A pair of real-life “Danger is my middle name” babies have been featured in the news lately:
- Rafferty Basil Danger Wills, born in January to Felicity and Sam Wills of England.
- Stephen Danger James, born in January to Telita and Dean James of Australia.
But these aren’t the first dangerously named babies to make headlines. Here are some earlier examples:
- Nash Edward Danger Gray, born in 2011 to Jon and Ruth Gray of Nevada.
- Bodhi Danger Huxhagen, born in 2011 to Rowan and Belinda Huxhagen of Australia.
- Billie Danger Lampard (girl) and Ridley Danger Lampard (boy), twins, born in 2010 to Amy and Glenn Lampard of Australia.
- Radley Danger Chapple, born circa 2008 to Peppa and John Chapple of California.
- Maxwell Danger Rogers, born in 2006 to Chloe Maxwell and Mat Rogers of Australia.
- Broderick Danger Scott, born in 2006 to Sarah Wilner and Kevin Scott of California.
- Jakob Danger Armstrong, born in 1998 to Adrienne and Billie Joe Armstrong of California.
And I’ve come across a few other examples that never made the news.
So, just how common is the middle name Danger?
The SSA doesn’t publish middle name data, so there’s no official set of numbers we can look at. Fellow baby name blogger Laura Wattenberg claimed last year that Danger was a “really popular middle name for boys right now.” I disagree — Danger is still uncommon/bizarre enough to be newsworthy, after all — but it does look like Danger has been picking up steam lately.
Would you ever consider (I mean seriously consider) giving your baby the middle name Danger?
Sources: Billie and Ridley Lampard given ‘Danger’ as middle name, Danger is his middle name, Danger is my middle name…no really, it is, Developer suing ‘Baywatch’ star, Real parents can give their children weird baby names just like the celebs, The boy with danger as a name, The new year brings first local baby, What’s in a (middle) name? Simple or creative, the choice challenges parents
P.S. There’s a guy in Florida named Danger Dangervil.