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Olympian Amanda Beard Gives Birth to Second Child

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Amanda Beard, the Olympic swimmer who won 7 medals over a career that spanned 4 Olympic games, has given birth to her second child, a daughter named Doone Isla, PEOPLE.com reports:

Doone Isla Brown was born happy and healthy June 19th at 3:34 p.m.,” Beard, 31, writes.

Along with the announcement, the mom-of-two — the couple are already parents to son Blaise Ray, 3½ — shared a sweet snapshot of her bundled up baby girl, seen snuggled in her hospital hat and blanket.

“So far this pregnancy has been a lot easier. I’ve only been sick a couple of times and I have way more energy,” Beard told PEOPLE while announcing the pregnancy in February.

Image: Amanda Beard, via s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

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It’s a Boy for Actress Lindsay Price and Celebrity Chef Curtis Stone

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Celebrity chef and Top Chef Masters host Curtis Stone announced on Twitter Monday that he and actress Lindsay Price had officially entered the world of parenthood. Stone wrote:

“Lindsay and I are so excited to welcome our sweet little baby boy into the world. It feels so great to be a dad!!!!”

According to Australia’s Herald Sun newspaper, the baby was born on November 6 and is named Hudson.

Price is known for her roles on Beverly Hills, 90210, Eastwick, All My Children, and The Bold and the Beautiful. This is the first child for both Price and Stone, who have been dating since 2009.

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Actress Tori Spelling Names Daughter Hattie Margaret

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Tori SpellingTori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott recently had their third child together. If you haven’t already heard, they named their daughter Hattie Margaret. What’s the story behind their baby name choice? Linda Rosenkrantz and Pamela Redmond  of Nameberry offer their insight on the celebrity baby name.

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott have chosen the sweet, old-fashioned nickname name of Hattie Margaret for their third child.

Hattie, originally a pet form of Harriet, which is the feminine version of Henry, has rarely been seen on birth certificates since the 1960s, but it has several notable namesakes: the first female U.S. Senator, Hattie Caraway, clothing and jewelry designer Hattie Carnegie, and the first African American to win an Oscar, Hattie McDaniel, for Gone With the Wind.

Hattie was wildly popular at the end of the 19th century, in the Top 50 from 1880 to 1900, along with other similar names like Lottie and Letty and Tillie and Millie. This category of names could well be ready for a comeback, replacing the previous generation of Annie and Katie, Maggie and Molly nickname names.

Some other celebrities have already climbed on board, naming their kids Millie (Amy Grant), Sadie (Adam Sandler, Christina Applegate, Finola Hughes), Edie (Samantha Morton), Dolly (Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connor), Billie (Rebecca Gayheart and Eric Dane, Ethan Suplee), and Birdie (Busy Phillips and Maura West).

With their first two children, Liam Aaron and Stella Doreen, the Spelling-McDermotts chose family names as middle names—honoring Tori’s late father and Dean’s mother. Although they haven’t revealed its source, Margaret sounds like it could well be a family name as well. Margaret is a rich, classic name used in the past for queens and saints. Though not in the Top 10 as it once was, it is still a popular choice among conservative families.

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Linda Rosenkrantz and Pamela Redmond Satran are the creators of the baby name site Nameberry and the authors of ten bestselling books about names, including Cool Names for Babies and The Baby Name Bible.

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Alyssa Milano Gives Birth to a Boy

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Alyssa Milano gave birth to her first baby this morning. If you haven’t already heard, she named her son Milo Thomas. What’s the story behind her baby name choice? Linda Rosenkrantz and Pamela Redmond  of Nameberry offer their insight on the celebrity baby name.

Alyssa MilanoAlyssa Milano and husband David Bugliari have named their newborn son Milo Thomas, joining a growing group of celebs who have chosen this lively, multi-cultural name. They were preceded in the Milo Club by Ricki Lake (the first, in 1998), Camryn Manhein, Sherry Springfield and Liv Tyler.

Baby Bugliari’s middle name honors Alyssa’s father, Thomas Milano. And the sharing of letters of Milo with Milano, makes a nice tie to mom’s family name.

Milo was a fairly common name from the late 19th century until the 1950s, when it completely dropped off the charts until 2001, probably helped back by its celebrity connections. It now ranks at Number 422 on the Social Security’s most popular names list.

Milo has roots in ancient Greek culture, as well as in the German and Irish. Its image combines the strength of the great ancient Greek wrestler of that name—a six-time winner of the Olympic games—with an energetic, modern o-ending feel. More recently Milo has been associated with the dashing Milo Ventimiglia, of the TV series Heroes, and as characters on Alias and in Atlantis: The Lost Empire.

Adults might associate the name with Milo Minderbinder in Catch-22, while kids will identify it with the cat in the movie Milo and Otis, and the main character in the children’s classic The Phantom Tollbooth.

nameberry, celebrity baby names, baby namesLinda Rosenkrantz and Pamela Redmond Satran are the creators of the baby name site Nameberry and the authors of ten bestselling books about names, including Cool Names for Babies and The Baby Name Bible.

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Jessica Alba’s Surprising Baby Name Choice

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Jessica Alba gave birth to baby number two last weekend. If you haven’t already heard, she named her second daughter Haven Garner. What’s the story behind her baby name choice? Linda Rosenkrantz and Pamela Redmond  of Nameberry offer their insight on the celebrity baby name.

jessica alba, pregnant celebrity, celebrity birth, haven, haven garner, jessica alba baby, baby namesHaven Garner is the unusual and surprising choice of Jessica Alba and Cash Warren for their newborn second daughter.

Haven is a heaven-related word name that first hit the U.S. Top 1000 for girls in the late 90s and has been edging upward ever since, now standing at Number 651, with 446 girls receiving the name in the last year counted. While not as religious or as popular as Heaven or even its trendy flip side Nevaeh, Haven feels both spiritual and trendy, suggesting a safe harbor.

Haven relates to the spiritual side of her big sister Honor’s name, more in the vein of word names like Destiny and Trinity than virtue names such as Faith and Hope. Both names also obviously start with H and contain five letters in two syllables.  Their biggest difference: Vintage. While Honor has been used for hundreds of years, as far back as the Puritans, Haven is newly-minted.

The best-known bearer of the name is writer Haven Kimmel, author of the memoir A Girl Named Zippy.

The baby’s middle name, Garner, is a surname meaning “granary” that she shares with her father, whose full name is Cash Garner Warren.

nameberry, celebrity baby names, baby namesLinda Rosenkrantz and Pamela Redmond Satran are the creators of the baby name site Nameberry and the authors of ten bestselling books about names, including Cool Names for Babies and The Baby Name Bible.

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