We know Ron Howard is an actor. We also know he’s a director. What else do we know about him? Thanks to the names of his children, we know where he and his wife have had sex.
His eldest, Bryce Dallas, was conceived in Dallas, Texas. His middle two, twins Jocelyn Carlyle and Paige Carlyle, were conceived at The Carlyle in New York City. His youngest, Reed Cross, was named after a road in London. (Apparently Reed was conceived in a parked car.)*
Now, normally, I like names that have stories behind them. But I couldn’t imagine having a name that reminded me of my parents having sex. I think I’d be embarrassed by a name like that.
But I’m sure plenty of people think otherwise. So what I’d like to know is: How do you feel about baby names that were inspired by conception stories? Do you like them, dislike them, like them only sometimes…?
Please leave a comment to let us know why you voted the way you did.
*Nope, my original source was wrong. Here’s what Reed said a couple of years ago:
In a recent bit of full disclosure, Ron Howard said in an interview that he and Cheryl Howard’s four children get their middle names from where they were conceived. Reed Cross Howard now has a connection to a street in London where his folks were residing.
“I’m OK with it,” Reed said. “At least my name’s not Reed Volvo Howard.”
The road was called Lower Cross Road, according to Bryce (in an interview with Chelsea Handler last year).