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w September 24, 2003

Loss of Originality

I'm not really sure which is going to be more embarrassing...the fact that Bean's real name has become a "hot" Hollywood baby name, or the fact that I actually read Us Weekly and thus know this to be true. There it was, in bold print: her name, colon, The New Hollywood Baby Name.


I know, and my husband knows, and both sides of the family know, and even most of our friends know why we chose her name. And it had nothing to do with trendiness...in fact, we were chuffed that it didn't seem to be at ALL trendy. An added bonus, if you will. Now it seems that when she hits first grade, all the little kindergarten girls will have the same name. I suppose it's better to be the older version, but I freely admit that I'm not looking forward to the day when people ask, "oh, so did you get that from Celebrity X's baby?".

I grew up with an exceedingly popular name in the 80s, Heather. I realize I wasn't a Jennifer or a Sarah, both of which seemed to outstrip my name (at least, all my friends were named Jennifer or Sarah), but it was still a somewhat ubiquitous moniker. Don't get me wrong, I have grown to really like my name, and for what it's worth, it's at least MY name...I guess I just wanted Bean to grow up being more original or unique or something. Ah well.

Silver lining? At least people will be able to spell it correctly.

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