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New Baby Alert: It’s A Boy for Morena Baccarin

New Baby Alert: It’s A Boy for Morena Baccarin
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Actress Morena Baccarin and husband, director Austin Chick welcomed a son on Tuesday. PEOPLE reports that the Emmy-nominated actress named the new baby Julius Chick.

Though Julius, a classic Roman family name, has never been unpopular, it’s interesting to see two costars pick somewhat unusual names with similar vibes.  Baccarin’s Homeland costar Claire Danes’ son was born last year and named Cyrus, which is an up-and-coming name (did we call it?) and shares the not so common -us ending  with Baccarin’s new baby. There’s no word yet on a middle name. 

Though you can find many ­-us boys’ names in the pages of history—Adolphus, Cassius, Cornelius, Linus and more—most of them peaked in popularity before the 20th century. We think this means they are ripe for revival. Currently the most using this Latinate ending is Marcus, which is also the highest ranked among related names like Mark, Marc, and Marco. Maximus is also experiencing an impressive rise—it went from #850 to #206 in a dozen years. We’ve also got an Augustus, a Justus, and a Seamus among celebrity babies.

Cornelius,  Erasmus, Lucius, and Rufus are formerly well-known names that have all but disappeared. Could you see any of these making a comeback? What about ultra-rare names like Albus, Remus, and Titus?

--H.A.

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October 28, 2013 1:50 PM
By Anonymous (not verified)

Don't forget about Lucas which is also pretty popular, isn't it?

October 28, 2013 8:01 PM
By BL (not verified)

One glaring omission; Angus!

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