Category: celebrity baby names
By Linda Rosenkrantz
The dictionary and the thesaurus have invaded the baby name universe big time, especially if you include all the nature and color and virtue names. Journey and Genesis, Forest and Faith, Maverick and Melody, Ace and Chase, Sage and Summer—I’m sure we could all go on forever.
And celebrities are far from immune to this trend. Let’s take a look at the word names they’ve chosen just in the past year, some of them newly introduced to the baby world.
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:
The festive month of March has arrived, which means spring is just around the corner! Let’s find inspiration for your March baby from Women’s History Month, St. Patrick’s Day, birthday namesakes, and the season of spring. From cool place names like Ireland and Tennessee to more traditional names like Ruth and Vincent, March delivers a wonderful bouquet of names to choose from!
By Abby Sandel
If you’re a fan of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, you might know that Lauren Manzo is a new mom. The Manzo family graduated to their own Bravo series, Manzo’d with Children, in 2014. Lauren and husband Vito Scalia married a year later. They welcomed daughter Marchesa Anna Scalia last week. They’re calling her Markie.
Marchesa makes a fascinating, distinctive choice for their family, part-designer label, part-aristocratic title.
Do parents actually take their naming queues from reality television?
The answer seems to be yes. MTV debuted The Real World in 1992, launching the modern era of reality television. From Dancing with the Stars to Teen Mom, the new generation of celebrities has changed the way we name our children.
Here are nine choices, all proof that reality television translates to real-life name choices.
Celebrities are notorious for giving their children outrageous baby names. Lists of so-called crazy celebrity baby names pop up often, and with examples like North West (shown) and Blue Ivy topping them, it’s easy to see why they spread like wildfire. But I’m not convinced that celebrities are any crazier than the rest of us in their naming choices. One man’s crazy is another man’s cute, and there are lots of reasons celebrity names may seem stranger than they actually are:
Celebrities are just as likely to choose “normal” names as the rest of us- Plenty of them choose popular or traditional names. The Beckhams’ youngest is called Harper (a Top 10 name) and Brad and Angelina have a Vivienne. For every Frank Zappa (father of Moon, Dweezil, Ahmet, and Diva), there’s a Dennis Quaid (father of Jack, Thomas, and Zoe).