Pregnancy, Babies, Parenting News & Tips

Busy Philipps Defends her Decision on Naming Daughters Birdie and Cricket

By Staff Reporter / Jul 12, 2013 09:27 AM EDT
  • Busy Philipps
  • (Photo : Reuters) Busy Philipps does not think choosing unusual names can pose any harm to her daughters.

Busy Philipps does not think choosing unusual names can pose any harm to her daughters.

The 34-year-old "Cougar Town" actress and husband Marc Silverstein welcomed their second child, a baby girl July 2. The couple has a four-year-old daughter named Birdie Leigh.

Like Us on Facebook

The new mom has been under severe criticism since her second daughter's unusual name was revealed to the world recently - Cricket Pearl.

"Cricket and Birdie???? Do these people have no idea how bad their children are going to be picked on? I know they hear all of the bullying stories around the world, and yet they still want to name their children these ridiculous names. Such a shame," one of the comments appeared on an E! News read, while another one added: "Really? That poor child, that is a horrible name!"

However, Philipps took to Twitter Thursday to defend her decision of giving unusual names to her daughters.

"It's weird people think my kids will be in therapy because of their names," she wrote. "Guys, my kids will be therapy for LOTS of reasons, I'm sure."

Philipps, well-known for her supporting roles on the television series "Freaks and Geeks", tied the knot with screenwriter Silverstein in 2007. Their first daughter, Birdie was born in 2008. Philipps announced her second pregnancy in December, 2012.

Celebrity babies have been getting new trendy names recently- baby North West (Kim Kardashian and Kanye West ), Rainbow Aurora Rotella (Holly Madison and Pasquale Rotella), Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson (Uma Thurman and Arpad Busson).

© 2014 ParentHerald.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Texas nurse stricken with Ebola: young and caring

Members of the Protect HazMat team prepare to enter the apartment of the health worker who was infected with the Ebola virus at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas October 13, 2014.

Read More »

Boston patient does not appear to have Ebola, hospital says

1 of 5. Ambulance workers wearing protective gear load a patient with possible Ebola symptons into the back of an ambulance at the Harvard Vanguard facility in Braintree, Massachusetts October 12, 2014 in this still image from video.

Read More »

Texas health worker becomes first person to contract Ebola in U.S.

1 of 4. A metal barrel containing contaminated belongings of a health worker at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who has contracted Ebola is in front of the health worker's residence in Dallas, Texas, October 12, 2014.

Read More »

Conjoined twin Texas babies to take first step to separation surgery

1 of 3. Conjoined twins Knatalye Hope Mata (front) and Adeline Faith Mata are pictured at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston in this July 25, 2014 handout photo obtained by Reuters October 9, 2014.

Read More »

New Jersey officials order 'symptom-less' NBC News crew into Ebola quarantine

Members of an NBC News crew who worked with a cameraman who contracted Ebola in Liberia have been quarantined, New Jersey health officials said on Saturday.

Read More »

U.S. military faces new kind of threat with Ebola

1 of 3. A soldier goes through the decontamination process with U.S. Army soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), who are earmarked for the fight against Ebola, take part in training before their deployment to West Africa, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky October 9, 2014.

Read More »

Las Vegas sounds false alarm as global Ebola fears spread

A commercial plane was briefly quarantined on a Las Vegas airport tarmac on Friday, sending airline shares down as worldwide fears increased that Ebola could spread outside West Africa, where it has killed more than 4,000 people.

Read More »

U.S. begins enhanced Ebola screening program at New York's JFK airport

A video journalist films a sign asking patients to inform staff if they have fever, cough, trouble breathing, rash, vomiting or diarrhea symptoms and have recently traveled internationally or have had contact with someone who recently traveled internationally at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, New York October 8, 2014.

Read More »

U.S. Republican Senator still undecided on Ebola funding increase

Senate Armed Services Committee ranking member Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) (C) talks to media after departing a closed hearing on Iraq and Afghanistan in Washington July 8, 2014.

Read More »

Fears grow in United States over Ebola's spread outside West Africa

A sign asks patients to inform staff if they have fever, cough, trouble breathing, rash, vomiting or diarrhea symptoms and have recently traveled internationally or have had contact with someone who recently traveled internationally at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, New York October 8, 2014.

Read More »

Ebola patient dies in Texas; five U.S. airports to screen for fever

The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died on Wednesday, underscoring questions about the quality of care he received, and the government ordered five airports to start screening passengers from West Africa for fever.

Read More »

Obamacare website likely ready for record-breaking traffic: official

A man looks over the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare) signup page on the HealthCare.gov website in New York in this October 2, 2013 photo illustration.

Read More »

Real Time Analytics