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The latest celeb wait-what-did-she-name-her-baby moment comes from Miranda Kerr, girlfriend and baby mama to Orlando Bloom, who named their new son, in part, after her high school boyfriend who tragically died in a car accident, according to Australia's Daily Telegraph. The little guy’s full name is Flynn Christopher Blanchard Copeland Bloom -- the middle name Christopher coming from her first love. Apparently, when he died, Kerr made a baby naming vow to honor him. After he died, I wrote him a letter that said I hoped to name my first child after him in some way," Kerr said. "I told Orlando, and he was the one who said he’d be happy to do that. Orlando’s a good guy."
On the one hand, Kerr's heartfelt commitment to her vow -- and Bloom's support of it -- is completely endearing. First loves inevitably play a huge role in our lives, and possibly all the more so in Kerr's since it ended so tragically. And baby names are often given as an homage to someone who's died. We gave our son the middle name Alexander to honor a relative on my husband's side and we know tons of people who have named their kids after late grandparents or family members.
But I can't say that I know anyone who's given their offspring the name of an old flame. Isn't the whole point of naming your child after someone so that you can honor their memory? When you do that, aren't you then supposed to be reminded of that person when your little guy cracks that first smile or takes his first steps? And would you really want to have the ghost of your high school sweetheart riding along as a third wheel in your marriage and extra member in your family?
Obviously, the couple talked about it, Kerr clearly feels open enough to discuss it, and Orlando Bloom has no real reason to be threatened by it. But we're still going to go out on a limb here and say that we think it's a little weird. Although, it does kind of make Orlando Bloom even hotter knowing that he’s such a great guy, too.