Category: Baby Name News
By Abby Sandel
The Oscar-winning actor and his public relations executive wife chose a sophisticated, nickname-proof name for their first child. Iris has so many qualities expectant parents seek. It’s literary and glamorous, but not too much for a young child to wear. It’s nearly impossible to shorten Iris. And ecovintage Iris feels modern, but has history to spare, from the ancient world right through today.
By Linda Rosenkrantz
So far this year, some amazingly named starbabies were born to their high-profile Hollywood dads. Here’s our hearty Father’s Day salute to these proud celebrity papas, some first timers and others who welcomed a new bambino into their brood. Our nominations for the twelve most outstanding so far this year:
In the early 2000s, Aidan began a major trend in the naming of boys. First came Hayden and Jaden, then the Aidan alternate spelling Aiden, which quickly overcame the original. Other rhyming names and their alternative spellings soon followed and quite a few of them broke into the Top 100. Here is a look at the -aiden names that have been in the Top 100, in order of appearance:
Among the more high-profile: Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling named Esmeralda‘s sister Amada, the name of Mendes’s grandmother; Eddie Murphy‘s ninth child has the zippy appellation of Izzy Oona; Twilight’s Jackson Rathbone saluted two musical heroes for daughter Presley Bowie; swimming champ Michael Phelps chose the dynamic Boomer; Jenna Malone went poetic with Ode Mountain, and Soleil Moon Frye picked another word name for her fourth child: Story.
The complete list: