Jennifer Garner And Ben Affleck’s Baby Name Is Shockingly Normal – What A Letdown!

samuel garner affleckI’m one of those people who loves hearing what parents have named their newborns. It’s totally nerdy, but I can’t help it. The more unique or out-there the name, the more into I get (take Blue Ivy, for instance – I was a fan from the moment I heard it). Of course, I gave my own children the “safest” and most conventional names around, but that doesn’t change my obsession with baby-name trends and who’s naming their baby what – especially in the celebrity world.

So when news broke that Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck gave birth to a baby boy, I couldn’t wait to hear what name they chose for the little guy. Remember, these are parents who’ve named their other children Violet and Seraphina (aged 6 and 3). Well, they’ve finally revealed their baby’s name and guess what? It is shockingly normal.

Their latest addition is named Samuel. Yep, plain old Samuel. Samuel Garner Affleck. Don’t get me wrong – it’s classic and powerful and an awesome name. But it’s so…normal. No word yet on why they chose that name or if it has any personal meaning. We wish Jen and Ben all the best with their expanding brood!

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  • Cee

    Personaly, I’m not a fan of the name Samuel, but I’m fed up with mothers being so judgey about what other people name their kids…its soo normal, its not soo original, why didnt you spell it yoonikely, why didnt you name it an adjective or nevaeh. In the world of mom blogs, if you name your kid something traditional or in the top 20 popular names, there is something wrong with you. If you name your child a “safe” name how do you expect him/her to be the special, gifted, unique gift to the human race? Seriously…all those self serving parents to Nevaeh, Lyrik, Caidenn, and Omega need to leave other parents who chose “sad normal” names alone.

    • Shawna Cohen

      cee, i’m often reminded that at the end of the day, ALL that really matters is that there’s a healthy baby. whether he’s named jack, henry, wolf or omega, no matter. there’s so much more that’s important, as we all know. i was being somewhat tongue-in-cheek with this piece. i personally chose such typical names for my children and yet i love hearing the original ones out there (for kicks). as i always say, to each his own!

  • Somnilee

    I like the name Samuel, and I also think Samuel, Violet and Seraphina go together really well, so I don’t see what the problem is.

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