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Baby name advice from Jennifer Moss, founder of BabyNames.com. Have a question for Jennifer? E-mail it to question@babynames.com

Message from the Name Angel: Don’t do this!

Dear Jennifer,

My husband loves the name Heaven Leigh. But our last name is Messenger, so her name would be Heaven Leigh Messenger. I don’t know if that just sounds ridiculous. I have read many things about the name Heaven, from “it’s beautiful,” to “it sounds like a strippers name.”

I don’t know if I like it it or not. But my husband loves it and really wants to name our daughter this. Help please.


Dear Ashley,

It sounds ridiculous. Growing up is hard enough, why would you want to put such a target on your daughter to make her name a joke? Tell your husband to go to Starbucks, and when they ask for his name to say “Heaven Leigh Messenger” and see how he feels bearing that name.