Celebrity baby names: Marion and Tabitha

Actors Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick welcomed twin girls (via surrogate) yesterday.

Their daughters’ names are Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge Broderick, according to People.

I’ll admit, those names confuse me. Here’s the way People has it written:

Born at 3:58 p.m., Marion Loretta Elwell weighed 5 lbs., 11 oz, and Tabitha Hodge Broderick weighed 6 lbs.

Is Broderick being used as a middle name for one girl, or as a surname for both? I was under the impression that their first child, James Wilkie, had Broderick as a surname. So I’m not sure what to make of the twins’ full names just yet. (I’ll keep my eyes peeled for more information.)

In the meanwhile, I’ll say that I do really like the first names, Marion and Tabitha. I especially like Marion. (Did you know that John Wayne‘s birth name was Marion?)

What do you think of the names?

Update: Both AP and NY Daily News are saying the twins are Marion Loretta Elwell Broderick and Tabitha Hodge Broderick. So it seems that Broderick is the surname, and that Marion has two middle names while Tabitha has just one.

One thought on “Celebrity baby names: Marion and Tabitha

  1. Well Marian and Marianne are on my shortlist, so Marion gets a big thumbs up from me! Tabitha is okay, but I don’t care for the nickname Tabby.

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