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Sunday, March 6, 2011

I Got You, Babe-y

Yesterday afternoon, ELC and I were two of the hostesses with the mostesses (LOL) for a fabulous (if we do say so ourselves!) baby shower. The mommy-to-be is a dear, sweet, precious woman. Her Mom and ELC have been forever friends since junior high. She and I met as toddlers. We all had such a wonderful celebration.

As you know by now, I LOVE planning parties. Baby showers are my favorite. I’m not generally a fan of games at showers (particularly the melted candy bar in the diaper game… ewww… ick... gross), but I have found one that’s major fun and really gets the conversation “flowing.”

ELC tells me I’m a walking “Wikipedia” of celebrity gossip/useless knowledge. In fact, she calls it TLC-pedia. She can always count on moi when she simply has to know the name of Amy Adams’ (from The Fighter—a most excellent movie) daughter (it’s Aviana—in case you were wondering). I’m fascinated with the famous. They can be so eccentric. Especially when naming their offspring.

In planning this shower (and the one I hosted last Fall), I combined my love of babies with my interest in celebrities for a game I like to call, “{Insert the mommy-to-be’s name here} CELEBRITY BABY NAME CHALLENGE.” The object is to match the baby name with his/her parent(s). Below I’ve listed a few of the “zaniest” names I could find (note:  these are actual names—bless these children’s hearts):

  1. Kal-El Coppola (Nicholas Cage’s son)
  2. Diva Thin Muffin (Frank Zappa’s daughter)
  3. Tu Simone (Rob Morrow’s daughter… her full name is Tu Morrow)
  4. Bluebell Madonna (Ginger Spice’s daughter)
  5. Speck Wildhorse (John Mellencamp’s son)
  6. Moxie Crimefighter (Penn Jillette’s daughter)
While Hubby and I don’t currently have any buns in the oven, I LOVE brainstorming possible names. I’m definitely a fan of being somewhat creative (I don’t want my little princess/prince to have a name that ten other munchkins in their pre-school class have)—yet I tend to never deviate too far from something a little more classic. And although the name “Diva” might actually suit my personality (Who? Me? A diva? Never.), and describe a future daughter’s personality (my poor Hubs), I cannot imagine naming her that. Can you? It makes me giggle—and feel a little sorry for Diva Thin Muffin—all at the same time. (Plus, every time I read “Thin Muffin,” I automatically think of Thin Mints—my most favorite Girl Scout cookie EVA).

So, what do y’all think? Any favorites?

1 comment:

Autumn said...

You know, I have to say I'm torn between which is worse - giving your child a weird name, like those you listed, OR giving them a classic name with a weird spelling. With the spelling thing, in trying to be unique, they have doomed the child to a LIFETIME of having to spell and correct the spelling of, their name. How sad.