Name Guru to the Stars: Princess Eugenie’s Baby Names
I’m very good at my job — I correctly predicted the name of Alec and Hilaria Baldwin’s latest child, Eduardo. And in April, I predicted baby names for Kevin and Eniko Hart, who recently announced the birth of their daughter Kaori — just one letter off from my guess of Kairi.
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Princess Eugenie, your cousins have children with such fashionable, contemporary names as Mia and Isla, Savannah and Archie! So you have a lot of freedom with your baby’s name as well. Of course, you may choose a more traditional name such as Alice or Albert, but I’d really love for you to use something quirkier (like your own name!). Try Florence or Sylvie for a girl, Chester or Hugo for a boy.
Mandy and Taylor, you’re expecting a little boy, and I know he’s going to have a great name. Mostly because you choose wonderful names for your pets, Mandy. That’s actually what makes this prediction the most difficult — you’ve used so many baby-worthy names on your animals over the years, such as Vincent, Theo, and Milo. But that gives me a good sense of your style. I think you’ll choose an upbeat name for your son — nothing too formal or stuffy. I like Asher or Leo.
Usher, you like names with personal significance. Your oldest son is the fifth in a line of Ushers and goes by the fun, unique nickname Cinco. And your second son, Naviyd, was named in part for the meaning. You even said, “I wanted you to have that name…spelled that way, because it would be your own.” Clearly this child will have a meaningful name as well. I curated a bunch of names with positive meanings that work with your sibset. For a girl, I like Anneli (“grace”), Kalea (“joy”), or Yoni (“gift of God”). My top choices for a boy are Makari (“blessed”), Kaius (“rejoice”), and Amado (“loved,” and also a nod to Jenn’s Puerto Rican heritage).
Alright April and Robin, I correctly predicted Lola’s name a few years ago, so let’s see if I can get your next baby, too. You guys like Latinate names — particularly short names for girls — and use honor names in the middle. If it’s a girl, I’m thinking something like Bella or Eva. If it’s a boy, Cruz or Arlo would be the way to go.
Ashley Tisdale & Christopher French
Ashley and Christopher, you are an on-trend celebrity couple, so I’m sure you’re going to choose a name that’s on the up-and-up for your son or daughter. For whatever reason, I’m not seeing a name that’s overly girly or frilly for a daughter. It still could be feminine — Freya, or Violet, maybe — but I think you’re more likely to choose something like Billie or Lennon that has more edge to it. Same thing for a boy — I could see you picking a name such as Jameson or Bowen, which feel modern and edgy.
Abby and Bill, you’re going to welcome your baby any day now, so hopefully we’ll find out his or her name very soon! I think you’re going to go for a name that’s slightly traditional but down-to-earth, which seems to be your vibe as a couple. Elliott, of course, would make a great pick for a boy or a girl. But if not, I see you with a daughter named something like Hattie or Nora, or a son called Beckett or William.
Morgan, you are trendsetter in every sense of the word, and your daughter’s name is going to be no exception. This baby girl is going to have a name that’s high style but anti-quirky — a name that will peg her as the Cool Girl in the who’s who of celebrity babies. So which names match the description? There are many, but my top choices for you are Vienna and Waverly.
Siblings: Wren (previous relationship)
Wren is such a darling name, Jessica, so I’m excited to hear what you call your next daughter. You’re Australian by nationality, and Australian naming style is closer to British than American. There’s a strong chance you’ll choose a name that’s not yet common in the US, such as Juno or Clover. However, if you do want to choose something with wider appeal in your adopted home, Maeve or Maisie would work perfectly with Wren.
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