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Jon Cryer Welcomes Daughter Daisy

Jon Cryer Welcomes Daughter Daisy
Photo Credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin.com

Famous for his role in the hit 80's movie, Pretty in Pink, and the current sitcom, Two and a Half Men, Jon Cryer has become a father yet again.  People.com reports that he and his wife, Lisa Joyner, have adopted a baby girl named Daisy.  (Jon also has a son named Charlie from a previous marriage.)

Why would the couple choose Daisy as the name for their daughter?  The name Daisy is derived from the daisy flower, which is so named because of its yellow center that resembles the sun (day's eye).  Many celebrity babies have been named after flowers - Seraphina Rose, Violet Anne, Iris, and Charlie Tamara Tulip to name a few.  And although this particular flower name, Daisy, peaked in popularity in the 1880's, it has recently experienced a renewed surge.  Since 1990, the name Daisy has been in the top 200 names nationally according to the Social Security Administration, and it has reached the top 100 names in California

Maybe the couple's inspiration wasn't the flower but was instead a famous Daisy?    There have been many famous characters named Daisy in film and fiction: Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby, Daisy Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard and Daisy Duck.  (Dare we ask: Could this be a reference to Jon's breakthrough role playing the character "Duckie" in Pretty in Pink?) 

What do you think of the name Daisy?



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September 30, 2009 12:53 PM
By MoxieCrimefighter (not verified)

I'm hearing Daisy a lot more. All I can think is this: how many girls and women have you known who would have made good "Daisies"?

September 30, 2009 1:47 PM
By Jennie

I think Daisy is an adorable name for a little girl. But I do kind of wonder if it is not serious enough for a woman with a serious profession... I'm always drawn to these sweeet kinds of names for girls, but have to stop myself...

September 30, 2009 11:00 PM
By Bethany (not verified)

I think it's cute but I've yet to meet any little girls with the name. I have however, met several hispanic girls with the name Deisy, pronounced the same way.

October 2, 2009 6:56 PM
By Anonymous (not verified)

i really like daisy as a nickname for margaret. it leaves a classic, basic fallback when/if little daisy outgrows her name.

October 31, 2009 9:14 PM
By Zoe (not verified)

I love Daisy, it's just so sunny and up-beat. I do wonder about it's potential as an adult name, though.

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