What's Up With All the Henrys?


Half of the boys at my son’s preschool are named Henry. At the playground every weekend, it’s like a Henry reunion. When a parent at our coffee shop yells out “Henry, get away from the sugars!” all the kids in the store come running. And yes, this trend extends into Hollywood. DEEP into Hollywood. I count a baker’s dozen of celebrity Henrys, listed below. If you can think of any others, please let me know in the comments!

And now, you got it, a timeline of my 13 celebrity Henry kids:

Born in 2009: Henry Farrell, son of Colin Farrell

2008: Henry Story Driver, son of Minnie Driver, is born

2007: Henry Moder joins the Julia Roberts household
ALSO: Henry White is welcomed by musician Jack White and model Karen Elson

2006: Henry Aronofsky is born to parents Rachel Weisz and Darren Araonofsky 
ALSO: Christa Miller says her first hey to son Henry Lawrence

2005: “Henry Günther Ademola Dashtu Samuel” joins mama Heidi Klum and dad Seal

2003: Henry Greco is born to mom Lauren Holly

2000: Henry Zahn is welcomed by dad Steve Zahn

1992: Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Hall name their son…Henry Hall

1990: Dennis Hopper’s only child, Henry Hopper, is born 

1988: Viggo Mortensen names son (you know it’s coming!) Henry Mortensen

1979: And launching the trend, in 1979, Meryl Streep gives birth to Henry Gummer 

Photo: Pacific Coast News