Best and Worst Celebrity Baby Names
THE BEST: LOUIS BARDO
Sandra Bullock wins the Oscar for Best Celebrity Baby Name of 2010, for choosing Louis Bardo for her newly adopted son. Louis is a classic royal name that’s stylish throughout Europe—the Lewis spelling is No. 1 in Scotland—but relatively ignored in the U.S. Bardo is an obscure name borne by a German saint (Bullock’s mother was German) and also the Buddhist concept of an intermediate state, perhaps symbolic of Bullock’s own transformation from B-movie queen to Academy Award-winning actress, from scorned wife to single mom. Louis is also a nod to Louis Armstrong and the baby’s birthplace.