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What’s the Hottest Celebrity Baby Name of the Year (So Far)?

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Which celebrity gave their new kiddo the most red-hot name? It turns out Scarlett Johansson picked the winner with her sweetly old-fashioned Rose. There are nearly 400,000 other people in the U.S. bearing the name!

Whitepages.com sussed out the numbers, and not only determined which celeb moms chose the hottest names, but also in which states they found the most people bearing the name. Here’s what they found:

Top 20 Names Shared with 2014 Celebrity Babies

1. Rose (Scarlett Johansson): 399,967; NJ has the most
2. Harper (Jenna Fischer): 172,123; WV has the most
3. Oliver (Ginnifer Goodwin): 156,415; AL has the most
4. Hazel (Emily Blunt): 114,866; MS has the most
5. Frankie (Drew Barrymore): 55,904; MS has the most
6. Summer (Christina Aguilera): 49,770; OK has the most
7. Booker (Thandie Newton): 48,752; MS has the most
8. Otis (Olivia Wilde): 43,862; MS has the most
9. Ava (Stacy Keibler) : 23,404; MS has the most
10. Isabelle (Kerry Washington): 22,564; DC has the most
11. Royal (Lil’ Kim): 20,788; NC has the most
12. Vale (Savannah Guthrie): 1,798; VT has the most
13. River (Kelly Clarkson): 1,499; WY has the most
14. Apollo (Gwen Stefani): 924; HI has the most
15. Lyric (Soleil Moon Frye): 781; WY has the most
16. Jaxon (Kristin Cavallari): 546; ID has the most
17. Alijah (Kendra Wilkinson): 200; VT has the most
18. Meilani (Jenni “JWoww” Farley): 162; HI has the most
19. Bodhi (Megan Fox): 148; ME has the most
20. Elizabella (Alyssa Milano): 7; HI has the most

And who would have thought that traditional Elizabella would be far less popular than more offbeat names like Lyric and Apollo?

What do you think? Which of these celebrity baby names would you consider for your kiddo?

If you’re still looking for the perfect baby name, email me at lamilbrand@gmail.com—I’m especially looking for a really good dilemma from someone who’s having a baby girl. (You could be featured in an upcoming issue of our sister publication, American Baby!) Want to double check the meaning of your favorite name? Check out our Baby Name Finder for the inside scoop. And don’t forget to like In Name Only on FB to keep up with the very latest in celebrity baby names!

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Celebrity Baby Names: Drew Barrymore’s New Daughter

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Congratulations to Drew Barrymore and her husband Will Kopelman, who just welcomed girl #2. Joining big sister Olive is Frankie Barrymore Kopelman.

Frankie is a more casual nickname for name-on-the-rise Frances (or the more Italian Francesca) which means, “free man.” Actresses Amanda Peet and Mia Farrow and rocker Nikki Sixx also used Frankie for their daughters, either as the formal name or as a nickname, though traditionally, Frankie’s been more often in the boys’ column name wise.

I’d probably pair Frances/Frankie with something fun and a little more feminine in the middle spot. I like Ramona, Jane, Belle or Charlotte.

Olive and Frankie seem like a cute sibling set, don’t you think?

What do you think of the name Frankie? Would you go for the nickname or a more formal version, like Frances or Francesca?

If you’re still looking for the perfect name, try our Baby Name Generator, or email me at lamilbrand@gmail.com with your baby name dilemma. 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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Celebrity Baby Names: Drew Barrymore’s New Daughter

Monday, October 1st, 2012

It’s a girl for newlywed Drew Barrymore and her art-consultant hubby Will Kopelman, who welcomed Olive Barrymore Kopelman late last week.

Olive has become a hot baby name of late—fueled in part by those looking for an alternative for top-five favorite Olivia. Its origins are obvious—and though the tree gives us its amazing fruits, it also has symbolized peace for centuries (think “extending the olive branch”). It’s currently in the top 500 baby names in the U.S., and definitely one that’s on the rise. It’s not super common yet in the celebrity realm—actors Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher chose it for their first daughter, making Drew and Will the second ones to choose the name. (Though my guess is, they won’t be the last!)

On a funny side note, Drew voiced the character of Olive, a dog who believes she’s destined to help Santa with is sleigh in the cute animated Christmas special, “Olive, The Other Reindeer.” I wonder if that played any part in her decision to choose the name. (But I’m sure that show will be in regular pre-Christmas rotation once her daughter’s old enough to watch TV!)

It’s no surprise that she opted to give her daughter her last name as her middle name—the amazing Barrymore clan has had a long and prestigious history in the acting field, and those in the family who don’t come by the Barrymore name naturally often use it as their middle names.

What do you think of Drew and Will’s choice of baby name? Would you give your child your maiden name as a middle name?

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