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The Hottest Celebrity Baby Names This Week

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

It was all about honoring Daddy for two celebs who welcomed new sons recently—and a cool, offbeat baby name for a girl for a third.

Zombie fighter Sonequa Martin-Green from The Walking Dead and her husband Kenric Green kept it in the family with their baby name pick for their son: Kenric Justin Green II, named after Daddy. Kenric seems to be a variant spelling of Kendrick, an English name that means ruler and is currently in the top 350 baby names in the United States. I’m kind of loving Kenric as an updated way to honor a Kenneth (or a Kenneth and a Richard) in your family tree.

Former Bachelor contestant Renee Oteri Maynard finally found love with husband Bracy Maynard, and together they welcomed Jax Bracy, who was given his middle name in homage to Dad. Jax is a brand new name that’s already making a splash—it’s nearing the top 200. Consider it a postmodern Jack.

Finally, singers Vanessa Carlton and James McCauley welcomed daughter Sidney Aoibheann. Sidney has been on a sharp decline, and falls just inside the top 1000 baby names for both boys and girls—it’s been recently overshadowed by the ultrapopular Sydney spelling. Aoibheann may seem like a tongue twister of a baby name, but it’s actually pronounced “Even.” It’s an Irish name that means beautiful sheen.

Tell us: What do you think of this latest batch of celebrity baby name picks? Is there anything you’d consider amongst the names?

If you’re looking for the perfect baby name, check out our Baby Name Finder, or email me at lamilbrand@gmail.com for advice. 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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Best Celebrity Baby Names of the Year

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Stars—they’re just like us. Except when they pick some really offbeat names like Moxie Crimefighter or Pilot Inspektor. But there are plenty of stars out there who give their kids names you might actually want to consider for your own baby—even if they are a little offbeat. Here are some of our favorites from 2014!

Exotic Picks
Kaya Evdokia Chosen by Hayden Panettiere & Wladimir Klitschko, this unique name combines a Native American name with one common in Slavic countries.

Esmeralda Amada Ryan Gosling & Eva Mendes picked this gem of a name, which means emerald.

Elizabella Dylan Alyssa Milano opted for this rarely heard mashup of Elizabeth and Isabella.

Word Names
Delta Bell Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard gave their daughter a name with a bit of Southern flair.

Gus Two different actresses picked the cute nickname Gus for their sons this year—Poppy Montgomery and Ashley Williams.

Viola Philomena Actress Megan Hilty chose this name, which has a musical bent.

Hazel John Krasinski & Emily Blunt picked the color/nature name Hazel for their daughter.

River Rose Kelly Clarkson liked this melodic combo of nature-themed names.

Booker Jombe Thandie Newton chose this occupational name for her son.

Rose Dorothy Scarlett Johansson gave her daughter a sweet, old-fashioned name (that had an inadvertent shout-out to the 80s sitcom Golden Girls).


Old-School Names

Ophelia Saint Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl went with this Shakespearean name (and the offbeat word name Saint) for his daughter.

Georgia Marie SNL’s Kenan Thompson picked this vintage place name and a traditional middle for his daughter.

Evelyn Penn Bruce Willis chose an on-the-rise old-fashioned name for his fourth daughter.

Otis Alexander Jason Sudeikis & Olivia Wilde may be bringing back the rarely heard Otis from obscurity.

Bridget Monroe Rosie Pope went with Irish favorite Bridget for her daughter.

Tell us: What was your favorite baby name of 2014? Would you consider any of these?

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

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: Kourtney Kardashian Named Her Son…

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

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?

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

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

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

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?

If you’re still looking for the perfect name, check out our Baby Name Finder, or email me 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.

Baby Names: How to Pick a Great Name
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.

Friday, December 19th, 2014

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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