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Predicting 2014 Starbaby Names, Part 2

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by Tara Ryazansky

It seems like I can’t check my email or stand in a grocery store line these days without being bombarded with images of pregnant celebrities.  I’m not complaining though.  A new pregnancy announcement means we can expect an interesting name announcement to be coming.  But instead of waiting around I’ll make another round of predictions myself.

Singer Kelly Clarkson and her new husband are expecting their first child together.  Baby will join siblings Savannah and Seth from their dad’s previous relationship.  Kelly is already gushing that she has names picked out and hopes to have a girl.  Will she share her husband’s love of ‘S’ names?
My guesses:  Samuel, Levi, Wyatt, Scarlett, Aubrey, Cassidy

Once Upon A Time co-stars Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas are expecting their first baby.  I hope that whatever they pick is as ethereal and sweet as Ginnifer seems to be.  I could see this couple picking something straight out of a fairytale.
My guesses: Miles, Jem, Digby, Fern, Plum, Ione

Former reality TV starlet Kristin Cavallari is going to present a brother or sister to son Camden Cutler.  I think that she will go for something stylish and modern.
My guesses:  Felix, Cassius, Declan, Sutton, Hadley, Delaney

Comic actor Mike Myers and his wife are expecting their second child.  The new baby will join brother, Spike.  It seems that the Myers’s approach baby naming with a sense of humor.  Spike is zippy and nicknamey, but tough.  Maybe they will pick something with a similar style.
My guesses:  Axel, Bruno, Iggy, Cher, Rae, Minnie

Drew Barrymore and her husband are expecting a sibling for baby OliveOlive got her name when the couple read in a pregnancy book that their baby-to-be was the size of an olive.  Hopefully they won’t carry that theme too far and name their new baby something like Kumquat.  My hunch is that they will pick something nature-inspired and bright—after all she did name her film production company Flower Films.  Or maybe a Barrymore family name will appeal to them.
My guesses: Reed, Lionel, Huckleberry, Blythe, Marigold, Dorothy

Actors Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are anticipating their first.  This couple strikes me as laid back and cool, which I think will be reflected in their name choice.   My hunch is that they will go for something simple and a bit vintage, but familiar and down-to-earth.
My guesses: Simon, Charlie, Oliver, Hazel, Louisa, Violet

Actress Thandie Newton and her British film director husband Ol Parker are expecting their third child.  Baby will be joining sisters Ripley and Nico, who were named for the main character in the Alien film franchise and the Velvet Underground singer.  Obviously, Thandie has a thing for strong and unusual namesakes.  Who will she honor next?
My guesses: Remy, Luca, Rhys, Stella, Liv, Maren

Reality star and Jonas Brother, Kevin Jonas and wife Danielle are pregnant with their first child.  Danielle has revealed that she hopes for a girl and plans to use a name that’s “definitely not classic, but nothing too crazy.”  She also hinted that the name might honor her Italian heritage.
My guesses: Enzo, Matteo, LeoAlessandra, Serafina, Natalia

I would love to hear any predictions you might have about what these celebs’ taste in names might result in.

Tara Ryazansky is a freelance writer who has a fashion background.  She has worked for Jane Magazine, Teen Vogue, Interview Magazine and Ellegirl.com.  Find her in the Nameberry forums under Tararyaz.


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Tara Ryazansky is a freelance writer who has a fashion background. She has worked for Jane Magazine, Teen Vogue, Interview Magazine and Ellegirl.com. Find her in the Nameberry forums under Tararyaz.
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spotlightstarlit Says:

December 2nd, 2013 at 8:42 am

I secretly hope Genn & John will use Emma, perhaps as a middle name.

LolaMarie Says:

December 2nd, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Just a point of correction: it’s Josh Dallas, not John

tori101 Says:

December 2nd, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Gorgeous read! I hope some of your predictions come true!

KickinKay Says:

December 2nd, 2013 at 5:43 pm

I love these guesses, I hope some of them come true! Also Danielle Jonas actually is having a girl.

indiefendi Says:

December 3rd, 2013 at 10:41 am

I remember several years ago Kevin said he wanted Madison Grace but of course time goes by so I hope they choose a feminissima Italian girl name now that Dani is actually pregnant.

Danni Says:

December 3rd, 2013 at 11:04 am

It would be so lovely if Drew used Blythe. Blythe and Olive were made to be sisters.

tararyaz Says:

December 3rd, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Thank you @LolaMarie I let Linda know!

I agree @Danni Olive and Blythe would be so cute together

@indiefendi Grace in the middle next to Jonas makes me think of Grace Jones, but Serafina Grace would be pretty for them.

I would love to hear everyone’s guesses!

lesliekav Says:

December 3rd, 2013 at 12:46 pm

I’m most interested in what Thandie Newton will choose given her daughters’ names. I could see another great name with an o-sounding ending like Nico: Cleo, Rocco, Theo, Margo/Margaux.

tararyaz Says:

December 3rd, 2013 at 2:34 pm

@lesliekav I am so interested to see if Thandie picks another person or character to honor with a name! I think that Ripley & Nico are so different but both awesome, strong, unique females! I really hope she has a girl so I can find out who else is on her list of influences! I think Margot and Cleo are beautiful & the O ending is a strong possibility!

Cherryberrychiller Says:

December 3rd, 2013 at 10:34 pm

You wouldn’t believe how long a lot of people have waited to hear the one of the Jonas brothers is going to be a dad. It’s like only yesterday they were all on Camp Rock, singing and dancing the nights away.

R_J Says:

December 6th, 2013 at 9:29 am

Your guesses always seem to right on the money. If the celebs don’t use them, they should!

R_J Says:

December 6th, 2013 at 9:30 am

so right on the money*

not “to” 🙂

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