Category: Celebrity Names

By CaraMichelle

Celebrity baby names make news this month. Two Oscar contenders became new parents in February: Natalie Portman (‘Jackie‘) named her daughter the lovely Amalia, and Mahershala Ali (‘Moonlight’) chose Bari Najima for his daughter.  Also of particular note: Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego taking the Zen path for their baby boy, brother of Cy and Bowie, and Nick Cannon‘s choice of the name Golden for his son..

The complete list:

Girls:

Alice (Ana Varela) 

Amalia, sister of Aleph (Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman)  

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By Meagan Burke

Alfred Hitchcock, often referred to as the “Master of Suspense,” worked with forty-seven lead actresses in his five decades of filmmaking, many of them evidence of his penchant for cool blondes. Let’s explore seven of his most memorable leading ladies.

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10 Great Names for your March Baby

By Meagan Burke

The festive month of March has arrived, which means spring is just around the corner! Let’s find inspiration for your March baby from Women’s History Month, St. Patrick’s Day, birthday namesakes, and the season of spring. From cool place names like Ireland and Tennessee to more traditional names like Ruth and Vincent, March delivers a wonderful bouquet of names to choose from!

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By Abby Sandel

Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman suggested that she missed the 89th Academy Awards ceremony because she was due any day with her second child. Turns out that Natalie and husband Benjamin Millepied actually welcomed their new daughter day four days prior to the awards show. Amalia arrived on February 22nd, joining older brother Aleph.

The name Amalia is cousin to the wildly popular Amelia, but far less common. It feels slightly European, since it’s used in nearly a dozen other languages.

Amalia also represents exactly the kind of name many parents seek – it’s feminine, traditional, and familiar. And yet it’s quite rare, too. That makes for a winning combination. Are there other names with a similar profile?

Absolutely. Here are nine more names for girls inspired by Amalia:

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Reality TV Baby Names: Duke to Lorenzo

By Abby Sandel

If you’re a fan of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, you might know that Lauren Manzo is a new mom. The Manzo family graduated to their own Bravo series, Manzo’d with Children, in 2014. Lauren and husband Vito Scalia married a year later. They welcomed daughter Marchesa Anna Scalia last week. They’re calling her Markie.

Marchesa makes a fascinating, distinctive choice for their family, part-designer label, part-aristocratic title.

Another name I’m watching: Bonnie, the choice Joseline Hernandez of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta fame made for her daughter at the end of 2016. It’s simple, sweet, and ready for revival.

Do parents actually take their naming queues from reality television?

The answer seems to be yes. MTV debuted The Real World in 1992, launching the modern era of reality television. From Dancing with the Stars to Teen Mom, the new generation of celebrities has changed the way we name our children.

Here are nine choices, all proof that reality television translates to real-life name choices.

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