Cameron Diaz Welcomes Daughter Raddix!
And for those of us who love wild and wonderful celebrity baby names, their choice certainly doesn’t disappoint!
Now, who wouldn’t like that as a nickname?!
So What’s The Meaning of Raddix?
True to form, the couple aren’t sharing many personal details about their new arrival, including the inspiration behind their little girl’s unconventional moniker.
The similar Latin word radix means “root”, reports SheKnows, both in the literal and figurative sense of the word. It’s a strong, grounded image — and one which feels particularly apt for a first child, if that is what they had in mind.
Rad is also a widespread Slavic name element, meaning “happy” or “willing”; it’s found in modern Slavic names such as Radomir, Radoslav, Radovan and Radmila, often shortened to Radek or Rada. Again, it seems like a fitting meaning for a long-awaited first baby.
Raddix: A Radical Choice?
Of course, it could be that the proud parents just liked the sound of the name — and it certainly feels bang on trend for a baby born on the cusp of 2020.
Baby names ending in sharp, edgy X have never been hotter: think Beatrix, Felix, Hendrix, Lennox, Maddox and Phoenix, all of which have been rapidly moving up the popularity charts over the course of the past decade.
Another big trend of recent years is bold, statement-making word names for both sexes: fashionable choices like Ace and Atlas, Legend and Lyric, Marvel and Maverick. With that super-cool first syllable, Raddix feels like it could fit into this category, too.
Raddix: What Do You Think?
It’s rare that a celebrity baby name announcement comes as a total surprise to us, but it’s safe to say that we didn’t see this one coming!
Still, as quirky celebrity baby names go, it strikes us as more “Blue Ivy” than “Moon Unit” — could we see a few more baby Raddixes (Raddices?) touching down in the next few years? What do you think of the name?
Our congratulations to the proud parents, and welcome to the world, little Raddix!
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on January 4th, 2020 at 5:07 am
Raddix is too close to radish, in my opinion. But at least the nickname Dixie is cute.
on January 4th, 2020 at 11:24 am
Not a fan of the name… it reminds me of a cross between radish and Maddox. I am really happy for Cameron, regardless!
on January 4th, 2020 at 5:25 pm
It’s not a name I would choose but it’s I rather like it .
on January 4th, 2020 at 6:54 pm
Honestly, I hate it. I am usually a fan of unusual baby names (chosen by celebs or otherwise), but I really dislike this choice. It just has such an aggressively unpleasant sound to my ear. It sounds like a name for an extraterrestrial in a space fantasy, and it sounds absurd with the last name Madden.
on January 6th, 2020 at 1:03 am
Worse than the cringiest of celebrity baby names, officially dethroning North West.
on January 6th, 2020 at 10:57 pm
I love names ending in x for girls, including Lennox and Maddox, but I’m with emmievis on this one–it just reminds me of radish!
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