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).
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.
*Update* Baby girl is Dusty Rose!
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.
*Update* A correct prediction—Leonardo Ángel Charles Baldwin
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.
*Update* It’s a boy! Welcome River Rocket Blue.
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
*Update* Clara Elizabeth—perfect!
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
*Update* Megan and Brian have welcomed a son, Journey River.
*Update* Welcome, James Miller!
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.
*Update* A little girl—Ines!
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.
*Update* It’s a girl, and her name is Amada Lee! They must really love the name Amada to use it twice