Best Beatles-Inspired Baby Names
Song: "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds"
Fun Fact: Contrary to a popular myth involving illicit drugs, the name in this Beatles' hit came from a picture that John Lennon's son Julian drew of his schoolmate, Lucy.
Song: "Sexy Sadie"
Fun Fact: Originally about the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, John Lennon changed the name of this tune at the insistence of George Harrison. The song inspired the character Sadie in the 2007 Beatles-themed film Across the Universe.
Fun Fact: After being awarded the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song by President Barack Obama, Paul McCartney performed this song for Michelle Obama at the White House. McCartney quipped, "I could be the first guy ever to be punched out by a president."
Names: Desmond and Molly
Song: "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"
Fun Fact: In this song about two kids falling in love, getting married and starting a family, Paul McCartney made a lyrical slip when he said "Desmond stays at home and does his pretty face," rather than Molly. The rest of the group reportedly liked the mistake so much, they kept it!
Song: "Eleanor Rigby"
Fun Fact: In 1984, Paul McCartney said of the title name of this song, "I just liked the name. I was looking for a name that sounded natural. Eleanor Rigby sounded natural." Originally he had considered the name Daisy Hawkins for the song.
Song: "Penny Lane"
Fun Fact: This song's title came from the name of a street in the band's hometown, Liverpool. McCartney and Lennon grew up in the area and, as children, would meet at Penny Lane junction to catch a bus into the city.
Song: "Dear Prudence"
Fun Fact: John Lennon reportedly wrote this song for Mia Farrow when, after she slipped into seclusion, someone asked him to "contact her and make sure she came out more often to socialize."
Song: "Maxwell's Silver Hammer"
Fun Fact: Paul McCartney has said the phrase "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" is his analogy for when something goes wrong out of the blue.
Song: "Dizzy Miss Lizzy"
Fun Fact: Most famous version of this song was recorded by the Beatles in 1965 at the suggestion of drummer Ringo Starr, who loved its upbeat rhythm and interesting lyrics.
Song: "Hey Jude"
Fun Fact: Paul McCartney wrote this sentimental tune to comfort John Lennon's son Julian during his parents' divorce.