Mother’s Day Names

May 9, 2015 Linda Rosenkrantz

In celebration of Mother’s Day this year, we honor a dozen moms who not only raised highly successful offspring, but who happen to have—yes—memorable names themselves.


Better known to the world by her nickname Tina, but born Celestine Ann Beyincé, Knowles gave a version of her maiden name to her older daughter Beyonce, and called the younger Solange. Long popular in France, Célestine was also the name of the painter Degas’ mother.