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August Starbabies: Ophelia and Saint Laszlo

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By CaraMichelle

This month saw some high-profile baby name announcements, like those of Scarlett Johansson and Savannah Guthrie, and also such surprising choices as Saint Laszlo and Kiki-Kate.  Rocker Dave Grohl chose the Shakespearean Ophelia for his third daughter, following more conventional choices, and fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff pulled a gender switch when she named her daughter Bowie Lou.

Here’s CaraMichelle’s full roster of starbabies born in August:

Girls:

Adalynn Grace (Peyton and Patience Siva)

Aitana, sister of Ashlin, Vadhir, and Eduardo (Eugenio Derbez and Alessandra Rosaldo)

Amelia Blair (Derek and Mallory Anderson)

Ava Grace (Stacy Keibler and Jared Pobre)

Bowie Lou, sister of Luca (Rebecca Minkoff and Gavin Bellour)

Harper, sister of Dylan (f) (Kristy Hinze-Clark and Jim Clark)

Kiki-Kate, sister of Lola-Lily (Nicolette van Dam and Bas Smit)

Linnea Dori (Alysia and Louis Montano)

London Rose, sister of Jackson and Etta (Carson Daly and Siri Pinter)

Lucy Fitzgerald (Peter and Julie Frates)

Mae (Kate Ritchie and Stuart Webb)

Marlowe Mae (Eva Amurri Martino and Kyle Martino)

Milla Jane Maree (Jake Stringer and Abby Gilmore)

Ophelia Saint, sister of Violet and Harper (Dave Grohl and Jordan Blum)

Rose Dorothy (Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac)

Rylen Judith, sister of Baylen, Bowen, and Callen (Drew and Brittany Brees)

Summer Rain, sister of Max (Christina Aguilera and Matthew Rutler)

Vale Esme (Graeme and Kristin McDowell)

Vale Guthrie (Savannah Guthrie and Michael Feldman)

Zelda Rose (Liam McMullan and Virginia Chambers)

Boys:

Archer Grason (Dan and Marni Ewing)

August Louis, brother of Avalon and Nixon (Sami Muirhead and Sam Bohner)

Eddie (Nick Knowles and Jessica Rose Moor)

Eli Andrew, brother of Lily (Gareth David-Lloyd and Gemma James)

Greyson Ellis (Brandon and Haylee Belt)

Isaac Joseph, brother of Felix and Eli (Fiona O’Carroll and Martin Delany)

Joaquin Enriquez (Peter and Allision Quillin)

Kingman (Baron Davis and Isabella Brewster)

Max (Michelle Doherty and Mark O’Shea)

Megaa Omari (Omarion and Apryl Jones)

Milo (Residente and Soledad Fandino)

Omré (Oritsé Williams and AJ Azari)

Saint Laszlo, brother of Bronx (Pete Wentz and Meagan Camper)

Zed (Fann Wong and Christopher Lee)

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Steampunk Baby Names: Victorian tech

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By Nephele

What is steampunk?

Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction that presents an alternative future or universe in which modern-day type inventions and conveniences are propelled by steam or inventive clockwork mechanisms.  Dirigible airships are also iconic to steampunk.

Although the steampunk movement emerged in the 1980s, there have also been novels, movies, and television series which are today identified as steampunk (or containing steampunk elements) that predate the actual coining of the term.

The steampunk movement has inspired an entire subculture consisting of enthusiasts who meet at steampunk conventions and who tend to dress in fabulous fashions that meld a futuristic look with nineteenth century Victoriana.  Much of steampunk fashion incorporates goggles (the apparent badge of the Victorian scientist/adventurer).  Steampunk jewelry features clockwork motifs.

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Naming Baby Number Two

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By Abby Sandel, Appellation Mountain

Let’s face it : the blank slate of naming your first child can be intimidating.

Will you stick with the classics?  Or would you be happier with a Cricket instead of a Charlotte, a Wylie rather than a William?  You’ve always liked your mother’s maiden name, Davis, and then there’s his fabulous Great Aunt Marguerite – but do you want to hand down family names, or is it better to start fresh?  Is Wyatt too trendy?  Is Cordelia too obscure?

It’s a riddle, but despite dire warnings of name regret, most parents seem to choose a perfectly suitable name for their firstborn.

Welcoming a second child means that you’ve got a crib and car seat already, but when it comes to names, you’re back at the beginning.

Or are you?  Because not only will you revisit many of the questions from the first round, you’ll also have to consider whether baby #2’s name matches, clashes – or matches too much – with the big brother or sister-to-be.

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By Brooke Cussans, Baby Name Pondering

Alliterative names – first/middle/last names starting with the same letter/sound – is a subject that many people have strong feelings about. Some people love them, some hate them with a passion.

For those who hate them, there really only seems to be one argument against them. They are just too cutesy and “matchy-matchy” and make it too hard to take a person seriously. These people actively avoid giving this name configuration to their children.

Others love them for almost the same reason they are hated – because they are cute and snazzy sounding. This makes them fun, easier to remember and hence more memorable. Being more memorable makes them perfect for celebrities, superheroes, wrestlers and fictional characters. J.K. Rowling’s world of Harry Potter is full of alliterative names. Just look at such examples as Luna Lovegood, Severus Snape, Dudley Dursley and Minerva McGonagall. And have you ever paid much attention to the founders of the four houses at Hogwarts? All four have alliterative names. HBO show Girls is another example that may have slipped most people’s notice. All four of the lead characters also have alliterative names.

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by Angela Mastrodonato of Upswing Baby Names

Certain names seem as likely to be on children as on their parents, but are unimaginable on grandparents and great-grandparents.

These names are modern classics, names that have been highly ranked on the Social Security list for about 30-40 years, but were very uncommon or even obscure before then.

To me, modern classics can follow two different paths. There are:

  1. Former revival names and,
  2. Former modern names.

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