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New Celebrity Baby Name Predictions

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By Sophie Kihm

This month has seen some high profile pregnancy announcements. The Baldwins, Olivers, and Reynolds? How did we get so lucky? There’s no doubt that these babies will have interesting names, but what they are exactly, we can’t yet say. We might have to wait a few more months to hear these babies’ names, but in the meantime, we can always speculate. These are my picks for the big celebrity baby names–from the classic and respected to the unconventional and bizarre (I’m looking at you, Jamie Oliver).

Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine

Gender: unknown

Siblings: none

Predicting names is always hard when there are no siblings to refer to. That’s why these suggestions are all over the place stylistically. I could see Behati and Adam going in a couple of different directions. Maybe honor names (Behati‘s mother’s name is Magda, Adam‘s middle name is Noah), or possibly a musical reference to dad’s career. Whatever the case, baby Levine will have a striking and stylish name.

Girl: Celie, Elodie, Harbor, Kiva, Lennox, Lotus, Maggie, Marlowe, Vivienne, Zola

Boy: Boaz, Bowie, Dashiell, Freddie, Huxley, Loyal, Morrison, Neo, Noah, Wilder

*Update* Baby girl is Dusty Rose!

Hilaria and Alec Baldwin

Gender: boy

Siblings: Ireland (previous marriage), Carmen Gabriela and Raphael Thomas

After two babies together, we know the Baldwin‘s naming style–Spanish romance. All of their kids have such great names (dare I say perfect?), so I can’t wait to hear what they name this little boy.

Boy: Antonio, Emanuel, Dominic, Joaquin, Leonardo, Lorenzo, Simeon, Vincenzo

*Update* A correct prediction—Leonardo Ángel Charles Baldwin

Jools and Jamie Oliver

Gender: unknown

Siblings: Poppy Honey Rosie, Daisy Boo Pamela, Petal Blossom Rainbow, and Buddy Bear Maurice

Another baby Oliver? Praise the naming gods! At this point we feel safe in predicting that it’s going to be something floral for a girl, something informal for a boy. Either gender, we know baby Oliver is going to have three names, with one (or all!) of them quirky.

Girl: Bluebell, Butterfly, Clementine, Clover, Flora, Iris, Lilac, Peony, Posey, Primrose, Tulip

Boy: Charlie, Billy, Bobby, Freddy, Huey, Perry, Ricky, Rudy, Sammy, Sonny, Teddy, Woody

*Update* It’s a boy! Welcome River Rocket Blue.

Anna Chlumsky and Shaun So

Gender: unknown

Siblings: Penelope Joan

Veep’s Anna Chlumsky and her husband chose such a sweet name for their first-born. Penelope Joan has a vintage-yet-modern feel, something I think they’ll try to emulate with baby number two.
Girl: Alice, Camilla, Daphne, Delia, Greta, Isobel, Josephine, Lorelei, Matilda, Millicent, Zelda

Boy: Andrew, Arthur, Edward, Henry, Paul, QuentinRay, Simon, Theodore, Thomas, Walter

*Update* Clara Elizabeth—perfect!

Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green

Gender: unknown

Siblings: Noah Shannon (b) and Bodhi Ransom

Megan Fox‘s two sons have names that are almost opposites on the style scale, however, they have one thing in common–the long o sound. Will they continue that pattern with baby number three?
Girl: Lola, Naomi, Zoe, Bree, Harley, Kyla, Leila, Liv, Rain, Rose, Sage, Shea

Boy: Owen, Rowan, Ace, Axel, Blaise, Jonah, Levi, Major, Max, Rafe, Zeb, Zeke

*Update* Megan and Brian have welcomed a son, Journey River.

Ellie Kemper and Michael Koman

Gender: unknown

Siblings: none

The ever-cheerful Ellie Kemper is pregnant with her first child! The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt actress is known for her sunny disposition, so no doubt Baby Koman will have a happy and upbeat name.

Girl: Anya, Birdie, Celia, Daisy, Gracie, Hallie, Hattie, Ivy, Josie, Juniper, Libby, Olive, Penny

Boy: Elliot, Felix, Finley, Frankie, Henry, Jasper, Julian, Liam, Oliver, Rory, Theo, Wyatt

*Update* Welcome, James Miller!

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

Gender: unknown

Siblings: James (g)

What do you name a sibling for a daughter named James? This is a relatively new phenomenon, and a question I expect we’ll be hearing much more in the coming years. For now, here are my ideas.

Girl: Abbott, Elliot, Emmett, Greer, Hollis, Lincoln, Mavis, Maxwell, Percy, Quincy, Sutton

Boy: Calvin, Charles, Harrison, Jonathan, Noble, Quinlan, Roscoe, Theodore, Thomas, Weston

*Update* A little girl—Ines!

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling

Gender: unknown

Siblings: Esmeralda Amada

Like the Baldwins, Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling love extravagant Spanish names, undeniably due to Eva‘s Cuban heritage. It seems pretty likely that they’ll stick with this theme for their next son or daughter, which in that case means Baby Gosling will have a lovely (and probably long) first name.

Girl: Celestina, Estela, Floriana, Graciela, Luisa, Mariela, Mireya, PalomaRaphaela, Rosalina

Boy: Augusto, Cortez. Emilio, Francesco, Luciano, Marcelo, Pasqual, Silviano, Valentino

*Update* It’s a girl, and her name is Amada Lee! They must really love the name Amada to use it twice

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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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ashbee Says:

April 20th, 2016 at 7:19 pm

Great predictions. Can’t wait to see what they choose!

Haids1987 Says:

April 26th, 2016 at 11:13 am

I think it’s funny that the female James has only recently caught on; I remember in the early 2000’s when Ross and Rachel on Friends were looking to name their daughter, Rachel suggested James for a girl. I thought that was the coolest thing! Ever since then it’s been in the back of my mind, but now that it’s so popular it’s kind of been a turn-off for me.

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