2011 February 15

Who Were You Named After?

Comments | | Print

Graydon Carter and Anna Scott Carter at Vanity Fair's 2007 Oscar party Graydon Carter and Anna Scott Carter at Vanity Fair's 2007 Oscar party
View Gallery

 

Robbie Myers: My Uncle Robert. My parents desperately wanted a boy. 
Thakoon Panichgul: Nobody. Thakoon is a very rare name in Thai, actually.
Rose McGowan: An Italian duchess whose property I was born on. She hated my parents, so to return the favor, they named me after her.
Lubov Azria: My Aunt Lubov.
Marisa Berenson: Quite a few people come up to me and say, “I named my daughter after you.” 
Graydon Carter: It sounds like a street name, but a relative.
Eric West, musician: I named myself! I changed my last name. It’s originally Rosa. My dad’s Spanish.
Custo Barcelona: I don’t understand the question. 
Italo Zucchelli: My grandfather.
Simon Doonan: Simone de Beauvoir, and when I came out, my mother had to drop the E because I wasn’t a girl. But I am a deeply philosophical thinker myself.
Petra Nemcova: My mom was working in a store while she was pregnant with me, and a little seven-year-old girl named Petra would come shop alone, and my mom thought she was independent and strong.
Nary Manivong, NAHM: My family’s minister named my twin brother and me. My name means “the only one,” and my brother’s name, Pila, means “battery.” I definitely lucked out.
Ally Hilfiger: I don’t think I’m named after anyone, but my mom probably thought I was going to be a ballerina and thought Alexandria would be a good stage name.
Rosario Dawson: My great aunt from Puerto Rico.
Rose Byrne: It’s really boring; I think my parents had a neighbor named Rose.
Tommy Hilfiger: My grandfather, Thomas Garrety.
Zang Toi: There is only one Zang Toi in the world!

 

 



The Fix

Chanel Cruise 2014, trotted out in Singapore

Chanel's Next Cruise Collection Will Be Shown In Dubai

Chanel is taking quite a trip for its next showing: Karl Lagerfeld...

Read More »

Scene

Cindi Leive with panelists Danielle Brooks and Greta Gerwig

Glamour Toasts Its Top 10 College Women With A Panel On Scoring Dream Gigs

Calling all go-getters: Last eve, Glamour celebrated its 2014...

Read More »

Obsessions

Missoni Necklace

A Touch Of Logomania

WHAT: Missoni Necklace...WHY: All of the Spring 2014 collections...

Read More »