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Celebrity Surnames as Firsts

Inspired by a fascinating discussion thread started by our own creative berries, here are some celebrity surnames that work well as firsts:
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  • Crosby

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    Crosby is an attractively laid-back Irish surname with retro musical associations to Bing and Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and with a jaunty air. Crosby Braverman is currently the name of a character ... Read More 

  • Cruz

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    For a single-syllable Latino surname, this new popular kid on the block packs a lot of energy and charm. Victoria and David Beckham named their third son Cruz, following Brooklyn and Romeo, and it... Read More 

  • Curtis

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    An attractive if shopworn name that has been borne by several significant musicians and athletes.  Read More 

  • Damon

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    Damon is a name with a strong, pleasing aura (much like the persona of Matt D.) and extremely positive ancient associations. From the classical myth, Damon and Pythias have become symbols of true f... Read More 

  • Dean

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    Dean may sound to some like a retro surfer boy name, yet there were more than 1,200 babies named Dean last year. For decades it was associated with Dean (born Dino) Martin; more recent representati... Read More 

  • Douglas

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    The surname of a powerful Scottish clan...and your mom's prom date.  Read More 

  • Dylan

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    Dylan still feels poetic and romantic after years of popularity. A Welsh name tied to the sea, Dylan was a legendary sea god who prompted all the waters of Britain and Ireland to weep when he died.... Read More 

  • Electra

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    Though the tragedies of the Greeks and Eugene O'Neill that used this name are filled with incest and murder, Electra is still a brilliant choice. Isabella Rossellini chose the gentler Italian verso... Read More 

  • Ellington

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    Ellington's popularity may be inspired by jazz great Duke, but the name is used slightly more often for girls today, perhaps because of its trendy El- beginning. Like a host of other El- names, fro... Read More 

  • Flynn

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    Flynn, a charming Irish surname, is still used only quietly, despite its easygoing, casual cowboy charm, unlike Finn which is a star of this genre. Flynn was the choice of Orlando Bloom and Miranda... Read More 

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