Starbaby Names: The Latest Predictions
By Sophie Kihm
When it comes to naming siblings, families have different approaches. Some choose an obvious theme, like Coleen and Wayne Rooney, whose children are named Kai, Klay, and Kit. Others, like Lisa and Jack Osborne, don’t feel the need to have coordinating sibling names—one of their daughters has the sweet, vintage name Pearl, and the other has the androgynous, spunky nickname name Andy.
It will be interesting to see how this group of celebrities adds to their sibsets. Will Boomer Phelps have a sibling with an equally out-there name? Will Kim and Kanye use another word name for North and Saint‘s brother or sister? I’ve made my predictions below, but I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
Siblings: Julian Fuego (previous relationship)
Robin Thicke’s son has a name with distinct Latin flair—Julian Fuego. Although Julian and his sister will have different mothers, I’d love for them to have somewhat coordinated names. A great way to do that would be to give her a name that has a history of use in Spanish-speaking countries, as well as the United States.
*Update* Welcome, Mia Love!
Adrian Benjamin is a handsome, classic name that is easy to like, with He the added bonus of cute initials—ABC. Considering that the first two initials are the reverse of his dad’s, it might be sweet for Ginger and Ben Aaron to give their second son the initials RG—which is the reverse of Ginger‘s first and middle initials. Although, that tradition would be hard to keep up with if they decide to have more than two children.
*Update* Baby boy is Miles Macklin!
For Coleen and Wayne Rooney‘s fourth baby, I’d be shocked if he or she doesn’t have another K name. I’d wager that the name will be one syllable as well, although there are some great double- syllable options for a daughter.
*Update* It’s a boy, but not another K name! Welcome, Cass Mac!
Gender: unknown twins!
Siblings: Eisele Kaye
Hillary Scott and Chris Tyrrell’s daughter has a very special name—Eisele is her paternal grandmother’s maiden name, and Kaye is her maternal grandmother’s maiden name. Honoring family is clearly important to the Tyrrells, and they certainly have space to honor a lot of people with their upcoming arrival of twins! I’ve scoured their family trees for potential honorees, but also included some names that work stylistically with Eisele.
*Update* Identical twin girls—Betsy Mack and Emory JoAnn!
Pearl and Andy may seem like a bit of a mis-match for sister names, but one element that ties them together is their botanical middle names. I hope the Osbournes continue that theme with their third baby, even if it’s a boy. There are plenty of great nature names for boys—ranging from Forest to Linden—that I could picture them using as a middle name.
*Update* Welcome, Minnie Theodora!
Siblings: Boomer Robert
How do you match a name as bold as Boomer? I think another action-packed word name might be in store for a boy—something like Colt or Gunner. For a girl, high-value Scrabble letters and punchy sounds are key—think Lux and Ripley. Whether they’re having a son or a daughter, the Phelps family has quite the task ahead of them, picking a name to match Boomer’s swagger.
*Update* Another boy—Beckett Richard!
We’re in the midst of a Conrad mini-comeback. Since 2011, it has risen over 200 spots in the Top 1000, but at #591, Conrad is hardly trendy. I’m guessing Elspeth Keller and Reid Scott will choose another clunky-cool name poised to swing back into style—perhaps another one with Germanic origins.
*Update* Hello, Damon Leif!
Had you asked me back in May what Kim and Kanye would name a second son, I might have told you Sir. But fast forward a few months to July, and that is the name Beyonce and Jay Z gave their son, Sir Carter. But there are still great choices for Kimye’s newest arrival, including ones that connote their celebrity royalty status and fit in with North and Saint.
*Update* Baby girl is Chicago!