Celebrity Names Blog

The Most Famous One-Named Woman of All Time?

We came across this review in London's Daily Mail last week and we couldn't resist re-posting an excerpt here:

"Madonna, Kylie, Diana, Delia, Oprah. Singular women known to their public by a single name. Famous, adored, ­sometimes even worshipped.

But few among them will be ­remembered in 100 years or so. Hardly any of their names will shimmer down the ­centuries, the smoky allure of their ­eternal flame undimmed by time.

Yet here we consider one incredible, mononymous person whose potency has not waned for more than 2,000 years. Her name is Cleopatra"

The Egyptian "Queen of Kings" has been immortalized in popular culture for centuries, from Cicero to Shakespeare to Shaw. Here in 21st-Century America, we imagine Cleopatra looking like the glamorous Elizabeth Taylor circa 1963. (And if the rumors are true, future generations will envision her as Angelina Jolie).

But as famous as she was, Cleopatra hasn't borne too many

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Stella McCartney Baby Name Rounds Out Sibling Set

Stella McCartney Baby Name Rounds Out Sibling Set

They're not exactly the Vera, Chuck and Dave grandpa Paul McCartney sang about in When I'm 64, but we think Stella McCartney has produced quite the sibling set.

Reiley, McCartney's baby daughter with husband Alasdhair Willis was born last week according to E! Online. Reiley joins older brothers Miller and Beckett and older sister Bailey.

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Pink's Baby Name Pick?

Pink's Baby Name Pick?

It was just two weeks ago that Pink revealed that she was pregnant.

Now in an interview with Access Hollywood, she reveals the baby name she and husband Carey Hart have agreed on if the baby is a boy:

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Nina Garcia Keeps It All In The Family With New Baby's Name

Nina Garcia Keeps It All In The Family With New Baby's Name

Fashion maven and mom Nina Garcia, the Project Runway judge who also presides over Marie Claire as fashion director, has given birth to her second son. Alexander David joins big brother Lucas Alexander and proud papa, David Conrod.

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Will Epic Mickey Inspire Baby Names from the Disney Archive?

We are eagerly awaiting the release of Epic Mickey, a new game for Wii due Tuesday.  Not just because the game itself sounds cool, but because it reintroduces some long-forgotten Disney characters -- and names -- for a new generation.

(In case you haven't heard about Epic Mickey already, the story line is that Mickey Mouse accidentally creates an alternate universe, a kind of Magic Kingdom-turned-upside-down, known as The Wasteland, when he sneaks in to the studio of the wizard Yen Sid and spills some ink; adventures ensue in a battle between good and evil as characters from Disney's archive battle it out).

In addition to Mickey, Donald and Goofy, who we understand make appearances in one form or another in  the game, Clarabelle the Cow, who generated

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Classic Sitcom Baby Names: From Emma to Boinki

How well do you know your sitcom baby names? Take the quiz here, or read on to find out which baby names go with which classic sitcoms. Did we miss your favorite sitcom baby name? Tell us.

1. Robbespierre Boinki Bartokamous and Tucker Appleton

In the two-part series finale of the odd-couple sitcom,

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Classic Sitcom Names: Can You Match These Baby Names To Their Shows?

As a sitcom matures, it can start to go off like an old cheese. Time for a new baby! And with it, a new name.

Babies allow for new plotlines. They are also cute. No wonder sitcoms from The Office to Glee have deployed high profile babies this year.

Can you identify these classic sitcom baby names?

  1. Robbespierre and Tucker
  2. Nicky and Alex
  3. Mabel
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The Future Princess of Wales Says Goodbye to Nickname

The Future Princess of Wales Says Goodbye to Nickname

After years of speculation, Prince William and Kate Middleton have announced their engagement and the date of their wedding--April 29, 2011. But that isn't Middleton's only big news; the bride has also decided to drop "Kate" in favor of Catherine, her given name.

 

And she's wasted no time making the switch: mere hours after accepting the prince's proposal, the future princess signed their hotel guest book in Kenya as "Catherine Middleton." The name change was her decision and was reportedly made because she would like to be taken more seriously.

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Baby Name No Surprise for Travolta Baby

Baby Name No Surprise for Travolta Baby

He's here.  The latest pre-named, pre-announced celebrity baby has arrived.  John Travolta and Kelly Preston welcomed baby Benjamin to the world November 23.

Benjamin's name is a departure for the Travoltas who have been known for a more distinctive and trendy baby naming style. They have a daughter named Ella Bleu who was born in 2000, just as the name Ella began trending sharply upward. Their

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Jennifer Jason Leigh's Stealth Baby Name Finally--Sadly--Revealed

Jennifer Jason Leigh's Stealth Baby Name Finally--Sadly--Revealed

Jennifer Jason Leigh and Noah Baumbach had a baby a few months back, but didn't release any information. Well, PEOPLE reports, it's a boy. We wrote of the speculated-upon baby: "We hope they eventually release the name." Unfortunately, they only did because

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