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Actress Uma Thurman Reveals Long Baby Name

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Uma Thurman, who gave birth to a baby girl in July, is only now disclosing her daughter’s name, and the news has celebrity watchers and parents-to-be talking.  According to PEOPLE.com, the girl’s name is Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson.  She will be known as “Luna.”  From PEOPLE:

While the couple is keeping the origins of Luna’s name private, Thurman’s rep allows, “Each name has a special reason and meaning to her mother and father.”

Born in Rhinebeck, N.Y., baby Luna is the first child together for Thurman, 42, and [Arpad] Busson, 49. She joins elder siblings, Maya Ray and Levon Thurman-Hawke, from Thurman’s marriage to Ethan Hawke, and Flynn and Cy Busson, the financier’s sons with ex-fiancée Elle MacPherson.

Visit Parents.com’s In Name Only blog for a name-by-name explanation of the meanings of Uma Thurman’s daughter’s extraordinary name.

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Drew Barrymore Has Baby Girl

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

The actress Drew Barrymore has given birth to a baby girl, her first child.  Barrymore and her husband, art-consultant Will Kopelman, have named their daughter Olive, which according to Parents.com’s In Name Only blog, is an increasingly popular baby name:

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.

According to Us Weekly, Barrymore said on The Tonight Show in February that she hopes to have multiple children with Kopelman.  “We’ll start with one,” she said. “See how it goes and if we could be so blessed . . . that would be wonderful.”

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Reese Witherspoon Welcomes Son Tennessee James

Friday, September 28th, 2012

The actress Reese Witherspoon is now mother to a son named Tennessee James Toth, PEOPLE.com reports.  Witherspoon is already mom to 13-year-old Ava and 8 1/2-year-old Deacon, both of whom she had in her previous marriage.  Tennessee is her first child with husband Jim Toth.  From PEOPLE:

In March, a source told PEOPLE that the actress, 36, was eager to have another child. “Right after the wedding, Reese expressed a desire to have a baby with Jim,” said the source. “Reese has been very open with her kids about her plans to expand the family.”

Witherspoon, who initially kept her pregnancy under wraps, subsequently showed off her baby bump all around the world over the spring and summer — from appearances at the Cannes Film Festival to lunches and errands at home in Los Angeles. “Frankly, I’m feeling very round,” she told reporters in June.

Read more about the meaning of Reese Witherspoon’s baby’s name on Parents.com’s In Name Only blog.

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Melissa Joan Hart Has Son, Tucker

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

The actress Melissa Joan Hart has given birth to a son named Tucker, PEOPLE.com is reporting.  Hart and her husband, Mark Wilkerson, have two other sons, 4-year-old Braydon and 6 1/2-year-old Mason.

For more on the meaning behind Tucker’s name, check out this post from Parents.com’s In Name Only blog.

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Alyson Hannigan Welcomes Second Daughter

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

The actress Alyson Hannigan and her husband, actor Alexis Danisof, have had a baby girl they have named Keeva Jane Danisof, PEOPLE.com is reporting.  The couple, who met on the set of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” are already parents to 3-year-old Satyana Marie.

Parents’com’s In Name Only blog has more on Keeva’s name:

Keeva appears to be a variant on Akiva, a unisex name of Hebrew lineage. The name, which started out for boys only, means “protected.” And Jane just happens to be one of the hottest middle names in the country, the feminine version of John. Jane means “gift.”

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