Kourtney Kardashian and her longtime partner, Scott Disick, have captured the attention of many circles of fans (and even non-fans) with their reality TV show cred, their roller-coaster relationship and their adorable two kids. But Kourtney may be single-handedly influencing another segment of the population: new moms and moms-to-be. And it all comes down to a nameÂ—and the letter "K" has nothing to do with it!
Yes, her pregnancy style was super-chic and no doubt a fashionable influence among fellow baby-bump-rocking females. And her apparent commitment to working out (she's been spotted in beach-side sweat sessions while she and sister Kim Kardashian film the spin-off, Kourtney & Kim Take Miami), is another inspiring move. But the real "Kourtney" effect may be in the names she selected for her toddler son, Mason, and her new baby girl, Penelope Scotland.
As Hollywood Life reports, "Mason" is at the top of the listÂ—in 22 states, no lessÂ—of the most popular boys' names in 2011, according to a survey compiled by the Social Security Administration. Interestingly, in California, the possible Kardashian-kid effect didn't catch on. Rather, moms in the Hollywood state were more focused on Team Jacob for their little bundles of joy. Were they in the Twilight zone? Isabella also ranked high in '11 on the popularity scale, which could of course have been snagged from the blockbuster movie series, too.
But, come 2012, [Isa]Bella Swan may be replaced by Penelope ScotlandÂ—if Kourtney Kardashian's potential trendsetting name game continues!
Kourtney broke the "K" trend when she chose the slightly unusual, and certainly less common, monikers, for her two children. But the names have the right mix of an outside-the-norm quality without bearing the burden of being too outside-the-box, as is the case with certain strange celebrity baby names. Should Khloe Kardashian-Odom and Lamar Odom start a family, or Kim Kardashian settle down (maybe with Kanye West?!), it will be interesting to see what they name their little additions.
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