Nardine Saad of the Los Angeles Times had to do a little digging to come up with the backstory of Owen Wilson’s latest birth announcement. The actor known for scores of roles, including “The Internship” and “Cars 2”, and personal trainer, Caroline Lindquist, are the proud parents of Finn Lindqvist Wilson, who was born on January 30. The child’s name was discovered later, on Tuesday February 11.
Lindquist, the child’s Swedish mother, is going through a divorce and is quoted in the Daily Mail as saying,”Owen and I decided to have a child even though we’re not in a relationship. And we’re not planning on starting a relationship, either. Owen and I are two close friends having a baby together.” Apparently the Daily Mail got the story from the Swedish magazine Klick!.
Saad had fun with a possible connection between “Cars 2” and the name Finn: “And here we were, rooting for another automobile-inspired name for the “Cars 2” star’s love child. It’s unclear why the parents chose Finn, but we’re obliged to point out that several retro cars had fins, short for tailfins, including the Chevy Bel Air, Cadillac Coupe de Ville and, lest we forget, the Ford T-Bird. Just sayin’.”
I’m happy to point out that Finn is the #1 name on my interactive list of “Cool Names for Boys.” You don’t have to be a celebrity to “shop” there for cool names. (When you visit, feel free to vote for any names you like.)