The Difference Between Margaux and Miller Lyte

Yesterday I learned that Matthew McConaughey’s brother Michael has a son named Miller Lyte. “He named his second son Miller Lyte after his favorite beer.”

The name Miller Lyte reminded me of Margaux, the name of Lorraine Bracco’s daughter.

Both names were inspired by alcohol. The difference between them? One pays tribute to a notable experience (and a fine wine) while the other is little more than bad joke.

Source: People

8 thoughts on “The Difference Between Margaux and Miller Lyte

  1. Marguax is much better than the girls I have met named Champagne & Tequila. Miller was good until the Lyte part….but isn’t there a prerequisite for even quasi celebs to name their children goofy names?

  2. Margaux is actually a proper name and also the diminutive of Marguerite meaning pearl. Margaux is equally the name of a town in the Bordeaux area in France and the wine you are referring to is called ‘Château Margaux’ meaning ‘Castle Margaux’. In other words the wine is made at the castle in Margaux, France:-)

  3. Thanks, Margaux. I’m not questioning their legitimacy of either name. (Miller is legit as well.) I just wanted to compare the stories behind these two particular names.

  4. Just learned that Miller Lyte has a little sister who is also named for beer. Here’s a quote from Michael (whose nickname is Rooster, btw):

    I named my [3½-year-old] boy Miller Lyte because that’s my favorite beer. And my [11-month-old] little girl is named Margarita Olympia … I liked that beer, too, even though they don’t even make it anymore.

    Anyone ever heard of Margarita Olympia beer?

    Source: People

  5. There used to be a beer called Olympia beer – it had a blue and white Greek looking can.

    I think the Margarita comes from his favorite non-beer drink…

  6. That could be it, Julie — Olympia’s the beer and Margarita just refers to a margarita.

    Ah…two kids named after three alcoholic beverages. So classy.

  7. There still is an Olympia Beer. Used to be brewed in Tumwater, Washington, near the capital city of Olympia — now it’s just a brand of SABMiller

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