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Green Day Bassist Welcomes Baby Girl Ryan Ruby Mae

Green Day Bassist Welcomes Baby Girl Ryan Ruby Mae
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Mike Dirnt, who plays bass in the band Green Day, and his wife Brittney have welcomed their second child. Ryan Ruby Mae was born on Nov. 29, but Dirnt only released his daughter's name a few days ago.

Ryan Ruby Mae joins two-year-old brother Brixton Michael as well as 13-year-old half-sister Estelle Desiree, whose mother is Dirnt's first wife, Anastasia.

We're struck that the children's names appear to be heavily influenced by their parents' names. Anastasia and Estelle are both old-fashioned names that sound regal. Anastasia calls to mind Anastasia Romanova, the Grand Duchess of Russia. And Estelle derives from the Latin for "star." Desiree comes from the Latin for "desire," and there is a long history of Swedish royals named Desiree such as Desiree Clary, who was the Queen of Sweden in the mid-1800s and Princess Désirée who was born in 1938.

The names of Dirnt's children with current wife Brittney, on the other hand, don't sound old-fashioned or regal. Brixton Michael and Ryan Ruby Mae sound, like their mother's name, trendy and cute. Brittney derives from the name of the peninsula and the former province of northwestern France. A native of Brittney is a Breton. Hence, Brixton Michael's name seems to be a joining of his mother's and father's first names.

As for Ryan Ruby Mae, Dirnt's middle name is (surprise, surprise) Ryan. We don't know Brittney's middle name, but we can't help but wonder if Ruby and Mae might also be family names. Although Ryan is more commonly thought of as a boy's name it can be a girl's name, too. In fact, in the last ten years, Ryan as a female name has spiked signficantly.

We've written before about unisex names (Luka, Tatum, and Nicole Richie's son Sparrow, for example). But we've also recently written about other celebrities, like Nina Garcia, who have used family names for their children. With all three of his kids' names, Dirnt hits the big trends.

Were you inspired by your own name or your husband's name when choosing monikers for your kids? What do you think of the names Brixton Michael and Ryan Ruby Mae? What about Estelle Desiree?

--V.L.

Comments

December 8, 2010 4:14 PM
By Allison (not verified)

Estelle is a gorgeous name. Brixton looks like pure crap. Ryan is a wonderful name for a boy - not a girl. Ruby Mae on the otherhand is lovely. Let's just get rid of the Ryan I front, shall we?

December 8, 2010 5:34 PM
By Zoe (not verified)

Brixton in an area of london, Ryan for a Boy's name is boring, and Estelle just great. at least he didn't name them after fruits or vegetables...

December 14, 2010 1:25 PM
By Valerie (not verified)

Just to clarify, the area of France is Brittany (in French, Bretagne) not Brittney.

I like the comparisons you make in terms of naming style.

December 14, 2010 4:28 PM
By Top 10 Name of the 70s (not verified)

I always think of the Brixton riots when I hear that name. Not a great allusion!

December 16, 2010 1:48 PM
By Jen (not verified)

What I find interesting is the rise in the use of Mae as a middle name. It is my middle name, after my great-grandmother. Growing up I never met anyone with Mae (Spelt mae) as a middle name, then in 2006 I gave my daughter it as her middle name and since then I have seen many people give it to their daughters.

Any idea where the this is coming from?

May 18, 2011 12:29 AM
By Anonymous (not verified)

I think Brixton is a rad name, I actually like it for a girl with maybe a more girly name for the middle name

June 6, 2012 2:49 AM
By Leesburg Podiatrist (not verified)

The creativity of their father reflects on the name of the child. Only creative minds like Mike can think of these types of things. - Leesburg Podiatrist

June 8, 2012 9:49 PM
By Thomas Lieber (not verified)

I want to see them perform as well. I hope they will visit our place. - Garrett Hoelscher

June 16, 2012 6:16 AM
By Betty Johnson (not verified)

I want to see them perform. He is really talented and a good singer as well. - Joe Aldeguer

November 15, 2012 10:44 AM
By Anonymous (not verified)

We're struck that the children's names appear to be heavily influenced by their parents' names. Anastasia and Estelle are both old-fashioned names that sound regal. Anastasia calls to mind Anastasia Romanova, the Grand Duchess of Russia. And Estelle derives from the Latin for "star." Desiree comes from the Latin for "desire," and there is a long history of Swedish royals named Desiree such as Desiree Clary, who was the Queen of Sweden in the mid-1800s and Princess Désirée who was born in 1938.

November 15, 2012 10:47 AM
By Anonymous (not verified)

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December 12, 2013 8:52 AM
By Anonymous (not verified)

That was all a great names. Specially Estelle Desiree I so like it. - YORHealth

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