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Bones Star David Boreanaz Welcomes Daughter Bardot

Bones Star David Boreanaz Welcomes Daughter Bardot
Photo Credit: Juan Rico/Fame Pictures

Bones star David Boreanaz and his wife former Playboy model Jaime Bergman welcomed their second child August 31.  According to PEOPLE, baby girl Bardot Vita Boreanaz joins older brother Jaden Rayne Boreanaz.  While Jaden and its variant spellings and sound-alikes (Jayden, Caden, Aidan, etc.) sit at the forefront of today's naming trends, Bardot is one-of-a-kind. 

Boreanaz and Bergman have taken a huge risk with this name.  To American ears, Bardot is a clear tribute to the 1950s- and 1960s-era French sex symbol and actress Brigitte Bardot. But for a baby girl born today, it's a name with a heavy burden to bear.  These days, in Europe at least, Brigitte Bardot's reputation is as much for her vocal support of what are largely considered narrow-minded political views as for the glamour and sizzle of her pin-up days.  

Vita, on the other hand, has all the makings of a hit.  It derives from the Latin meaning "life," a nice nod to dad's Italian heritage, has been out of fashion long enough to sound fresh again (see Vita in NameVoyager) and fits in well with the recent spate of Vi- names trending up (see Vivienne Jolie-Pitt and Violet Affleck, for example.

--J.B.

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