England may have their Fab Four, but we have our Fab Five: those spunky, gold medal-winning gals from our U.S. Olympic gymnastics team. And my guess is not only will they inspire a gaggle of girls to take up gymnastics this fall, they'll also inspire more than a few parents to name their kids after the Olympic champs. Which of these names do you think will reign supreme?
Jordyn Wieber was world champion going into the Olympics, but lost an all-around spot to two of her teammates. Still, her performance last night was nothing less than dazzling. Her name is a variant spelling of Jordan, a place name after the Middle Eastern country and river. This variant spelling is more popular for girls than the traditional spelling, and currently ranks in the top 125 baby names.
McKayla Maroney rocked the vaults at the Olympics. Her name is a variant spelling of Michaela, a Celtic name which means "who is like God." McKayla ranked in the top 750 names for 2011, but the traditional spelling was in the top 500.
What do you think about these names for your baby? Do any of them seem like standout options for your baby girl?