Tori Spelling is now a mom to three! Daughter Hattie Margaret joins big sister Stella Doreen and big brother Liam Aaron, as well as Dean’s son, Jack.

I would never have guessed this one for the reality television couple, but it fits – Jack, Liam, Stella, and Hattie. She’s also on trend with names like Sadie, as well as the British tendency to elevate short forms to formal name status.

I’m a big fan of Harriet, and I think she’s catching on, along with other ends-in-et options like Juliet. Hattie is also the name of one of the newborns profiled in 2010 documentary Babies.

Spelling and McDermott had been choosing names that followed trends. This time I think the couple may be setting them.

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What do you think?


  1. Hattie isn’t a huge favorite of mine, but it’s growing on me! I think it’s cute, and is much better than a lot of celebrity names (Harper, Haven, Moroccan and Monroe, etc.) out there.

  2. I really like it. I was expecting something way more trendy for Tori, but I guess all her children have a similar feeling with their names.
    Hattie Margaret is a win!

  3. Hattie Margaret is precious, but I’m with the other commenters- Harriet shouldn’t become popular until well after I’ve used it for my own!

  4. I think it’s great, and I like the fact that the middle names also all go well together. I always worry a bit when that’s out of balance, like with the Afflecks and SJP (one kid with two middle names, the other with only the one).

    1. That bothers me, too – our son has two names, and our daughter has three, but they still feel more balanced because the total number of syllables is balanced. (Aly has 6, Clio has 5 – even with the extra name.) But Violet Anne and Seraphina Rose Elizabeth always bothers me.