Natalie Wood and her first/third husband, Robert Wagner, welcomed a baby girl in March of 1974.
The couple had starred in a TV movie called The Affair in 1973, so they named the baby Courtney after Wood’s character, Courtney Patterson.
The very next year, we see a distinct spike in the number of baby girls named Courtney.
Source: “Child Named After Character.” Spokane Daily Chronicle 11 Mar. 1974: 12.
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