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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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  • Hendrix

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    Hendrix is one of those hip rock and roll names, like Lennon, Jagger and Presley, that have been used by fellow celebs and others, to honor the seminal guitarist/singer/songwriter Jimi. And this on... Read More 

  • Holden

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    Holden is a classic case of a name that jumped out of a book and onto birth certificates--though it took quite a while. Parents who loved J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye are flocking to the... Read More 

  • Hope

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    Can a name as virtuous as Hope be cool and trendy? Strangely enough -- yes. But though this optimistic Puritan favorite is experiencing substantial popularity, Hope is too pure and elegant to be c... Read More 

  • Hopper

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    Sean and Robin Wright Penn chose this name for their son to honor their friend Dennis Hopper; others might associate it with the painter Edward. Couldn't be more spirited. Read More 

  • Hudson

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    Hudson has risen quickly up the charts after emerging at the bottom of the list in 1995, now at Number 87 and climbing. , Hudson has gotten a boost as a prominent surname over the years, from expl... Read More 

  • Jeter

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    Jeter, which of course is used as a first name only because of Yankee star Derek, rhymes with Peter and may be derived from the French surname Jette, which was often bestowed on foundlings because ... Read More 

  • Jolie

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    Jolie is as pretty as its literal meaning; nowadays it is also seen as a surname, via Angelina, though it was originally her middle name. Although it is French, Jolie is rarely if ever used as a ... Read More 

  • Jordan

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    Jordan became a huge unisex success in the heyday of basketball's Michael Jordan, and is still Number 53 for boys, 260 for girls--it has always been used for children of both genders.The name was o... Read More 

  • Keaton

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    Keaton is an engaging surname with warmth, energy, and a sense of humor, identified with silent comedian Buster Keaton and contemporary actress Diane Keaton. Although rare as a first name, a young... Read More 

  • Kingsley

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    Kingsley is a sophisticated Harry Potter name that entered the Top 1000 this year at Number 926. Cousin Kingston is also rising in popularity, thanks to Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's little boy. Read More 

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