While having a junior is just about as traditional as it gets, some parents try to preserve family names without duplicating them. Instead of choosing dad or mom's moniker, they may select the name of a relative from a different era or a derivative of a name. My middle name is Hart, my great-grandmother's maiden name. In a similar vein, I chose Alexandra as my daughter's middle name after my sister, Alexis. Helena Bonham Carter recently confirmed that her 7-month-old daughter's name is Nell. The story said:
Bonham Carter said her daughter was named Nell after "all the Helens in the family." The actress's mother is named Elena and her grandmother was called Helene. The name originated during medieval times and is a diminutive of Helen. It was also widely popular in the US at the start of the 20th century.
Did you name any of your children in a similar way?
Pacific Coast News Online