Predicting 2014 Starbaby Names, Part 2

Predicting 2014 Starbaby Names, Part 2

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, CassidyOnce 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  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 Find her in the Nameberry forums under Tararyaz.