Elizabeth Smart Welcomes Baby With a Name Fit for a Goddess

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Yay, some good news for Elizabeth Smart! This kidnapping victim turned activist has given birth to a baby girl. And she and husband Matthew Gilmour (whom she married in 2012) have given their daughter a trendy name, too: Chloe.


Chloe is a super-popular name right now, on umpteen "cool girl names" lists. And we can understand why. The name is sweet, feminine, named after a Greek goddess and translates as "new growth." Can't go wrong with that!

The name's Greek roots plays into a big trend, too: Greek baby names one of hottest trends for 2015, according to Laura Wattenberg, baby name expert and founder of BabyNameWizard

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Plus, the name Chloe has a lot of star power behind it, thanks to Chloe Sevigny and the daughters of Olivia Newton-John and of Candice Bergen. Meanwhile, Khloe Kardashian popularized this alternate spelling.

Given all Elizabeth has been through, a name from the Greek gods that symbolizes a fresh start seems like the perfect fit.

For more great baby name ideas, visit BabyNameWizard


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