Insensitive people might be calling Britney names, but no one is naming their kid Britney.
What’s in a name? You can never tell for sure when it's the name of a celebrity. Things change. Who knew darling Brit, the little Mouseketeer with the great big voice would fall on such hard times? The name Britney used to be in the top 100 of popular names but now, like her life, it's in a downward spiral.
If you named your daughter Britney don’t despair, the public has
lousy memories. Except for a name like Adolph, which thanks to Hitler
seems to be permanently tainted, the popularity of names tend to
fluctuate. Says BabyNames.com
founder and Mom•Logic friend Jennifer Moss, "People in the news have a
big influence on naming trends. Consider the name Monica, which was in
the top 100 names when the TV show Friends came out. Then it dropped rapidly after the Monica Lewinski scandal."
Although it’s not possible to predict the future, the best guarantee against "name change" might be to stay away from celebrity names altogether –but even that’s not foolproof—who could've guessed Katrina would be the name of one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history?