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Celebrity Baby Names: Jenna Fischer’s New Daughter

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Office star Jenna Fischer welcomed her second child with husband Lee Kirk. Joining big brother Weston Lee is little sister Harper Marie. (I’m sensing that Jenna and Lee love surname names—don’t you?)

Harper has been a huge favorite lately for ladies—it’s currently the 16th most popular name for girls. It means, naturally, “harp player.”

Marie is a French variant of Mary, and means bitter. It’s been a top middle name choice for decades, and it’s currently in the top 600 baby names for the U.S.

In all, a lovely name, and one that it’s likely that some of you may have picked. (No oddball names here!)

Tell us: Do you love Jenna’s choice? And if you are one of the moms who picked Harper for your daughter, what did you pick as the middle name?

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

Baby Names: Is It Too Popular?
Baby Names: Is It Too Popular?
Baby Names: Is It Too Popular?

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Celebrity Baby Names: Lil Kim’s New Baby Girl

Monday, June 9th, 2014

It’s a girl for rapper Lil Kim! And the first time mom gave her daughter a word name that makes it clear she’s treating her new daughter like a princess: Royal Reign.

Both names are relatively unheard for girls, but Royal is in the top 1000 for boys for the first time since the early 1970s. As you can imagine, it means kingly. Reign means rule—and only 97 girls rocked that name last year.

Yep, it’s a name that has celebrity written all over it! It’s along the lines of Holly Madison’s infamous Rainbow Aurora—in other words, not a name for someone who might someday need to have a career in a professional field like medicine or law to support themselves.

What do you think? Do you like Royal or Reign, for either a girl or a boy? And if you think Royal Reign is out there, check out our picks for the wildest baby names of 2013. If you want to celebrify your baby name choice, check out our Baby Fame Name Generator to jazz it up. And don’t forget to like In Name Only on Facebook to keep up with the very latest in baby names.

Image: lil Kim by s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

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

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Celebrity Baby Names: Scott Wolf’s New Daughter

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Party of Five star Scott Wolf added a daughter to his family’s party of five! He and wife Kelley welcomed their first daughter, Lucy Marie, who joins big brothers Miller William and Jackson Kayse.

Lucy is an English variation on Lucius, and it means “light.” It’s been on a slow but steady climb toward the top since the early 1990s, and is currently the 66th most popular name in the U.S. The most popular namesakes are, of course, Lucy Van Pelt, Charlie Brown’s bossy neighbor, and Lucille Ball’s wacky I Love Lucy character.

Marie is the French version of Mary, which means “bitter.” It’s currently just inside the top 600 as a first name, though it’s often used in the middle spot instead. French queen Marie Antoinette is one of the most famous namesakes, along with scientist Marie Curie.

Lucy Marie fits well with her sibling’s names—like Miller and Jackson, it’s popular and timeless. In all, they’ve picked a lovely name that you’d definitely hear on your local playground—no crazy celebrity name here! (If you want to celebrify Lucy Marie—or your own kid’s name—check out our Celebrity Fame Name Generator for inspiration. That turned Lucy Marie to the more offbeat Lala Maliboo!)

What do you think of the name Lucy Marie? Would Lucy be on your baby name short list? If you’re still looking for the perfect baby 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 on Facebook to keep up with the very latest baby name news.

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British Baby Names
British Baby Names

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Celebrity Baby Names: Ciara and Future’s Son

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

You knew that a guy who renamed himself Future (formerly known as Nayvadius D. Wilburn) wasn’t going to pick something like John or James for his son. And instead, rapper-producer Future and singer Ciara decided to give their new cutie a name that’s obviously dear to their hearts—Future! And they paired that with the middle name Zahir.

Future is obviously a word name, and one that hasn’t been extremely popular—only six boys were given it last year. It does give you that forward thinking vibe, though. Perhaps we’ll be seeing more Futures in, well, the future?

Zahir is an Arabic name that means “shining.” So maybe this boy has a bright future? (With two talented celebrity parents, that’s not a huge stretch!)

No word yet on what they’re planning to call him—will he go by Future Junior?

In all, it’s certainly not a name I’d pick for one of my kids, but it seems perfect for the baby of two very creative celebrities.

What do you think? Would you consider Future for your kid—or are there any other word names you’d pick instead?

If you’re still looking for the perfect baby name, check our Baby Name Finder—or head on over to our Baby Fame Name Generator to get a name perfect for the A list.

And of course, like In Name Only on Facebook 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?

Image: Ciara by Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com

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Celebrity Baby Names: Zac Brown’s New Son

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

It’s (finally) a boy for singer Zac Brown, who joked about continuing to try for that elusive son. Joining big sisters Joni Mason, Georgia Sloan, Lucy and Justice is little brother Alexander Frost.

Alexander is a perennially popular name (currently in the top 10 for boys) that means “defending men.” It’s an old school name, dating back to the B.C. era with the conquerer Alexander the Great and a bevy of royals and luminaries. It’s also one of my personal favorites (it was on my short list for a son)—I love that you can get a bevy of nicknames from it—Al or Alex, or the currently in vogue Xander.

Frost is a pretty cool middle name (pun unintended). It’s usually a surname (think the poet Robert Frost and that chilly denizen of winter, Jack)—but I like it in the middle spot here.

What do you think of the name? I think it’s actually a little more conservative than his girls’ choices, but it’s a lovely name nonetheless.

Still looking for your perfect baby name? Check out our Baby Name Finder or send your dilemma to me at lamilbrand@gmail.com. And don’t forget to like In Name Only to keep up with the very latest in baby names—including the imminent announcement of the top baby names of the year!

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