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Saturday, November 30th, 2013
Having trouble coming up with the perfect name for your little prince or princess? It’s a lot of pressure, right? You want a name you’ll love forever, that won’t embarrass your kid or get him or her teased, but something that’s different enough that there aren’t 10 of them in his or her class.
Well, the former Hills star turned shoe designer and hubby Jay Cutler did pretty well naming their first child without the help of a baby name book—Camden Jack Cutler (Camden was #156 on the national list of the most popular boys’ names in 2012). Now that she’s pregnant with her second, Kristin is sharing her tips on how to find the best fit for your child’s name:
Keep an open mind. You can find inspiration anywhere! Kristin and Jay don’t know whether their second baby will be a boy or a girl yet, so they’ve picked out names for each. “I saw the boy name in a magazine and I just liked it,” she shares. She found the girl name in the unlikeliest of places: a store clerk’s dog!
Sound it out. Don’t just pick names you like. Make sure the first and middle names go well with the baby’s last name. “We liked the way Camden Cutler sounded,” she said, “and we liked calling him Cam for short.”
Personalize it. They loved the name Camden the moment they heard it. But to make it have a family tie, they made Camden’s middle name Jack, “which is Jay’s dad’s name, so it has meaning,” Kristin explains.
Have a thick skin. You can’t make everyone happy! That’s why some people choose to keep their baby names a secret till the baby’s born, so they don’t have to hear people weigh in on whether they like the names or not. Kristin and Jay have told close friends and family their baby name contenders and have gotten “mixed reviews—and we don’t care!” she said with a laugh.
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TELL US: What baby names are you considering?
Image of Kristin Cavallari courtesy of s_bukley/Shutterstock.com.
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Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
If Josh Duhamel had it his way, he’d want wife Fergie to be pregnant all of the time! “I’m going to miss seeing her walking around the house pregnant,” he told Access Hollywood. “It’s been a really, really great experience and hopefully she’ll wanna do it again soon.”
Fergie is reportedly due any day now with a boy, which Josh seemed to spill on the fly on an episode of LIVE with Kelly and Michael, but he revealed to me it wasn’t as spontaneous as it looked. “I had to get full permission from my wife first!” he explains. The two, who are in major nesting mode, have the nursery, baby gear and clothes all ready for their little man—mostly thanks to the three baby showers Fergie has had.
While they’re saving their baby’s name as a secret (they’re not even telling their parents, because they don’t want anyone else’s opinion!), Josh will say that it’s a traditional name rather than a spoofable one, like North West or Apple Martin.
Now, with baby on the way, Josh is more focused than ever on making a difference by giving back. I caught up with him as he was announcing the kickoff to the Valspar Hearts and Hands for Habitat Campaign, which auctions off celebrity handprints in colorful Valspar paint to raise money for Habitat for Humanity’s Disaster Response program that’s currently serving areas like New York, Oklahoma and Texas. Here’s what he said during our exclusive (though brief!) Q&A:
Has Fergie been singing to the baby a lot?
Yes! We play him music too. It’s funny to see how active he is [inside her belly]–I think we’re going to have our hands full. He’s going to be an active kid, but that’s good, that’s what we want. They say that the more you communicate from outside while he’s still in the womb, the more advanced he’ll be when he comes out, but who knows if any of that’s true.
What’s making you most nervous about becoming a dad?
Until you’ve gone through it, you don’t know what to expect. You try to be prepared and cover every base, but until you actually have it you don’t know. So I guess it’s fear of the unknown.
What sorts of things are you looking forward to doing most with your son?
I’m just so excited to meet him and hold him, and see what this little guy has been doing in there. I can’t wait to show him off to my family and friends–even just taking him with me to breakfast in the morning. Everything that goes with being a parent is what I’ve always wanted to do. It’s going to be life-changing for sure.
Have you settled on a push present for Fergie yet?
No, I should probably do that, huh? But you know what, going through pregnancy and growing a baby…if there was ever a gift that a woman has earned, it’s a push present!
What Josh wants you to know about his involvement with Valspar and Habitat for Humanity: “After what happened in my hometown in North Dakota in 2011, I can understand a lot better what some of these families are going through that were hit by disaster. Habitat has worked closely with low-income families to help them rebuild their lives–not just their homes, but their lives, and Valspar has donated all the paint for Habitat’s builds. People can get involved with the Valspar Hearts and Hands for Habitat campaign by going on to the Valspar Facebook page and bidding on some of these canvases with the handprints donated by various celebrities, and all that money will go toward Habitat’s Disaster Response Program. Valspar not only donates all the paint for Habitat builds, but they will donate $1000 for every handprint auction contributed.”
TELL US: Do you think Fergie should get pregnant right away? How long do you think you should wait between kids?
Image of Josh Duhamel courtesy of Valspar Hearts and Hands for Habitat Campaign.
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Monday, August 19th, 2013
May the force be with Hart of Dixie star Jaime King when she goes into labor this fall! The pregnant actress and George Lucas fanatic, was feted by friends (including super-stylish celeb pals Jessica Alba, Rachel Bilson and Selma Blair) at her Star Wars-themed baby shower on Saturday at the Soho House in West Hollywood.
The centerpiece of the baby shower was an elaborate cake featuring Jaime as Princess Leah, and her husband Kyle in full Jedi gear, surrounded by Darth Vader, Storm Troopers, and their baby on a planet (most likely in a galaxy far, far away). Since the couple doesn’t know the sex of their baby—and plan to be surprised on his or her birthday—the cake read: “May the force be with baby Newman.”
Why the Sci-fi theme? The space adventure holds a special place in Jaime and her husband’s hearts. Aside from both of them being obsessed with all things Star Wars, Kyle directed Jaime in the 2009 movie Fanboys—about buddies who take a cross-country trip to Skywalker Ranch so their dying friend can see a screening of Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace before its released—and Jaime voiced several characters on the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated TV series from 2009 to 2012.
While I’m not as R2D2- and C3P0-obsessed as Jaime and Kyle, I love that they (and her friends throwing the shower) went outside the box with the baby shower theme. It’s a tip for everyone to learn from. Your (or your friend’s shower) should focus on the mom-to-be’s likes and interests and really be personal to her. Love books? A nursery rhyme, Alice in Wonderland, or Dr. Seuss-themed party is perfect. Can’t get enough of animals? A circus, jungle or petting zoo-themed shower could be for you. Have a special interest, like football, music or even knitting? They can all be incorporated into a baby shower tailored just for you, making your day extra-special.
For your own Star Wars-themed baby bash, check out these awesome recipes and craft projects. You can even take your love of the movies one step further by naming your baby after the epic series with these cool baby name suggestions. Star Wars not your bag? Get inspired by these other fun baby shower themes.
TELL US: What was/will be your baby shower theme?
Image of Jaime’s baby shower cake via Ashley Madekwe’s Webstagram.
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