Wolf Files: Baby Name Games

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Keanu's Hawaiian Punch: Reeves' popularity abroad actually caused a naming controversy in Austria, where parents aren't allowed to invent names. Parents who want to give their child a truly unusual name must prove that it once belonged to another person.

When one Austrian couple wanted to name their son after the actor, officials objected, thinking Keanu was just a stage name. But, after doing some research, they discovered the name relates to the actor's Hawaiian ancestry.

Fortunately, we Americans are free to name our children whatever we want. We don't have to answer to our government, but we will have to answer one day to our adult children. If the Apple doesn't fall very far from the tree, Paltrow will certainly be happy.

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