Did Jessica Alba do her daughter a dishonor by naming her Honor?
Consider this: You're the little baby daughter born to one of the hottest celebrity moms in Hollywood. You already have some big shoes to fill -- then they name you Honor. That's exactly what Jessica Alba named her daughter born June 7. Honor is defined as "fairness, or integrity in one's beliefs and actions." Wow. Tall order for a little baby.
It's one of the Puritan virtue names that's making a comeback -- along with names like Hope, Faith and Charity. Jennifer Moss, CEO and founder of babynames.com, calls these names 'expectation names.' "Many times, says Jennifer, "the parents will use expectation names because they have a pre-conceived notion of what they want their child to be like throughout their life."
Jennifer thinks names like Angel, Justice and Grace are "actually unspoken pressure you are putting on your child throughout his or her life, and it's unfair to them." Think about it: Will Angel always act like one, will Justice ever break the law, and will Prudence be frugal?
Actually, some of the names could be used to your advantage -- name your daughter Chastity and she might be inclined to save it for marriage (or, of course, it could have the opposite effect).
What do you think--does the name make the baby or the baby make the name?