Thank you Donald Trump for not keeping us in too much suspense. He took it upon himself to announce his granddaughter’s name on Fox & Friends this morning.
Mrs. Jared Kushner has given birth to a baby girl: Arabella Rose.
Perfectly lovely, not too popular, chi chi enough for a Trump.
I speculated on my Facebook page that she might stick with an I theme. She herself is named for her mother, Ivana. Illeana, Ivançica, or another Isabella offshoot, Isadora would have been lovely. Perhaps they can save that one if they have another baby girl.
Arabella has already been riding Isabella’s coattails up the popularity charts:
It debuted in the U.S. top 1000 in 2005 for the first time since 1893 at an impressive 795.
If this was a sleeper success story before, the cat’s out of the bag now. We see it fairly frequently in London Times and Telegraph birth announcements. In the U.S., it was Babe‘s given name on the soon-to-be-defunct soap opera All My Children (don’t ask me how I know that). She fits in perfects with the ultra feminine names of the moment: Adrianna, Olivia, Audrina. Love it but aren’t an Ivanka fan? Try going one step further to Araminta or perhaps Mirabella.
I see Arabella shooting quickly to the top 100, especially with this high profile birth.