By Jiminy, Busy Philipps Has Named Her Baby!

busy philippsRecently, we speculated that Cougar Town actress Busy Philipps would give her brand new baby girl an adorable name. Turns out, we were right. Busy Philipps revealed the name of her daughter and it couldn't be sweeter. And, like we also surmised, the name goes perfectly with big sis, Birdie's.

Here's a hint: Busy gave both her daughters animal-themed names. (Okay, animal and insect names.) Birdie and ...

Cricket! Cricket Pearl Silverstein. What do you think? Personally, I love it. Though I think some birds do eat crickets, so hopefully big sis won't get any ideas.

Naturally, Busy and husband Marc's choice has been met with some criticism, because apparently some people can't wrap their heads around a baby name that isn't as common as "Kate" or "Michael". Philipps said: "It's weird people think my kids will be in therapy because of their names. Guys, my kids will be therapy for LOTS of reasons, I'm sure." Amen, Philipps. But joking aside, I always think it's strange when people chastise parents for giving their children "weird" names, claiming that the child will be made fun of growing up. A) Is it really anyone's place to criticize a parent's choice for a baby name?; and B) Aren't most kids made fun of growing up, regardless of what their name is? I know I was, and my name's pretty common. And so were my friends Jennifer, Elizabeth, and Kelly.

I think the names Birdie and Cricket are positively adorable. Of course it would be sad if Busy's children were made fun of in school, but I'm sure she'd rather have a weirdly named child who was made fun of as opposed to a commonly named one who was making fun of others.

Congrats, Busy!

What do you think of the name "Cricket"?

Image via Mike Coppola/Getty

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Chana... Chanandler.Bong

I grew up with a girl named cricket, so it's not a big deal to me. I do think this article, and my prediction is the forthcoming comments will be as well, is much nicer in tone than the "weird" named Kardashian baby. 

Sophi... SophiasChoice

I have absolutely no idea who she is, but her kids have TERRIBLE names. By the way, I am not against any unique or unusual name choices. My neighbors oldest son is named Landry (as in Tom Landry) and I like his name. I also know a little boys named Dierks and Jedi (well Jedi is short for Jedidiah, but the kid is always called Jedi) and I don't think that there names are stupid. There is a big difference between uncommon names and names that are plain idiotic. Birdi and Cricket are idiotic.


nonmember avatar Lucy

Cricket??? I kind of want to laugh and kind of want to bonk her on the head. You named your baby after a BUG??? WTH.

nonmember avatar mamaoftwo

My children's names are Zyler and Lavender. I think the names she picked are adorable. Also, my best friend named her daughter Butterfly.

Shant... ShantiBantiMama

@Mamaoftwo I love the name Lavender!

I like her children's names. We are expecting and if its a girl we are naming her Indica, if its a boy we are naming him Blaze. We are living down south and expect to get lots of funny looks! Oh well!

2many... 2manydiapers

Dont birds eat crickets?

Lol "birde leave cricket alone"


I knew it was Cricket once I saw the lead-up about insect.I don't think it's henios,reminds of back in the day when I watched The Young and The Restless.I think  both names are cute,but  sound more like nick names

SaphireH SaphireH

We call one of my husband's friend's mom Cricket and we couldn't think of calling her by her real name Margaret, just sounds to weird. I love the name and i think Birdie is cute too

Debbie Abdelnour

Birdie and Cricket ??  Ummm...oookay ?!  

Paula Fritchman

I think both the names are pretty cool but I love unique old fashioned names :)


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