Category: Celebrity Names
By Abby Sandel
Taylor Swift’s latest video is a who’s who of Hollywood stars, up-and-coming singers, and supermodels galore.
“Bad Blood” stars Taylor as a sort of James Bond/Wonder Woman/Katniss Everdeen warrior extraordinaire. After her fellow BFF-spy betrays her, she enrolls in assassin school and assembles a crack team of allies to help her take down her nemesis.
It doesn’t sound like inspiration for baby names. But the cast and characters answer to an eclectic bunch of global, daring names. One of these might be just right for your daughter.
By Abby Sandel
Do celebrity baby names influence the names we choose for our children? Or are the stars just like us, drawn to the same styles and trends that appeal to parents everywhere?
It’s probably a little bit of both, but looking at the new US Top 1000, there’s no question that many a rising name also appeared on a high profile birth announcement.
Sometimes it takes a few months for a celebrity baby name to really catch on. Two of the hottest names in 2014 were 2013 choices: Everly, the daughter of Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan, and Axl, son of Fergie and Josh Duhamel.
But plenty of 2014 starbabies share their names with other children born in the same year.
It’s been 16 years since Victoria and David Beckham famously named their oldest son Brooklyn after the location where he was conceived. (TMI, Beckhams!) Many more celebs, including Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger (who named their daughter Ireland), Paris Hilton’s parents and Kourtney Kardashian (who gave Penelope the middle name Scotland), have opted to name their wee ones after places. You might not see them in the most popular names of 2015, but we predict this geography trend will keep on trucking. Not only are city, country and body-of-water names powerful and memorable, they’re unisex and make a cute homage to a place that’s special to the proud parents. So, what are the most popular geography-inspired baby names? We compiled this list from the Social Security Administration’s baby-name database, leaving out any names that are super prevalent or where the baby name obviously came before the location name (e.g. Charlotte).
A substantial list of celebrity babies born last month, including such A-listers as Sam Worthington’s Rocket Zot, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biels’ son Silas Randall (shown), and Kimora Lee Simmons’ little Wolfe.
Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen went the British surname route for their third child: Montgomery Moses Brian, and Ralph Lauren has new twin grandbabies called Cooper Blue (boy) and Kingsley Rainbow (girl) via his daughter Dylan. And Donovan Leitch, son of Donovan Leitch, named his son…Donovan.