Name Nerd Articles
Celebrity baby naming analysis by Duana Taha. For Duana Names naming advice articles, see http://www.laineygossip.com/Name-Nerd/Lifestyle/Category/1284.
Theo Wargo/ Kevin Mazur/ Getty Images
This is why. Why care about the names celebrities choose for their children? This is why. This name, Golden Cannon, tells you so much about who these people are and what they’re about. It’s so amazing. Not just because it’s an adjective, not just because it is an inescapable euphemism that I’m going to have to wrap into using, now, and I thought I was classier than to think of a baby’s name as a euphemism for a male member, but apparently I am not… No, it’s because the name ‘Golden’ explains one of the greater celebrity baby name mysteries up to this point. Full Story
Anthony Harvey/ Getty Images
Are we about ready for some earnest Spice Girls nostalgia? I assume so, given that it was exactly 20 years ago that they were becoming a massive phenomenon when Spice was released. But it’s not just cheesy romanticizing – what’s become obvious in the 20 years since they first started trumpeting about Girl Power is that, despite being a ‘constructed’ group, with all the shade that was thrown at them back then, they were nonetheless the right women to embody the spirit of ‘Girl Power’. Full Story
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
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