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Sophisticated Names for Girls

By Abby Sandel

Congratulations to Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe on the arrival of their daughter, Iris Mary.

The Oscar-winning actor and his public relations executive wife chose a sophisticated, nickname-proof name for their first child. Iris has so many qualities expectant parents seek. It’s literary and glamorous, but not too much for a young child to wear. It’s nearly impossible to shorten Iris. And ecovintage Iris feels modern, but has history to spare, from the ancient world right through today.

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12 Best New Celebrity Dad Names

new celebrity dads

By Linda Rosenkrantz

So far this year, some amazingly named starbabies were born to their high-profile Hollywood dads.  Here’s our hearty Father’s Day salute to these proud celebrity papas, some first timers and others who welcomed a new bambino into their brood. Our nominations for the twelve most outstanding so far this year:

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Bye, bye Brayden, adios Aiden!

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By Kelli Brady, Name Freak!

In the early 2000s, Aidan began a major trend in the naming of boys. First came Hayden and Jaden, then the Aidan alternate spelling Aiden, which quickly overcame the original. Other rhyming names and their alternative spellings soon followed and quite a few of them broke into the Top 100. Here is a look at the -aiden names that have been in the Top 100, in order of appearance:

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Latest starbabies May 16

By Cara Michelle

If you’re looking for some starbaby inspiration, there’s a sky full of varied choices this month, from Adara to Wolfgang, Torin to Trixie.

Among the more high-profile: Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling named Esmeralda‘s sister Amada, the name of Mendes’s grandmother; Eddie Murphy‘s ninth child has the zippy appellation of Izzy OonaTwilight’s Jackson Rathbone saluted two musical heroes for daughter Presley Bowie; swimming champ Michael Phelps chose the dynamic Boomer; Jenna Malone went poetic with Ode Mountain, and Soleil Moon Frye picked another word name for her fourth child: Story.

New to the namescape: Greek god Eros, artist name Escher and vintage nicknames Ernie, Albie and Monty.

The complete list:

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short and sweet baby names

Mini names are having a moment. Mia and Ava rank in the US girls’ Top Ten, and names like Max and Leo, Ian and Eli, are all popular for boys. It’s a minimalist approach to naming children, and a stylish one, too. So which little names are the next big thing? Here are the rising stars of this category, in three letters or less.

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