Hip Parents Inspired By Turn of 20th Century

By: Hayley Grieve - Published: Dec 15, 2008 • References: babynames
Britney or Beatrice? Celebrities and other uber cool couples took no hesitation in choosing the latter in 2008. Recent birth certificates have proven that naming trends really do take a whole century to become cutting edge cool once again.  This week, took a user poll of the best and worst celebrity names of 2008. Check out some of the grandparent-esque selections: 


Rose: (Willow Rose Owen of Mark Owen and Emma Ferguson)

Florence: (Sage Florence Galafassi of Toni Collette and Dave Galafassi)

Clementine: (Clementine Jane Hawke of Ethan Hawke and Ryan Shawhughes)

Nell: (Nell Burton of Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton)

Mabel: (Mabel Ray Mulroney of Dermot Mulroney and Tharita Catulle)


Henry: (Henry Story Driver of Minnie Driver)

Philip: (Jackson Phillip Deveraux Kaufman of Poppy Montgomery and Adam Kaufman)

Joseph: (Brendan Joseph Wahlberg of Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham)

Archibald William Emerson: Arnett of Amy Poehler and Will Arnett

Many of these names made the top 20 lists in the early 1900’s. 

Other names to be on the lookout for in 2009:  Margaret, Ethel, Pearl, Ruth, Josephine, Georgina, Dorothy, Ernest, Melvin, Wilford, Harold, Howard, Stanley. Stats for Babies With Old-People Names Trending: Older & Average
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