Coming Attractions: Latest starbaby predictions
By Sophie Kihm
New year, new celebrity pregnancy announcements! And boy did we start off with a bang. Zooey Deschanel, who is often credited with giving us the best baby name of 2015 (Elsie Otter!) is going to be a mom for the second time. Jill Duggar is also pregnant with her second child. With her oldest son named Israel, I can’t wait to see what name she chooses next. There also are quite a few first-time moms on this month’s list, including actresses Lily Rabe, Laura Prepon, and lifestyle guru Lauren Conrad. So far 2017 is shaping up to be a great year for celebrity pregnancy announcements. Let’s keep that momentum going into February!
Siblings: Elsie Otter
Elsie Otter was one of the cutest celebrity baby names of 2015, so I have high hopes for Zooey Deschanel’s next baby. I think it would be so sweet if he or she also had an unexpected animal name for the middle, but that’s a whole other set of predictions (maybe something like Lynx or Fawn?)
*Update* I was right about their naming formula—welcome, Charlie Wolf!
Nova is a strong word name with a connection to the stars. I have a feeling Lake Bell and Scott Campbell are not going to go with a night sky themed sibset, but I included some subtle options that fit the bill just in case.
*Update* Welcome, Ozgood, “Ozzy”!
*Update* It’s another boy—Samuel Scott!
Celebrity lifestyle blogger Lauren Conrad hinted at some of her favorite baby names earlier this month, but something tells me that she wouldn’t reveal her baby’s name that soon. It did provide plenty of inspiration though–traditional modern names seem to strike her fancy.
*Update* Hello, Liam James!
The name Charlie has a friendly, casual vibe–even more so when paired with a calming middle like Ocean. I expect the Goldblums to choose another unfussy name with great style for their newest son or daughter. If they use a subtle nature theme, that’s even better.
*Update* Another water-themed name—River Joe!
*Update* It’s a girl—Ella!
Olympic swimmer Dana Vollmer and her husband Andy Grant gave their son the unusual-but-not-unheard-of name Arlen. It’s an English surname that feels preppy, but still quite modern. I chose names along the same lines for my predictions for their second child’s name.
*Update* It’s a boy—Ryker Alexander!
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