A minor celeb over here – a TV presenter, ex-band member and store advertiser – Myleene Klass has just given birth to a girl. Who she’s called Hero. Seriously?! I really despair about the outlandish names celebs call their children – don’t these kids get bullied? A girl called Hero at my school would have definitely suffered 🙂
Sometimes I think about names for my children. Trying to write characters makes this hard – I end up calling characters names I like, names I thought about for my own kids if I ever have them. If my book’s never get published it’s all good but if they do, I can’t very well name my kids after characters in my own novels, can I?! People would take the mick for sure. I will avoid crazy names though for their peace of mind.
So how do you choose names for your children? It is names you like, names that mean something to do e.g. family names or name them after an idol of yours? Do you pick a long name and then a nickname for them? I personally dislike the fact my name is Victoria because it’s soo long everyone wants to shorten it. Even if I introduce myself by my full name, people straight away shorten it. Only my family stick to it. You def need to be aware of what people will do with the name.
Here’s some other shocking celeb children’s names….
Princess Tiaamii: Jordan and Peter Andre
Apple: Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow
Memphis Eve: Bono
Bluebell Madonna: Geri Halliwell
Kyd: David Duchovny and Tea Leoni
Sage Moonblood: Sylvester Stallone and Sasha Czack
Kal-El Coppola: Nicholas Cage
Hopper: Sean Penn and Robin Wright
I’m thankful for my name now 🙂
What’s the craziest name you’ve heard? Do you know what you want to call your children?