Pink's Baby Name: The Singer Goes Green!
Pink is a first-time mom -- and she’s given her daughter a name with a splash of color.
The "Raise Your Glass" singer, who was born Alecia Moore, welcomed a baby girl on Thursday and shared the happy news via Twitter, writing: "We are ecstatic to welcome our new beautiful healthy happy baby girl, Willow Sage Hart. She's gorgeous, just like her daddy [Carey Hart]."
The baby’s name is a burst of botanical imagery. The continuously on-the-rise name Willow (#290 on the popular name list) comes from the tree, which is known for being graceful, flexible and feminine. Its canopy falls over its branches giving it a distinctive look that Shakespeare once beautifully described as “shimmering.” Very organically, Pink and Carey paired Willow with the middle name Sage -- the plant with special healing and cleansing properties. Sage is also a word to describe a spiritual teacher. It’s a gender-neutral name -- also spelled Saige for girls -- which has been on the popular name list since 1993 and is currently #471 for girls and #813 for boys. Actress Toni Collette named her daughter Sage Florence.
Of course, Sage is also a color name. Sage green is a greyish green color, like the leaves of the plant. It’s certainly not lost on us here at Name Candy that the singer -- whose stage name is Pink -- gave her daughter a name of a color, especially when she recently said that when it came to selecting a baby name, “I’m all about the meaning.”
Read our top 10 green baby name suggestions here.
The funny thing about Pink giving her daughter an earthy, nature name is that it was widely thought that the Pennsylvania native was having a son… and that the baby boy was going to be named, in part, after a brand of whiskey. That's right -- last year when Pink announced her pregnancy, she shared that if they had a boy he would be named Jameson. “My dad’s name is James, and my brother’s name is Jason,” she said. “[Carey and I] are both Irish, Carey’s middle name is Jason, [and] Jameson -- we like whiskey. That’s a no brainer.”
In fact, Pink went on to say that she was "terrified" at the mere thought of having a daughter because, she herself was a troublesome teen and didn't want to go head-to-head with an equally headstrong child. “My mom has always wished me a daughter just like me," Pink said. Jokingly adding, "I'm terrified one of us will go to jail."
Meanwhile, Carey -- who grew up feeling like he had a "girl's name" -- was less worried about the baby's gender and more concerned about giving the child a solid name. "He doesn't want kids to have a weird name," Pink has said. “I have to get him on the boat for originality."
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