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Nicole Kidman Names Baby Sunday to Spite Scientology

Did Nicole Name Her Daughter to Spite Scientology?

I'm not buddies with Nicole Kidman or Matthew McConaughey, but I'll admit it's kind of fun learning what they named their children. While Levi was greeted with cheers, Sunday Rose Kidman Urban's moniker was received with mixed emotion. After much curiosity, elated grandfather Antony revealed the meaning behind the babe's name. He told Sydney's Daily Telegraph:

I have read a bit about Sunday Reed and her husband John – she was a key mover and shaker in the arts around the beginning of the century. . . The name Sunday struck me as being a nice name for a woman, so my wife and I mentioned it.

Not surprisingly, some doubters are already speculating other reasons for the name. To see what one source says,


The Huffington Post wonders if the statuesque beauty didn't pick the name Sunday as an insult to her ex–husband Tom Cruise's religion Scientology. The site quotes a source from MSNBC:

Nicole is a Catholic, and Sunday was an important religious day for her until she was involved in Scientology. She's still bitter about her experience with Scientology and the fact her baby's name could be perceived as one last jab doesn't exactly upset her.

I have a hard time believing the blissful couple would be revengeful when naming their newborn baby. What do you think of the name–jabbing theory?


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