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What Will Taylor Hanson Name Baby Number Five? Did We Crack The Secret Code?

What Will Taylor Hanson Name Baby Number Five? Did We Crack The Secret Code?
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Those Hanson brothers keep havin' babies! Not that this will come as a shock to anyone who's been following the formerly teenage heartthrobs since the MMMBop days (if you thought they've been in hiding since 1998, you thought wrong, my friend!), but Taylor Hanson -- who you may remember as "the middle one" or "the cute one" --  is expecting his fifth child with wife, Natalie.

You may have noticed that NameCandy never turns down an opportunity to write about Hanson. Lucky for us, they keep it interesting.

The baby-on-the-way will also be welcomed by older siblings Ezra, 9, Penelope, 6, River, 5, and Viggo, 3. With four sibling names to work with, we got right to work with predictions.

Let's all hop aboard the express train to Nostalgiaville and blindly assume that Ezra's name was inspired by another fixture of the 1990s alt-rock scene, Better Than Ezra, rather than, say, the Bible (which would actually make it consistent with Hanson family tradition). That leaves three more... all of which appear to be plucked from a list of Acadamy Award-nominated actors! 

Could there be a mystery celebrity-centric code to crack that would allow us to predict the name of the mini-Hanson on the way? Start thinking, gumshoes! What else do hypothetical namesakes Viggo Mortensen, Penelope Cruz, and River Phoenix have in common that could give us a clue?

According to our extremely scientific research, here are three requirements, in addition to an Oscar nomination, one must have for his or her name to make the cut:

  1. A command of the Spanish language (Mortensen lived in Venezuela and Argentina as a child, Cruz is Spanish, Phoenix lived in Puerto Rico and Venezuela with his family as a child.)
  2. Exactly four degrees of seperation from Kevin Bacon in the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game, as well as a Bacon Number of 2.
  3. Notable breakout success in 29 year-old Taylor's formative years (late '80s/early '90s)

Based on this fool-proof formula, possible choices include:

Let's go back to '90s rock bands as another source of potential names. In addition to Better Than Ezra, how about...

Jokes aside, we think Gwyneth, Eve, Matthew, or Oasis would fit right in, don't you? What do you predict for the newest addition to the Hanson family? 

-- K.L.


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April 19, 2012 10:38 AM
By Anonymous (not verified)

Well, they probably won't go with Natalie since that is the baby's mother's name. I could Gwyneth, Wilson, and maybe even Oasis. We'll see!

April 19, 2012 5:13 PM
By Anonymous (not verified)

Friends of theirs say they're seriously considering naming him Abbott.....
Is Abbott trendy or what?

April 20, 2012 9:40 PM
By Katie

Interesting, tell us more!

April 23, 2012 3:51 AM
By RobbieAddison (not verified)

hose Hanson brothers keep havin' babies!

April 24, 2012 1:41 AM
By MargoIrving (not verified)

Those Hanson brothers keep havin' babies! Not that this will come as a shock to anyone who's been followin

April 24, 2012 12:38 PM
By Emily (not verified)

I LOVE Better than Ezra!!!

April 24, 2012 6:19 PM
By Anonymous (not verified)

My sons name is Ezra ;)

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