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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!
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.
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).
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?
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Celebrity Baby Names, In Name Only
Monday, August 25th, 2014
When two celebs pick the same baby name within a few weeks of each other, we need to pay attention. Two years ago, it was Camden that was the big hit, picked by both Nick Lachey and Kristin Cavallari. This year, it’s Saint, picked by two different rock stars: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Grohl, and Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz.
Saint could be a unisex name, but on the Social Security lists, it only showed up for boys—and only 22 boys bore the name last year. It has that virtuous vibe, like names like Hope and Faith, but feels much fresher. And compared to some of the more wild word names that stars have picked for their kids in recent years, like Rainbow, Apple, and the like, this one feels more wearable to me. (Perhaps it’s because musician St. Vincent, who performed with Grohl and Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame show, also goes by the name.) But a word of warning: Your devoutly religious grandmother may not approve of taking this title, given to those officially recognized as holy, and giving it to your brand new baby.
While Pete Wentz put it in the front spot, giving his son the moniker Saint Lazslo, I’d prefer it in the middle spot, where Dave Grohl placed it for his new daughter, Ophelia Saint. For girls, I like this crisp middle with a very feminine first name, like Emily, Cordelia or Rosalind. For boys, try names like Dexter and Harrison. For both sexes, I’d avoid putting it in the first spot with the name of a very popular saint in the middle: Saint Joseph, Saint Elizabeth, Saint Anne, Saint Luke.
Tell us: Do you think Saint is a wearable choice, or is it a little too irreverent for your taste?
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Friday, August 22nd, 2014
It’s been a busy week for celebrity births—and Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz is the latest star to welcome a child. He and girlfriend Meagan Camper welcomed a son, which they gave the offbeat name Saint Lazslo. (Pete Wentz also has a son named Bronx Mowgli with ex Ashlee Simpson.)
He’s also the second star this week to choose the name Saint—Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl gave the word name to his daughter as her middle name. It hasn’t ever ranked in the top 1000 names.
Lazslo is a different way to spell Laszlo, a Hungarian name that means glorious ruler, and is also relatively offbeat—it’s never been in the top 1000. Its biggest claim to fame is the character Victor Laszlo, the non-Humphrey Bogart guy in the classic movie Casablanca’s love triangle. I’m wondering if there’s someone in their families they’re honoring with this choice.
What do you think of Saint? Do you think it’s the next hot word name—or is it a little too wild for you?
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Celebrity Baby Names, In Name Only
Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Two celebs welcomed girls recently: Foo Fighter frontman and Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl welcomed his third daughter with wife Jordyn Blum. Joining big sisters Violet Maye and Harper Willow is daughter Ophelia Saint. (People magazine got the scoop from the obituary for Dave’s father, Jim Grohl, in The Vindicator.) And Carson Daly and fiancee Siri Pinter welcomed their daughter, London Rose, who joins siblings Etta Jones and Jackson James.
Ophelia is most famous as the name of Hamlet’s drowned lady love, but this lovely Greek name, which means “help,” may be ready for a comeback. (It hasn’t been in the top 1000 since the 1950s!) No word on what middle name Dave and Jordyn chose, but I could see it paired with a short and sweet middle, like Leigh, Rose, or June. People may have been nervous about using it in the past because of its association with one of Shakespeare’s most tragic characters, but it’s a wonderfully wearable alternative to some of the uber popular baby names, like Sophia and Fiona.
London is a top 100 baby name, and has been on a sharp rise in popularity since the start of the 21st century, as part of the new interest geographic names. They paired it with popular middle name Rose, one of the red-hot floral names.
What do you think of Carson and Dave’s choices? Which one would you consider for your daughter?
If you’re still looking for the perfect baby name, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out our Baby Name Finder. And don’t forget to like In Name Only to keep up with the very latest in baby names.
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