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Celebrity Trend: Naming Baby Girls Junior After Dad

Hmmm… Is this a trend of celebrities naming their baby girls after their dads?

Could be! As the institutional memory in celebrity pregnancy online content, I have noticed a pattern.

Vanessa and Kobe Bryant chose to name their newest arrival, daughter Capri Kobe Bryant.

Two years ago, tennis ace and newest Wheaties box cover model Serena Williams named her daughter after her husband, who famously has a name that is usually given to a girl anyway: Alexis.

Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr. is named after dad, Reddit co-founder and investor Alexis Ohanian. (She boasts over a half a million followers on Instagram)

Similarly, NBA star Imani Shumpert has a unisex first name that usually is given to girls and thus it’s not a stretch to have his daughter with singer, model and dancer Teyana Taylor be named Imani Shumpert, Jr. (though she is affectionately nicknamed “Junebug” and has 444K followers)

I must admit, the “Junior” at the end adds an extra layer of “kicking conventionality in the buttocks” to me! Gotta love it!

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Vanessa and Kobe Bryant Welcome 4th Daughter, Capri

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Congrats to Vanessa Bryant on the birth of her fourth child, another baby girl.

The wife to NBA star Kobe Bryant shared the news on Friday, June 21 via Instagram though she actually gave birth to a baby girl on Thursday, June 20, US Weekly reports.

“Our baby girl is here!!!!!!” Vanessa wrote on Friday, June 21, via Instagram. “Capri Kobe Bryant. So thankful for our newest baby blessing.”

The former Los Angeles, Lakers star and his wife announced on New Year’s Day on January 1 that they had another baby on the way with an enthusiastic Instagram reveal.

“Vanessa and I are beyond excited to announce that we are expecting another #mambacita to go along with Natalia, Gianna and Bianca,” the athlete wrote at the time. “New Year, New Baby! Baby Mamba on the Way 2019.”

The couple are parents to daughters 16-year old Natalia Diamante, 13-year old Gianna Maria-Onore and 2-year old Bianka Bella,.

The baby’s middle and last name is the same as dad’s!

It is reminiscent of Serena Williams‘ daughter who shares the same firs and last name as her dad, Alexis Olympia Ohanian, and Teyana Taylor‘s daughter Imani Shumpert Jr. who shares the same first and last name as her dad. Is this a new celebrity trend or what?