Category: cute baby names
We all love to oooh and awwww over cute baby names, but when is cuteness a prime criteria in choosing a name?
When naming a pet, sometimes. Or suggesting names you love to your best friend. But when naming your own baby? Cute may be a drawback, unless the cute name is a nickname for something more serious that can go on the job application.
And that’s certainly one way to reclaim the cute in baby names — choose a buttoned-up name like Eleanor with a cute nickname like Ellie or Nell. Another way is to see cute as an all-around good thing and embrace it by choosing a name that’s cute out of the gate.
Definitely! we agreed. At least it’s one of them!
What’s the cutest nickname you’ve ever heard? Maybe it’s one you came up with on your own, maybe it was invented by an older sibling or by your child himself. It might have been by design, or it might have come about by accident.
I walked into a Tribeca nail salon last weekend, killing time before a lunch date, and there getting a manicure was Gwyneth Paltrow. And the adorable little girl quietly rearranging the nail polish colors? None other than the infamous Apple.
Call me starstruck, but watching the tall (yes, very tall), gorgeous Gwyneth – who was wearing what seems to be the New York Yummy Mummy uniform du jour of black riding pants, black riding boots, and a baggy tee shirt — talk to her daughter, I thought: Apple is a really cute name. A little quirky, maybe, but not deserving of all the ridicule that’s been heaped on it. Cute.
So that got me thinking (I had a lot of time to think, while pretending not to be staring at Gwynnie) about other cute celebrity baby names. Not bizarre celebrity baby names, not trendy celebrity baby names. Just the cutest choices of recent years.
Here, my nominees:
Agree? Disagree? What would you add?