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Rebecca Minkoff's Daughter Gets A Rock Star Name

Rebecca Minkoff's Daughter Gets A Rock Star Name
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Handbag designer Rebecca Minkoff and her actor/composer husband Gavin Bellour welcomed their second child on Monday evening (August 4), daughter Bowie Lou Bellour, Minkoff announced on Instagram. Her full name, which has a bit of an internal rhyme, sounds a bit like a song we'll get stuck in our heads. And, of course, we can't ignore its rock-star connotations.

Bowie is originally a surname from Ireland and Scotland, derived from the Gaelic word buidhe, a nickname for fair-haired people. It is not, however, the original surname of the man you probably associate with the name. Glam-rock god David Bowie was born David Jones, but because of the popularity of the Monkees singer Davie Jones, he changed his last name to Bowie. He is said to have been naming himself after the Bowie knife. That large, curved American symbol of tough guys, was in turn named after James Bowie, an American pioneer and slave trader who died at the Alamo nearly a decade after infamously winning fight in Mississippi by disemboweling a man with the knife he and his brothers designed.

Bowie already has a place in the annals of celebrity baby names: It's the first name of musician Paul Weller's son, born in 2012, and the middle name of Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's third son, Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale

As for Lou, it dropped off the trend map as a first name back in the 1900s, and other names that begin with "Lou," such as Louise, fell out of popularity a couple of decades later. Which means, in the cycle of things, that it's due to come back soon as more than just a musical middle name.

What do you think of the name Bowie Lou? And if we like it enough, will we get a free purse?

-S.R.W.

Comments

August 5, 2014 9:58 PM
By Kci (not verified)

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Hello Rebecca Minkoff!
The baby is looking too cute. I wish I can hug her. Give lots of love to her in behalf of myself.
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August 9, 2014 12:51 PM

Amazing name given to the daughter. All the best for the future

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It's kind of a cute name but I always thought of it as masculine.

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Congratulations to Rebecca and Gavin. Bowie is a cute name!
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