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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  • Foster

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    Foster is one commonly heard last name that makes a fine first. More unusual than Forrester or Gardener yet eminently first-name-ready, the only problem with Foster might be its association with "f... Read More 

  • Gable

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    The iconic Gone With the Wind star Clark's surname was brought into the first-name mix when Weeds ' Kevin Nealon picked it for his son. Gable makes a strong and unusual possibility, a rhyming cousi... Read More 

  • Gardner

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    Surely one of the most pleasant and evocative of the occupational options. Read More 

  • Garland

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    Garland is fragrant and celebratory, and also has a celebrity-tribute tie to the star of The Wizard of Oz .  Read More 

  • Garner

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    Garner is an unncommon word and surname with some prospect of garnering popularity, especially now that Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have given it to son Samuel as his middle name, and Jessica A... Read More 

  • Grant

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    One-time beach-boy compadre of Glenn, Greg, and Gary that originated as a nickname for a tall person, Grant has become a no-nonsense, career-oriented grown-up.  Read More 

  • Griffith

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    A classic Welsh name, softer than the Irish Griffin, but its lispy ending makes it a bit more difficult to say -- and live with.  Read More 

  • Hardy

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    Hardy is a spirited and durable un-Germanic German surname that is starting to be used in this country. British fashion designer Hardy Amies (born Edwin) is its best known bearer, and Thomas Hard... Read More 

  • Harlow

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    Jean Harlow (born Harlean Carpenter), the original platinum blonde bombshell, was a symbol of 1930's glamour, a factor that first Patricia Arquette and then Nicole Richie and Joel Madden probably h... Read More 

  • Hemingway

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    No matter how much you love the novels of Papa H., don't saddle your son with this unwieldy appellation. Read More 

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