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Best Celebrity Baby Names of the Year

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell
Stars—they're just like us. Except when they pick some really offbeat names like Moxie Crimefighter or Pilot Inspektor. But there are plenty of stars out there who give their kids names you might actually want to consider for your own baby—even if they are a little offbeat. Here are some of our favorites from 2014!

Exotic Picks

Kaya Evdokia Chosen by Hayden Panettiere & Wladimir Klitschko, this unique name combines a Native American name with one common in Slavic countries.

Esmeralda Amada Ryan Gosling & Eva Mendes picked this gem of a name, which means emerald.

Elizabella Dylan Alyssa Milano opted for this rarely heard mashup of Elizabeth and Isabella.

Word Names
Delta Bell Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard gave their daughter a name with a bit of Southern flair.

Gus Two different actresses picked the cute nickname Gus for their sons this year—Poppy Montgomery and Ashley Williams.

Viola Philomena Actress Megan Hilty chose this name, which has a musical bent.

Hazel John Krasinski & Emily Blunt picked the color/nature name Hazel for their daughter.

River Rose Kelly Clarkson liked this melodic combo of nature-themed names.

Booker Jombe Thandie Newton chose this occupational name for her son.

Rose Dorothy Scarlett Johansson gave her daughter a sweet, old-fashioned name (that had an inadvertent shout-out to the 80s sitcom Golden Girls).

Old-School Names
Ophelia Saint Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl went with this Shakespearean name (and the offbeat word name Saint) for his daughter.

Georgia Marie SNL's Kenan Thompson picked this vintage place name and a traditional middle for his daughter.

Evelyn Penn Bruce Willis chose an on-the-rise old-fashioned name for his fourth daughter.

Otis Alexander Jason Sudeikis & Olivia Wilde may be bringing back the rarely heard Otis from obscurity.

Bridget Monroe Rosie Pope went with Irish favorite Bridget for her daughter.

Tell us: What was your favorite baby name of 2014? Would you consider any of these?

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