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We love Tina Fey, of course, and offer our heartiest congrats to the actress/writer/comedienne on the recent birth of her second daughter. But we've gotta be honest: we're not 100% in love with the funny lady's name choice -- Penelope Athena.
True, it's a nod to Fey's Greek heritage -- which we appreciate -- and it's a decent enough fit with the name of the baby's big sis, Alice. (Fey clearly has a thing for granny-chic names, as do we, for the most part.) So there's that. But it's such a huge, exaggerated, obvious nod to her heritage. There's nothing subtle or clever or unique about it.
But clearly, we're in the minority, because Penelope's popularity is on the rise: According to Nameberry.com, the name, which means "weaver," cracked the top 200 on the Social Security Administration's list of popular baby names in 2010, up from a ranking of 946 in 2001.
We do like the cute nickname possibilities though -- like Penny, Nell and Poppy (although we can't see Fey calling her daughter Poppy with a straight face) -- and international variations on the name -- like the Spanish "Peni" and the Polish "Pelcia" -- way more than the name itself.
What do you think?