Tuesday, July 24th, 2007 at 9:37 am in Babies & Tots.
>And to think we snickered over Fifi Trixibelle.
Celebrity baby names â€“ Apple, Pilot Inspektor and Banjo – have long been the subject of smug parental giggles. But now, some non-celeb parents have become so obsessed with finding the perfect baby name, theyâ€™re not just buying the 80 baby name books published in the last three years, theyâ€™re hiring baby name consultants – kind of an offshoot from the corporate branding practice â€“ at $95 to $350 a pop. We kid you not. The Wall Street Journal has a hilarious (well, we thought so, anyway) piece on the new trend. And weâ€™d still be laughing except that the WSJ described one family, the Stones, who had planned to name their kid Flynn, until a baby name consultant suggested they go with something that didnâ€™t sound so, oh, animated. Maybe there is a place for baby branders, after all.
So hereâ€™s our question to you, where did you find your babyâ€™s name?
– Jackie Burrell