Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck Name Their Baby!
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Ben recently announced he and Jen would not be naming their as-yet-unborn little babe anything weird, as he saw that as trendy. And by weird I mean "Bronx Mowgli." Proud papa Affleck and mom Garner obviously wanted to give the child a name that was interesting and feminine but traditional and not too far out there. According to Laura Wattenberg, author of The Baby Name Wizard, "Seraphina is an old saint's name that comes from the biblical seraphim, a type of angel." Seraphina definitely sounds like a sis to Violet.
Wattenberg agrees: "It's hard to find traditional names that suit modern tastes but are still uncommon. Seraphina hits the mark -- it's very rare, but fits naturally with fashionable names like Isabella and Angelina."
Seraphina's name also follows current trends, like stringing three names before the surname and adding a flower into the mix. Violet may have been the original "flower child" to a celebrity, but Seraphina Rose joins Sunday Rose, daughter of Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, and twins Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip recently born to Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell. Other celebs with flower baby names include Bluebell Madonna, daughter of former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and Dave Grohl's daughter, who is also named Violet.
Good work, kids. That is one beautiful name, which I am sure will match that beautiful little girl!
|I love it! So original!||88 (35.6%)|
|It's pretty, but kind of complicated.||92 (37.2%)|
|Eh - I prefer more traditional names.||27 (10.9%)|
|Are they SERIOUS? That poor kid.||40 (16.2%)|