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Neo-Traditionalist Namer Tom Cavanagh Welcomes Son, Another Classic Baby Name to Growing Family

Tom Cavanagh, the Canadian-born actor best known for his quirky characters in television shows like "Ed" and "Love Monkey," plays it straight when it comes to the baby names game. Tom and wife Maureen Grise, welcomed their third child August 5. Cavanagh and Grise fall squarely into the neo-traditional naming style Laura Wattenberg describes in The Baby Name Wizard. James Joseph Cavanagh joins older siblings Thomas Patrick and Alice Ann.

Visit NameMapper and you will see that all of Tom's offspring have names that are popular in the northeast, where traditional names have a stronghold.

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