Monday, July 11, 2011

Celebrity Baby Names. Oh dear...

No doubt you've all been waiting with baited breath (or not giving a monkey's) to hear the name of the fourth Beckham sproglet. Harper Seven is both original and mysterious with a unisex feel. Is it a coincidence that it's 51 years to the day Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird was published. Probably.

Original baby names are increasingly sought after and, irritating though some of them may be, I find them preferable to the old tradition of children being named after their parents. However, it would definitely be a nightmare for me if my future offspring were to share a name with the children of undesirable celebrities. Zoe Williams writes today in the Guardian about having the same taste in baby names as the Beckhams. She makes a good point that if you love a name you have to expect other people to want it too.

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