choice of baby name should be equally A-list. And that’s exactly what Rosie Pope of Bravo’s reality show Pregnant in Heels managed to do, with the name of her brand new baby girl, Vivienne Madison.
Vivienne is a classic French name that means full of life. It’s a name that has a beautiful, melodic quality to it—and it’s not quite too popular yet, as Vivienne is ranked just within the top 400 names in the country. Vivienne was the first name of choice for one of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s twins, which helped put it on the A-list map. And it lends itself to a few fabulous nicknames, such as Vienne or Vivi.
Of course, the middle name Madison ranks much, much higher on the popularity scales. It’s currently in the top ten, but it’s currently on its way down in popularity. Even if it’s a name that might be trending out of popularity, it’s a clever choice for Rosie, as her baby concierge service sports a chic Madison Avenue address. It’s like adding a little “wink” in the middle name. (And it’s always great when a baby’s name has something that special and personal associated with it.)
A pair of multiple-syllable first and middle names—like Vivienne Madison—might be a little too much if the surname was also long. But the names flow nicely with Rosie’s short and sweet last name, Pope.
So, we’re giving Rosie two thumbs up for her baby name selection. Maybe Rosie should start offering her baby naming services along with her nursery makeovers, pregnancy fashion designing and other assistance.
What do you think about the name of the latest Pregnant in Heels baby? Would you consider giving your baby girl a name like Vivienne?
Photo: Rosie Pope by s_bukley / Shutterstock.com
Add a Comment