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A baby boy born in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, in early February was named “Iron Maiden” after the British heavy metal band:
His father was particularly inspired by Iron Maiden’s gruesome, zombie-like mascot Eddie the Head.
Which prompts me to ask the obvious question: Why not just name the baby “Eddie”?
On the other hand, I kinda wish both parents had a “Duran” to contribute to the surname, because then you’d have Iron Maiden Duran Duran.
Some related names and almost-names: Danzig, Metallica, Vedder, Cobain, Reznor, Motor Head.
Sources: Padres llaman a su hijo Iron Maiden, Bolivian Couple Explain Decision To Name Son Iron Maiden
A reader named Molly recently asked me for a few name suggestions:
I have identical twin girls named Charlotte Maiden and Dylan Rose. I am expecting another. I need a boy or a girl name that fits with these names but isn’t too much like them (ie. I don’t want Sadie, Charlotte and Dylan because then Dylan would be too much of an odd woman out). I also don’t want any names ending in -en, -in, -an, etc. because they are just getting too popular. Finally, I’d prefer the names not start w/ a C or a D. Appreciate the help!!
Charlotte and Dylan make a very interesting pair, I think. The former is decidedly feminine and has been popular in Europe (and elsewhere) for centuries; the latter is traditionally masculine and has been popular in the U.S. only since the 1960s (thanks to folksinger Bob Dylan).
Here are some names that might work with both of them…
Do you think any of these names sound particularly good with Charlotte and Dylan? What others would you suggest?
Update (1/30): Scroll down to the last comment to find out which name Molly chose!