Saturday, 20 February 2010

Names on the Map

PLACE NAMES are interesting choices for names and are becoming a fast growing trend in baby naming. Places can hold a special connection for a couple as not only a landmark geographically but a landmark in the relationship. There is also a huge appeal as the choices are endless and vast as the places themselves.

It has been said that director Ron Howard chose the middle names of his children after the places that they were conceived. It has also been rumoured that this is the case with Brooklyn Beckham, oldest child to David & Victoria "Posh" Beckham but this has since been disputed and apparently Victoria favoured the name Brooke for a girl and they settled on Brooklyn for their son.

  • Alabama (Shanna Moakler & Travis Barker)
  • Aquinnah (Tracey Pollen & Michael J. Fox)
  • Assisi (Jade Jagger) ~ city in Italy
  • Atlanta Noo (Amanda de Cadenet & John Taylor)
  • Austin (Michelle Phillips, Sela Ward, Tommy Lee Jones, Paula Zahn)
  • Boston (Kurt Russell)
  • Bronx (Ashlee Simpson & Pete Wentz)
  • Brooklyn (Victoria & David Beckham, Jonathan Demme)
  • Bryce Dallace (Ron Howard) ~ Dallas; city in Texas, village in Scotland
  • Cairo (Beverly Peele)
  • Caledonia (Shawn Colvin)
  • Charleston (Joey Lawrence)
  • Chelsea (Rosie & Kelli O'Donnel, Hilary & Bill Clinton)
  • Dakota (Melanie Griffith & Don Johnson, Melissa Gilbert)
  • Georgia (Felicity Huffman & William H. Macy, Jerry Hall & Mick Jagger, Harry Connick Jr. & Jill Goodacre)
  • Holden (Brendan Frasier) ~ means hollow valley
  • Hudson (Marcia Gay Harden, Harvey Keitel) ~ river and in Canada Hudson's Bay
  • India (Sarah McLachlan)
  • Indiana (Summer Phoenix & Casey Affleck)
  • Indio (Robert Downey Jr.)
  • Ireland (Kim Basinger & Alec Baldwin)
  • Italia (L.L. Cool J.)
  • Kenya (Quincy Jones & Nastassja Kinski)
  • Kingston (Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale, Donna Dixon & Dan Aykroyd)
  • London (Slash)
  • Lourdes (Madonna) ~ town in France
  • Madison (Sissy Spacek)
  • Makena'lei (Helen Hunt) ~ town in Hawaii
  • Montana (Richard Thomas, Judd Hirsch) Deni Montana (Woody Harrelson) ~ Latin; mountainous
  • Nevis (Nelly Furtado)
  • Paris (Blair Underwood, Pierce Brosnan, Allan Wilder) & Jack Paris (Christie Brinkley)
  • Phoenix (Melanie B)
  • Rio (Sean Young)
  • Roman (Debra Messing, Harvey Keitel, Rodney Peete & Holly Robinson Peete) ~ from Rome
  • Savannah (Marcia Cross, Steven Seagal) ~ geographic term from Spanish word meaning treeless, city in Georgia
  • Shea Joelle (Kevin James named his daughter after the home of the Mets)
  • Shiloh (Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt)
  • Troy (Leeza Gibbons)

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