Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have named their twins!!
Ohboyohboyohboy. *Rubbing hands in anticipation*
Their names are......
Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline!!!!!
I automatically jumped into my painfully sardonic way of analyzing things, but my avalanching spiral of negative criticizing came to a grinding halt when I came to a realization.
The names aren't really all that bad.
(Whaaaat?? Did she just say that? Yes. You can pick your jaw up off the floor now.)
All things considered, especially with the recent turn of baby names in Hollywood, the names aren't all that bad. Outdated, maybe, but livable.
Of course, I'm not saying they're the best names. And "thou shalt not demean your son by giving him a two syllable name while giving his twin sister a 6 syllable name" should be a Naming Commandment. Knox Leon doesn't quite roll off the tongue like a name should, and as I just mentioned it's much too simple a name.
But I expected MUCH worse.
In Vivienne's case, they should get credit for choosing something that is unique enough without being over the top (albeit antiquated). And Marcheline is okay. It's not something I'd name my daughter but it's not horrible.
The names get a "thumbs at a 45 degree angle" from me. They're slightly better than "okay" but nowhere near the "Seal of Name Approval".