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Katherine Heigl Announces Baby Girl’s Name

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

The actress Katherine Heigl and her husband Josh Kelley have announced the name of their second daughter, who joined their family through domestic adoption in April. The baby’s name, reports,  is Adalaide Marie Hope, and she joins a 3 1/2 year-old sister, Naleigh, who Heigl and Kelly adopted in 2009 from South Korea.

PEOPLE shares the happy Mother’s Day the family celebrated:

“HAPPY MOTHERS DAY !!!! Hope you dudes out there take care of your ladies. No skimping…,” [Kelley] tweeted, before sharing a photo of “the breakfast I made the mother of my children this morning.”

For more on the baby’s name, check out the In Name Only blog.

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List of 2011′s Most Popular Baby Names Released

Monday, May 14th, 2012

The U.S. Social Security Administration has released its annual list of most popular baby names, with Sophia coming out as the top girl’s name, and Jacob as the top boy’s name. Here are the top 10 names for each gender:

Top Boys’ Names of 2011

  1. Jacob
  2. Mason
  3. William
  4. Jayden
  5. Noah
  6. Michael
  7. Ethan
  8. Alexander
  9. Aiden
  10. Daniel

Top Girls’ Names of 2011

  1. Sophia
  2. Isabella
  3. Emma
  4. Olivia
  5. Ava
  6. Emily
  7. Abigail
  8. Madison
  9. Mia
  10. Chloe

For more, check out’s In Name Only blog.

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Jessica Simpson Gives Birth to Daughter Maxwell Drew

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Singer, fashion designer, and television personality Jessica Simpson has given birth to a daughter, Maxwell Drew Johnson, US Weekly is reporting.  The baby is the first child for Simpson and her fiance Eric Johnson, a former NFL player.  The couple has been engaged since November 2010, and they have said they would not set a wedding date until after their baby was born.

“Eric and I are elated to announce the birth of our baby Maxwell Drew Johnson 9 lbs. 13 oz. 21 3/4,” Simpson wrote on her website. “”We are so grateful for all of the love, support and prayers we have received. This has been the greatest experience of our lives!

For more on Jessica Simpson’s baby’s name, check out In Name Only.

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Actress Beth Littleford Adopts Daughter Halcyon Juna

Monday, March 26th, 2012

The actress Beth Littleford, formerly of The Daily Show and recently appearing in the movie “Crazy, Stupid Love,” has adopted a baby girl, reports.

Littleford and her husband, producer-director Rob Fox, named their daughter Halcyon “Hallie” Juna, after Littleford’s middle name Halcyon.  “Juna” was reportedly the request of the couple’s 6-year-old son, Jackson.

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Robert Downey Jr. and Wife Welcome Baby Boy

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Sherlock Holmes star Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan have welcomed a son!

Exton Elias was born Tuesday morning in Los Angeles. reports that the babe was 7 pounds, 5 ounces, and 20 inches long. Downey has an older son, Indio, 18, from a previous marriage.

According to, Susan was a tad upset when Downey shared the sex of the baby on national television last summer.

“I could never really stay mad at him, but I can tell you it genuinely wasn’t something we planned to reveal,” she said. As a result, Downey says he was extra careful to keep his lips zipped about the couple’s name pick before the baby arrived.




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