We adore them, criticize them, and follow details of their personal lives with interest. And some of us go a step further and even name our children after them.
Naming children after celebrities is hardly new and the names of movie stars, sportsmen, and people in the news, have spawned generations of children with common names. This is because parents like to give their children names of people they admire. Also, they hope that by sharing the name of their idol, the children will also be assured success, fame, and fortune in their lives.
While there is nothing wrong with naming children after celebrities, there are many reasons why this need not be the sole criterion for selecting a name.