Category: Kardashian baby names
by Sophie Kihm
Are cousins likely to have names of similar styles? My first instinct is no (everyone has their own individual taste!), but when you look to famous families, some cousin-sets are remarkably well-coordinated.
Think of the Duggars, who despite choosing names from all over the popularity charts, all give their children names with religious significance. Now Joy–Anna Duggar is pregnant for the first time, and odds are she’ll continue this family tradition.
Additionally, the Kardashians come to mind when thinking of cousins with similar names. It’s hard to tell where the line is drawn for sibsets when given a list of names like North, Reign, Penelope, Dream, Saint, and Mason (for the record, it’s North and Saint; Mason, Penelope, and Reign; and Dream). Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner both announced their pregnancies this month, and I’d be willing to bet that their naming style will be more alike their sisters’ and brother’s than not.
So what do you think? Are these celebrity siblings going to break the mold or follow suit when it comes to baby names?
In the news this week: more on the British name data, colorful predictions for a Kardashian baby, and starbaby names from down under.
By Abby Sandel
Back in 2007, a little reality show called Keeping Up with the Kardashians debuted on the E! channel.
Nearly a decade later – yes, it’s been that long – we’re still following the family’s foibles, from the scandalous to the mundane.
Along the way, matriarch Kris Jenner has become a grandmother to six. The most recent arrival is Dream Renee, daughter of Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna. Every pregnancy and birth has been detailed on the family’s shows and in the press, meaning that you probably recognize the next generation’s names, even if you’re not keeping up with the family.
We can’t explain it, but there’s an intensity to the Kardashian family baby name watch that’s undeniable. It’s as if we hope the names will be trend-setting, dramatic, extravagant, and daring. Without fail, the family has delivered.
I may be the only American never to have seen an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and I aim to keep it that way. My fascination with the reality TV family is totally name-based: The K-named klan has made the oddly-spelled Khloe one of the fastest rising girls’ names of recent years and inspired a legion of new-fangled K names.
Now, in the latest Kardashian-related baby name news, sister Kim and her fiancé Kris say they’re “reserving” several K names in advance of their upcoming nuptials and theoretical pregnancy. How many K names K & K get to cordon (kordon?) off is not (knot?: sorry, it’s irresistible) known, but we at Knameberry have some suggestions.
While Kate may be the name of the year, the new Duchess of Cambridge seems to be going in the opposite direction from the Kardashians and reverting to her original C name, Catherine. Come to think of it, she may be doing this to distance herself from the Kardashians.
We have the feeling that Kate and other classic K names – Karen, Kenneth, Kevin, Kirsten – probably aren’t Kim and Kris’s thing anyway. We see them going for one of the super popular new K names, here in order of how fast they’re rising.