A Truly Original Baby Name on TLC's Sister Wives
On last night's season finale of the TLC show Sister Wives, polygamist Kody Brown married his fourth wife Robyn. In addition to a new wife, this season also saw the arrival of a new baby. Third wife Christine gave birth to her fifth child, Truely, last week.
The name Truely is certainly uncommon, but it isn't altogether unheard of. Truly Scrumptious is the heroine in the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for which Roald Dahl wrote the screenplay. The film was loosely based on the children's novel of the same name by Ian Fleming, although Truly does not appear in the book. She was purely Dahl's creation, and her name is typical of him; his heroines were often a bit silly and sentimental with names to match. (Very much unlike Ian Fleming's names of choice as it were.)
Baby Truely joins siblings Aspyn, Mykelti, Paedon, Gwendlyn and Ysabel. It strikes us that of these names, Truly is the most common word, if not name. Truly reminds us too of Trudy, which peaked in the 1950s and has yet to come back in fashion. And of course it also brings to mind the name True, which has increased in popularity in recent years. Meg Ryan named her daughter Daisy True, Forest Whitaker is the proud father of True Isabella Summer and Kirstie Alley has a son named William True who goes by True.
What do you think of the names Truely, Truly and True?