Then again, your hero or heroine may be from your own family and circle of friends and acquaintances: a favorite teacher, an acquaintance you’ve always admired.
Celebrities have recently been incorporating hero names into their choices for their children: Mariah Carey‘s daughter is named Monroe after Marilyn, for instance, while Jennifer Jason Leigh and Noah Baumbach named their son Rohmer, for French director Eric. Â Several politicians in recent years haveÂ named their children Kennedy, for example, a conscious choice to identify with that powerful political family and legacy.
Tell us about your favorite hero name: What would you or did you pick for your child, and why? Â Which of this group do you like best, which would you and wouldn’t you use? Â And do you think hero names can inspire a child to greatness?