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Celebrities Have Baby Name Dilemmas, Too!

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Stars—they’re just like us! And when it comes to baby names, they often have the same issues and quandaries we all do.

For instance, people always seem to have the perfect baby name lined up for the first baby—but for the kiddos after that, it can be harder to find a baby name that they love as much (or that they both agree on). That’s apparently an issue for Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, who found and loved the name Lincoln for their oldest daughter. But according to People, the pair are stumped when it comes to baby #2. Do you think they’ll follow the latest trend and give their new baby a name out of Frozen? Given that they picked one name to use for a boy or a girl, I’m guessing they’ll go with something else intriguingly unisex. (That way, they only have to come up with one good name!)

And while celebrities are often mocked for coming up with out-there baby names (hello, Audio Science and Pilot Inspektor), sometimes they inadvertently almost give their kid a bad name, simply by not checking for weird pronunciation issues or awful monograms. For instance, actor Poppy Montgomery (currently pregnant with baby #3) nearly gave her son the name Jack—a perfectly respectable and normal baby name. But not if you really listen to it, when it’s paired with her husband’s surname, Kaufman. Her new rule: Say it 3 times fast and see if there’s something embarrassing that happens (that’s when she discovered why Jack Kaufman doesn’t work). That’s great advice for any parent! And think about nicknames that come from the name, too—you don’t want to give your kid the name Richard Head, for instance.

If you have a baby name dilemma, don’t be shy—share it with me at You’ll find great baby name ideas with our Baby Name Finder. And don’t forget to like In Name Only 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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Celebrity Baby Names: Poppy Montgomery’s New Daughter

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Actress Poppy Montgomery and boyfriend Shawn Sanford welcomed their first daughter earlier this week. Her name has a floral motif, just like Mom—Violet Grace.

Violet’s been an up-and-coming name ever since Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner chose it for their daughter. It’s just about to hit the top 100 baby names, as part of the rise of floral names like Lily, Poppy, Rose and Daisy. Violet’s been popular for fictional characters—you’ll find it as the gum-chewing contest winner in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the superhero teen with invisibility powers on The Incredibles, and the oldest Baudelaire orphan in the popular Series of Unfortunate Events books.

And the middle name is even hotter—Grace is #16 on the U.S. list for girls’ names. It’s part of the virtue name trend, with names like Hope and Faith. And Grace is a name associated with true Hollywood royalty—Grace Kelly, who became Princess Grace of Monaco.

In all, I think it’s a winner—a name that would be fabulous for any girl.

What do you think of Violet Grace? Is it a name you’d consider for your daughter?

Image: Poppy Montgomery by Helga Esteb /

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