Actress Marley Shelton and her husband Beau Flynn have welcomed a daughter named West.

Is it me, or does West Flynn sound like a sign I pass on the Interstate? “West Flynn, 23 miles. Conshohoken, 72 miles.” Or “West Flynn, Exit Only.”

That said, I don’t think it is the kookiest starbaby name we’ve heard recently. And there’s a sense of possibility and optimism that I kinda like.

It’s just not terribly girly. Here’s hopin’ her middle name is Elizabeth.

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What do you think?


  1. I must say that the name has a decidedly masculine ring to it. But then, right now it is popular to give girls boys’ names, so I guess this fits in.

    I personally think that West should only ever be an abbreviation/nickname, never the complete moniker.

  2. It does sound like a boy name – especially as I thought Flynn was the middle name, rather than the last name.

    I remember being a teenager on a boring car ride, reading signs and thinking that North, South, East and West would be ‘cool’ baby names. I’d definitely prefer West as a boy’s name though.

  3. I am so sick of celebrities trying to outdo one another. West. What an embarrassment for that poor little girl.