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Jimmy Fallon's Baby Girl's Name: Starting a Trend or Just Following?

Jimmy Fallon's Baby Girl's Name: Starting a Trend or Just Following?
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Talk show host and comedian Jimmy Fallon and his wife, film producer Nancy Juvonen welcomed a baby girl last week, the first child for the couple. They have named their daughter Winnie Rose, as the Late Night host and heir to the Tonight Show announced in a touching monolgue on July 23, the day after the baby was born. 

The name Winnie fell of the U.S. popularity charts in the 1950s, having peaked in the 1890s and tumbled in the decades that followed. That said, the name Winnie, generally considered a nickname, has been far more popular than its formal variant, Winifred, which has never broken the top-500.  Winnie's pop culture references include Winnie Mandela, Winnie the Pooh and the character Winnie Cooper from the 1980s television series The Wonder Years (played by Danica McKellar, who famously named her son Draco in 2010).

Rose, of course, is one of the most popular go-to middle names for celebrity babies.  We currenty count 45 celebrity babies with the middle name Rose in the NameCandy.com Celebrity Baby Names Database.

What do you think of teh name Winnie Rose?  Do you think Winnie's due for a comeback or does the Pooh association make it a non-starter for today's non-celebrity parents?

--J.B.

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July 30, 2013 12:53 PM
By NW Mom (not verified)

My grandmother went by Winnie (she was Mary Catherine by birth), and I've always associated that name with her own, highly unconventional and single-minded self. Love seeing it surge to the foreground!

July 30, 2013 1:19 PM
By Anonymous (not verified)

I actually love it, its sweet and different but they're not trying way too hard to be special like most other celebrities.

August 1, 2013 12:07 PM
By Anonymous (not verified)

You forgot Winifred Atwell - wonderful pianist.

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