It's the Apples and Pilot Inspektors of the A-list celeb set that tend to steal all of the headlines. But there are plenty of stars who opt to give their kids names that won't stick out on the playground—or make it harder for their future children to be taken seriously. (Just imagine if a resume for "Moon Unit" appeared on your desk!) Here are some celebrity couples who chose cool, yet still a little conservative, names for their offspring.
Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner Some baby naming experts believe that their decision to give their eldest the name Violet helped lead to that name's current streak of popularity (it's nearing the top 100)—and they paired it with the ultratraditional middle name, Anne. But their choices for their other children may prove to be just as trendsetting. Middle child Seraphina Rose Elizabeth has dual middle names, which is another strong trend we're witnessing, and son Samuel Garner uses his mother's last name as a middle name, an old-school naming idea that they could reignite.
Matthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker Matthew and Sarah went with James Wilkie for their oldest son—with James consistently ranking in the top 20 names in the country. Daughters Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge were born in 2009, and showcase those double middle name and last name as middle name ideas as well.
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