Insta-Poll: Do We Like the Name Sunday Rose?
Yes, Nicole Kidman has been through a lot, so I do feel a teensy twinge of guilt for picking on a woman who not only married whack-doodle Tom Cruise, but starred in two laughably bad movies with him ("Far and Away" and "Eyes Wide Shut"). But she overcame the movies, leaving Cruise in the dust both professionally (he may beat her at the box office, but she's the better actor) and personally, and in 2006 married fellow Aussie Keith Urban. Her happily-ever-after was a bit delayed by Urban's post-nuptial stint in rehab, but the two seemed back on track over the last year and Monday the couple welcomed a baby girl.
Besides, I'm not really picking on Nicole so much as calling her out for giving her baby a name that has more in common with a gardening calendar than a little human girl. Did she use up all her baby naming sense on older kids Connor and Isabella? Perhaps Nicole saw the buzz that surrounded the naming of Tom Cruise's little "Suri" a couple of years back and decided a little press was just what her newborn would need.
The fact that the happy parents haven't talked about the inspiration behind "Sunday Rose," hasn't stopped others from weighing in on the unusual handle. Says one "baby name expert" at UsMagazine.com, "Sunday" pays tribute to myriad sources -- Africa tribal naming conventions, the Whitsunday Islands where Nicole and Keith spent their honeymoon and the day's inherent spiritual connotations.
Says post.com colleague Jen Chaney, the "Delta Dawn"-ish name seems to predestine little Sunday Rose for a career as a country crooner.
Says me: "Meh."
| July 8, 2008; 11:27 AM ET
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