Teddi Mellencamp Needs a Name for her Daughter!
Teddi Mellencamp—daughter of rockstar John Mellencamp and current cast member of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills—is expecting a baby girl with her husband Edwin Arroyave. The couple have a seven-year-old daughter named Slate Angel and a five-year-old son named Cruz. Edwin also has a daughter, Isabella, from a previous marriage.
Teddi recently posted an Instagram story with her list of 27 names she’s considering for her daughter:
Our Top Picks for Baby Arroyave
27 names are a lot for a short-list, so let’s winnow it down. They’re having another girl, so we are going to look to Slate’s name as our guide. It doesn’t rank in the US Top 1000 for boys or girls but is used for boys around sixty percent of the time.
Slate is definitely an uncommon name, so for the new baby’s name we can get rid of anything in the Top 100—Camila, Ivy, and Mila. If we extend that to the Top 200, Reese and Sloane are eliminated as well.
Themes and gimmicks are best avoided. Grey, although a cool name, should not be paired with Slate. Steele gives Slate a harsh industrial edge, and Ryder alongside Cruz evokes highway drives—as in “rider” and “cruise.”
Jax: A familiar, modern name, yet unexpected on a girl.
West: Arguably the coolest directional name—even cooler when it’s used on a girl.