Tuesday, July 24th, 2007 at 9:37 am in Babies & Tots.
>And to think we snickered over Fifi Trixibelle.
Celebrity baby names – 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, they’re not just buying the 80 baby name books published in the last three years, they’re hiring baby name consultants – kind of an offshoot from the corporate branding practice – 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 we’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 didn’t sound so, oh, animated. Maybe there is a place for baby branders, after all.
So here’s our question to you, where did you find your baby’s name?
— Jackie Burrell