Baby names. There are lists, books and blogs all dedicated to them. So if you’re wondering why Mindy Kaling chose “Katherine” as her daughter’s name, it’s no big surprise. We’re kind of all just a little obsessed with newborn names. And when it comes to celebs, that obsession multiplies infinitely.

Compared to the Stormi’s and Chicago’s, Kaling’s little Katherine isn’t exactly out there. On BabyCenter’s top baby names list 2018 Katherine only gets to 211. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of famous Kates. There’s Katherine Hepburn, Katherine Heigl and of course — Kate Middleton.

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When asked by TODAY why she chose Katherine for her little one’s name, Kaling answered, “I always loved the name. I have a lot of great Katherines and Katies in my life.”

There it is. Kaling wasn’t going for something totally different or a name that left her fans going, “Huh? What?” Nope. She picked a name that she’s just always loved. Simple, sweet and ultimately easy to pronounce. And bonus, her kiddo can someday choose to stick with the full version of Katherine or go with Kate, Katie or even Kat.

How did you choose your baby’s name? Share your story with us in the comments below.

—Erica Loop



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