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Natalie is a dear friend of Nameberry, and we are thrilled to be hosting a very special celebrity baby name contest on Instagram with a one-time prize of $1000. As usual, I have dibs on my top ten guesses (which you can read more about below), and you get to guess one name per friend you tag in a comment. The first person with the correct prediction wins — and this time, the stakes are high.
The surprises don’t stop there — Natalie gave me a sneak preview of the sex of the baby and we’re making the announcement today, right now.
So, drumroll, please…
It’s a girl!
Natalie and Taylor were ahead of the curve in each of their children’s names — each name was below the Top 400 the year the child was born. However, they’ve gotten more adventurous over the years. The younger three children’s names were below the Top 1000 in their birth years, while the older three’s ranked between 400 and 600. So odds are, this baby will have an uncommon name.
All of the Hanson children have traditional names, in the sense that they have strong roots and have been used for centuries. Their names are familiar yet unexpected — everyone’s heard of them, but few are actually using them.
I’ve taken all of this together to determine my top ten choices for Baby Hanson Number 7. I excluded names beginning with any of the children’s first initials (E, P, R, V, W, and I, and also J and C) since I don’t think they’re going to repeat initials.
Cornelia: I realize I sort of broke my own rule here, since Cornelia begins with the same letter as Indy’s given name, Claude. But it’s too good to exclude from the list. Cornelia is a true neglected classic with a storied past. In Ancient Rome, Cornelia was the mother of the Gracchi brothers, who attempted social reforms in the Republic. Nell or Nellie is a charming nickname — another option is Cora.
Dorothea: Dorothea ticks a lot of the Hanson baby name boxes. It’s easily recognizable thanks to a host of literary and historical associations, yet grossly underused in the 21st century. Nicknames Dot or Thea would fit well with her sisters’. Plus, Dorothea’s meaning, “gift of God,” feels especially appropriate for a Christmastime baby.
We’re getting into the Holiday Spirit….including justifying our best/worst Christmas Sweaters. Looking forward to sharing holiday cheer for our Christmas Ball livestreams starting this Friday!
This Thanksgiving we’re missing gathering and sharing stories, music, and esp our table with friends and family. Wishing you the happiest Thanksgiving holiday wherever you call home, and cheers to the great gatherings of our future. (Flashback fools-banquet songwriting retreat 2015)
This week we are wishing Isaac a Happy Birthday, and also getting excited for the holiday season with the coming Christmas Ball streams in December. Who is ready to rock around the Christmas Ball?
Happy birthday to Isaac Hanson, who turns 40 years old on Tuesday.
More than 25 years after Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson’s first performance at Mayfest, they have seen the world, played “MMMBop” more times than they can fathom and built an enormous and fervent fanbase.
The creativity of the Tulsa-native brothers, so many years after they started their career as pre-teens, shows no signs of slowing.
Take a look back at photos of them through the years. Continue reading
Alexa’s first childhood crush stops by the podcast to chat about hitting it big with “MMMBop” at 14 years old, touring the world with his family, and his never-ending quest to find the best fast food in the country. Listen to Uncool with Alexa Bliss: https://wwe.com/uncoolwithalexa
For Veteran’s Day, Navy Exchange on Facebook streamed a Hanson concert from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa as part of their “#InRecognitionOf” series.
The concert is still available to watch on their facebook at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/NavyExchange/videos/1179820699086987
Waiting For This
And I Waited
A Minute Without You
Where’s the Love
Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’
Penny & Me
Watch Over Me
I Was Born
In The City
At this time, we do not plan to add it to the site as a virtual show listing.
Thank you to all of our veterans for their service!
This week we are starting to look forward to some holiday cheer at the coming Christmas Ball livestream concerts early in December. Did anyone join us for last year’s Wintry Mix Tour?
More than 20 years after “MMMBop,” the teen idols’ impassioned following is splintering over issues like Black Lives Matter, guns, and COVID.
[Full article at the source.]
For the TL;DR crowd:
In an emailed statement to VICE, the band wrote, “We are so grateful to our incredible and diverse community of fans for their continued support and powerful connection with our music. We are proud to have people of so many different backgrounds as a part of the community who consider themselves Hanson fans.”
In an emailed statement to VICE, Zac wrote, “The leaked Pinterest page provided a distorted view of the issues surrounding race and social justice, which do not reflect my personal beliefs. I apologize for the hurt my actions caused.”
“What I shared was driven by an emotional reaction to a recent personal experience,” Isaac wrote in an emailed statement to VICE. “I’m sorry for the pain and worry that my posts caused. I don’t believe there is a group conspiring against Christmas, only that I hope value is placed on both practices of safety and of faith.”