Celebrity Baby Names: What if YOU were a star?
Let’s face it, we all can’t wait to hear the next big celebrity baby names and we all judge them when they’re announced. Are they too outrageous? Too popular? Too bland?
But let’s say the tables were turned and you knew that your baby–and her name–were going to be splashed across the cover of People magazine for all the world to see–and weigh in on. Would you choose a different name from the one you’d pick as a private person?
Would your celebrity self look for a name that would bring your baby–and you–lots of attention? (Hello, Huckleberry.)
So that’s the Question of the Day: If you were a star, what would you name your baby?
What would your celebrity daughter be called and what would be the name of your starbaby son? And as a bonus–how about a pair of twins?
And we must tell you, we are so excited about the incredible international coverage we’ve gotten on our story on the hottest new choices of 2012– particularly the great features in HuffingtonPost and TodaysMoms. Here’s a cute video we just had to share.
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on April 11th, 2012 at 9:02 pm
Boy: Casimir Atlas Daire, and Girl: Belphoebe Clio Maeve.
on April 11th, 2012 at 9:10 pm
Definitely something traditional! I’d be one of those celebrity moms that would try to give my kids the most normal life possible. So I’d probably stick to my original choices:
Isabelle Aurora Grace “Bella/Belle”
Caleb Elias Joseph “Caleb/Cal”
If I wanted to go even a bit more mainstream (which I wouldn’t mind doing), I would probably do something like:
Olivia Wren Camille “Liv”
Samuel Elias Henry “Sam” (or something like Joshua or Henry instead)
If I was loopy when I named them, I would probably do something a bit GPish like Sonata for a girl, or Jules for a boy.
Twins would still be Isabelle and Caleb.
on April 11th, 2012 at 9:11 pm
Daphne Florentine and Fergus Francisco
Twins: Pip & Kit
on April 11th, 2012 at 9:15 pm
Well, as a nobody I prefer more unique names (like Amelie Margot and Callum Journey) to help them stand out, but I feel like as a celeb I would like to keep my kiddies out of the spotlight and give them a more under the radar name (like Grace Elizabeth or Charles Eugene).
on April 11th, 2012 at 9:33 pm
Girl: Ravenna Marigold Rue
Boy: Lachlan Alistair Achilles
Twins: Junia and Tiberius
on April 11th, 2012 at 10:05 pm
I have to say, if I were a star I think I would choose a name that was a bit more rarefied than one I’d choose for a child who’d live a normal life, with the idea that my child should stand apart from the crowd. So I might choose something like Persephone or Blaise that I really love but would feel was too outrageous for real life.
on April 11th, 2012 at 10:22 pm
Hermione Rowena Poet and Percival St. John Vale.
Twins: Belsante Susannah Pomme and Ambrose Leander Ptolemy.
on April 11th, 2012 at 10:24 pm
@Pam I know a Persephone and Blaise they are both toddlers and completely average.
on April 11th, 2012 at 10:36 pm
Sebastian Viggo and Grier Hermione
Twins: Barnaby and Imogen
on April 11th, 2012 at 10:53 pm
Sparrow Ivy and Hugo Dean
on April 11th, 2012 at 11:20 pm
Poet Elise and Lachlan Vale
on April 11th, 2012 at 11:47 pm
Sib set 1:
Jamison Rebel Cash (Reb)
Evanna Caroline Hope (Evvy)
Sib set 2:
Maxon Skåndar (Max)
Andromeda Anneke (Andy)
Twins: Jeordie Lafayette (Jeordie) And Cora Soleil (Cora)
on April 11th, 2012 at 11:55 pm
I would definitely do 2 MNs! It feels very celebrity to me.
Girl: Feather Juniper Lyric
Boy: Talon Django Grey
B/B Twins: Kai Damien Sequoia & Priestly Asher Quinn
G/G Twins: Arabia Parker Jade & Persia Blue Sloane
B/G Twins: Diesel Carter Quinn & Gypsy Delilah Sloane
Obviously I was destined to be a celebrity LOL!
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on April 12th, 2012 at 12:56 am
Girl: Xadie Ariadne
Boy: Ryker Zakeriache
Cindra Lunette &
on April 12th, 2012 at 2:22 am
I think if you are D-list you have to be a bit more wacko (Bronx Mowgli). If you’re an A-lister then you can be more refine and a “trendsetter” (Ava Elizabeth).
A-list: Etta Beatrix Lucy or Baxter Theodore Penn
D-list: Ophelia Galaxy Starling or Hiero Axton Thane
Ok I just made those up… Neither is particularly wacko or stylish. Will think harder for more “out there” names.
on April 12th, 2012 at 4:28 am
Girl: Ila View (I Love You)
Boy: Ilo View (I Love You)
on April 12th, 2012 at 5:49 am
Girl: Genevieve Blythe
Boy: Sullivan Rhys
on April 12th, 2012 at 6:14 am
Celebs are trendsetters…they can choose a once mundane name (like Mabel) and make it sound unique, unusual, or modern. I don’t think my tastes would change if I were famous…but I’d be more willing to use more daring choices…because I’d also be a trendsetter. For that reason:
Boys= Webster, Asher, Aubrey, Beau, Nathaniel, Tiernan.
Girls= Alouette, Sinead, Hazel, Louella, Amabel, Dorothy.
on April 12th, 2012 at 7:10 am
@Pam — I’m planning on using Persephone, I know a recently born baby name Persephone and I know a little boy named Blaise…I think he’s 9 now.
I think my name choices are significantly unusual enough to work for a celebrity kid so I’d keep my original choices.
Damien Quillon and Persephone Elysia (Quill & Sephy)
Twins would probably just be those 2 ^_^
on April 12th, 2012 at 7:37 am
I’m super conservative in my naming choices but if I were a celeb than I’d go ahead and use names that dh and I liked but considered to bold for us. For a boy – Cyprian. For a girl – Julienne. Still very tame choices for a celeb.
on April 12th, 2012 at 7:51 am
If I were a celebrity having a baby, I would probably take more creative license than I might as an everyday mom. I imagine myself trying to strike a balance between attention-grabbing, vintage, and more ordinary.
Boys: D’artagnan Earl, Solomon Bernard, Leonardo Stillman
Girls: Ariadne Electa, Sapphira Odette, Hermione Thisbe
on April 12th, 2012 at 7:57 am
If I were a celebrity (and therefore, possibly married to someone much quirkier than my husband or wealthy and powerful enough so that I didn’t have to compromise with him!) I might have the cajones to use one of the few girls names that I know I’ll never get to use in “real life:” Althea, Juniper or Ever. My boys names tend to run a little more conservative anyway, so that probably wouldn’t change. For twins, I like the idea of one quirky and one traditional, so I might use the following combos:
BB: Elliot and Grady
BG: Henry and Juniper
GG: Iris and Romy
on April 12th, 2012 at 8:00 am
For the most part, I lean towards names that are generally recognizable and easy to pronounce, but if I were a celebrity, I would be more likely to go for something more unusual. For example, when I lived in Scotland for half a year, I fell in love with the name Eilidh (sounds like Hailey without the H). Here in the U.S., very few people would know how to pronounce it (they would probably pronounce it “eyelid”), so I could never seriously consider it. If an American celebrity chose this name for their daughter, it’s likely that the name would become more recognizable and people would learn to pronounce it. I would also consider using a name like Lark as a first name, which I currently would only consider as a middle name.
on April 12th, 2012 at 8:26 am
Daughter: Ewing Emma
Son: Colin Phineas “Finn”
Twins: Poppy Juniper & Maysilee Pauline
on April 12th, 2012 at 8:29 am
If I was a celebrity, I would definitely go for D’Artagnan because of Logan Lerman’s amazing role in “The Three Musketeers.” But in real life, I would use Aria (like from my fave show PLL) because I loved that name even before Pretty Little Liars came out. And I also love the name Kalyn, (they don’t mention it in this video) an 18 year old girl in “Big Rich Texas.”
on April 12th, 2012 at 8:33 am
I think it’s silly the way some of you think. “Normal” people are just as special as celebrities. If you want to name your daughter Poppy or Persephone, that’s not too out there… you should do it! Choose your ultimate favorite name regardless, and treat your child as though they’re going to be special. I guess that’s why we get so many Isabellas and Jacobs…
on April 12th, 2012 at 8:50 am
So hard to narrow it down!
G/G: Tuesday Petunia and Temperley Clementine
G/B: Zetinna Leola and Zeppelin Louis
B/B: Walt Christopher and Oscar “Ozzy” Nathaniel
on April 12th, 2012 at 8:56 am
I would keep the same names as I do now because I’m not afraid to use a name just because it’s a little odd. I agree completely with what nosamanthas said, just go for it!
on April 12th, 2012 at 9:23 am
I already have of beat taste, so i might end up on “worst baby names list” but hey who cares.
Girl: October Clove
Boy: Percy Edwin
B/G twins: Juliet Jeanne Marie, Duncan Richard (subtle Shakespeare theme)
on April 12th, 2012 at 10:08 am
I’d never pass up a good excuse to use my favourite crazy names! And being a celebrity sounds like a pretty good excuse to me! 🙂
Tempest Sheridan (or Sheridan Tempest)
on April 12th, 2012 at 10:39 am
My 4 yr old son really wanted to name our new baby girl Spygirl and he persists in calling her that. I’ve said if we were celebrities maybe we could have pulled it off! Ha. Seriously though for a girl I might go with Annabette, Maighdlin or Madlenka, or Flavia. For a boy maybe Salinger (nn Sal). I would actually use Annabette or Sal in real life so I guess I should go with one of my more ethnic names or Spygirl as a celeb!
on April 12th, 2012 at 11:24 am
Not too crazy, really, but very symmetrical….that wasn’t actually on purpose 🙂
on April 12th, 2012 at 11:45 am
I’d use the same names I’d choose as a non-famous person. Many of the names I like are very commmon, others are more unusual. I would be fine with using a more unusual choice ss a non-celebrity, and if I were a celebrity, I’d also be fine with using a common name. Regular people are choosing more and more uncommon, “out there” names these days (note the Persephones mentioned in these posts!)- you don’t need to be a celebrity to do that. If I were a celebrity, my child and I would already have plenty of attention, and would not need to choose an oddball name to get more.
Names I like for girls are Anna, Sylvie, Ariana, Amabel,Annabel, Adrienne, Adela, Ivy (not Blue!), Lily, Alexa, Seren, Carys. Ciara, Aislinn, Genevieve. Probably would choose one of those or another favorite – they are not all coming into my head right now.
Boys: Ethan (my 17-year-old), Ciaran, Nicholas, Ryan, Flynn, Finn, Thomas, Owen, Ian – I’m sure there are more. For boys, I don’t think I like names that are really out there, but I’m sure there are exceptions.
on April 12th, 2012 at 11:50 am
I’d probably go for something quite out there, just because,well….I could.
Girl: Persephone Lavender (Sephy)
Boy: Willoughby Caspian (Will)
Twins (B/G)(more normal!): Edmund Fairfax Byron and Georgiana Cosima Violet
on April 12th, 2012 at 1:08 pm
I would Use the same names i have picked out right now.
for a girl: Jocelyn
for a Boy: Tristan
on April 12th, 2012 at 2:22 pm
I’d definitely do something a little more edgy or unique. Something like these:
Cash Barnaby for a baby boy.
Paloma Rue for a baby girl.
and for twins I would name them:
Cash Barnaby and Rue Paloma (I think it flows better that way lol) 🙂
on April 12th, 2012 at 2:41 pm
I’d probably go in a more creative direction if I were in the spotlight. I’d probably go for my “guilty pleasure” list.
Boys: Cato, Max, Rafe, Sebastian
Girls: Hermione, Sarabella, Clove, January
on April 12th, 2012 at 6:01 pm
I love this video! I ADORE The Hunger Games and Pretty Little Liars! Aria and almost all the HG names have been favourites for a LONG time! I happy for the recognition but a little sad for their uniqueness to go away and they aren’t really that underwraps anymore.Anyways, if I were famous I would have a dramatic yet familiar name! Like… Evangeline Primrose(someday I am using this as a middle)or maybe something sweet!
Honestly, I don’t think my taste in names would change if I became a star. I would use a name I love like everybody else does.
on April 12th, 2012 at 6:33 pm
Girl: Maeve Isabella Quinn
Boy: Yani Ismael Harlan
I don’t think those names are too out there but if I were to name my kids names that may be considered out there they’d be named
Girl: Henna Sullivan Rae
Boy: Cadeau Alexander James
on April 12th, 2012 at 7:28 pm
I’m pretty sure I’d stay the same. I’ve gone through a lot of names and I don’t think I would ever want to use anything that isn’t my top name for a girl. My boy I’m pretty flexible on, but if it’s my choice he’d stay the same as well. I’d name them (individually or as twins): Lucy Willow and Felix Douglas. Douglas is a family name and probably doesn’t have the best flow, but eh, I love it. Flix and Lu are the most intuitive nicknames for me :).
on April 12th, 2012 at 7:38 pm
I’d probably stay the same. My favorites right now are River Iolo nn Rio and Indigo Zinnia Grace nn Indie or India.
on April 12th, 2012 at 8:39 pm
I’d like to think that the most self-involved and self-indulgent parts of me (which would be fed by my stardom and my hangers-on) would veer into overly romantic, fussy literary names.
I’m thinking Heathcliff and Andromeda.
on April 12th, 2012 at 9:06 pm
Okay, I would do a mixture:
Louisa Angharad Jane
George Thomas Archibald
Twins: Philip Torquil and Jennet Tamsin
on April 12th, 2012 at 9:13 pm
If I was famous I think I would want to shield my kids as much as possible so I would give them a non-controversial, non-standout name. I think Sarah would be less recognisable than Shiloh to the paparazzi mags. Wouldn’t it be awful to have the whole world commenting on your ‘bad’ taste! I feel for the celeb namer.
on April 16th, 2012 at 5:28 pm
Orchid Isla and Zinc Alexander
on April 16th, 2012 at 6:24 pm
I don’t think it would sway me but I might go to the more unique side of my list.
Girl: Auden Brielle
Boy: Kaleb Quinn
on April 17th, 2012 at 11:35 am
Girl would be Pixie Angelina.
Boy would be Romeo Zachariah.
Twin girls would be Pixie Angelina and Vixen Halo.
Twin boys would be Romeo Zachariah and Jackdaw Blaise.
Twins a boy & a girl would be Vixen Halo & Jackdaw Blaise.
on May 29th, 2012 at 10:26 pm
Girl: Poppy Lonan Marie
Boy: Leland Benjamin Kick
Twins: Bodhi Neil & Tobias Kope
on July 31st, 2012 at 12:17 pm
Girl: Poppy Marlo
Boy: Emilian Maxwell
Twins: Cruz and Gatsby.
on August 8th, 2012 at 4:12 pm
I think that my choices would stay the same either way. As a “normal” parent, I’m choosing names that would be great if my children choose to be famous or exceptional in the average world. But here are our favorites:
Boys: Weston, Gideon, Griffin, Dashiell,and Sebastian.
Girls: Penelope, Beatrix, Harlow, Haven, and Lucie.
My sister’s current girls choices sound famous too: Valentina and Seraphina.
If I had to pick twins:
g/g: Penelope and Daphne (Greek theme)
b/b: Sebastian and Gideon
b/g: Gideon and Harlow (just for fun)
on October 11th, 2012 at 2:29 pm
I’d probably name them
on November 17th, 2012 at 5:09 pm
I would probably sill go with the names I already have picked out.
G: Yvaine Evangelina
B: Percy Eugene
BG: Percy Eugene & Aurora Rosalie
BB: Paris Jedidiah & Hector Phillip
GG: Yvaine Aurora & Kelyn Gwynithe
on January 28th, 2013 at 12:16 pm
Woah! a little late for this blog! But I would use my guilty pleasure name…
Indigo Tallulah Feather
Ptolmey MacKenzie Oak
G/G: Romilly Dahlia Park and Hermione Waverly Sloane
B/B: Percival Thatcher Jay and Hamish Phineas Frost
G/B: Ophelie Sylvia Vienna and Severus Zachariah Janeiro
on March 23rd, 2013 at 5:50 pm
I’d use the same names as I would now.
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