The Stir’s Jeanne Sager has the story about Kailyn Lowry, star of Teen Mom 2, who named her son Lincoln Marshall to honor one of America’s greatest presidents and “bad boy” rapper, Eminem (whose given name was Marshall Mather).
To her credit, Lowry put Lincoln in front of Marshall (a French name that refers to a high ranking military officer or a caretaker for horses). And to Jeanne Sager’s credit she understands the risk involved in naming a child after a celebrity.
“But Eminem? Isn’t that the guy who drops gay slurs on the regular in his music? Not exactly a role model! Imagine your kid says, ‘Hey, I’m named for that guy, I should look up to him?’ Yikes!
This is the problem with looking to celebrities for baby names. There are plenty of good names out there, but the people behind them aren’t always folks you want your kid looking up to! Even someone who seems to be pretty decent at the time you give birth can turn into a real jackass in the end. (Anyone want to talk about the people who named their kids Miley 10 years ago?)
Then again, this little guy does share a name with one pretty amazing president …”
For a while, Kailyn Lowery considered giving her second child a Spanish name to honor her husband, Javi Marroquin. The couple were married in September.