Hey, I'm old enough to remember when Bryan Adams was a young rocker playing guitar in an empty swimming pool on MTV, crooning Well it cuts like a knife ... but it feels so riiiiight ... Bryan is now 54-years-old (can it be?!!) and he and his girlfriend just had their second baby. Second in 22 months! Bryan must be busy at home. Unlike a lot of celebs, Bryan wasn't cagey about his new daughter's name. He not only coughed it up, but gave a lengthy explanation as to the origins and inspiration of it. The name is cute, but it's going to cause this girl some problems, and I'll tell you why ...
Bryan and Alicia Grimaldi's newborn's name is Lula Rosylea. Bryan explains how they settled upon that appellation. He says:
The name Lula comes from Gene Vincent‘s 1958 song 'Be-Bop-A-Lula' and Rosylea is a play on the expression 'a rosie lee' which is cockney rhyming slang in London for 'a cup of tea' and pronounced the same. She was born in London and ... she's my cup of tea.
Awww, well, that's cute, Bry. Coupla problemos, though. Rosylea is pronounced "Rosie Lee," yet it's not spelled that way! It's spelled like "Rosie Lee-ah," or could even be pronounced "Rosa-Lea." No one is going to get that thing right. But that's okay cause it's her second name. The first is Lula, and is at least pronounced like it's spelled, but this kid is going to have a lifetime of hearing herself called "Lola" and "Lulu." Good lord, some people might even call her "Hula."
No one, I mean no one, is going to get it right the first time and call her "Lula." But, hey, that's okay, because there is nothing quite like correcting everyone you meet about the pronounciation of your name. Believe me, I know.
That said, I don't want to be a Debbie Downer about Bryan's daughter's name. Sounds like he put a lot of thought into it, and for all I know, ten other celebs will name their kids "Lula" and no one will get confused at all because it will soon be the next "Britney" or "Hannah."
Bryan's other daughter's name is Mirabella Bunny. Which is at least spelled the way it's pronounced. Presumably.
Do you like Bryan's daughter's name?
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