Friday, June 11, 2010

Children's Names on The Real Housewives of New York City

The Real Housewives of New York City bring us some interesting children's names.

Jill has Ally, which I believe is short for Allyson. This is a pretty typical name in the Jewish community.

Alex has Johan and Francois, which are definitely tough names for American kids to grow up with. Well, Johan isn't so bad, but I can almost guarantee that Francois will be called Fran-kois at least once by a native English speaker.

Bethenny has a daughter named Bryn. The name was chosen in honor of her husband Jason's brother who passed away. I can't say I love the name Bryn but I like the sentimental meaning for Bethenny and Jason.

Kelly has Sea and Teddy. This kind of makes me say "What?" Teddy is cute if short for Theodora, but Sea? It's really just the sound of a letter. C. Not a full name, in my opinion, that's for sure.

Ramona has Avery. I like that name. No criticism there at all, actually.

Luann's kids also have normal names. I believe the names are Henry and Victoria. Not my favorites, but good, solid names.

Just for fun, here are the names of Teresa's (from The Real Housewives of New Jersey) kids: Gia, Gabriella, Milania and Audriana. Gia Guidice is a bit hard to say, and Audriana Guidice is a bit long. However, if the kids rock half as much as Teresa, having hard-to-say names will be no issue at all.