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Future Starbaby Names: Predictions for the New Hammer and Grammer Babes

September 29, 2016 Sophie Kihm

By Sophie Kihm

Some big celebrity broods are about to get bigger–Kelsey Grammer is going to be a dad to seven kids, and Mel Gibson‘s girlfriend is expecting his ninth! Predicting names for such huge families is a daunting task. People’s naming styles tend to change over time, especially when they’ve been naming children for over a generation. That being said, sometimes name preference doesn’t change! There are some large celebrity sibsets that go together really well–the Gibson family is a great example.

Besides the Gibsons and Grammers, there are plenty more exciting celebrity baby name predictions this month. Natalie Portman, Marion Cotillard, and Pharrell Williams are all going to be parents of two. I’ve made my predictions for them (and more!) below. Vanessa and Nick Lachey

Gender: unknown

Siblings: Camden John, Brooklyn Elisabeth

Baby number three is on the way for the Lacheys! Both Camden and Brooklyn are well-liked names with androgynous sounds, so let’s see if their brother or sister will have a name that follows the pattern.
Girl: Addison, Aubrey, Berkeley, Gracen, Harper, Kennedy, Noa, Quincy

Boy: Asher, Beckett, Declan, Easton, Everett, Hayden, Levi, Sawyer, Wyatt

*Update* Hello, Phoenix Robert!

Rosalind Ross and Mel Gibson

Gender: unknown

Siblings: Hannah, Christian, Milo, Lucia, Louis, Thomas, Edward, William (all from previous relationships)

For such a large celebrity family, Mel Gibson‘s children have surprisingly cohesive names. He definitely has a style–European royalty. I expect nothing less for his ninth baby.
Girl: Amelia, Caroline, Clara, Eleanor, Elizabeth, Emma, Katherine, Lydia, Mary, Rose

Boy: Andrew, Benjamin, Charles, Frederick, George, James, Oliver, Richard, Samuel

*Update* European indeed—Scandinavian to be exact. Welcome Lars Gerard!

Kayte and Kelsey Grammer

Gender: unknown

Siblings: Spencer, Greer, Mason Olivia, Jude Gordon (all from previous marriages), Faith Evangeline Elisa, Kelsey Gabriel Elias

Unlike the Gibson clan, Kelsey Grammer’s sibset encompasses a wide range of styles. However, baby #7 has the same mom as Faith and Kelsey, so I think he or she will have a sensible and stylish first name with two fashionable middles.

Girl: Annabelle, Audrey, Elizabeth, Genevieve, Grace, Lily, Mia, Scarlett

Boy: Benjamin, Christian, Isaac, Levi, Nathaniel, Noah, Owen, Zachary

*Update* Welcome, Auden James Ellis!

Elizabeth Chambers and Armie Hammer

Gender: unknown

Siblings: Harper (g)

There are so many celebrity sibsets containing Harper: Harper and Gideon; Harper, Brooklyn, Romeo, and Cruz; Harper, Hayley, and Hannah; Harper and Weston–I could go on! There are many different directions in which the Hammers could go for their Harper‘s younger sibling, but I have a feeling it will be another tailored, on-trend choice.

Girl: Avery, Charlotte, Ellery, Emerson, Hazel, Lucy, Marlowe, Ruby, Vivian

Boy: Beckett, Ellis, Finn, Graham, Grayson, Jack, Liam, Rowan, Sawyer

*Update* It’s a boy—Ford Douglas Armand!

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied

Gender: unknown

Siblings: Aleph

After choosing the wonderfully rare Hebrew name Aleph for her son, I cannot wait to hear what Natalie Portman picks for baby #2. There are so many fantastic, under-the-radar Hebrew names out there, it was hard to keep my predictions short!

Girl: Adalia, Adira, Bethel, Chava, Feya, Haviva, Leeza, Leora, Mehira, Niva, Raya, Zadie

Boy: Bram, Dovev, Eben, Eitan, Eliaz, Gavi, Israel, Lev, Lior, Nahir, Noam, Samson, Tal, Yael

*Update* Hello, Amalia!

Allison Pill and Joshua Leonard

Gender: unknown

Siblings: none

Allison Pill and her husband Joshua live low-key lives outside of the spotlight. That leads me to believe that when it comes to baby names, they aren’t going to choose something eccentric or outlandish. However, I do think their son or daughter will have a name with style–maybe one of the following:

Girl: Cecilia, Cora, Eleanor, Eva, Genevieve, IsabelLucy, Madeleine, Margaret, Phoebe

Boy: Andrew, August, Charlie, Elliott, Gabriel, Gavin, Henry, Julian, Max, Miles, Theo

*Update* It’s a girl—Wilder Grace!

Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet

Gender: unknown

Siblings: Marcel

Ooh-la-la, let’s talk French names! French couple Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet chose handsome Marcel for their son five years ago. Now that they’re expecting a second child, I’m sure the fashionable duo will choose another stylish French appellation.

Girl: Anais, Colette, Elodie, Eulalie, Isabeau, Lilou, Maelys, Ophelie, Ottilie, Silvie, Simone

Boy: Claude, Clemence, Gable, Harvey, Henri, Lionel, Lucien, Maurice, Pascal, Remy

*Update* A girl—Louise!

Helen Lasichanh and Pharrell Williams

Gender: unknown

Siblings: Rocket Ayer

What do you name a sibling for Rocket? That’s what Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh have to figure out. I like the idea of another whimsical word name–especially one with a subtle theme (Zephyr or Zeppelin!).

Girl: Boheme, Domino, Eden, Jette, Moon, Poet, Rhapsody, Solstice, Story, Temple

Boy: Arrow, Axel, Indigo, Noble, Onyx, Rollo, True, Wilder, Zephyr, Zeppelin, Ziggy

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Sophie Kihm

Sophie is a graduate student at the University of Chicago. She loves helping people name things—whether it's their child, car, or pet fish. When she's not thinking about baby names, Sophie enjoys travel, fashion, and art and design.
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