Category: pop culture baby names
By Linda Rosenkrantz
It’s the beginning of the Chinese Year of the Monkey, the ninth zodiac sign, coming between the sheep and the rooster.
In the past, we’ve celebrated the strength of Leo and the other leonine names, as well as Bear and Wolf and Fox. But what about our fellow primates, which the Chinese characterize as smart, curious and cute? Here are some possible namesakes, both fictional and real—though it’s just conceivable that you might want to keep their simian inspiration your secret.
As a writer and teacher, I experience summer very differently than the rest of the year. My time becomes much less structured, and I am able to spend more time at home with my son. Lately, while we watch various children’s television shows together, I’ve started to notice that some of the programs have characters with names that wouldn’t be out of place in twenty-first century naming considerations. Here are three shows that have some interesting options, from the classics to the more daring:
These famous television show hosts have the gift of gab. Let’s have our own chat about their names!
Conan is an Irish name meaning little wolf or little hound. Conan has long been associated with the character Conan the Barbarian. Only 45 babies were named Conan last year, making it a great alternative to similar, popular names like Connor.
Marvel Studios’s new movie Avengers: Age of Ultron is now in theaters! As a fan of these superhero movies, I thought we’d take a look at the names of the main characters in the film.
Let me know in the comments below which name you like most and which character is your favorite! Don‘t forget to check out the film if you’re also a fan!
Jazz singer Adelaide Hall had a career that spanned 70 years, was a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance, pioneered the improvisational vocal techniques known as “scat” singing, and had great success in England. The place name Adelaide, used by Aussie actress Rachel Griffiths for her daughter, is a big Nameberry fave, now at Number 13; Number 321 nationally.