Sometimes the names of the fathers who sired future super achievers turn out to be a lot more interesting than those they bestowed on their progeny. For example, Truman Capote’s dad’s name was Archulus, Humphrey Bogart’s was Belmont, Bela Lugosi’s Istvan and Marc Chagall’s Khatskel. Intriguing appellations, yes, but we’ll go here with the more wearable ones.
Automotive design engineer Silvio Anthony Ciccone (known as Tony) is a first-generation Italian American, whose slated-for-fame daughter (Papa, Don’t Preach) shares her mother’s first name. The handsome sylvan Italian name Silvio could benefit from the current rediscovery of Sylvia and Sylvie—though it may have been tainted by the reputation of Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi.