Celebrity Baby Names: Kourtney Kardashian Named Her Son…

Nope, it’s not Jeffrey or Robert, as some gossip rags were speculating last week. The name of the third child of Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian follows one of 2014′s biggest celebrity name trends, by trying to lend him a little royal air: Reign Aston.

Reign is a word name meaning ruler. (Perhaps a nod to Scott Disick’s purchased British noble title?) Lil Kim put it in the middle spot for her daughter, Royal Reign.

Aston seems likely to have been picked for its most glamourous claim to fame. It’s part of the name of luxury car maker Aston Martin, favored by James Bond. It’s a relatively rare baby name—hasn’t ever been in the top 1000.

What do you think? Does Reign fit in with big brother and sister Mason and Penelope? Or is it too out there for standard usage?

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Updated to correct middle name.

Baby Names: How to Know You've Picked the Right Name
Baby Names: How to Know You've Picked the Right Name
Baby Names: How to Know You've Picked the Right Name

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Celebrity Baby Names: Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard’s New Daughter

It’s another girl for Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, who welcomed daughter Delta Bell Shepard, who joins big sister Lincoln.

Delta is the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet (and part of many a sorority and/or fraternity name). It’s also the name of the land around the mouth of a river. It hasn’t been very popular here in the U.S. since the early 20th century, when it last hit the top 1000, but with all the Ella/Elle names in vogue, this feels like a natural variant.

And Bell, obviously, is in honor of Mom’s surname. Together, it has a bit of Southern flair. You can picture a Gone With the Wind character named Delta Bell(e), can’t you?

What do you think of Kristen and Dax’s pick? Is Delta destined to reenter the top 1000?

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Baby Names: How to Pick a Great Name
Baby Names: How to Pick a Great Name

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Ashlee Simpson’s Expecting! Let’s Name Her Next Baby.

Ashlee Simpson and hubby Evan Ross announced yesterday that they’re expecting. It’ll be a second child for Ashlee, who helped dream up one of the more creative celebrity baby names in recent years for her son, Bronx Mowgli.

So what names would go with something as wild as Bronx Mowgli? Here’s my (admittedly, a little tongue-in-cheek) attempt to pick a name that suits big brother’s. (No tame James or plain Jane here!)

Brooklyn Mulan—Let’s keep going with the New York City borough theme, and bring in another Disney character for the middle. The only downside? If she keeps going with that theme for future kids, Staten Island doesn’t quite roll off the tongue.

Moxie Crimefighter—This has the cool “x” factor like Bronx, and was magician Penn’s pick for his daughter. And it regularly appears in the wacky celebrity baby name slideshows with Bronx Mowgli.

Zaire Dothraki—Another intriguing place name/fictional name combo, this time custom made for a boy (and with a bit of that Game of Thrones cool).

Gus Ransom
—These were two of the more interesting celebrity baby names of the past year. Why not combine them into one singularly special name?

So share—what would you pair with Bronx Mowgli for a perfect sib set? If you’re still looking for a fabulous baby name, check out our Baby Name Finder or shoot me an email at lamilbrand@gmail.com to get a little expert guidance. And don’t forget to like In Name Only to keep up with the very latest in baby names.

Baby Names: Is It Too Unusual?
Baby Names: Is It Too Unusual?
Baby Names: Is It Too Unusual?

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Wildest Celebrity Baby Name Trends of 2014

Celebrities usually don’t go for those top 10 baby names—and often pick names that the rest of us wouldn’t dare to bestow on our kids. So what was red hot for the A (and B and C) listers in 2014? Take a look at some of the wilder trends in celebrity baby names!

Unusual Boys’ Names, for Girls
Drew Barrymore started the trend by picking short-form Frankie (not the typical girly Frances or Francesca). Then Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis followed up by giving top boys’ name Wyatt to their first born.

The Reign/Rain Effect
Maybe they were weatherman wannabes—or just big fans of the CW’s sexy historical soap Reign—but Rain and Reign were the hot middle names du jour. (And they were often paired with offbeat first names, too). Christina Aguilera went for the poetic Summer Rain, actress Teresa Palmer liked the zen Bodhi Rain, and Lil Kim gave us the Prince-esque Royal Reign.

Godly Choices
Saint became a hot celebrity pick—Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz picked it for his son, while Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl put it in the middle for new daughter Ophelia Saint. And Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale went with old-school Greek god name Apollo for their new baby boy—and paired it with Bowie (as in rock god David Bowie) and Flynn. Even Bodhi falls into this trend, as it’s a term associated with Buddha and his understanding of the nature of things. Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green chose it for son Bodhi Ransom (in addition to Teresa Palmer’s pick).

Timely Names
Time-related phrases became popular for celebs. Future was the pick for Ciara and Future’s son, honoring his daddy’s stage name. And Mike Myers gave his daughter the name Sunday Molly (even though she wasn’t born on that day).

Disneyfied Moniker
Maybe actors Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson were hoping that their first daughter would be a good sleeper—they gave her the name Briar Rose, which was Sleeping Beauty’s moniker.

Are any of these trends on your radar for your own baby? If you’re still looking for the perfect name, check out our Baby Name Finder, or send me your dilemma at lamilbrand@gmail.com. And don’t forget to like In Name Only to keep up with the very latest in baby names.

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Baby Names: Is It Too Unusual?
Baby Names: Is It Too Unusual?

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Celebrity Baby Names: Hayden Panettiere’s New Daughter

It’s a girl for Nashville actress Hayden Panettiere and her fiance, boxer Wladimir Klitschko. They welcomed Kaya Evdokia Klitschko last Tuesday.

Kaya is a Native American name that means “elder sister,” and unlike its rhyming cousin, Maya, it’s not been overly popular—it currently sits at #757 in popularity. Its biggest claim to fame is being the name of the American Girl historical Native American doll. It’s also been used by several other celebrities, including model Cindy Crawford.

Evdokia is an old Greek name that means “pleasure and delight.” It’s relatively unheard of here, and I wonder if it has family significance to the couple. (There’s also a 1970s Greek film about a prostitute that bears the name.)

What do you think of Hayden and Wladimir’s name choices? Do you think they’re going to launch a Kaya revolution?

If you’re still looking for the perfect name, check out our Baby Name Finder, or email me your dilemma at lamilbrand@gmail.com. And don’t forget to like In Name Only on Facebook to keep up with the very latest in baby names!

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Baby Names: Avoid Baby Naming Regret
Baby Names: Avoid Baby Naming Regret

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