Category: Spellings, Sounds and Initials
by Abby Sandel
If you’re an American Idol devotee, you might remember Season Two’s Kimberly Caldwell. Her music career hasn’t taken off, but Caldwell has remained in the public eye as a television host and sometimes actor. Now she’s added a new role to her repertoire: mom. She and soccer player husband Jordan Harvey have welcomed a daughter.
The daughter’s name? The rather repetitive Harlow Monroe. I thought I’d heard it before, but not so. The name I was thinking of was Marlowe Monroe, daughter of actress Jenna von Oÿ, born late last year.
By Abby Sandel
Talented actress Sutton Foster (shown) has put her name on the map, and Sloane brings to mind everything from the stylish 1980s Londoners known as Sloane Rangers – the late Princess Diana was one – to Ferris Bueller‘s Day Off.
Let’s take a look at all of the possibilities:
Kids today have so much technology at their disposal that most of them probably don’t write nearly as often as us older folks did. I don’t know about you but when I grew up, cursive was still very much a thing. I remember having to practice each letter over and over again until I got them right.
My favorite letters, of course, were the loopiest ones like f, g, l, p, and y. I remember doodling all over my binders wishing that my name had loopier letters in it. When my name didn’t satisfy, I began writing the names of my friends, my classmates, my family members and my crushes instead.
Have you ever been frustrated to find that a name you’ve loved for years is actually more popular than you thought?
When I was ten or so, I remember thinking the names Piper and Cooper were adorable and unique. While my personal tastes have changed quite bit in the last fifteen years, I still tend to steer clear of names I deem “too popular.” Both of my “unique” choices are now in the SSA Top 100, and I can only watch helplessly as many of the baby names I’ve loved for years trend tragically upwards.