I took a look at the most fascinating, headline-worthy celeb baby names of the year here. But there’s another kind of high profile birth announcement: one where the famous parents stick with a mainstream favorite for their new arrival.
This contest focuses on those names, the ones at home in a Hollywood nursery, or on your block.
The results from the opening round are in:
- Nora – the #30 name in the US – cruised past Ramona with just over 60% of the vote.
- Sweeping up nearly 64% of the tally, Violet crushed Poppy.
- Eloise just barely squeaked past Claire with 51% of the total.
- And Ruby delivered the biggest victory of the day, carrying just over 68% of the vote against Delilah.
That means Nora, Violet, Eloise, and Ruby advance.
NORA V. RUBY
They could be sisters, but they’re just a little different. Nora feels literary, serious, accomplished. Ruby seems bolder, with a little bit of sparkle. But both are fast favorites with parents today.
VIOLET V. ELOISE
Another challenge pits two names against each other that could easily belong to sisters. Both names feature a bright ‘o’ in the middle, and a sort of sweetly storybook quality combined with a lot of backbone.
Voting will stay open for one full week. Check back next week to see if your favorite advances to the final round!