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Moroccan, Monroe and Golden

Posted February 22nd, 2017

We knew that Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon were fearless baby namers. But we didn’t really know which half of the former couple came up with the creative ideas.

Now it looks like it might have been dad.

Nick has welcomed his third son, son Golden, with ex-girlfriend Brittany Bell. In his Instagram post, Cannon listed his baby’s name as Golden “Sagon” Cannon.

Golden joins half-siblings Moroccan and Monroe, Nick‘s children with ex Mariah. Monroe‘s name was inspired by Mariah‘s love of the late Marilyn Monroe, while Moroccan‘s name? It came from a room in the couple’s home where Nick originally proposed.

No word yet on the inspiration for the new arrival’s name, but it seems like a shimmering match for Nick‘s older children.

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Cy, Bowie, and Zen: Zoe’s Three Sons

Posted February 19th, 2017

Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego surprised everyone when they announced the arrival of their third son together. Zen joins big brothers Cy and Bowie.

No word yet on middle names. Zen‘s older brothers both have Italian middles, likely inspired by their Italian dad.

But there’s plenty to talk about with Zen. It fits right in with spiritual names on the rise, from Messiah to Bodhi. And it qualifies as a virtue name, too. Zen comes from the Japanese name of school of Buddhism. It translates to “meditation” or maybe “absorption.” But in American use, zen can also mean calm and relaxed.

While the name is rare, it’s not unknown. In 2015, 74 boys and 23 girls were named Zen. In the US, it’s been given to children as far back as the 1960s. Still, this could prove a trend-setting choice, between the spiritual meaning and the on-trend sound.

Congratulations to the family!

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George and Amal are expecting twins, too!

Posted February 9th, 2017

It’s been a week of high profile pregnancy and adoption announcements! But lately there’s a special twist to these big stories – the famous families are all expanding their families by two.

First came Beyonce‘s gorgeous photo shoot, announcing that the Carters would welcome twin siblings for Blue Ivy later in 2017.

Just days later, Madonna confirmed that she has adopted twin girls from Malawi. They are the singer’s fifth and sixth children, joining Lourdes, Rocco, David Banda, and Mercy James. David and Mercy were also adopted from the African nation, where Madonna has been involved in philanthropic efforts.

Now we’ve learned that George and Amal Clooney are also expecting twins later this year. Word is that the successful attorney is due in June. She married the Hollywood A-lister in Venice, Italy in September 2014. Pregnancy rumors have followed the famous couple ever since they tied the knot, but now The Talk’s Julie Chen has confirmed that this time, it’s the real deal.

Congratulations to the couple!

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Madonna adopts twins!

Posted February 8th, 2017

After dismissing rumors that she was about to add to her family, it’s official! Madonna is adopting twin girls from Malawi.

The singer is also mom to daughter Lourdes, 20; son Rocco, 16; and two other children previously adopted from Malawi. Son David Banda is 11, as is daughter Mercy James.

The new additions are 4 years old. While their names have not yet been shared, an Instagram photo from last July shows Lourdes with twin girls named Stella and Esther.

Both names mean star – Esther comes from Persian and Stella from Latin. Long-time Madonna followers might also remember that Esther is the name she adopted in 2004 while beginning her study of Kabbalah.

Madonna‘s ties to the African nation are not new. Besides adopting her older children there, she co-founded a charity, Raising Malawi, in 2006. It focuses on supporting education and health care initiatives for children.

We’ll have to wait for official confirmation of the girls’ names. In the meantime, congratulations to the family!

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Beyonce baby news!

Posted February 1st, 2017

It’s official! Beyonce and Jay-Z are adding to their family.

Earlier today, the Grammy Award-winning singer announced via Instagram that they’re expecting twins.

The Carter family already includes daughter Blue Ivy, who turned 5 last month. While the power couple has never commented on reasons for choosing their daughter’s daring name, we’ve speculated that Ivy may come from IV – the Latin numerals for the number 4. Beyonce and Jay-Z tied the knot on April 4th – 4/4 – and they celebrate their birthdays on September 4th and December 4th, respectively. As for Blue, it may be dad’s favorite color. And, of course, Blue has been quite the celebrity favorite in recent history.

No word yet on a due date, but we cannot wait to hear the names!

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Congrats to Pharrell and Helen on their triplets

Posted January 31st, 2017

Last September, Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh shared that they were expecting. Now Vanity Fair reveals that the couple welcomed triplets earlier this month.

They’ve yet to divulge any additional information about their newest additions. Maybe it’s because Pharrell is busier than ever. His latest project, Hidden Figures, just won a SAG Award and is nominated for an Academy Award, too. Pharrell served as a producer, and also contributed to the film’s soundtrack.

What can we expect from the new arrivals’ names? Their firstborn son is Rocket. While the name raised some eyebrows, Pharrell has eloquently described why he sees it as a modern virtue name, signifying achievement and capability.

The trendsetting musician and producer will almost certainly choose equally daring names for Rocket‘s siblings.

Congratulations to the family, and stand-by for news about their names!

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Zooey Deschanel expecting baby #2!

Posted January 26th, 2017

Zooey Deschanel and husband Jacob Pechenik are expanding their family!

The New Girl star and her producer husband welcomed daughter Elsie Otter in August 2015. Namewatchers every where added Elsie to the list of vintage nickname names chosen by celebrities in recent years, like Hattie, Winnie, Sadie, and Frankie.

But if we liked Elsie, we went wild for Otter. Zooey explained that she and Jacob just plain like the animals, and so decided to include Otter in their daughter’s name.

No word on Zooey‘s due date yet, but we cannot wait to hear the name!

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Katherine Heigl welcomes son

Posted January 17th, 2017

Congratulations to Katherine Heigl and husband Josh Kelley on the arrival on their baby boy!

Son Joshua Bishop Kelley, Jr. arrived on December 20th. The actress revealed that she was expecting last June.

Katherine and Josh are also parents to daughters Naleigh, 8, and Adalaide, 4. It’s no surprise that they opted for a family name for the new addition. Naleigh’s name comes from Nancy, Katherine‘s mom, and Margaret Leigh, Katherine‘s sister. Second daughter Adalaide was named for Katherine‘s great-grandmother.

A long-time Top Ten name in the US, Joshua remains popular throughout the English-speaking world. Bishop seems unusual today, but the surname name actually appeared in the US Top 1000 during the late n nineteenth and early twentieth centuries – and returned to the rankings last year.

We’re looking forward to the first pictures!

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Janet Jackson is a new mom!

Posted January 3rd, 2017

Singer Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana, a Qatari entrepreneur, have welcomed their first child together. Son Eissa was born on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. That makes Eissa the first high profile arrival of the new year!

Rumor was that Janet‘s son would be named Michael, after her late brother. Instead, his name comes from the Arabic form of Jesus. It’s a meaningful choice that seems in keeping with the Qatari preference for traditional names.

Janet canceled her tour last year and kept a low profile during her pregnancy. Let’s hope the famous family shares a picture of their new arrival soon!

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Could it be Deveraux Octavian Basil?

Posted December 16th, 2016

Mick Jagger welcomed his eighth child earlier this month, a son with girlfriend Melanie Hamrick. No other details have been released. But now, the Telegraph is reporting that the new addition’s name is Devereaux Octavian Basil Jagger.

Octavian, from the Latin octavus, meaning eight, makes a fitting middle. It could refer to his status as eighth-born child, or his date of birth – December 8th. While we don’t know if Devereaux carries a special meaning, we do know that Basil was the name of Mick‘s late father.

Octavian joins older sisters Karis, Jade, Elizabeth, James, Georgia, Gabriel, and Lucas. Mick is also a grandfather to five, and through his granddaughter Assisi, a great-grandfather, too.

We’re still waiting for official confirmation of the baby’s name, but if it’s true, Devereaux could easily join our list of most influential celebrity baby names of the year.

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A Family Name for Savannah Guthrie’s Son

Posted December 9th, 2016

Congratulations to TODAY anchor Savannah Guthrie and husband Mike Feldman on the birth of their second child, son Charles Max.

They’re calling him Charley!

Charley joins big sister Vale Guthrie Feldman, born in 2014.

Charles honors Savannah‘s late father, while Max comes from the Feldman side of the family.

We’ve heard quite a bit of this classic name in recent years, for both boys and girl. Jeff Goldblum welcomed Charlie Ocean last year. David Arquette has a Charlie West, also inspired by loved ones. And Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell named their daughter Charlie Tamara Tulip back in 2009. That’s not counting the many children named Charles and Charlotte who, like Savannah‘s son, might answer to Charley or Charlie for short.

You can read more about the new arrival – and see the adorable first photos – in TODAY’s announcement.

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Ashton & Mila announce son’s name: Dimitri!

Posted December 2nd, 2016

We shared earlier that Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher had welcomed a son, a little brother for Wyatt Isabelle. Now we know his name, and it’s nothing we could have guessed!

The couple’s new addition will answer to Dimitri Portwood Kutcher.

Dimitri honors Mila‘s roots. The actress was born in the Ukraine when it was still part of the USSR, and came to the United States at the age of seven. The Slavic name comes from Demetrios, a name honoring earth mother Demeter. While forms of the name are used in a great many languages, none are common in English.

Their daughter’s middle name, Isabelle, was chosen to remember Mila‘s grandfather, so it’s possible there’s more to the story of their new addition’s name.

We’ll have to wait and see if the family of four shares any additional details!