Future Starbaby Names: Predictions for the New Hammer and Grammer Babes
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
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
*Update* Hello, Phoenix Robert!
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
*Update* European indeed—Scandinavian to be exact. Welcome Lars Gerard!
Kayte and Kelsey Grammer
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.
*Update* Welcome, Auden James Ellis!
Elizabeth Chambers and Armie Hammer
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.
*Update* It’s a boy—Ford Douglas Armand!
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!
*Update* Hello, Amalia!
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:
*Update* It’s a girl—Wilder Grace!
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.
*Update* A girl—Louise!
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!).
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