CBB featured in North Jersey Record

Our publisher Danielle was recently interviewed for a baby names article in The North Jersey Record that ran on Monday morning. The article, entitled Baby names get Bizarre, discusses how there seems to be a healthy competition among celebs to see who can come up with the most different, and therefore, most individualized name for their little ones. The article namechecks Moxie CrimeFighter Jillette, Apple Martin, Banjo Taylor, Coco Arquette, Suri Cruise, Pilot Inspektor Riesgraf-Lee, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt and Kal-el Cage, among others.

When asked why she thinks celebrities and their peers go baby name crazy, Danielle said, "I don’t think they’re topping each other per se, but I think it’s an exercise in creativity… Someone who grew up as a non-celebrity may not have loved their name. If your name is Rachel, you may want to give your kid a jazzier name. You think they’re special, and you want the world to know that — and that you’re really special."

"In Hollywood, these kids are going to school with other celebrities’ kids with unusual names, so, they may be in a classroom filled with Apples and Oranges…Cupcake could be the girl sitting next to you — or the boy. Even if they’re not the children of celebrities, most of the people in Hollywood are kind of zany and creative people as well.

"[But] children of celebrities who do not live in Hollywood or New York are going to get more attention in a classroom full of Jennas and Jasons. Moxie CrimeFighter might get picked on, because she’s going to school in Las Vegas."

However, David Narter, who wrote The Worst Baby Name Book Ever ($10), says that it’s not the names that will screw the kids up: "It’s not the names that are going to screw up these kids’ lives. Their lives are screwed up already. They’re celebrity kids."

Source: The Record

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