Category: Celebrity Names
By Sophie Kihm
We’re only two months into 2017, and already we have been blessed with the two best pregnancy announcements of the year (dare I say decade?). Yes, both Beyoncé and Amal Clooney are pregnant. Better yet—they’re each having twins. The Carters and Clooneys are American royalty, and these will be treated as regal pregnancies. So start placing your bets! What are the odds of a Queen Carter or Warren Clooney (500/1? 2500/1?)? I’m not quite sure, but I am confident that whatever the names of these noble children, they will make international headlines.
Naming twins offers double the opportunity to use your favorite names, but it also multiplies the potential challenges. Rhyming pairs like Stacey and Tracey, Phil and Bill are (hopefully) a thing of the past. Instead, parents should seek to balance both names, creating a harmonious pair. After all, that’s exactly what most parents would wish for the twins themselves!
Several high-profile, A-list celebabes arrived on the scene this month, including Jonathan Rhys Meyers’s son Wolf, Saffron Burrows‘s Daisy Alice Winnie, Molly Sims‘s Grey Douglas, Armie Hammer’s son Ford Douglas Armand, and Spice Girl Geri Halliwell’s boy Montague. Also, Mel Gibson sired his ninth child, naming him Lars Gerard, and there were two new members of the Jackson family: Janet‘s boy Eissa and Jermaine II’s Soltan. Two unusual nickname names surfaced as well: A girl named Scottie and a boy named Bluey.
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February baby names relate to a wide range of inspiring namesakes. The second and shortest month of the calendar year, February gets its name from the Latin term februum, meaning purification. February is often associated with love and there are a plethora of names to love with ties to this month. Let’s look at this list of February namesakes which includes names ranging from a state, to artists, to several visionaries.
By Todd Tarpley
Super Bowl LI (Super Bowl 51 for non-Romans) is here, and for those planning to have a baby–or just name one–during (or soon after) the game, we have the top 10 baby names for you.