|Source: Demi and Tallulah, 16, at a fashion show last year|
When we named our Tallulah nearly 11 years ago, we wanted a name that was unusual but not dodgy. "Make sure you name her something where she can be Prime Minister of New Zealand" said one friend. "Make sure it doesn't sound like someone who's working the pole" said another. We were living in London at the time and the newspapers were full of the just-released CIA file on Tallulah Bankhead (what a dame!)
We were vaguely aware that Demi and Bruce had a daughter called Tallulah, now 17, but they seemed to be spending a low key life in Hailey, Idaho. Both their careers seemed on the ebb. Turns out, Demi actually made make seven films over the ensuing years but none of them rang any bells and after seeing Charlie's Angel the critics fixated on how she must have spent a lot of time whitening her teeth.
I felt sorry that her relationship with Ashton didn't work out (mind you it was an open relationship and she consoled herself in the arms of a 25-year-old.) I don't care that she's had an estimated $220,000 worth of plastic surgery.
It's just that I thought she was in Hailey, Idaho for the duration and it was safe to call our daughter the same name as her daughter. Now she's everywhere and bouncing Angie off the magazine covers with her sad eyes and gaunt everything. Soon her daughter will be on those same covers.
|Our Tallulah, 10, at home yesterday getting ready for Colonial Day at school|
Any new or comeback celebrity threatening to infringe on your name?
An edited version of this is on Huffington Post.
(Today I'm also over at BritMums writing about Giveways - can you attract more readers without losing cred?)