Hollywood Baby Names

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Hollywood Baby Names
Mon, 07-08-2013 - 8:06am

Last time, I compared the biggest celebrity-driven name trends of recent years to the naming impact of Shirley Temple in the 1930s. It was no contest. Shirley's influence absolutely dwarfed anything today's stars can muster.

Does this mean that celebrity culture had a bigger baby-name impact back in the age of the Good Ship Lollipop? Not necessarily. Shirley Temple was an extraordinary phenomenon: a child superstar. Perhaps her shining model of the All-American Girl won over an otherwise conservative naming generation. Or perhaps our own celebrity-saturated age is following a larger number of famous trendsetters, making for a greater overall Hollywood influence.

To find out, I decided to cast my net more broadly. I set Shirley aside and compared the rest of her celebrity name era to the present day.

Read more here- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-wattenberg/the-golden-age-of-hollywood-baby-names_b_3539659.html?utm_hp_ref=parents-pregnancy

I thought this was a really interesting article!  Do you tend to shy away from names that are in the media often?  Does it play a role at all in your decision making regarding baby's name?

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