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Starbaby Predictions:

January 31, 2016 Sophie Kihm

By Sophie Kihm

Like any name nerd, I am utterly fascinated by the world of celebrity baby names.

Bold choices without backlash, five middle names, starting international trends? It’s a name lover’s dream. Alas, we don’t all have that kind of star-power. However, the following celebrities do—and they all have babies on the way! While it’s hard to make predictions about what their kiddos will ultimately be named (they do have a bigger pool to choose from than the rest of us, after all), here are my suggestions of names I think match their style. 

Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman

Gender: unknown

Siblings: none

Anne Hathaway’s sweet personality and understated-yet-glamorous style make me think she’ll choose something equally charming for her future babe.

Boy: Arthur, Bastien, Benedict, Conrad, Garrison, Ira, Philip, Phineas, Samson, Teddy

Girl: Agnes, Camille, Celeste, Eliza, Harriet, Linnea, Millie, Ophelia, Rosemary, Tess

*Update* Welcome Jonathan Rosebanks! Definitely a classic and classy choice.

Kimberley and James Van Der Beek

Gender: unknown

Siblings: Olivia, Annabel, and Joshua

They picked three well-liked names for their current children, why not choose one more?

Boy: Elijah, Gabriel, Ian, Jackson, Maxwell, Nathaniel, Owen, Samuel, Thomas

Girl: Charlotte, Elizabeth, Ella, Grace, Julia, Leah, Nora, Piper, Sophia, Victoria

*Update* Baby girl is here—her name is Emilia

Amelia Warner and Jamie Dornan

Gender: unknown

Siblings: Dulcie

Dulcie is quirky, cute, and oh-so-British. Sticking with that theme, here are my picks.

Boy: Archie, Freddie, Harry, Harvey, Kit, Leon, Louis, Ollie, Remy, Rex, Toby

Girl: Cleo, Esme, Evie, Freya, Georgie, Hattie, Marnie, Phoebe, Scarlett, Sylvie

*Update* It’s a girl—Elva!

Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale

Gender: unknown

Siblings: none

Rose Byrne is incredibly chic and stylish. She well could be one of those celebrities whose baby’s name becomes a national sensation. Her boyfriend is Italian and Cuban, so a cross-cultural choice seems to be in order.

Boy: Carlo, Caspian, Cecilio, Enzo, Ezio, Laszlo, Leo, Marcello, Octavio, Rafe, Silvio

Girl: Allegra, Antonella, Eloisa, Estella, Fia, Flora, Florence, Lucinda, Simona. Zelda

*Update* It’s a boy—Rocco!

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

Gender: unknown

Siblings: none

No doubt such a trendy, high profile power-couple will pick a name to match.

Boy: Anchor, Arrow, Beck, Dex, Ever, Jethro, Neon, Onyx, Quest, Teague

Girl: Avalon, Aziza, Bellamy, Geneva, Lux, Roxie, Salome, Valencia, Zadie

*Update* Welcome, Luna Simone!

Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock

Gender: boy

Siblings: River Rose

River Rose‘s little brother is going to have an equally on-trend but under-the-radar name (and possibly another double nature name).

Boy: Arrow, Birch, Dune, Echo, Edge, Everest, Indigo, Oak, Pine, Ridge, Summit, Timber

*Update* Not a nature name, but another R name—welcome Remington Alexander!

Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys

Gender: unknown

Siblings: Willa Lou and River (b)

Keri Russell is ahead of the curve when it comes to giving her babies names. Her older two kids were named well before their names were on anyones’ minds.

Boy: Benno, Bram, Dez, Fintan, Grove, Joss, Ned, Oswald, Roscoe, Thoren, Wells

Girl: Anouk, Clover, Darcy, Frankie, Isa, Lotus, Luella, Pia, Primrose, Poet, Soleil

*Update* Hello, Sam!

Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas

Gender: unknown

Sibling: Oliver Finlay

Oliver Finlay has that “it” factor. It’s a name that sounds so impeccably cool–you kind of want to adopt it for your own baby.

Boy: Dashiell, Ezra, Henry, Julian, Miles, Nolan, Sebastian, Wesley

Girl: Alice, Cora, Gemma, Hazel, Ivy, Lola, Sadie, Stella, Violet

*Update* It’s a boy—Hugo Wilson!

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

Gender: unknown

Siblings: Arabella and Joseph

Arabella and Joseph. Ultra-feminine vs. ultra-classic. These are traditional parents in every sense of the word, so I bet they’ll follow the same protocol with baby #3.

Boy: Benjamin, Charles, Jonathan, Michael, Nicholas, Samuel, William

Girl: Alexandria, Anastasia, Francesca, Julianna, Luciana, Valentina, Viviana

*Update* It’s a boy! Name is Theodore James

Heather Morris and Taylor Hubbell

Gender: boy

Sibling: Eli

Short, sweet, and very casual. If we use that model, Eli will have a brother named:

Boy: Ben, Charlie, Cole, Evan, Finn, Gabe, Jack, Jake, Jace, Luke, Reid, Sam

*Update* Baby boy is Owen Bartlett

Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky

Gender: unknown

Sibling: Charlotte

A new baby will be arriving in the midst of a busy summer for its presidental candidate grandma, Hillary. First daughter Chelsea and her husband Marc chose the royal name Charlotte for their first child–ranked at #10 the year she was born. Charlotte is a soft, vintage-inspired name that feels very current right now. My guess is her sibling will have a similar name.

Boy: Andrew, Graham, James, Jasper, Julian, Harrison, Levi, Paul, Spencer, Thomas

Girl: Alice, Annabel, Audrey, Eleanor, Elizabeth, Evelyn, Genevieve, Lucy, Madeleine, Nora

*Update* Welcome, Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky!

About the author

Sophie Kihm

Sophie Kihm has been writing for Nameberry since 2015. She has contributed stories on the top middle names of 2019, the top baby names in each state, and the hottest nickname names of 2018. Sophie is Nameberry’s resident Name Guru to the Stars, where she suggests names for celebrity babies. She also manages the Nameberry Instagram and Pinterest. You can follow her personally on Instagram or Pinterest, or contact her at sophie@nameberry.com. Sophie lives in Chicago.

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