This week, Appellation Mountain‘s Abby Sandel finds fresh inspiration from the title character names on recent movie marquees.
Want to see your baby’s name in lights?
There are a few ways to go about it. There’s the Toddlers & Tiaras approach, courting fame with elaborate hair-dos and dance routines from an early age. Or you could choose the name of a Hollywood legend – Ava or Marlon or Humphrey.
Here’s my new favorite: head to the multiplex. Right now Hanna and Arthur are on the marquee. Even if you aren’t into movies about teenaged assassins or immature playboys, odds are that you’ll notice their names. Many a stylish appellation has graced a movie poster.
Not every name catches on, of course. It will take more than a singing chipmunk to revive Alvin, and Americans might love the boy wizard, but we’re not naming our sons Harry – yet.
Looking back over the past few years, choosing a baby name from movie ticket stubs might be a winning proposition.
Miri – Borrowed from one of the more R-rated films to inspire this list, Zack and MiriMake a Porno. The movie might be wildly inappropriate for young eyes, but Miriamis a graceful name, and Miri makes for a very wearable short form.