By Abby Sandel, Appellation Mountain
Katie Price’s firstborn daughter has Nymphadora Tonks syndrome.
By now, you might have heard that British glamour model-turned-reality star Katie Price has welcomed a daughter with a surprising name: Bunny.
That’s the way Katie rolls. Her older daughter is Princess, and Katie apparently shortlisted Duchess for daughter number two.
Singer Peter Andre is Katie’s ex, and dad to Princess. He reports that their daughter – now 8 years old – dislikes her frilly given name.
What’s your favorite classic girls’ name?
And by classic, we mean timeless choices such as Elizabeth, Sarah, and Margaret.
We also mean currently fashionable classics such as Charlotte and Alice.
In fact, when you tell us which classic girls’ name is your favorite, maybe you can also tell us why you consider it a classic.
At the beginning of the year, we like to flip back the calendar a hundred years to see what the baby name landscape looked like a century ago. 1914 was a year in which World War I was in full swing, the year that President Wilson
officially established Mother’s Day
, Charlie Chaplin
and Babe Ruth
made their debuts, and saw the births of Dylan Thomas
Salk and Joe
DiMaggio.But the babyname universe was relatively calm, as we can see by looking at the stable top dozen girls’ names. Here, they are, in order of their 1914 popularity, and what their status is today:
The names Mary
were once so ubiquitous (there sometimes would be two in one family) that it was inevitable that a ton of nicknames and variations would evolve, not to mention international versions. Running a close third to those ultimate girls’ classics is Margaret
, which means ‘pearl’ and which in fact shares a number of Mary
’s pet forms. Here are just a few of Margaret
’s offspring, and their recent bearers.