Great Expectations: Newest Celebrity Predictions
By Sophie Kihm
For a lot of people, 2016 was a terrible year, so let’s look ahead to 2017. Many stars and starlets announced their pregnancies at the end of this year—which means a bonanza of starbabies to be born in 2017! High profile celebs like Jesse Eisenberg, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Payne and Bradley Cooper are all going to become parents for the first time in 2017. There are also quite a few future big sisters out there. Pink is giving her daughter Willow a younger sibling, Jane Kimmel will soon have a little brother or sister, and Gal Gadot’s daughter Alma won’t be an only child for long. I’m sure there will be some more exciting pregnancies announced before the end of the year, but I can already tell—we can expect some great birth announcements from 2017.
Viola Philomena is a name full of romance. I would love to see Megan Hilty and Brian Gallagher choose another romantic, Shakespearean name for their second child, and the odds aren’t bad—as a Broadway star, Megan Hilty knows a thing or two about theatrics.
Hardcore couple Pink and Carey Hart chose a name that’s anything but for their daughter. I expect them to go the ethereal, perhaps nature-related route again for baby number two, but who knows? Maybe they’ll surprise us.
It’s hard to say what direction Anna Strout and Jesse Eisenberg will go in for their first baby’s name, but given the current climate of celebrity baby names, my best guess is short and vintage. Names like Mabel, Sybil, Frederick, and Daisy have been popping up all over the place, and it seems like that might be a good stylistic fit for baby Eisenberg.
Israeli couple Gal Gadot and Yaron Varsano chose the gorgeous name Alma for their oldest daughter. Many Americans consider Alma a strictly Latin name, but she’s actually a global choice with roots in Spanish, Italian, and Hebrew–although currently most popular in Scandinavia. I predict Alma‘s sister or brother will have a similarly striking moniker, one that translates around the world as well as Alma.
It can be tricky to predict celebrity baby names with no siblings to refer to, but that’s when I turn to their pet names. Amanda has a beloved dog named Finn—might she choose another friendly and casual name for her baby?
Jimmy Kimmel is gearing up to be a dad for the fourth time. His youngest child’s name is Jane—a sweet classic choice that has been creeping back into style lately. I bet he and his wife will choose something in the same vein for their latest son or daughter.
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on December 12th, 2016 at 10:51 am
Just an FYI that the formatting on this page is a little wonky. 🙂
on December 12th, 2016 at 12:26 pm
lets see my picks:
Viola Philomena & Allegra or Amadeus.
Willow & Wren or Wilder.
Alma & Vita or Bram.
Kevin, Katherine, Jane, Josephine or Oliver.
I would name Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper’s baby Olympia or Wolf.
I would name Cheryl and Liam Payne’s baby Winnie or Charlie.
I would name Anna Strout and Jesse Eisenberg’s baby Mabel or Walter.
on December 13th, 2016 at 3:41 am
I like the name Anna, You can also take a look at some names with the letter a here http://www.suggestbabynames.com/meaning_of_african_girlname_abeba.html
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