Hint: one of them pays tribute to our own Lady Bird Johnson.
You may recognize her on the big screen from Dawson’s Creek or White Chicks, but these days, Busy Philipps is, well, busy being a mom. And, her two little girls have the most adorable Southern names. Birdie Leigh (10) and Cricket Pearl (5) both have unique names to match their larger-than-life personalities. Where did these titles come from? Birdie was affectionately named after Lady Bird Johnson, and Cricket’s dad and sister gave her the distinctive label, even though the actress wasn’t sure about it at first. Perhaps it is an homage to one of our favorite Hart of Dixie characters?
Busy loves everything about motherhood; she’s trying to sneak in all the cuddles she can manage before Birdie outgrows the family fondness, and Cricket keeps everyone entertained with her thoughts and ideas about the world. Of course, the mother of two – who is currently teamed up with Tropicana Kids – believes in feeding her kids the healthiest food possible: “There’s a correlation between feeling good and living a more fun, fuller life.”
And, like most folks below the Mason-Dixon, Busy has a favorite Southern city – Charleston. She thinks the beaches, food, and views are to die for. We’re with you, Busy! There's a reason it's been named the South's Best City two years running.