Category: celebrity baby names
By Abby Sandel
We know that celebrity baby names can impact the popularity charts for years to come. Way before Emily Blunt welcomed baby Hazel, its choice by Julia Roberts pushed it an astonishing 600 places up the US popularity chart. Heather Locklear and Reese Witherspoon were moms to early Avas, which turned that old Hollywood Glamour name into a modern star. And Kevin Costner and Harrison Ford were both dads to sons named Liam more than a decade before it reached the US Top Ten.
So which star choices of the past year are most likely to inspire the baby names the rest of us choose?
Some interesting starbaby choices in November: the Blac China–Rob Kardashian pick of Dream Renee for their little girl drew a lot of attention, Alison Pill called her daughter Wilder, and Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis named their son Dimitri Portwood, while Ellie Kemper went for the more traditional James Miller.
By Abby Sandel
We welcomed dozens of new starbabies in 2016, many with inventive names. Plenty of those new children joined older sisters and brothers at home. This means their parents had two challenges. Not only did they have to choose a great name, but it had to work with their sibset.
Of course, no rule says that siblings’ names have to match. But parents tend to develop a signature style. Often it’s clear that they’ve decided on a general approach – whether it involves sticking with family traditions or opting for heritage choices. At other times, the names seem to coordinate naturally, almost without effort.
Whether it’s easier or more difficult to name second, third, or even fifth children depends, of course, and we’ve heard parents report every possible experience. What we do know is that these nine celebrity families nailed it! Here are nine of the best celebrity sibsets of 2016.
The excitement generated by the recent Chicago Cubs World Series win – and by all the regular and post-season games leading up to it – could end up having an impact on the baby name charts in 2016. (I’m looking at you, Wrigley!)
But this shouldn’t be too surprising. Sports have been influencing baby names since the late 1800s. And I’m not just talking about the most high-profile sports like baseball, football, and basketball. I’m also talking about figure skating, gymnastics, running, skiing, rowing, boxing, car racing, horse racing, soccer, tennis, golf, the martial arts, and more.
As proof, here are a dozen sportspeople whose rise to fame can be linked to at least one baby name appearing on the U.S. baby name charts for the very first time:
By Abby Sandel
Back in 2007, a little reality show called Keeping Up with the Kardashians debuted on the E! channel.
Nearly a decade later – yes, it’s been that long – we’re still following the family’s foibles, from the scandalous to the mundane.
Along the way, matriarch Kris Jenner has become a grandmother to six. The most recent arrival is Dream Renee, daughter of Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna. Every pregnancy and birth has been detailed on the family’s shows and in the press, meaning that you probably recognize the next generation’s names, even if you’re not keeping up with the family.
We can’t explain it, but there’s an intensity to the Kardashian family baby name watch that’s undeniable. It’s as if we hope the names will be trend-setting, dramatic, extravagant, and daring. Without fail, the family has delivered.