Category: celebrity babies
By Sophie Kihm
Every family has its own traditions and values when it comes to naming their children, and that’s true of celebrities as well. Some, like Jessica Alba and Cash Warren, like the meanings of their children’s names to be packed with significance. Their daughters are named Honor and Haven, which are both quite virtuous. Other stars, like James Corden and Cristiano Ronaldo, place value on family names. Cristiano Ronaldo‘s oldest son is a junior, the ultimate way to honor the father in many families. James Corden’s daughter is called Carey, his wife’s maiden name.
I’m particularly interested in seeing what naming values this month’s first-time celebrity parents will have. Will Nathan Kress choose a name from his side of the family? Would Mindy Kaling pick a name inspired by one of her heroes (like Nora Ephron, perhaps?) I can’t wait to find out!
If it’s true, it’s a great choice of names for an international sporting star. Eva is a top 50 name in Ronaldo’s native Portugal, and Mateo is popular in Spain, where he currently plays. Both are safely in the US Top 100, and wearable in many other countries and languages.
Here’s the complete report of celebrity baby announcements for the month of March:
Kiara (Sébastien Haller)
Celebrity baby names make news this month. Two Oscar contenders became new parents in February: Natalie Portman (‘Jackie‘) named her daughter the lovely Amalia, and Mahershala Ali (‘Moonlight’) chose Bari Najima for his daughter. Also of particular note: Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego taking the Zen path for their baby boy, brother of Cy and Bowie, and Nick Cannon‘s choice of the name Golden for his son..
The complete list:
Several high-profile, A-list celebabes arrived on the scene this month, including Jonathan Rhys Meyers’s son Wolf, Saffron Burrows‘s Daisy Alice Winnie, Molly Sims‘s Grey Douglas, Armie Hammer’s son Ford Douglas Armand, and Spice Girl Geri Halliwell’s boy Montague. Also, Mel Gibson sired his ninth child, naming him Lars Gerard, and there were two new members of the Jackson family: Janet‘s boy Eissa and Jermaine II’s Soltan. Two unusual nickname names surfaced as well: A girl named Scottie and a boy named Bluey.
Here’s the complete list: