Back in July when Jeremy and I were narrowing down the possibilities for a name for Sasha 2.0, I got to thinking about celebrities and the names they give their babies. Specifically, I realized that with procreation being so popular among famous people these days, there was more and more of a chance that Jeremy and I would accidentally give our baby the same name as a celebrity baby. After the birth of the celebrity baby, such an accident is easy enough to avoid - you just run the name through Google and make sure it doesn't come up with any famous last names attached.
But what if we named our baby what we wanted to, only to have some celebrity couple name their baby the same thing a few months later? I confess that, as a name nazi, this would have distressed me. It would have been like naming a baby girl Ariel in the summer of 1989 - a few years down the road, everyone would assume you named her after The Little Mermaid, and the distinction of having had your baby before that movie opened would be lost.
Anyway, today I was at the grocery store and noticed that one of the magazines at the checkout stand had a picture of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's new baby girl on it. Her name is Seraphina. I couldn't believe it.
Seraphina made the short list of names for Sasha 2.0 for a while there at the end of my pregnancy. I guess it's a good thing we went with a different name or I would have ended up right in the middle of my worst naming nightmare. Phew! That was close.