Everyone is all abuzz with Beyoncé and Jay-Z naming their baby Blue Ivy.
There was an article in today's Toronto Star that talked about them being the latest in a long line of celebrities to name their children after the colour ... Cher and Gregg Allman’s son (Elijah Blue), Alicia Silverstone’s son (Bear Blu), Spice Girl Geri Halliwell’s daughter (Bluebell ), John Travolta’s daughter (Ella Blu) and Maria Bello’s son (Jackson Blue).
Candace Alper, a baby name expert on YummyMummyClub.ca, was interviewed. She said one of the biggest trend in naming babies lately has been a new spelling on a classic name, particularly the silent "H" ... so Kate spelled Khate or Ryan spelled Rhyan.
A silent "H"?! Huh?
"Different and interesting is awesome until you walk around your whole life explaining yourself to people," said Alper about the trend.
I can dig it.
My name really is "Teena", not "Tina" and it's not short for anything. Of course, no one ever spelled it correctly so when I was younger, I was constantly having to spell it for people. Now it depends on how important the correct spelling is. If it's a supper reservation, "Tina" will do. If you are writing me a cheque, I'll make sure you get it right.