Saturday Night Live Baby Names: Are they ready for prime time?
Saturday Night Live has been around for 34 years, and over its long run it has featured many of the funniest, most creative, offbeat comic talents in America–some of whom have gone on to become so iconic that we’ve almost forgotten they were ever regulars on the show. As in Billy Crystal, Robert Downey Jr, Bill Murray, Dennis Miller, Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, Martin Short and Senator Al “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough” Franken.
The question is: did they apply their quirky creativity when it came to naming their babies? The answer is: not so much. For example, Billy Crystal named one of his daughters Jennifer, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss and Brad Hall have a Henry and a Charles, Dana Carvey a Thomas, Al Franken a Joe, and Jim Belushi a Robert.
BELLE KINGSTON — Dan Ackroyd
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on December 7th, 2009 at 9:36 am
I’m heart-glad to see a Thomasin!!!
Overall, though, I think the boy’s list fared better.
Archibald William Emerson – Gutsy.
Fletcher – Glad to see one on this side of the pond.
Oliver – Always a winner.
names 4 Real Said
on December 7th, 2009 at 10:22 am
I love the names Gable, Quinlan Dempsey, and I love Alice Zenobia. Dan Akyroyd’s daughter Stella was mentioned, but I love his other daughter’s name – Belle Kingston.
on December 7th, 2009 at 11:05 am
Thanks–that was inadvertently left out–Belle Kingston is now on the list.
on December 7th, 2009 at 11:12 am
From what I remember Tina Fey named her daughter after the girl’s paternal and maternal grandmothers. One side of the family is Greek and Zenobia is a Greek name. It wasn’t chosen for style. You can’t get more traditional than that.
on December 7th, 2009 at 12:12 pm
I see lots of names on this list that definitely do not fall into the “outside of the box” category.
I do however love some of the names: Lincoln, Holden, Cooper, Fletcher, and Harper particularly.
Definitely more interesting names on the boys’ side!
on December 7th, 2009 at 12:53 pm
I’d like to see this list organized by person instead of by baby name. How interesting to see combinations like Maya Rudolph’s Pearl and Lucille and then Adam Sandler’s Sunny Madeline and Sadie Madison–seems awfully similar to me!
on December 7th, 2009 at 9:43 pm
Great blog! Oh! I just thought of Will Ferrell’s sons, Magnus and Mattias.
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