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Could the singer and his supermodel wife have drawn inspiration from 1960s icon Dusty Springfield? It’s possible. Miss Springfield — born Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien — became known professionally by her childhood nickname. Her hits range from the sweet “Wishin’ and Hopin’” to the soulful “Son of a Preacher Man.”
Or maybe Adam and Behati were just following in the footsteps of so many celebrities who have embraced boy names for girls.
A cousin to Dustin and Rusty, Dusty charted in the boys’ Top 1000 from the 1950s into the 1990s.
Only after Miss Springfield became a household name did we consider this name for our daughters. Dusty peaked as a girls’ name way back in 1976.
Since then, Dusty has slipped towards obscurity. A mere fifteen girls were given the name last year, and only around four dozen boys.
But Little Miss Levine could change all of that. Dusty Rose is a pretty shade of pink, and color names from Olive to Scarlett to Blue have made their mark.
Could Dusty be next?
Vanilla Ice has a daughter named Dusti Rain.