Monday, April 8th, 2013
I was inspired when I found out that Kerri Walsh-Jennings, one half of the massively talented U.S. women’s beach volleyball team, scored a gold for the U.S. while secretly pregnant. And now, we finally got the scoop on the baby name: Scout Margery. She joins big brothers Joseph Michael and Sundance Thomas—an eclectic collection of names, to be sure!
Scout is a word name that gives the sense that your kiddo will be curious and adventurous. Its most famous association is with the lead character from Harper Lee’s opus, To Kill a Mockingbird. Bruce Willis and Demi Moore also gave it to one of their daughters. It’s a name that can be used for either girls or boys, but I love it on a girl.
Margery was my pick for cool name of the week last week, based on the cool, conniving princess on Game of Thrones. It’s a variant of Margaret, and means pearl. Maybe now that it has a celebrity’s seal of approval, it’ll be on its way to regaining popularity.
I love the name she chose—it’s a happy medium between the ubertraditional Joseph she chose for her her oldest son, and the more creative Sundance for her second son.
What do you think of the baby name Scout Margery? Do you see anything there you’d love for your own daughter? Don’t forget to like In Name Only on Facebook, to keep up with the latest in baby names!
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