“Late Night” host Jimmy Fallon and his wife welcomed a baby girl in late July. They named her Winnie Rose.
Why Winnie? Fallon explains:
It’s not Winnie-the-Pooh at all, even though I do love Winnie-the-Pooh. Nancy, my wife, and I got engaged in New Hampshire at this lake house that her family’s had forever. It’s on Lake Winnipesaukee. We went there every summer as we were dating and [since] we got married. And I got engaged on the dock.”
The baby name Winnie isn’t as popular today as it was during the 1910s and 1920s, but it’s still given to dozens of babies every year:
- 2012: 98 baby girls named Winnie
- 2011: 67 baby girls named Winnie
- 2010: 76 baby girls named Winnie
- 2009: 88 baby girls named Winnie
- 2008: 67 baby girls named Winnie
Do you like the name Winnie?
Do you think Winnie Rose Fallon could trigger a Winnie comeback?
P.S. Winnie-the-Pooh’s name was also inspired by a location — not Winnipesaukee, but Winnipeg.