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.
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!
*Update* Not Luca, but Luke!
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.
*Update* Alicia and Bobby have welcomed a daughter—Hendrix Estelle Sheba!
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.
*Update* Hello, Daisy Josephine!
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.
*Update* Another little Jonas lady—Valentina Angelina!
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.
*Update* Welcome, Caleb Kelechi!
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.
Boy: Ace, Knight, Legend, Major, Maverick, Messiah, Moses, Noble, Robert, Royal
*Update* It’s a girl! Dream Renee Kardashian
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.
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.
*Update* Russell and Laura’s daughter is Mabel!