Category: starbaby names
By Sophie Kihm
Like any name nerd, I am utterly fascinated by the world of celebrity baby names.
Bold choices without backlash, five middle names, starting international trends? It’s a name lover’s dream. Alas, we don’t all have that kind of star-power. However, the following celebrities do—and they all have babies on the way! While it’s hard to make predictions about what their kiddos will ultimately be named (they do have a bigger pool to choose from than the rest of us, after all), here are my suggestions of names I think match their style.
The holiday month just past brought a big bounty of celebrity baby name announcements.
The most highly anticipated was that of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s second child, a boy named Saint, reputedly because they considered him “a blessing.” Another aspirational choice was Cam Newton and Kia Proctor’s boy Chosen Sebastian.
Other A-listers made more traditional pics, such as Dwayne Johnson’s Jasmine Tom Arnold’s Quinn Sophie and Kelis’s Shepherd. Bristol Palin joined the new Sailor/Saylor trend with daughter Sailor Grace.
Here’s the complete list.
How does she do it? Once again, CaraMichelle has managed to unearth the names of a prodigious number of celebrity births.
Both Deschanel sisters gave birth in October, but it was Zooey‘s name choice, Elsie Otter, that attracted the most attention—particularly the middle name, which was seen, for the most part, as an adorable new animal option. Another high-powered celeb, Carey Mulligan, picked the more classic Evelyn Grace, while Brooklyn Decker and Andy Roddick went the cut-to-the-nickname route with Hank.
By Linda Rosenkrantz
There are many shades of cool, especially when it comes to baby names, ranging from classy classics to creative concepts. Here, Nameberry gives its stamp of approval to 13 celebs who have recently nailed it with the following fantastic choices.
Best Uncharted Territory Prize goes to Russian model Anne Vyalitsyna, aka Anne V who chose a previously unheard place name for her daughter, unusual and yet on trend with the new vogue for wintry names like Snow and Frost, Winter and January. With partner Adam Cahan, they became a triple-A-initial family.
By Abby Sandel
Looking at this week’s baby names in the news, you might think that parents are all about short names. We’ve heard high profile birth announcements for Edie and Della, Iyla and Poppy – no formal names required.
But it’s not that simple. Sure, Ava and Mia are in the current girls’ US Top 10. But so are Olivia and Isabella. Cheerful nickname Liam is the Number 2 name for boys, but classic William isn’t far behind.
For nearly every short name that’s trending upwards, there’s a longer possibility that’s also on the rise.