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, BabyNames.com 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.
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