• In A Is for Atticus, Lorilee Craker—coauthor of Lynne Spears’ memoir Through the Storm—turns to books for stand-out baby names.
WHERE DID YOU GET THIS IDEA?
After I wrote A Is for Adam: Biblical Baby Names in 2000, I realized people were also using their favorite books for ideas.
One friend used Keats; I used Phoebe from The Catcher in the Rye for my daughter. I love that Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley named their son Huck.
DID JAMIE LYNN SPEARS CONSULT YOUR BOOK?
She liked it, but she ended up going with a name she’d thought of before.
ANY OTHER CELEB NAMERS YOU ADMIRE?
Isla Fisher and Sacha Cohen went with Olive—it takes someone gutsy and creative to reintroduce that. Angelina Jolie is a turbo namer. She knows no fear—we all stand in awe.