Bluegrass Baby Names, part deux – celebrity edition

This is just a quick follow-up to last week’s discussion about bluegrass baby names.

I had some readers offer some excellent additional suggestions that I either didn’t think of, or I didn’t have room for last week, including these:

“Maggie” – Small in stature, prone to drinking

“Sadie” –   Small in stature (also), unlucky

“Tenbrooks” – Shaggy mane, taunter of other horses

“Ruby” – Displeased with man (I believe the original Ruby was the daughter of Lonesome

“Reuben”, who apparently wasn’t that lonesome after all)

“Sophronie” – Unimpressed by hotshots

These are all excellent suggestions, but this week I’ve taken a look at some recent celebrity couple baby names, and it’s made me wonder if I was being too narrow in my scope.

I was inspired by these real-life (sort of) examples:

“Kyd” – child of David Duchovny and Tea Leoni (I would have thought “Chyld” would have been more dignified)

“Pilot Inspektor” – child of Jason Lee

“Fifi Trixiebell” – child of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates (in a related story, they’ve named their miniature poodle “Robert”).

“Apple” – child of Gwyneth Paltrow

“Audio Science” – child of Shannyn Sossamon

Finally, though there’s pretty much an unlimited supply of these, this is one that certainly caught my eye:

“Banjo” – child of Rachel Griffiths

Inspired by these, and taking a less traditional and restrained view of bluegrass baby names, I came up with a few choices that bluegrass celebrity couples) might come up with:

“Fifth String”

 “Silver Eagle”


“Gospel Number”

“Dobro Strap”


“Sound Check”

“Stryng Tye”



“Pink Capo”

Now all we need are bluegrass celebrities who are actually famous enough to give children names like these.