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Rock Star Baby Names: The Nameberry 9

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For her Nameberry 9 Newsiest Names blog this week, Abby Sandel, of Appellation Mountain, takes a long, hard look at the diverse kinds of rock star baby names picked by some hard-core dads..

Over the past week soccer player Gabriel Zakuani named his son Trendy and actor Dylan Walsh welcomed a daughter called Amelie BelleBoth were newsworthy.  Trendy has already grabbed a few headlines, and seems likely to appear on year-end lists of the wackiest baby names of 2011, while the French Amelie has met with applause.

November also marks the nationwide opening of rockumentary The Other F Word, a tale of punk rock parenting told from the perspectives of the dads.  All of the fathers started out as young and rebellious.  A few of them, including former Pennywise frontman and movie developer Jim Lindberg decline to share their kids’ names, but most do reveal what an anarchist names his baby.

For the most part, the names are stylish but far from outlandish – more Amelie than Trendy.  None of them are as outrageous as, say, Frank Zappa’s Moon Unit and Dweezil.  Some of the names might feel almost ordinary by today’s standards, but half of these kids are in their teens and twenties, putting them ahead of the curve.

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