Eva Amurri welcomes daughter Marlowe Mae Martino: unoriginal & too many Ms?


Susan Sarandon mentioned, in a recent Daily Beast interview, that she didn’t go to Burning Man this year because she was awaiting the birth of her first grandchild, by daughter Eva Amurri. Eva is an actress, as I’m sure most of you know. I used to think she had a “career” the same way Rumer Willis has a “career,” but Eva actually got some of her mom’s talent, and I’ve enjoyed seeing her pop up as a guest star in some good TV shows. Anyway, Eva and her husband Kyle Martino have welcomed their first child: a daughter they’ve named… Marlowe Mae Martino.

It’s time for some sweet lovin’ from her Honey! Eva Amurri Martino and husband Kyle Martino welcomed their first child over the weekend, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Daughter Marlowe Mae Martino was born on Saturday, Aug. 9, weighing in at 6 lbs., 11 oz.

The actress and her husband, an NBC sports analyst, “are thrilled and enjoying the new addition to their family,” the rep tells PEOPLE. Not only are the couple first time parents, but the arrival of their daughter also means Amurri Martino’s mother, actress Susan Sarandon, is officially a grandmother — one who will not be called grandma.

“I borrowed this name from a very dear friend of mine who’s from the South, and his grandma was ‘Honey,’” Sarandon has said.

In February, Amurri Martino, 29, and Martino, 33, announced they were expecting and later revealed the sex of their baby with a sweet snapshot of mommy-and-me shoes. But the mom-to-be, who most recently appeared on Undateable, isn’t the only one stocking up on goodies for her baby girl.

“I plan to just completely go against everything my daughter’s trying to do and spoil them completely,” Sarandon joked to PEOPLE in March.

And while Sarandon said that the couple’s name choice was “unusual,” she admitted she was a big fan of the moniker. “It’s not a vegetable, a city or a place. It’s a real name … I really like it,” she said.

[From People]

Sienna Miller named her daughter Marlowe as well. I was iffy about it then, and I’m iffy about it now. “Mae” is just a good placeholder middle name, it goes with most first names. But taken together, with the M-last name… it’s all very Kardashian to me. Plus, the throwback names have started to irritate me. It’s a baby, not an aging diva from Hollywood’s Golden Age. Whatever, I’m sure they’ll call her Marley. Congrats to Eva, Kyle and MMM.


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  1. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Congrats. Honey is a cute name for a grandmother. Agree about “Mae” being a throwaway placeholder middle name. I have one myself, and I did throw it away when I married. I use my maiden name as my middle name. But, as you all have taught me here on Celebitchy, not my baby, not my problem.

    • GiGi says:

      Ha! My middle name is Sue (thank’s 70’s!) and I replaced it with my maiden name, as well.

      My kids have family middle names – Gertrude, Vernon and – yes – Mae, lol! But it’s for my great-grandmother who was Grace Mae 🙂

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I’m not just saying this because you said your daughter was named Mae, too, but I do think it’s different if she was named for someone else. That’s meaningful and sweet. My middle name is Anne, which is a pretty name on it’s own, but I’m not named for anyone and my mother admitted they just thought it just sounded nice with my first name and couldn’t think of anything else, Gigi Sue.

  2. Charlotte says:

    Our babies have two Ms for their surname, so we were definite about no Ms for the first or middle names. I have a friend is MMM and it just sounds too preppy peppy to me. I do like Marlowe as a name, though. Is it the new ‘Harper’?

    • Mel M says:

      My name is MMM now since I took my husbands last name which starts with an M, so it’s something I didn’t seek out, it just happened and I wasn’t going to use my maiden name as a middle name because it’s a name that’s everywhere and too masculine for me. To each their own.

      • Pepsi Presents...Coke says:

        Also MMM, I didn’t know it was that serious. It worked for Major Major Major Major, though.

      • Scarlet Vixen says:

        I’m a former MMM and have another really common middle name (Marie) which came from my great-aunt. My first name came from a great-uncle actually. My husband has a two-word last name, so now I’m MMDM. I’ve always liked my Ms! I think they’re much better than what my parents did to my four brothers–not only do all their first names start with the same letter, but they all have the same initials (RJM). I made sure not to do that to my kids. 🙂

    • Stef Leppard says:

      I love the name Marlowe. I would use it for a daughter but there are already two Marlowes in my family!

      Also, Eva Amurri is talented? I saw her on House years ago and she was just awful.

  3. Marianne says:

    I think Marlowe is cute, but Hollywood does seem to be snatching it up. Not only did Sienna Miller use the name, but one of the Kings Of Leon guys used as a middle name for his daughter.

    I also really like Mae, but agree it gets thrown in the middle spot a lot because it goes with everything. The same with Rose.

    • Meredith M. says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised if Marlowe shows up in the top 1000 girl baby names of the US very soon. It sounds like current names on the list (Harlow, Marley, Harper) and it’s getting some press from Hollywood babies.

  4. Wallamalooo says:

    Watch ‘The Life Before Her Eyes’ then compare Eva’s career to Rumer Willis’ – I’m just saying 😀

    Love her, love the name, love the Granny! Congrats!

  5. hutter says:

    ‘MMM’ reminds me of that film “A Very Long Engagement”.

  6. Meredith M. says:

    When I first heard of the concept of alternate names for grandparents it was so strange to me — in my family, we had Grandma [last name]s and Grandpa [last name], but my husband’s grandma is called LuLu. That’s because one of the grandkids, when he was little, misunderstood what his dad meant when he said “your grandma is a real lulu!” 😀

    I like the name Marlowe. It’s pronounceable, it’s spellable, it doesn’t have an unfortunate definition. And I think Marlowe Mae Martino has a nice rhythm. I’m used to alliterative names, though, because I was born Meredith M, and I married an M, so I’m still Meredith M. My sister is Mary-Margaret M, and she married an M as well. None of her three boys has an M- first name or middle name though, so possibly she found the alliteration more annoying than I did.

  7. Marigold says:

    Eh. When someone chooses a normal name, I heap praise. I’m so so so tired of unique and original which usually ends up just being strange. And while Mae is a serviceable middle name, for some of us, it’s a family name (a first name in mine). We can’t really know everyone’s story.

  8. Lucybelle says:

    It’s definitely not the worst celeb name. I think it’s pretty cute but a mouthful saying all three names. But whatever, it’s not my kid. I mostly just commented to say her husband is HOT.

  9. little_blu says:

    | gave my daughter Mae as a middle name a few months ago, before this sudden blip of celebs doing it. I like the name May but hubby wanted this version. I don’t see it as a filler name. It’s just darling, unpretentious, and simple, that’s all

    • Erinn says:

      My best friend has that as a middle name. I’ve always liked it because it goes so well with other names. Not a filler, but a nice compliment.

  10. birdie says:

    I love her name. Maybe too many M’s, but still like it. Much better than all the other crazy, trashy celeb kid names.

  11. Lucy2 says:

    I like Marlowe, but wouldn’t have done the MMM thing.

  12. Kate2 says:

    I feel the need to be positive where I can today so I won’t snark on a baby’s name. I like it anyway. My grandmother was orphaned at 6 and adopted by her aunt and uncle, who already had a daughter by the same first name as my grandmother, which was Mary. So they called my grandmother May. So I like it.

    I loved Eva in Saved. I love that movie in general.

  13. Lv says:

    Eva is beautiful and a decent actress as well!

  14. The Original Mia says:

    Heh. I actually like it.

  15. Rie526 says:

    I’m MMM as well, named after my grandmother. My last name just happens to start with M as well.

  16. FingerBinger says:

    Marlowe Mae Marino is a pretty name. It’s also a lot better than Apple,North,Blue Ivy, and Audio Science.

    • Candy Love says:

      To add to that Pilot Inspektor, Rainbow, Bronx Mowgli, Moxie Crimefighter, Princess, Jermajesty, Denim, Banjo, Speck Wildhorse, Pirate, Camera, Buddy Bear, Diva Thin Muffin, Moon Unit and Hero.

      These celebrity parents had to be F*ck out of their minds when they pick these names.

      • sigh((s)) says:

        I don’t know which celeb named their kid Hero, but if it’s a girl it’s likely from the bard’s Much Ado.

      • Marianne says:

        Who the F named their child Diva Thin Muffin?????????????

      • Kristen says:

        Are some of these made up? Speck?? Banjo?? wtf.

      • Candy Love says:

        @Marianne. Frank Zappa is the father to Diva Thin Muffin and Moon Unit

        @Kristen Rachel Griffiths and Andrew Taylor are the parents of Banjo and John Cougar Mellencamp and Elaine Irwin are the parents of Speck.

      • MisJes says:

        Banjo Patterson was actually a very famous Australian bush poet/author. Since both Rachel and Andrew are Australian, it’s not so crazy that they used that name.

  17. siri says:

    At times when people name their kids Apple, Bear, Puma, Blue Ivy, India, Ireland, Brooklyn, Egypt, or Justice and Freedom, I can only congratulate the Martino family for their ‘grounding’. Love both Marlowe and Mae. As for Susan-Honey, I guess she doesn’t want to feel old by being called grandma, just ‘honey’ feels a bit indifferent to me, since it’s widely used in varying relationships.

    • Anne tommy says:

      Moon Unit (Zappa?) is one I recall…and I note that the former Zowie Bowie now goes by the name of Duncan Jones ( he’s a decent film director).

  18. serena says:

    I like the names but 3 M? Nope. MMM … it’s like fishing for jokes.

  19. Jenny12 says:

    Too many Ms, and I’m not sure it’s entirely original. There are other babies with that name. Still, it’s better than naming a baby something moronic like Apple or Peanut.

  20. Kristen says:

    I like Marlowe, but I prefer it as a boy’s name.

  21. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    They can call her eminem for short.

  22. Kikileith says:

    My wee girl is Marloe. I hope it’s not the new Harper!

  23. GirlyGirl says:

    One thing is for sure, that baby will never go hungry! 😉