Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
How many different ways can you spell the baby name Lachlan? Apparently, plenty.
Saved By the Bell alum Mark-Paul Gosselaar and wife Catriona McGinn picked a variant spelling of this Scottish classic boys’ name, Lachlyn, for their brand new daughter, and paired it with the popular middle name, Hope. Lachlan in all its forms seems to be a popular choice for stylish celeb babies of late—Vince Vaughn picked Lochlyn recently for his daughter.
Lachlan (or in this case, Lachlyn) means from the lake land, and it’s currently just inside the top 1000 baby names for boys here in the U.S, but it’s much more popular in Australia. The variant spelling, Lochlan, ranks slightly higher than Lachlan here in the U.S. (at #938 vs #991), and you could also consider the Irish variant Laughlin as another option.
Hope is a word/virtue baby name that’s been a super popular pick for the middle spot, but is also pretty popular as a first name–it’s regularly been in the top 300 for more than 20 years.
Lachlyn seems like a great baby name match with the rest of her sibling set. She joins big brothers Dekker Edward and Michael Charles and big sister Ava Lorenn.
Tell us: Would you prefer Lachlan (or one of its variant spellings) for a boy or a girl?
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Photo of Mark-Paul Gosselaar and wife Catriona via Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com
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Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
It’s a boy for Extra host (and Saved By the Bell alum) Mario Lopez and his wife, Courtney. Son Dominic joins big sister Gia Francesca—a sweet sibling pair, don’t you think?
Dominic means “belonging to the Lord,” and it’s been a top 400 name for over a century. Today it’s #70 on the U.S. charts, and it’s on a steady climb toward the top. The name comes with some great nicknames—Dom or Nick being the most common. It’s been the name of several actors, including 70s comedy staple Dom Deluise and former Hobbit Dominic Monaghan.
No word yet on what Mario and Courtney chose for a middle name, but Mario would be a lovely homage to Dad. It also pairs nicely with Vincent, Lucius or Javier.
What do you think of the name Dominic? Is it one you’d pick for your son?
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Image: Courtney and Mario Lopez by Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com
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