Edie and Anderson Falco at Mardi Gras party

03/20/2007 at 01:32 PM ET

Sopranos star Edie Falco, 43, and her son Anderson, 2, attended a Mardi Gras party on Saturday, March 10th. This little cutie made Edie a mother in December 2004 and is named after her own mom – Anderson is her maiden name.

Did you incorporate family history into your child’s name?


Photo by Pacific Coast News.

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Chrissy on

Our son’s first name is my husband’s grandmothers maiden name.

michelle on

I absolutly Love EDIE and when she adopted Anderson I was so happy for her. She has been so happy since she brought him into her life and her health seems to be so much better since he has been in her life.

CTBmom on

My son’s middle name Timothy, is the middle name of my husband’s father, who went by Tim.

PSB on

I can’t believe that baby is adopted! He looks like her mini-me. What a coincidence that the baby she adopted grew to look just like her.

Callen on

No. Because my other siblings were pregnant or had a baby before me(so they used it). But my full name is callen this was my grandpa on my moms side last name, and since he had no sons she wanted to honor him. But everyone calls me Callie.

reportermom on

I am German and Irish, so when my first son was born, we gave him the Irish last name McIntyre for his first name. His middle name is Charles after his great grandfather.

Following the Irish last name for a first name, we named our second son McCauley. His middle name is Kendall. Kendall is my brother’s middle name as well. My mom combined both our grandfathers’ names, Kenneth and Wendall, when my brother was born so, McCauley is named after my brother and both my grandfathers.

When number three came around we had no idea he was going to be a boy. I thought for sure he was a girl and I decided I wanted a last name from my German side for her first name. I dissected my German family tree and came up with the name Ainsley. It is actually an English name but I bent the rules a little since it did come from the German side. When “Ainsley” came out a boy, I tried to get his dad to agree to naming him Ainsley (I REALLY love the name ALOT!). Anyway, he wouldn’t go for it. I tried my next favorite, McGuire. That was a no-go too. So we poured through the baby name book and came up with the Irish name Kieran. We then gave him his dad’s middle name, Anthony, for his middle name as well.