Celebrity Baby Names: Latest predictions

October 15, 2017 Sophie Kihm

by Sophie Kihm

Are cousins likely to have names of similar styles? My first instinct is no (everyone has their own individual taste!), but when you look to famous families, some cousin-sets are remarkably well-coordinated.

Think of the Duggars, who despite choosing names from all over the popularity charts, all give their children names with religious significance. Now JoyAnna Duggar is pregnant for the first time, and odds are she’ll continue this family tradition.

Additionally, the Kardashians come to mind when thinking of cousins with similar names. It’s hard to tell where the line is drawn for sibsets when given a list of names like North, Reign, Penelope, Dream, Saint, and Mason (for the record, it’s North and Saint; Mason, Penelope, and Reign; and Dream). Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner both announced their pregnancies this month, and I’d be willing to bet that their naming style will be more alike their sisters’ and brother’s than not.

So what do you think? Are these celebrity siblings going to break the mold or follow suit when it comes to baby names?

Alexandra Breckenridge and Casey Neil Hooper

Gender: unknown

Siblings: Jack

Jack is a genuine, likable, every-man type of name. You really can’t go wrong with a name like Jack, which explains its enduring popularity across the Western world. Jack can fit with many naming styles, but I have a feeling Alexandra Breckenridge and Casey Neil Hooper will go for another friendly, nickname-like name for their second child.

Girl: Clara, Charlotte, Emmy, Evie, Grace, Hattie, Kate, Libby, Lucy, Millie

Boy: Ben, Charlie, Eli, Finn, Henry, Ian, Luke, Milo, Oliver, Sam, Toby, Will

*Update* It’s a girl—Billie!

Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine

Gender: unknown

Siblings: Dusty Rose

Although the name Dusty peaked in 1976, the combination of Dusty Rose—given to Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine’s daughter—feels very current. It helps that both are word names, which have become popular with celebrities and non-celebrities alike over the past few years. I’m curious to see what Behati and Adam will pair with Dusty–my guess is another sweet and sassy word name.

Girl: Coco, Fawn, Ivy, Lacey, Luna, Pepper, Sable, Sunday, Willow, Winter

Boy: Beau, Cash, Channing, Chase, Miles, Phoenix, Ridge, Stone, Tanner

*Update* Another little lady—Gio Grace!

Michelle and Donald Glover

Gender: boy

Siblings: Legend

A name like Legend can be a lot to live up to. However, at #311 and rising, more and more parents are deciding that it isn’t too much of a burden for their sons to carry. Michelle and Donald Glover‘s Legend is going to have a little brother, who will probably have a similarly “high-stakes” name.

Boy: Ever, Danger, Flash, Jazz, Lucky, Maverick, Rocket, Sage, Wild, Zen

Hilarie Burton and Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Gender: unknown

Siblings: AugustusGus

Augustus is a long and extravagant name, but Hilarie Burton and Jeffrey Dean Morgan‘s son is called Gus, which is quite the opposite. I’d love to see them use another lengthy name paired with a short and sweet nickname for baby number two—especially one with Latin roots.

Girl: ClementineCordelia, Isadora, Lucinda, Margaret, Matilda, Octavia

Boy: Calvin, Felix, Maxfield, Phineas, Roscoe, Samson, Sebastian, Theodore

*Update* It’s a girl—George Virginia!

JoyAnna Duggar and Austin Forsyth

Gender: unknown

Siblings: none

The Duggars are known for giving their children uncommon, often themed names, but the latest arrivals have remarkably normal, restrained names (Mason, Henry, and Samuel). There’s no telling if JoyAnna and Austin will go in an uncommon direction or not, but more than likely they will choose a strong biblical name for their son or daughter.

Girl: Abigail, Ada, Delilah, Eden, Elizabeth, Galilee, Mara, Rebekah, Susannah

Boy: Adam, Boaz, Cyrus, Elijah, Gideon, Isaac, Levi, Moses, Reuben, Solomon

*Update* I was right—baby boy is Gideon Martyn!

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott

Gender: girl

Siblings: none

Kylie Jenner is a bold, high fashion woman—she’s not afraid to take risks when it comes to her personal style. So why should we think that she would do anything different when it comes to her daughter’s name? We should expect a striking and stylish, yet relatively uncommon name from Kylie Jenner, something like one of the names listed below.

Girl: Bliss, Dove, Essence, Gem, Nova, Reverie, Rumor, Season, Story, Velvet

*Update* Baby girl is Stormi!

Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson

Gender: unknown

Siblings: Prince Oliver (previous relationship)

The Kardashians seem to love names that connote power and status. Kourtney Kardashian was one of the original adopters of the “aspirational” baby name trend when she named her son Reign in 2014. Her sister Kim followed suit one year later with her son Saint. With cousins called Reign and Saint, and a half-brother named Prince, I expect Khloe and Tristan‘s baby name to follow this apparent Kardashian pattern.

Girl: Contessa, Empress, Jubilee, Majesty, Royalty, Verity, Wisdom

Boy: Brave, Kingdom, Major, Noble, Onyx, Pharaoh, Sergeant, Royal

*Update* It’s a girl—True!

Lauren Parsekian and Aaron Paul

Gender: unknown

Siblings: none

Lauren Parsekian and Aaron Paul are world travelers. Their Instagram accounts are filled with images of treks across Europe and rendezvous around the United States. Because of this, I think a place name might be in order for their little babe—perhaps the name of a city with special significance to the couple.

Girl: Aspen, Britain, Geneva, Holland, India, Moon, Sicily, Venice, Vienna

Boy: Cyprus, Denver, Dover, Memphis, Milan, Orion, Oslo, Rio, Rome, York

*Update* Welcome, Story Annabelle!

About the author

Sophie Kihm

Sophie Kihm has been writing for Nameberry since 2015. She has contributed stories on the top middle names of 2019, the top baby names in each state, and the hottest nickname names of 2018. Sophie is Nameberry’s resident Name Guru to the Stars, where she suggests names for celebrity babies. She also manages the Nameberry Instagram and Pinterest. You can follow her personally on Instagram or Pinterest, or contact her at Sophie lives in Chicago.

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