Mother’s Day: Saluting this year’s new celeb moms
Daughter Maxwell Drew, born in 2012 got a baby brother, Ace Knute, just a year later. Ace is a jaunty nickname name that’s rapidly moving mainstream; it’s also been used by Natalie Appleton and Tom Dumont. Middle-name Knute honors baby’s dad Eric Johnson’s Swedish grandfather.
- Maxwell Drew, born in 2012 got a baby brother, Ace Knute, just a year later. Ace is a jaunty nickname name that’s rapidly moving mainstream; it’s also been used by Natalie Appleton and Tom Dumont. Middle-name Knute honors baby’s dad Eric Johnson’s Swedish grandfather." >
- Kingston, the name of Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale’s oldest son, has really taken off, and the same might happen for this mighty Greek god of medicine and music’s name. Baby Apollo’s two middle names are the equally cool Bowie and Flynn." >
- Black Eyed Peas singer explained that Axl Jack’s name came to her in a dream involving, yes, one of her singing idols, Guns ‘n’ Roses’ Axl (born William) Rose. A contraction of the Scandinavian Axel, it’s Number 639 on the list of Nameberry faves." >
- Bear has gone from fierce to fuzzy, more Teddy bear now than threatening beast. Winslet’s Bear Blaize was preceded by Alicia Silverstone’s Bear Blue." >
- Noah Shannon got a baby brother when Bodhi Ransom was born to Megan Fox and Brian-Austin Green this year. Bodhi, which means “enlightenment,” projects a serene, spiritual aura—quite the opposite of middle name Ransom." >
- Cricket Pearl works well with that of her sister, Birdie Leigh. Dad Marc Silverstein was quoted by Phillips as saying; “Cricket is just the greatest, happiest kid on the block, the coolest camp counselor.”" >
- Dashiell (born Samuel) Hammett from the 1930’s on, his name was suddenly picked up on by contemporary namers from Cate Blanchette to Harvey Weinstein. It’s a Nameberry fave, at Number 44—though so far not on the national list." >
- Frances joins sister Olive—a much more conventional choice. Frankie was actually on the girls’ list until 1973, and could see a comeback. Both of Drew’s girls share the theatrically historic middle name of Barrymore." >
- North West), than this royal choice. The winner is a solid, traditional, royal classic, the name of the King of Britain for 116 straight years. Now at Number 157, we foresee George climbing higher as a result of this princely endorsement." >
- Hazel is a name that’s undergone a complete transformation, from old cartoon maid to cool nature name and celeb fave—first chosen by Julia Roberts for one of her twins in 2004, and more recently by the John Krasinskis. Hazel is now at a high of Number 157—and sure to rise." >
- Baby Luna joins brother Leo Bardem—making a nice celestial sibset, with both names growing in popularity. The moonstruck Luna’s rise was undoubtedly influenced by the Harry Potter character Luna Lovegood; it’s also the everyday name for Uma Thurman’s five-named daughter (none of them Luna)." >
- Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis chose a jazzy, bluesy name for their baby boy. Although it’s been off the national charts for decades, Otis is Number 72 among our discerning Berries." >
- Treat yourself today to our brand new Nameberry Guide to the Very Best Baby Names, available now at whatever price you choose. To learn more about the book and get your copy, go here." >
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on May 10th, 2014 at 4:05 pm
Saluting ALL moms, ESPECIALLY those who don’t have housekeepers and nannies, who get two weeks of maternity leave and work full time for minimum wage.
on May 11th, 2014 at 12:55 pm
Happy Mother’s Day! I do like Frankie, but so much prefer the classier French Francine. I also adore Luna! So mysterious and beautiful!
on May 11th, 2014 at 2:21 pm
I love Apollo, Bodhi, Cricket, Hazel, Frankie, Otis, and Luna!
I’m also starting to like Pearl in the middle spot, as in Georgina Chapman’s India Pearl.
There are some celebrity baby names I just love, even if I would never use them. Alabama Gypsy Rose, India Pearl, Luciana Bella, and Valentina Paloma are some of my favorites. I would use Luciana, and I love Valentina, but Gypsy is too controversial for me to feel comfortable using it myself. That doesn’t mean Alabama is off-limits, though! 😀
Happy Mother’s Day!
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