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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!