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Mireille Enos And Alan Ruck Continue Baby-Naming Hot Streak

Mireille Enos And Alan Ruck Continue Baby-Naming Hot Streak
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The Killing star Mireille Enos and husband Alan Ruck (Ferris Bueller's Day Off) welcomed their second child last week. Baby boy Larkin Zouey was born on Wednesday, July 23, according to People. This is also the second time the couple have chosen an interesting pair of names, in our humble opinion, as he joins big sister Vesper Vivianne, who is 3.

Larkin is the Medieval English diminutive form of Laurence, itself a reference to the Roman city of Laurentum, probably from the laurel plants, according to BehindtheName.com. Larkin is a pretty rare first name these days, but in the 1880s it reached up to #647 in the country. We haven't seen "Zouey" in this spelling as a name before. (It is a city in Cameroon, however.)

Vesper is a Middle English word derived from Latin meaning evening (as in the vespers bell that signaled evening prayer). It's also the name of characters in the Batman comics (Vesper Fairchild) and the James Bond series (Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale).

You'd think the kids' poetic first names offer quite the contrast to their monosyllabic last name, Ruck, but the surname is the German topographical term for a slight rise in elevation in a field. So, you know, laurel and evening in rolling hills sound pretty nice.

But does either child hold a candle to the unusual beauty of mama Mireille's name? Pronounced "mee-RAY," the name was quite popular in France in the 1950s and is thought to be derived from the Occitan word mirar, which means "to see." This makes sense, as though Enos was born in Missouri and grew up in Texas, her mother was French.

Whose got the best name in the Enos-Ruck family?

-S.R.W.

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July 29, 2014 12:52 PM
By Anonymous (not verified)

I have always loved the name Mireille and once dreamed of naming a baby Larkin, though I imagined a girl after the main character in Patricia MacLaughlin's lovely novella, Baby. "Lark" is such a charming nickname with connotations as lilting as birdsong. Sigh! Vesper is new to me, but I love the meaning and sound of it, too.

August 3, 2014 8:56 AM
By Master138 (not verified)

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