Thursday, September 12th, 2013
It’s a bumper crop of boys in the celebrisphere this week, as two stars welcomed new sons—and gave them names that are hot with other celebrities. First, Jordana Brewster (you’ll know her from Dallas) and her husband Andrew Form had a son, who they named Julian. And then, actor Johnathon Scaech and wife Julie Solomon welcomed their son, named Camden Quinn.
Julian means youthful, and is a freshly popular name, currently #53 on the charts. Music legends John Lennon and Bob Marley each chose it for their sons, along with stars like Robert DeNiro, Jerry Seinfeld, Lisa Kudrow, and Robin Thicke.
Camden is slightly less popular—currently at #156—and means winding valley. It’s also the name of a city in New Jersey and a legendary baseball field in Baltimore. But given its current popularity with the celebrity set (I’m picturing lots of Camden C.s and Camden S.’s in kindergarten), I expect it to head much higher next year. Other celebs who picked Camden include Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari, and Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo.
Quinn is a cute unisex name that’s still okay for boys and girls, though Quinn from Glee has helped bring the name more firmly into girl territory. (It’s currently at #153 for girls, and #321 for boys.) It’s an Irish name that means leader.
What do you think of these “n” ending boys’ names. Do you see anything you’d consider?
Image: Jordana Brewster by Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com
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Monday, July 8th, 2013
Nameberry has a list of July-themed baby names up on their site right now (definitely worth checking out if you’ve got a baby on the way over the next month). And it reminded me of one of my absolute favorite baby names, Julian.
The Latin name is a cooler take on Julius (aka Caesar!). It means youthful, and has been on a slow and steady upswing, ever since John Lennon chose it for his son nearly half a century ago—and it currently sits at number 53 on the U.S. chart. (It’s even more popular across the pond.) And thanks to that, it seems to have a very British vibe (just perfect for a baby born the same year as English royalty).
It’s been a celebrity baby name favorite, picked by people like Bob Marley, Robert De Niro, Jerry Seinfeld and Lisa Kudrow. Of course, it has its slightly more wicked side—it’s also the name of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, avoiding arrest for an alleged sexual assault in Sweden. (Not exactly the kind of guy you probably want to name your baby boy after, am I right?)
You can shorten Julian to Jules—or follow the lead of one mommy blogger and make it Juju. (I prefer Jules myself.)
Julian pairs nicely with a short and sweet middle name—I like it with names that continue the softer sounds of Julian, such as Snow, Leo, Henry or Louis.
What do you think of the name Julian? Is it one you’d consider for your son?
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