Marlowe! British actress Sienna Miller and her boyfriend, Tom Sturridge, just welcomed their first baby girl—and reports are that they gave their new daughter a thoroughly British name, Marlowe. It's an Old English name that means "from the hill by the lake," and is also the last name of famed British playwright Christopher Marlowe, a contemporary of William Shakespeare. Not a bad name choice for the offspring a pair of parents with acting in their blood!
I'm left wondering when a celebrity will go for the gusto and give their offspring the Bard's surname as their moniker. Or maybe actors all think that naming their kids Shakespeare leaves them with footsteps that are too large to fill?
What do you think of Sienna and Tom's name choice? Is Marlowe something that would make your short list of potential name options? Or would you consider honoring a favorite author or playwright of your own with your baby's name choice?