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Another Stylish Baby Name for No Doubt Band Member

Another Stylish Baby Name for No Doubt Band Member
Photo Credit: SCJ/Fame Pictures

No Doubt about it, if there were a Grammy Award for Most Stylish Baby Names that award would have to go to the band No Doubt.

Last night, No Doubt drummer Adrian Young and wife Nina announced the birth of their daughter Magnolia Renée, born June 10.   

Magnolia, a name derived from the flowering tree magnolia, was a staple in the top 1000 baby names in the United States from the 1880s through the 1930s, peaking at #490 in the 1900s. 

Magnolia was never as popular as antique botanical favorites Lily, Rose and Violet, which have already seen a revival.  But given Laura Wattenberg's assessment of the factors that give a charming antique name contemporary style legs (see In Search of the Next Ava and Isabella), Magnolia, may just be a future hit.    

Magnolia has more of a southern flair (think Sugar Magnolia and Steel Magnolias) than other antique flower names, and also has some cute built-in nicknames, including Maggie, Meg, Lia, Nola and Lola.

Magnolia Renée has an older brother named Mason James.  And her "No Doubt" extended family includes babies called:

  • Koa Thomas, Rio Atticus and Ace Joseph (Tom Dumont)
  • Coco Reese (Tony Kanal)
  • Zuma Nesta Rock and Kingston James MacGregor (Gwen Stefani)

What do you think of the name Magnolia? And do you agree with us that no Doubt deserves the Grammy for Best Baby Names?

--J.B.

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