- I triple checked to make sure this wasn’t an April Fool’s Day hoax – but I still don’t want to believe it! Babble’s Strollerderby is reporting that a Mexican couple named their newborn daughter Krisis Mundial. I suppose if Chinese parents can call their kids Aoyun, this one isn’t so shocking. But can you imagine wearing the name World Crisis when you hit the teenage years? Yikes!
- While I was looking for stories about children named Wynn, I stumbled across a Toronto Star column called “What’s Your Name?” You can find it on the home page of ParentCentral.ca. It’s been around for a while, and you follow the links to more than forty stories. This morning, articles on the page today included a boy named Erik Andrew and a girl called Georgian Lima. No, that’s not a typo! She’s named after Georgian Bay;
- I know a pair of sisters called Hazel and Ivy – with the eyes to match – but did you know that soap opera actor Peter Reckell named his daughter Loden? Somehow I don’t think it is the next Scarlet;
- Thanks to Photoqulity for tipping me off that Party of Five alum Scott Wolf is a new father. His son, Jackson Kayse, arrived on March 22. The first name is unremarkable, but I can’t help but scratch my head at Kayse. Is it pronounced Case? Or Casey? And why? Random spellings in the middle spot aren’t really a hassle, but I do wonder;
- On a similar note, Paul Walker of The Fast and the Furious franchise has a daughter named Meadow Rain. I love Meadow’s hippie-chic vibe, but when paired with Rain, it sounds like a Yankee Candle fragrance. I’m taking a page from Lola’s book and mentally renaming her Meadow Jane;
- Over at Nameberry, Pam wrote a great article on the Four-Generation Rule when it comes to baby naming. I like it better than the “100 year rule” I’ve heard referenced. It makes it personal – because often our grandparents’ names seem hopelessly old-fashioned, while someone else’s grandparents’ names epitomize cool;
- Which brings me to the small screen. PBS is airing the BBC’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Little Dorrit. Anyone think Amy will defy the Four-Generation Rule and make a comeback sooner rather than later?
I’m off to assemble Easter baskets – I volunteered to coordinate our neighborhood’s Easter Egg hunt for next Saturday. Here’s hoping I struck the right balance between tooth-decay-inducing candy and parent-pleasing-organic-alternatives.