Category: celebrity baby names
We’ve been lucky enough to share some wonderful blogs from celebrity mom/cool baby namer Natalie Hanson, focusing on her and husband Taylor‘s choices of the names Viggo and Wilhelmina. And now we’re delighted to report that our Hanson connection expands with the addition of Natalie‘s sister-in-law Kate, wife of Zak, explaining here what’s behind their latest choice .
My love of all things names goes back to childhood, and I think it stems from experimenting with my own name, Kathryn. Starting in second grade I moved from Katy to Kathryn, ending up as Kate by high school. A big thank you to my parents for letting me meander so freely through all the variations. I really appreciated having a name I could play with, and I started paying attention to what the perfect name can offer a person. I remember combing through the racks at our local bookstore as a young girl, finally coming away so pleased with Baby Names for the 90s! It’s a book I still pull out from time to time. Since those days, I have named four babies of my own, and my sister-in-law, Natalie, and I still spend many a tea time/car line chat sharing our most recent name discoveries and inspirations.
Among the more high profile choices are Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikas’s sweet Daisy Josephine; Audra McDonald’s vintage Sally James; Kevin and Danielle Jonas’s rhythmic Valentina Angelina and Eva Amurri Martino’s boy Major James.
It’s sweater weather and scarf season as we welcome in the last month of fall. November gets its name from the Latin word “novem” meaning nine, as it was originally the ninth month in the Roman calendar. Let’s look to past Novembers for notable name inspiration.
By Tiana Putric
In the past, when rural communities were sparsely populated, hereditary surnames did not exist; people were only known by their first name. Fast forward to today and surnames in America are the norm and meeting people with several names, including hyphenated lasts, is not uncommon. What’s more, many surnames like Hunter, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, and Piper have become popular firsts while many other surnames are in line to move from last to first place.
Here are six striking surnames with the potential to evolve into ‘new’ and great firsts for either girls or boys.
By Sophie Kihm
This month of celebrity pregnancy announcements was quite eclectic. We have some celebs who go all out with their baby name choices–yes Geri Halliwell, I’m talking about you. Others lead more private lives, and choose less outrageous names to match. Great names can come out of each (Christopher Carlton Cumberbatch is certainly an A+ name). Although I have to admit, it’s a lot of fun trying to predict the name of Bluebell Madonna‘s future sibling.