Neve Campbell recently went from a mama of one to two when she and her husband, JJ Feild, adopted a baby son they named Raynor.
Raynor is a super unique baby name. While Neve’s son shares his name with a garage door manufacturing company and a character from the Starcraft video game, he probably won’t share it with anyone in his future elementary school.
So why did Campbell and Feild pick a name that’s literally off the Social Security Administration’s baby name chart? Well, because his 6-year-old brother’s name isn’t very common either.
“Our son Caspian has a unique name, I like having a unique name,” Campbell explained on a recent episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan. “So we weren’t gonna call him Bob because you can’t be Bob and Caspian.”
Baby name experts agree with Campbell
“If you already have children, consider how the new baby’s name would blend with the others. I can’t imagine Kendyl and Keeley with a brother named Ezekiel.”
The Kendyl and Keely in Rosenkrantz’s example are the daughters of country star Jason Aldean, whose wife Brittany was expecting this time last year ( and is again now ).
The Aldeans ended up choosing Memphis as the name for their now 7-month-old baby boy, and while it’s not as matchy-matchy as Kendyl and Keely’s are, it does seem to flow well alongside them.
The same can be said for Raynor and Caspian.
Campbell was totally right. ‘Bob’ just wouldn’t have been a good fit.