September 27, 2014

Chelsea has her baby.

It's a girl, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky.

ADDED: Charlotte is a name that's been spiking in popularity recently. Presumably, the popularity will crash now that a specific famous baby has that name and all the many other baby Charlottes will be irked at their name-fate.

I mean, look what happened to the name Chelsea.

33 comments:

tim in vermont said...

Royal watchers everywhere are abuzz!

MayBee said...

Hmmm. "Charlotte" was supposedly the girl option when Kate and William had George.

Do you think Chelsea stole it?
Do you think Kate and William can still use the name if the Clintons have a "Charlotte"?

ps. Love that name

exhelodrvr1 said...

"Camelot!" "Camelot!" "Camelot!"

"It's only a model!" "Sshh!!"

Skyler said...

How is this related to rosemary?

tim in vermont said...

I gotta admit though, my respect for her help rapin' dad has gone up over the years. It is a hard job and his inability to do it perfectly is not a stain on his character, at least he thought of the opposition as human, unlike the latest crowd of Democratics.

Anonymous said...

Keep that bundle of joy away from Mayor de Blasio or there'll be more than just a story spiked.

wendybar said...

OMG...The first child ever born in the USA!!! This will be all we hear about now.

Laura said...

Re name theft: For obvious reasons, Mrs. Mezvinsky (blame Patriarchy!) had to steer away from the name "Hope," and "Esperanza" just looks awkward with Mezvinsky, as well as bringing to mind a children's book set in the Great Depression. And "Blythe Future" just didn't quite work either, especially with paperwork that must be publicly registered.

pacwest said...

Congratulations to the Clintons

Hagar said...

Mezvinskys

pm317 said...

Chelsea is not such a special word with some profound meaning -- it is just a name. But there is something to a 'famous' person appropriating a name and not even knowing or appreciating the full import of it. Maya Angelou is the culprit. She gave an explanation that she took the name Maya because her brother nicknamed her that or some such stupid reason.
On the other hand, the word Maya in Sanskrit means mystery, profundity, magic of life/God and so on. I would like to name a child Maya because that is what it is, but this stupid 'famous' woman took that word away and without even knowing what it meant. I would not want other people to think I was celebrating this woman if I named a child Maya. It still irritates me that she robbed and took away something precious from people.

MadisonMan said...

I wish Charlotte a less complicated family dynamic than her mother has.

David said...

""Esperanza" just looks awkward with Mezvinsky"

Just the opposite in my mind. That would be a fabulous name. "Esperanza Mezvinsky."

Ann Althouse said...

I agree with David.

Martha said...

There was no announcement made of Charlotte's birth weight. Wonder why.

chillblaine said...

Mazel Tov!

I can identify with Charlotte. Jewish father, Shiksa mother. I can find no mention of Chelsea converting. Mine did. Totally irrelevant, really. Too bad she didn't get a decent middle name.

Brando said...

If I had a barn full of shits, I wouldn't give a single one for this news. A scion of two criminal families--it'd be a miracle if she turned out all right.

Jason said...

Did NBC News gift-wrap a $300,000 per year make-work job for Charlotte at the baby shower?

Jason said...

I was thinking "Freddie" if it were a boy, and "Fannie" if it were a girl.

ELC said...

Is the alleged "Mezvinsky" guy actually a real person? I saw some local (Pittsburgh) TV coverage of the birth this morning, and the only adults I saw pictured were Billary and Chelsea.

chillblaine said...

Martha makes a good point. It is disconcerting to not see a birth weight listed, nor the condition of the mother. The announcement was made in April, merely five months ago. Unless she was already four months along, this baby arrived early.

chillblaine said...

Maybe they will call her Lottie! That was my grandmother's name!

Jason said...

I'm sure young Charlotte already has a check for her first book advance in the mail.

RLB_IV said...

Queen Charlotte's & Chelsea Hospital is world-renowned for its maternity, women's and children's services and is home to the West London Gynecological Cancer Center.
Delusions of grandeur?

Anonymous said...

Has Limbaugh compared the infant to a dog yet? The voice piece of the conservative movement always has such good quips on things like this.

Bill said...

I hope little Søren doesn't feel demoted.

Anonymous said...

White people of privilege giving birth to yet another white person of privilege. Are black people supposed to care? In a just world the baby's first words after "Mama" should be "reparations"...

It is turtles all the way down...

Anonymous said...

Chelsea should call her baby Billary.

Kate and William will call theirs Elizabeth or Mary or Anne.

Carter Wood said...

Sudden rise in popularity of the name Chelsea? I attribute to Joni Mitchell, Chelsea Morning, 1969: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXe95iTtci0

Not as many people listened to Chelsea Hotel No. 2, I wager:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xk7DOe5EGgM

Michael Deloatch said...

Congratulation, Webb H. -- you're a grampa!

Drago said...

pacwest said...
Congratulations to the Clintons

Hagar said...
Mezvinskys

Hubbells.

Drago said...

madisonfella: "The voice piece of the conservative movement always has such good quips on things like this."

I hope the child is not dark skinned, else the fabulous quipsters on MSNBC will be showing family photos and singing "one of these things is not like the others.....".

The voice pieces of the lefty movement always have such good quips on things like this.

The Godfather said...

My wish for little Charlotte is that her four grandparents regard her as the most important thing in their lives, more important than wealth, political office, public adulation, fame, and fortune.

That would be best for the grandparents, too.

But I don't have much hope.