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Bodhi Fever: Celebrity Baby Name Edition

Bodhi Fever: Celebrity Baby Name Edition
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Celebrities are known for picking up-and-coming names, often before they've reached their peak popularity.  So it isn't that surprising to hear a celebrity announcing the birth of their son Bodhi.  What is surprising is that not one, but two baby Bodhis were born within a week of each other!

The first celebrity baby Bodhi was born to Actor/Actress duo Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox, who welcomed Bodhi Ransom Green to their family on February 12, 2014.  Bodhi is also welcomed by older brothers Noah and Kassius.

Actress Teresa Palmer and her husband, director Mark Webber announced the birth of their son, Bodhi Rain Palmer on February 17, 2014.  They announced the birth via an Instagram post, explaining that "Bodhi means "Enlightened one" Rain means "Abundant Blessings From Above" and we chose Palmer as his last name as Marks son Isaac didn't take his dads name either."  NameCandy can't help but wonder if Teresa and Mark consulted the Baby Name Wizard book, which says that the name Bodhi is "a major contrast to the aggressive, even violent meaning names currently in vogue for boys. The gentleness doesn't appeal to everybody, but it does send a message to your son that you value his inner strength the most."

The Name Lady has also weighed in on the name previously, when an expectant couple was faced with family disapproval at their choice of the name Bodhi.  Hopefully the Fox/Green and Palmer/Webber families had a more positive reaction to their new additions.  If not, might we suggest that they contact Goldie Hawn, who welcomed her own grandson named Bodhi in 2010?

As the year continues we can't wait to see if the name Bodhi reaches new popularity heights, or if the Winter Olympics brings a repeat of the 2010 Olympics, producing another surge in popularity in the similar Bode.  If it does, the Baby Name Wizard's Laura Wattenberg won't be surprised, as she's been following the trend in names like Bodhi since 2011!

Have you heard of more children named Bodhi/Bode/Bodie in your area?  What is your favorite spelling of the name?



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February 22, 2014 9:26 PM
By Diesel (not verified)

I love the name Bodhi (only spelt this way), and I hope to hear it more often. Its a strong but at the same time gentle name. Perfect for a balanced and strong willed baby boy.

February 26, 2014 7:54 AM
By Anonymous (not verified)

I don't care for given names to an with an ee sound, only nicknames. Sounds too juvenile for me. If his name was Boden and nicknamed Bodi that would work for me. Children should be given a chance to grow up with a distinguished name and not be saddled with a cutesy one their whole lives. A strong name that allows for multiple nicknames is best.

PS. Today's trendy name is often tomorrow's dated one.

March 7, 2014 9:20 AM
By Anonymous (not verified)

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