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From a 1989 Los Angeles Times article called “Names in the News“:
Mark Calcavecchia, who won the British open last month, withdrew from the PGA Championship, which starts Thursday in suburban Chicago, because his wife gave birth to their first child — a seven-pound, six-ounce daughter named Britney Jo.
(To clarify: The baby, born two weeks after the British Open, was named Britney to commemorate the victory.)
From an Instagram post in which English singer Stacey Solomon talks about the name of her son, Rex Toby Francis (b. 2019):
Rex because our boys think he sounds like a T-Rex. Francis is Joe’s Nanna’s name and Toby is my Nanna’s name.
From the Allmusic.com profile of Blues/R&B pianist Ivory Joe Hunter (b. 1914):
An accomplished tunesmith, he played around the Gulf Coast region, hosting his own radio program for a time in Beaumont before migrating to California in 1942. It was a wise move since Hunter — whose real name was Ivory Joe, incidentally (perhaps his folks were psychic!) — found plenty of work pounding out blues and ballads in wartime California.
From a 2015 interview with Dax Shepard [vid] on Ellen:
Ellen: Where does the name Delta come from, was that something you had thought of before?
Dax: So Delta actually — it was a joke, because our first daughter’s name is Lincoln, which is very masculine, so a friend of mine teasingly texted me, “Oh great, what’s this one gonna be, Navy Seal? Delta Force? Green Beret?” And I was reading this text out loud to Kristen, I’m like, “Oh listen to how funny this is, Steve said, what if we named her Delta Force” and I was like…Delta! Delta Bell Shepard, that’s it! And that’s it.
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