July 13, 2008

Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline.

It's the new Pitt-Jolies!

What's with the names? They gave a new idea for a girl's name: Camille Leon. But no, the boy got the Leon middle, and the girl got Marcheline. Marcheline is Angelina Jolie's mother's name, a fancification of her original name Marcia Lynne. Pitt's parents names were Jane Etta and William Alvin so there's no parental content in Knox Leon. It seems as though Jolie has some notion that boys' names ought to have the letter X in them — as her 2 other boys are Maddox and Pax. Just think of all the names they must have rejected before they hit Knox. Rex... it's a dog's name. Lex... no, Lex Luthor. Max... way too common. Tax... come on, give it a chance: It goes with Brad! Think about it!

By the way, I love Brad Pitt. "Focus! Focus! Focus! Remember the plan! I did my part!"

19 comments:

vbspurs said...

a fancification of her original name Marcia Lynne

The good thing about that line, is that francification would've worked too.

BTW, her late mum (to whom she was unusually close, I read) was of French-Canadian origin but often thought of as Parisian. Angelina replied:

"My mom is as far from French Parisian as you can get. She grew up in a bowling alley that my grandparents owned."

Bowling's cool.

Cheers,
Victoria

amba said...

The kid is named after gelatine?

amba said...

She "gave birth by Cesarian section." Does that sound wrong to anyone else? In Cesarian you don't give birth, you have it taken from you.

Ron said...

Maybe "12 Monkeys" should be the non du blog of the best Althouse commenters...

Ron said...

Boy, I saw "Caesarian" and "section" and thought: The part of the ballpark where Roman emperors come to get killed?

Maybe for some people such associations are free, but they take a heavy toll on some of us...

Ron said...

oops! Nom du blog, not Non! (such a slip!)

campy said...

Camille Leon was a character in Disney's Kim Possible cartoon.

Ron said...

Wait! Wait! I'm using my DeweyDefeatsTruman Crystal Ball and am seeing a newly named child in the future!

It's Kindle Vortex!

Perhaps one of JAC's grandchildren no doubt...

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ron st.amant said...

We have good friends who thought the same thing about having an 'X' in their sons names, so one is Xavier and the other is Felix...at least they didn't go for the boring top ten names.

Beth said...

Ruth Anne,

You have to accept that your brood were from your womb untimely ripp'd and not of woman born, or the whole damn plot falls apart.

George said...

Sunday Rose is the name of Nicole Kidman's baby.

Henry Knox was Washington's Secretary of War. A self-taught man, Knox was at the Boston Massacre, was instrumental in making the Delaware River crossing happen, and wanted to deal with the Indian tribes as foreign nations.

Beth, what is Lady Macbeth's first name? (III, 2, 45)

Beth said...

George, is her name ever mentioned in the play? Historically, she's based on a Scot queen, Gruoch or Groach. I think Shakespeare did well to just go with Lady.

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Balfegor said...

Max... way too common.

But "Maximilian Pitt" sounds fantastic. Like a character in a movie. Or go imperial -- Maximian Pitt? No, doesn't have quite the right ring to it. Maximinus Thrax Pitt? Two X's in that one.

Jeff with one 'f' said...

How long before the adoptees disappear, à la Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman's "family"?

vbspurs said...

But "Maximilian Pitt" sounds fantastic.

Real X-name overload:

Prince Maximilian Xavier Thurn und Taxis.

Cheers,
Victoria

amba said...

Ruth Anne, there are necessary Cesarians and then there are celebrity Cesarians. That's not to say that Jolie, merely because she is a celebrity, necessarily had the latter kind. it may well have been necessary, especially with twins and some of the difficulties she's rumored to have had.

In the U.S. though, elective Cesarian is edging out plain old birth.

blake said...

How long before the adoptees disappear, à la Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman's "family"?

Disappear?