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Naming a Baby After an Ex-Boyfriend

When Is a Name Off Limits?

I'm going to be bold and assume that Jessica Simpson's short list of names for her future children. I'll also go out on a limb and speculate that Angelina and Brad won't call a hypothetical seventh child Jennifer. But would it be inappropriate for Courteney Cox and David Arquette to have a son and name the baby Brad? It's one thing to rule out your own ex when it comes to naming a baby, but what about a best friend's old beau? Parents trying to choose a name for their newest family member often cross names off a list due to past relationships, tainted associations, or fear of namenapping. While there seem to be a few general rules that parents-to-be should stick to when brainstorming baby names, many pay no attention and use the moniker they like best regardless of their peers' feelings or input.

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