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Celebrity baby naming analysis by Duana Taha. For Duana Names naming advice articles, see http://www.laineygossip.com/Name-Nerd/Lifestyle/Category/1284.
You know those bots on Twitter that are basically jokes? Like @ProbsAFeminist retweets people who say “I’m not a feminist, but…”? I wonder if there’s one for platitudes? Because I hate platitudes, BUT, I always find myself thinking about that one about dishware: “If you don’t like someone, the way he holds his spoon will make you furious; if you do like him, he can turn his plate into your lap and you won’t mind. Full Story
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Were you, like me, still under the misapprehension that these two were getting divorced? In fact, they’ve just had a baby…not that those are mutually exclusive, of course. You can have a baby and a divorce, although sometimes one is used to stop another, in both directions. Not advisable, but it happens. Full Story
Ginnifer Goodwin and her husband Josh Dallas named their new baby Hugo Wilson Dallas. I really, really love Hugo, even though one of my strongest aural memories of it is Perpetua ‘yars’-ing the name in Bridget Jones’s Diary. It’s a good name, works well with their first son, Oliver Finlay, and, though I’m not personally a Goodwin or Once Upon A Time fan, I appreciate that there’s no-muss-no-fuss about the announcement. Full Story
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I’m so down with this one. I was asked about my predictions for this name a few weeks ago, and I said it was going to be a little offbeat, in a familiar way. Ultimately these two people are named John and Christine, and even though they’re both, you know, super-famous, they would also have experienced the realities of being one of several Johns or Christines in a given situation. Full Story