Update: Another flower for Affleck, Garner
It seems that Hollywood is blooming these days with floral names for new wee ones. Case in point: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have named their 8-day-old daughter Seraphina Rose Elizabeth. She joins older sister Violet, 3. Seraphina is based on the Biblical word seraphim, the highest rank of angels.
A baby name expert told US that you can expect to see lots of Seraphinas coming down the pike since Ben and Jen popularized the name Violet: "They transformed it from what people saw as a dowdy, old lady name to a really cute, modern choice."
Flower names have been in bloom since Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban added Sunday Rose to the bunch last year. Just a few weeks ago, Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell used a little flower power for their twins' middle names, Rose and Tulip. In fact, Seraphina will be the third Rose in the celebrity baby bouquet.
I guess everything really is coming up roses in Hollywood.
-- Sherry Robinson