Reading through my (free- yay!) Entertainment Weekly yesterday (a cover story on Pretty Little Liars which I thoroughly enjoyed), I started to think about names. And since I was reading a celebrity rag, I was thinking about celebrity names, specifically. Since musicians tend to come up with stagey names more often than the thespians, I thought I’d focus on actors and actresses only, and I’m sticking mainly with fairly famous ones. So here we go: some LISTMANIA to get through the March doldrums…
One of a kind (or pretty close)
- Gwyneth (Paltrow)
- Halle (Berry)… do I even need last names on these? I don’t think so…
- Quvenzhane (too lazy to look up spelling)
- Whoopi (her real name is Caryn????) I had to google it.
- Minka (Kelly)
- January (Jones)- Mad Men
- Ava (Gardner)- this one is interesting because it is a pretty common name, just not in hollywood?)
- Scarlett (Johanssen)
- Farrah (Fawcett)
- Shia (LaBeouf)
- Tatum (O Neal)
- Ingrid (Bergman)
- Rooney (Mara)
- Myrna (Loy)
- Leighton (Meester)
- Chord (Overstreet), Jayma (Mays), Naya (Rivera)- Glee!
- Troian (Belisario)- Pretty Little Liars
- Viola (Davis)
- Sienna (Miller)- Where has she been?
- Mischa (Barton)- and her? where is she?
- Neve (Campbell) and where has SHE been?
A few good
- Audrey (Hepburn, Tautao)
- Zooey/Zoe (Deschanel, Saldana, Kravitz)
- Mila (Kunis, Jovovich)
- Carrie/ Kerry/ Keri (Fisher, Washington, Russel)
- Amber (Heard, Tamblyn, Valetta)
The More (names) the Merrier
- Sarah Michelle (Gellar), Sarah Jessica (Parker)
- Mary Louise (Parker), Mary Kate (Olsen)
- AnnaSophia (Robb)
- Melissa Joan (Hart)
A dime a dozen (I’m not saying they aren’t great names- popular for a reason!)
- Jennifer (Lawrence, Hudson, Connelly, Love Hewitt, Aniston, Garner, Morrison, Lopez, Dewan (Jenna)
- Hugh (Jackman, Grant, Bonneville, Dancy, Laurie)
- Lucy (Hale (pretty little liars), Ball (Lucille), Lawless, Liu, Punch (RIP Ben and Kate)
- Ashley (Greene, Benson, Olsen, Judd, Tisdale)
- Kate (Beckinsale, Winslet, Hudson, Mara, Zeta Jones (Catherine), Blanchett (Cate), Holmes, Cassidy (Katie), Hepburn, McPhee (Katharine)
- Emma (Thompson, Roberts, Stone, Watson, Rossum (Emmy)
Is your name on my list? Do any famous people share your name? Who did I forget?