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Rumi and Sir Carter: Are these really the names?

Posted July 1st, 2017

TMZ reported today that the long-awaited (it's been more than a week!!) names of Beyonce and Jay-Z's twins are Rumi and Sir. The evidence is a trademark application for the names Rumi Carter and Sir Carter. I'm not sure I believe this, but there is a weird twist that makes me belive it just might be true. Rumi and Sir are each names given to 50 babies in the US last year: Rumi was used for 26 girls and 24 boys, while Sir was given to 50 baby boys. Beyonce and Jay-Z showed with their daughter Blue Ivy's name that they're interested in a name's numerical symbolism -- Ivy = IV = 4, the couple's lucky number. And choosing two names with exactly equal popularity would be a subtle and ingenious way to link the names. Rumi is a really fascinating name whose only downside is that it sounds like the word "roomy." It's a Japanese female name meaning beauty and flow, as well as lapis lazuli -- a gem that's blue, which of course relates to Blue Ivy. The best-known Rumi is the 13th century Sufi mystic and poet, whose poem "The Diver's Clothes Lying Empty" has influenced several contemporary authors, such as Vendela Vida, who wrote a novel with a nearly identical title.

Sir is an honorific-turned-name, the way King, Bishop, or Mister are.

But we have to say, we like Rumi and lot better than Sir. If Bey and Jay wanted to do the numerical thing, there are several boys' names that fit the bill that sound kinda cooler.

Knight is another, similar name given to 50 boys last year that might make a better choice. Sampson is a great 50-boy choice, denoting strength without coming out and saying it, as is Reeve, which is the name of aviator Charles and writer Anne Lindbergh's youngest daughter.

Unisex names given to 26 boys last year include Indy, which was also used for 57 girls; Kirin, also given to 10 girls; Koi, also given to 19 girls; Ripley, also given to 128 girls. Other outstanding 26-boy names are Nicodemus, Odysseus, and Quintus.
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It’s Ella & Alexander Clooney!

Posted June 6th, 2017

The twin daughter and son of George and Amal Clooney are here. Names: Ella and Alexander, both solid classics that are also fashionable, though a name lover can't help but wish for something a big more exciting! Though Ella and Alexander do go well together without being overly matchy, the first rule of good twin names.
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Another inventive name for the Palin family

Posted May 9th, 2017

Bristol Palin welcomed her third child yesterday. No surprise that she's stuck with the family tradition of choosing inventive - and potentially trend-setting - names.

welcome to the world Atlee Bay ??

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Daughter Atlee Bay joins big sister Sailor Grace. In addition to her daughters with husband Dakota Meyer, Bristol is also mom to son Tripp with her ex, Levi Johnston. Atlee, Attlee, and Atley are all spellings of the same English surname. It comes from the phrase "atte lee," meaning someone who lived near a lee, a meadow, clearing, or a wood. Girls' names ending with the -lee sound have been huge in recent decades, with one generation's Ashley giving way to Hailey and Kaylee and eventually today's favorites, like Paisley and Kylie. Atlee makes for a new entry in the category. Just 27 girls and 30 boys were named Atlee in 2015. That represents a new high. Could one high profile birth push Atlee into the mainstream? Other Palin family names, including Bristol, have risen in use since the family entered the spotlight in 2008. Congratulations to the family!
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A baby Bear for Liam and Cheryl

Posted May 2nd, 2017

After weeks of speculation, we may finally know the name of Liam Payne's new son. Word is that he and girlfriend Cheryl Cole have named their new son Bear. The One Direction singer announced the big news on March 22nd, but didn't comment on a name.
A few years earlier, Liam mentioned that he loved the name Taylor. Cheryl had talked about Alfie. Now The Sun is reporting that the famous couple has settled on Bear for their new baby. If the rumors prove true, Liam and Cheryl's wild baby name fits right in with trending picks like Fox and Wolf. In fact, they wouldn't be the first high profile family to choose the name Bear. Alicia Silverstone named her son Bear Blu in 2011. Kate Winslet chose Bear Blaze for her youngest in 2013. As of now, there's no official confirmation of the baby's name and no word on a middle. But it feels like a fitting choice for the stylish couple. If you're counting, Liam is the second 1D member to become a dad. Louis Tomlinson welcomed son Freddie Reign in January of 2016.
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It’s a girl for Ciara and Russell Wilson

Posted April 29th, 2017

Singer Ciara and the Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson have welcomed their first child together, daughter Sienna Princess.
The couple announced the pregnancy in October of last year. Sienna is the first child for Russell, while Ciara is mom to son Future Zahir with her ex, rapper Future. When asked about possible baby names a few months ago, the dad-to-be promised a "cool" name. That had plenty of name watchers guessing names more along the lines of Princess. Our Sophie Kihm nailed it - she predicted Sienna back in December 2016. Sienna qualifies as cool, but it's not nearly as edgy as Ciara's son Future. Sienna debuted in the US Top 1000 back in 1995. The name skyrocketed along with actress Sienna Miller's career, and has hovered around the Top 200 for a decade. Still, Sienna could prove trend-setting. It's modern, but feels mainstream. Sienna shares sounds with current chart-toppers like Sophia, Savannah, and even Ariana. As for Princess, bold names borrowed from titles are nothing new these days. She'll fit right in with kids rocking Royal, Reign, and other exalted appellations. Congratulations to the family, and we can't wait for baby pictures!
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Oscar Isaac is a new dad

Posted April 28th, 2017

Star Wars star Oscar Isaac and girlfriend Elvira Lind recently welcomed their first child together. While no name has been revealed, based on dad's earlier comments, we know that it's a boy! There's been plenty of good news for Lind and Isaac to celebrate lately. Director Elvira's most recent film, Bobbi Jene, just won Best Documentary Feature, plus awards for cinematography and editing, at the Tribeca Film Festival. As for Oscar, he returns to the big screen as pilot Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the end of 2017. It's possible the family won't share their name choice. After all, the couple never formally announced the pregnancy. But it makes for a interesting naming challenge. Oscar grew up in Miami, the son of a Guatemalan mother and Cuban father. Elvira hails from Denmark. Names that work in English, Danish, and Spanish might be a challenge. There's a great thread on our forums about the most multicultural names. Oscar and Elvira, if you're still searching for the right name, it's a great place to start!
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It’s another boy for Jason and Jenny!

Posted April 25th, 2017

Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen recently shared that they'll be welcoming another son later this year.

To quote Beyoncé, "I have two penises" (not twins. Just mine and the one inside me.) #Itsaboy @fillyboo

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The actors announced their news with an Instagram post yesterday, with a humorous nod to Beyonce. Nameberry readers almost certainly have one question on our minds: since their firstborn's name is Sid - just Sid - what will they name their new son? Benedict Cumberbatch recently welcomed Hal, which could be a great brother for Sid. Short names pack a big style punch these days, so there's no shortage of options. Gus, maybe? Rex or Moe? It's a fun guessing game, but so far, they've kept quiet about possible choices. This is yet another 2017 baby name announcement that we're really looking forward to!
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Another Hills baby on the way

Posted April 12th, 2017

After lots of chatter, it's official: Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are expecting. The Hills couple will welcome their first child later in 2017. Former cast mate Lauren Conrad and her husband, William Tell, are expecting, too. If you've been keeping up with the cast, you'll know that Kristin Cavallari and husband Jay Cutler are already parents to three children together: sons Camden and Jaxon, and daughter Saylor. The MTV reality series ran six seasons, from 2006 through 2010. When the series debuted, many of the cast members were still in their teens. The Hills spun off an earlier MTV reality series, Laguna Beach: The Real O.C., a reality series built around a group high school seniors in California. While the series is long since over, many of the cast members have remained in the public eye, and a reunion special caught up with them in 2016. Lauren shared her favorite baby names a few months back, but something tells us that neither Lauren or Heidi will be choosing from that list.
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Bradley and Irina’s daughter name revealed

Posted April 11th, 2017

Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk welcomed their daughter last month, but we just learned her name. The couple's firstborn is called Lea de Seine Shayk Cooper. Lea started out as an alternate spelling of Lee, but today it's generally viewed as another spelling for Leah. No word yet on the reason for her intriguing middle name. Hauts-de-Seine is part of suburban Paris, and La Seine is the river that winds through the city. Shayk's modeling career has taken to her Paris frequently, but she's a native of Yemanzhelinsk, Russia, on the Kazakhstan border. Bradley Cooper hails from Philadelphia. Congratulations to the family!
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Batel Lu: Jenna Jameson’s Surprising Pick

Posted April 7th, 2017

Congratulations to Jenna Jameson on the birth of her new daughter, Batel Lu.
The former adult film star is already mom to twin boys with ex Tito Ortez. Their names are Jesse Jameson and Journey Jette - bold, but not completely unexpected. Batel is Jenna's first child with boyfriend Lior Bitton. At first glance, it's a respelling of battle. But Lior is Israeli, and Batel is a Hebrew girls' name meaning daughter of God. Emphasis is on the second syllable. It's almost unheard of in the US, and is sure to raise a few eyebrows. But does this one really belong in the crazy baby names category, or is it an import that deserves a second look?
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Rocket’s Brother is Racer

Posted April 7th, 2017

Lara Bingle and Sam Worthington made headlines when they named their son Rocket in March 2015. The couple wasn't the first to embrace the name. Pharrell named his firstborn Rocket in 2008. Director Robert Rodriguez is dad to sons Rocket, Racer, Rebel, Rogue, and daughter Rhiannon. Now there's another set of brothers called Rocket and Racer in the celebrity baby names universe. Lara and Sam welcomed their second son back in October of 2016, but they've kept his name quiet. In a new interview, Lara revealed that their baby boy's name is Racer. While Racer is rare - fewer than 100 boys have been given the name in the US over the last decade - it's in step with current trends. After all, Ryder ranks in the current US Top 100, and Ryker isn't too far behind. The couple has yet to comment on Racer's middle, or the specific inspiration behind their choice. One thing is for sure: when your firstborn is named Rocket, you probably won't name his baby brother John or Ben.
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Imagine Dragons frontman welcomes twins Gia and Coco

Posted March 31st, 2017

Musicians Dan Reynolds and Aja Volkman have welcomed twin daughters, according to an exclusive with People. Twins Gia James and Coco Rae join big sister Arrow Eve, 4. The girls arrived on Tuesday, March 28th.

?welcome to this beautiful world Gia James and Coco Rae?

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Celebrity twins just keep making headlines. Beyonce and Jay-Z are expecting; so are George and Amal Clooney. Late last year, Jensen Ackles welcomed daughter Arrow and son Zeppelin. The Reynolds nailed the name game. Gia and Coco are both instantly familiar, easy to say and spell, but not too common. The middle names feel balanced, too. We've seen both names rise in use. Matt Damon has a Gia; Coco has been used by Courteney Cox, as well as No Doubt musician Tony Kanal. A stylish - and adorable - pair! Congrats to the family.