AFL star Darren Glass, captain of the West Coast Eagles, and his wife Alicia, welcomed their son Nixon John at the start of the month. Nixon Glass joins big sisters Mila and Zara, who have been previously mentioned on the blog.
I remember this sibset was quite a hit with blog readers, and wonder what you think about the addition of baby Nixon?
This is the second celebrity baby named Nixon this year, and it’s a name I have often seen in birth notices. Can anyone tell me why Nixon is suddenly the new Jaxon?
(Photo from Eating WA website)
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I am not really in favour of many of the ‘x’ names though I know they are a trend and Nixon does make me think ‘I am not a crook’. I prefer Nicholas as a vehicle for Nick.
I’m not actually sure that it is being used to get Nick as a nickname … but yeah I can get where you are coming from.
I think the Nixon love is down to the Nick-name 😉 As Jaxon becomes Jack, Nixon becomes Nick. Plus it crosses off so many boy name trends at the same time – two syllables, ends in N, cool vibe with the X. And Richard Nixon’s been dead a while now. Today’s new parents probably weren’t even born before the Watergate scandal in ’72. I like Nixon, but as I’ve seen from many, the name Nixon brings to mind a head lice shampoo called Nix, which isn’t necessarily a positive thing on the school yard, especially when those “A child in this classroom has head lice,” letters go home to parents…
I guess you’re right – it just fits with the current trends. I don’t know what nicknames anyone is using with it though.
To tell you the truth, I don’t even know how big a bug-a-boo Richard Nixon was here at the time, and for sure I guess we’re totally over it now.
It would be interesting to see if it’s much more popular in Australia than North America. It’s just such a ‘new’ trendy name that it’s hard to tell, but I know that people are using it over here, as well.
Last year there were 225 babies named Nixon in the US.
I have seen about a dozen Australian births of Nixon this year, and I see only a fraction of babies born. Even being really conservative and saying there were 60, considering the size difference in our populations and allowing for that difference, this would put Nixon comfortably into the US Top 500.
So even with a very conservative estimate, it’s much more popular here than in the US.