Add Marlowe to the official list of celebrity babies. That’s what Sienna Miller chose for her brand new baby girl. Specifically, Marlowe Ottoline Layng Sturridge. It’s a lovely little town on the river Thames, to which the English Miller may have a personal connection. And Ottoline? Simply divine. A perfect compliment of divergent trends in one name.
Marlowe has been on the watch list for a while. Dooce‘s Heather Armstrong has a Marlo, and Danny Thomas’ daughter may have introduced us all to the concept (and yes, I suppose she was the original celebrity baby to bear this name). Williamsburg, Brooklyn is mother to the hip Marlow & Sons. It’s just the kind of fluidly androgynous name that many seek when picking a name for their daughter. Think Harlow, Harper; heck – Arlo and Casper too.
Celebrities are on a roll this week choosing noms-du-jour. Marlow was going to be on my list of lesser used “Names like Harper” blog, but now I’m not sure. I’d be willing to wager on this one for top risers of 2013.