Musical names are on our mind, after finding out that John C. McGinley and his wife Nicolenamed their new daughter Kate. (Check out our post on Kate.) Suddenly the songs from the musical Kiss Me, Kate were floating through our minds (like the summertime appropriate Too Darn Hot). Know it? In the age of Glee, musical knowledge is no longer dorky, but the epitome of hip. So we thought it ripe time to take a survey of some famous musical names.
A SAMPLING OF MUSICAL NAMES
- Lilli Vanessi/Katharine (Kiss Me, Kate)
- Fred Graham/Petruchio (Kiss Me, Kate)
- Lois Lane/ Bianca (Kiss Me, Kate)
- Sally Bowles (Cabaret)
- Brian Roberts (Cabaret)
- Nathan Detroit (Guys and Dolls)
- Miss Adelaide (Guys and Dolls)
- Sky Masterson (Guys and Dolls)
- Sister Sarah Brown (Guys and Dolls)
Here's a fun name from England. Artist/director Sam Taylor-Wood and her actor fiance, Aaron Johnson, chose Wylda Rae for their new daughter born Wednesday, Telegraph.co.uk reported. Taylor-Wood is also the mother of daughters Anjelica and Jessie.
English tabloids can't get enough of the pair. Besides being a cancer survivor whose good buds include Stella McCartney and Elton John, Taylor-Wood is a cougarly 43 years in age. Johnson, who met Taylor-Woods when he starred in her first movie, is younger than Harry Potter (i.e. Daniel Radcliffe). We can't get enough of the couple either, but for different reasons. Who cares about age? In a celebrity world lately drenched in glamorously-named babies like Aviana, Leonie and Cosima (twice), Johnson and Taylor-Wood went full-on weird.Read More...
We look to seasons for naming inspiration, to flowers and foliage, to colors and to foods. Countries, cities, and even street names have provided inspiration -- so what about exit signs? This idea began floating through our minds after reading Verlyn Klinkenborg's July 5th Editorial in The New York Times. He writes about driving across the country:
"On a trip this long, the driving does sometimes grow weary. And yet rather than listening to books as I’ve done in the past, I found myself making up stories about characters based on the names listed on the exit signs I passed. My favorite, in eastern Iowa, is Galva Atkinson, who in my mind is tough as a pump handle but has cornflower eyes. In Illinois, I came across the well-born but fecklessRead More...
Can you tell how patriotic a celebrity is by what he (or she) names her baby?
Based on baby names alone our Top 3 Most Patriotic Celebrities are:
Diego Luna and Camila Sodi have a new baby girl! Born on July 1, Fiona joins brother Jerónimo (21 months). PEOPLE reports that Fiona's namesake is Diego's mother, who died when he was two. Diego and Camila both have elegant and sexy names -- qualities also apparent in the name of their son, Jerónimo. For him they went with an unusual choice, not one you hear every day. We've been eagerly awaiting their next baby name, wondering what classy and unexpected choice we'd see from these two actors.
And Fiona Luna fits the bill. Classy: There's the emotional and movingRead More...
Becki Newton, former star of Ugly Betty and current star of Love Bites, is expecting her first child with her husband, Chris Diamantopoulos. PEOPLE reports one tricky bit of business -- her character on Love Bites is a virgin. Hmm, the story line may have to change a bit.
Any name recommendations for Becki? She chooses to go by Becki when her full name isRead More...
Happy birthday, Canada! On this day in 1867, the British North American Act brought two British colonies and a province together to form the country that would give us Margaret Atwood, Michael A. Fox, and the Daily Show's "always pregnant lady," Samantha Bee. To celebrate, we're taking a look at the top baby names of 2009 in Quebec.
Top 20 Baby Names of 2009 for Canada (Quebec)