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Celebrity Baby Names: Newest Predictions

May 19, 2016 Sophie Kihm

By Sophie Kihm

The cycle of celebrity pregnancies never slows down. 2016 has been an especially fruitful year so far, with superstars like John Legend, Chelsea Clinton, Adam Levine, Blake Lively, and Ryan Gosling all growing their families. And we can’t forget the celebrities who might not be as well-known for their talent, but are certainly famous for their baby names–Jamie Oliver, Holly Madison, and Soleil Moon Frye. Now we have even more to add to the list! Kerry Washington is pregnant with her second, as is Olivia Wilde. And don’t get me started on the latest Kardashian pregnancy–I cannot wait to hear what that child is named. I’ve placed my bets in the meantime.

Cassandra Jenner Marino and Michael Marino

Gender: boy

Siblings: Francesca and Isabella

I think the Marinos will go in one of two directions for naming their first son. Either they’ll use the same style as the girls–long Italian names–or choose something equally grand, but less Italian. I have a feeling it might be the former, but we’ll have to wait and see!

Boy: Alexander, Benjamin, Jackson, Julian, Leonardo, Luca, Marco, Maximus, Nathaniel

*Update* Not Luca, but Luke!

Alicia Etheredge and Bobby Brown

Gender: unknown

Siblings: Cassius and Bodhi Jameson Rein (g)

Cassius and Bodhi are both very “of the moment” names. Such contemporary choices would never have been considered even ten years ago. I definitely see them picking an equally on trend name for this next boy or girl.

Girl: Bijou, Cleo, Coco, Eden, Gaia, Jade, Juno, Luna, Moxie, Sawyer

Boy: Bear, Cato, Clay, Creed, Jude, Lucian, Rex, Rogue, Roman, Theon

*Update* Alicia and Bobby have welcomed a daughter—Hendrix Estelle Sheba!

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudekis

Gender: unknown

Siblings: Otis Alexander

Otis is one of those clunky old man names that is now beginning to feel stylish again. I hope baby Sudekis gets another name on the cusp of cool–celebrities can be just what a name needs to be considered fashionable after a long hiatus from the top 1000.

Girl: Fern, Hattie, Ida, Louella, Maisie, Maxine, Minnie, Pearl, Ruth, Sadie, Tabitha, Tess

Boy: Alder, Bruno, Casper, Felix, Frank, Grover, Hugo, Leland, Ralph, Rex, Roscoe, Roy, Toby

*Update* Hello, Daisy Josephine!

Danielle and Kevin Jonas

Gender: unknown

Siblings: Alena Rose

For their first baby, Kevin and Danielle Jonas chose the uncommon yet familiar Alena, and paired it with the classic middle name, Rose. It’s a classy combo that can be appreciated by people with all sorts of tastes–an essence I suspect they will emulate with their second child.

Girl: Allegra, Camila, Chiara, Eliana, Emilia, Esme, Lelia, Livia, Lydia, Natalia, Stella

Boy: Anton, Benjamin, Dominic, Gabriel, Julian, Luca, Michael, Noah, Tristan, Weston

*Update* Another little Jonas lady—Valentina Angelina!

Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha

Gender: unknown

Siblings: Isabelle Amarachi

Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha picked a stunning name for their daughter. I especially love the nod to Asomugha’s African heritage with the middle name. Isabelle Amarachi is romantic and classy. Keeping that in mind, these are some possibilities for baby number two.

Girl: Amelie, Beatrice, Camille, Clementine, Emmeline, Juliet, Lilia, Lucille, Salome, Sylvie

Boy: Adrian, Charles, Isaac, Jasper, Jonathan, Julian, Matthias, Olivier, Romain, Sebastian

*Update* Welcome, Caleb Kelechi!

Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian

Gender: unknown

Siblings: King Cairo

Here comes another Kardashian baby! The famous family is known for over-the-top names, and the past few (Reign Aston and Saint West) have a particularly regal vibe. And considering Blac Chyna‘s son King Cairo, I think it’s pretty likely this child will have a majestic, noble name. I’m not ruling out the possibility of a Robert Kardashian III though, after Rob and his late father.

Girl: Armani, Coco, Fantasia, Future, Harmoni, Ivory, Kleo, Queen, Roxy, Treasure

Boy: Ace, Knight, Legend, Major, Maverick, Messiah, Moses, Noble, Robert, Royal

Boy: Ace, Knight, Legend, Major, Maverick, Messiah, Moses, Noble, Robert, Royal

*Update* It’s a girl! Dream Renee Kardashian

Tana and Gordon Ramsay

Gender: girl

Siblings: Megan, Holly, Jack, Matilda

Typically, I look to older siblings’ names to help make these predictions. However, when the current youngest child is going to be fourteen years older than the baby, it’s hard to say whether or not the parents will choose a cohesive name. Such is the case with the Ramsays. As a whole, the sibset reads vaguely British (the couple is from the UK, after all). I don’t think they’ll chose anything wild and crazy, but perhaps something a little more modern.

Girl: Annie, Cecilia, Eleanor, Evie, Grace, Ivy, Josephine, Kate, Lena, Lucy, Piper, Victoria

Laura Gallacher and Russell Brand

Gender: unknown

Siblings: none

Russell Brand‘s girlfriend is pregnant with their first child. She’s Scottish, and he’s British, so I doubt they’ll chose anything too “American.” If I had to guess, I would say this baby’s name is going to be tasteful and European, but a bit unexpected.

Girl: Ailsa, Bryony, Dorothy, Eulalie, Henrietta, Imogen, Lileas, Maisie, Poppy, Zara

Boy: Alistair, Angus, Archie, Benedict, Callum, Duncan, Finlay, Rhys, Ronan, Teague

*Update* Russell and Laura’s daughter is Mabel!

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@nameberry.com. Sophie lives in Chicago.

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