Dad- the guy who has been there for you from the beginning, whether it's playing catch or comforting you in your time of need. Father's Day is the time of year we acknowledge Dad and show our gratitude. Below is a sample of some fatherly role models. You might want to consider these when choosing baby names for your baby.
Not only is George the "Father of our Country" in the United States, but also the name of father (and son) presidents George Bush. It is the name of six British kings and now the son of Prince William, and direct heir to the throne. George is also the patriarch of the futuristic cartoon family, The Jetsons. And let's not forget another funny fictional George, George Jefferson of the tv show The Jeffersons!
Mario Andretti is an iconic racecar driver, fathering two more racers, Michael and Marco.
Joseph Kennedy, Sr. was the ultimate patriarch of the Kennedy family, siring nine children: Joe Kennedy, Jr., President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Rosemary Kennedy, Kathleen Kennedy, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Patricia Kennedy, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, U.S. Ambassador Jean Kennedy and Congressman Edward "Ted" Kennedy. Joseph Smith was an American religious leader, the founder of the Mormon/Latter Day Saint movement, and author of the Book of Mormon.
Superstar Will Smith has encouraged both of his children to follow in his footsteps. Daughter Willow and son Jaden have both been musicians and actors in their own right. Smith's spouse, Jada Pinkett, is a superstar in her own right, currently starring in the series Gotham.
Mike Brady was one of television's most famous fictional dads in the TV series The Brady Bunch, played by Robert Reed. Michael Landon also played a beloved father, Charles Ingalls, in the series Little House on the Prairie. Popstar Michael Jackson claimed he fathered three biological children with two surrogate mothers.
Martin Sheen, born Francisco Estevez fathered several famous entertainers: Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen, Renée Estevez and Ramon Estevez. As you can see, Charlie was the only son to take Martin's stage surname, Sheen.
Cliff Huxtable of TV's The Cosby show was America's favorite dad from 1984-1992. Unfortunately due to recent events, however, Bill Cosby's treatment of women off-screen has sullied his warm and comfy dad-like reputation.
Leave it to Ward Cleaver when you want a dad who is fair, strong and also has a sense of humor. This 1950's dad from the TV show Leave it to Beaver had everything! Even a wife who vacuumed in pearls. Lucky guy!
Lucius Lyon is the ruthless patriarch of the TV series Empire. Played expertly by Terrence Howard, Lucius comes up from the streets to form the most successful Hip Hop record label in the country. He must decide which among his three sons will inherit the Empire!
Frank Zappa made headlines twice when he named his children Dweezil and Moon Unit. Although Dweezil's birth name is Ian Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa. The story told was that the hospital where he was born refused to register the name "Dweezil" so Frank just listed a bunch of musician friends he knew and the boy was called "Dweezil" from infanthood. Frank also has two other children, a girl named Diva and a boy Ahmet. Legendary singer and actor Frank Sinatra fathered three children of his own, Frank Jr., Nancy, and Tina.