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Is Eva Amurri Martino's Baby's Name Really That "Unusual"?

Is Eva Amurri Martino's Baby's Name Really That "Unusual"?
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In June, Susan Sarandon told interviewers that daughter Eva Amurri Martino and son-in-law Kyle Martino had chosen an "unusual" name for her granddaughter. Well, the actress and former soccer pro's baby girl was born over the weekend, the couple announced on Twitter, and we're not quite sure we agree with Sarandon --- given that we can count four other celebrity babies with the same moniker. That doesn't change the fact that Marlowe Mae Martino is an absolutely beautiful, alliterative name.

"What a weekend! @kylemartino are thrilled to announce the arrival of our sweet baby girl! Mama and Daddy love you a zillion, Marlowe Mae," Amurri Martino tweeted on Monday.

"It's not a vegetable, a city or a place. It’s a real name, but it’s unusual. I really like it," Sarandon told People earlier this summer.

Actually, it is kind of a place. Marlowe, originally a surname, comes from a place named for the Old English word for "drained lake." That's, well, not exactly the sweet image we want to picture when we think of the daughters of (in this order): actors Thorsten Kaye and Susan Haskell, actor Jason Schwartzman, and actors Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge --- in addition to new baby Marlowe Mae. Let's instead think of the 16th century playwright Christopher Marlowe (Doctor Faustus). Or, no, wait, he was stabbed to death in the eye in an argument over a restaurant bill (or as part of a government conspiracy). Let's instead think of "Free to Be You and Me" singer/That Girl Marlo Thomas.

Anyway, congrats to the new parents, as well as Sarandon, who has proclaimed that she's not going to be called "Grandma" but rather "Honey."

How do you like the name Marlowe? What do you think of calling grandmothers "Honey"?



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