Of course it didn’t escape my attention that Angelina popped out the WonderTwins over the weekend, and I must go on record with my whole-hearted approval of the name choices.
I love the name Vivienne, especially that spelling, and had hoped to name my own daughter that... alas, my daughter arrived with a little extra something and so we decided to call “her” Trey. (Sidenote: The Old Man was not as enthused about my love for Vivienne as it evidently reminded him of skanky old stripper he used to know, but clearly TOM was wrong in this instance.)
As for Knox, I am slightly partial to it as my cousin just named his kid this last year and I’m sorry, but its just cool. I notice they are going with the whole boy’s names ending in X theme, and can dig it, but do wonder how that will pan out if they continue to expand the menagerie-- which by all accounts they intend to. Las ti heard before Angie got knocked up she wanted to get a little African to match up with Zahara. So, clearly Max and Jax are out since they rhyme with Pax, and I think we can count out Fox, too. I guess the next one will be Rex or Lex or Dex or something. Frankly, I kind of like the idea of a little African named Tex. Or maybe Phoenix, Lennox, Felix or Hendrix.
I do anticipate trouble though, as the expansion continues, there are only so many X names to go with, and by my estimation Angelina is trying to outdo Mia Farrow with this whole giant adoptive/birthed clan thing (being that Angelina seems to be hell bent on superlative living-- most beautiful, most charitable, worst accent, most mother-y, etc). I think Angie’s inherent need to compete with everyone on earth and show them that she is better and more perfect in all ways will lead her to at least go for 15 to top Mia’s 14 kiddos. Although, it seems thus far Angie has learned the Farrow lesson of not bringing home any Asian girls as they will me-so-horny grow up and steal their adopted dads. The only husband stealer in Angie’s house is Angie, by God!
I do like that she’s given all her girls names that can be shortened into really cute little nicknames. Z, Shy, and Vivi will surely run the roost. And I’m sorry, but the whole female world owes Angelina a debt of gratitude for replicating a son for Mr. Pitt.
Either way you know I’m checking Perez obsessively to see when the first pics of those little monkeys breaks. I can hardly sleep in anticipation! I’m praying for the boy to be dark-haired like his mama.
I’d also like to go on record saying that the name Knox will sky-rocket in popularity, as it isn’t even on the top 1000 list for 2007 (most recent figures). Maddox went from non-existent in 2001 (when Angie brought that lucky little son-of-a-gun home with her) to #325 for the decade (adjusted for spelling variances), and all the way up to #198 for 2007 (again, adjusted for spelling). I’m willing to bet Knox will debut on the top 1000 list at around 500 by 2009, and keep its ascent for the next few years. Vivienne will surely also catch fire, as it is even more mainstream than Knox.
Personally, I like that the Jolie-Pitt clan chose actual names and not things/ideas, as the recent celebrity naming by Jessica Alba (Honor) and Nicole Kidman (Sunday Rose) sort of left me cold, although it is miles better than those retard choices the LopAnthony’s made. Matthew McConnaughey didn’t fuck it up too badly with Levi-- it seems appropriate for a guy who can’t seem to find a shirt to name his kid after pants-- but TOM pointed out he probably just should have gone with his favorite catchphrase-cum-brandname J.K. Livin’ to be true to himself. J.K. Livin’ McConnaughey has a bit of a ring.
On the upside: we still have a preggers Gwen Stefani to look forward to this summer. She’ll surely come up with something amusing.