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Family Talk: Levi Johnston Names Baby After Gun

Is there a line parents should not cross when naming their kids?

More and more lately, real names have gone from traditional family names and flowers to that of the much less than usual and used.

Levi Johnston, father of Bristol Palin's child - Tripp, is soon to be a daddy again. He revealed the name of his unborn daughter in an interview scheduled to air today on Inside Edition, as reported on Page 6 of the NY Post.

The baby girl's namesake is none other than a gun, Breeze Beretta.

I can appreciate the desire to name your child something unique, but there is still a level of taste that should be upheld when choosing the name that your child will have for the rest of her life. I think it is in utterly bad taste to give your child the same name as a gun.

Johnston, however, is nowhere near alone in having bizarre taste in baby names. Another recent and unusual choice for a baby girl comes from Jessica Simpson, with that of Maxwell Drew for her newborn baby girl.

Celebrity baby names seem to be a gold mine for the uncanny, unheard of names seen more frequently by the day. Some other unusual celebrity baby names include Apple (Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's daughter); Zuma and Kingston (Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rosdale's sons); Honor and Haven (Jessica Alba and Cash Warren's daughters); and the list can go on and on.

While the crazy world of crazy baby names seems to be taking over, there is still hope as some of the most popular baby names of 2011, as posted on Baby Names.com, include Liam, Noah and Aidan (my nephew's name) for boys, and Charlotte, Sophia and Amelia for girls.

Whatever the reason behind one's choice for a child's name, I think it is important to choose something that is not just reflective of a parent's desire for something exclusive and rare, but to remember that it is another human being that is being named. This is not just an opportunity for a parent to express their style or feelings toward conformity. We are talking about someone's name, that they will have for their entire life.

Jenny May 02, 2012 at 08:52 PM
what a terrible thing to do to her. and yes , i completely agree. he's giving her something she has to deal with at least until she's old enough to be able to change it. it's hard enough being a kid....
max May 03, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Kind of sad that this would be considered news worthy.

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