Rachel Leigh Cook Gives Her Baby Girl an Unpopular, Un-Celebrity Sounding Name

Rachel Leigh Cook Daniel GilliesIt's an old joke by now: Celebrities picking baby names so weirdly unique that no other parents in the entire world would want it for their kid. That's why it's always so refreshing when a celebrity picks a "normal" name for a their baby, something that the rest of us wouldn't be embarrassed to name our own children.

Rachel Leigh Cook, the 34-year-old Perception actress who will be starring on The Vampire Diaries this fall, gave birth to a baby girl with her actor husband 37-year-old Daniel Gillies last Saturday, but they were holding back on naming names. But now they have. And it's ....



It's Charlotte Easton Gillies!

Those six syllables just flow off the tongue perfectly, don't they? Charlotte Easton Gillies does not sound uppity celebrity at all. Charlotte Gillies sounds like someone we went to Girl Scouts with. Someone classy yet down-to-earth at the same time.

You can't go wrong with Charlotte, no matter how popular it is (it's actually on the decline in recent years). You can adjust it depending on your child's personality. You call her "Char." You can call her "Charlie." You can call her "Lottie." Or you can just call her Charlotte for goodness sakes!

Charlotte was really popular in the early 2000s, but has now fallen to #19 -- and is falling even more. What girl names are at the top? Sophia, Emma and Isabella.

But we're still kinda partial to Charlotte ;)

Do you like the name Charlotte?

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