Category: baby names from tv

TV Baby Names: Quirky new boy characters

By Linda Rosenkrantz

Last week we covered the quirky girl side of the character lists of the current TV shows and now, as promised, here come the boys. Some of these shows are just launching, joining the hundreds of shows currently found on the plethora of platforms now available. Below, some of the most unusual boy character names we discovered.

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By Linda Rosenkrantz

Every TV season brings its own few unique character names, some that make interesting baby name possibilities, some that are just weird curiosities. Lately we’ve had the Game of Thrones crew, and from the futuristic The Handmaid’s Tale, Offred, Ofglen, Ofsamuel and Oferic stepped from the pages of Margaret Atwood’s novel onto the small screen.

With 450+ original series in production in 2017, (and, it seems, almost as many network, cable and streaming platforms), each show with a full cast of new characters, it’s almost impossible to keep up. But here are some of the quirkiest girl names we found.

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By Clare Bristow

This week’s baby name news includes celebrity twins, the most popular names in Ireland and Latvia, and girls’ names with an “et” sound.

The Clooney twins are here!

Amal and George Clooney have ticked all the stylish boxes with their twins’ names. Ella and Alexander are classic but modern-feeling, popular on both sides of the Atlantic but not trendy, complementary but not matchy.

If you like the Clooneys’ style but don’t want to copy their names, this list of fashionable classic names has lots of alternatives.

There’s no news yet on whether the twins have middle names. Perhaps the Clooneys will use Nicholas or Nina to honor George’s parents, or names reflecting Amal’s Lebanese heritage…or maybe they’ll surprise us all with something wild to balance out the un-crazy first names.

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Reality TV Baby Names: Duke to Lorenzo

By Abby Sandel

If you’re a fan of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, you might know that Lauren Manzo is a new mom. The Manzo family graduated to their own Bravo series, Manzo’d with Children, in 2014. Lauren and husband Vito Scalia married a year later. They welcomed daughter Marchesa Anna Scalia last week. They’re calling her Markie.

Marchesa makes a fascinating, distinctive choice for their family, part-designer label, part-aristocratic title.

Another name I’m watching: Bonnie, the choice Joseline Hernandez of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta fame made for her daughter at the end of 2016. It’s simple, sweet, and ready for revival.

Do parents actually take their naming queues from reality television?

The answer seems to be yes. MTV debuted The Real World in 1992, launching the modern era of reality television. From Dancing with the Stars to Teen Mom, the new generation of celebrities has changed the way we name our children.

Here are nine choices, all proof that reality television translates to real-life name choices.

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Gilmore Girls Baby Names

By Abby Sandel

They’re back! Seven seasons wasn’t enough to tie up all the loose ends for our favorite residents of Stars Hollow. Could Luke and Lorelai work it out? Would Rory’s promising career in journalism take off? How about Hep Alien – are they the next big thing?

The Netflix addendum to the beloved series answers all of our questions and more, but if you’ve yet to binge watch Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, no worries. This post is spoiler-free.

Of course, if you’ve yet to watch a single episode, we will give away some of the secrets. But it’s still worth watching. One reason? Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and her writing team must surely be name lovers. They embraced the obscure, and never gave a character a throw-away name – not even if the character made only the briefest of appearances.

Here’s our list of the the great Gilmore Girls names, from the mother-daughter duo at the heart of it all, to many a nicely-named supporting character.

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