The authorities at iVillage tell us that this year, traditional, down-to-earth baby names will move into the spotlight. No more extravagant, outrageous, hard-to-spell names. This year, we will see parents choosing names “rooted in good values, hard work, and (of course) our current favorite, feel-good obsessions (Twilight! Mad Men!).”
But if you’re looking to celebrity mommies to lead the way in “let[ting] go of the anything-goes baby naming game and pick something a little more down to earth…” don’t get all excited. You may be a little disappointed in the “sensible-ness” of the baby-name trend predictions for 2010.
Such as: Hope, Grace, Faith, Honor, Patience, Justice, Temperance, True, Verity, Amity
2009 has definitely seen more than enough corruption and infidelity, so it’s no wonder people want to keep things simple and pure in 2010. Take actress Jessica Alba (pictured), for example, who named her firstborn Honor. I like it. But just wait til the little angels are a bit older… “Patience! I am at the end of my rope here! Verity! If you lie to me one more time…!! And Honor, that was a very mean thing to do to your sister!! I expect a lot more of you guys in the future!”