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Top Baby Names from Quebec: Happy Canada Day

Top Baby Names from Quebec: Happy Canada Day

Happy birthday, Canada! On this day in 1867, the British North American Act brought two British colonies and a province together to form the country that would give us Margaret Atwood, Michael A. Fox, and the Daily Show's "always pregnant lady," Samantha Bee. To celebrate, we're taking a look at the top baby names of 2009 in Quebec.

Top 20 Baby Names of 2009 for Canada (Quebec)

Girls:

  1. Lea
  2. Florence
  3. Rosalie
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Brigitte Bardot: A Different Kind of Vintage Name

Brigitte Bardot: A Different Kind of Vintage Name

recent post on vintage names turned our thoughts to actresses of earlier years, stars whose names were once as well-known, their lives as discussed, as Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker's are today.  Such as: Brigitte Bardot.  If this name sounds more European then many of the vintage names we've been checking out, that's because it is. (See more on U.S. vintage names: Neva, Florence, Louisa, Agnes & Maime).  In case you don't recall, Brigitte Bardot is a Frenchwoman who became an international star, perhaps rivaled only by Marilyn Monroe as the number one embodiment of mid-20th century sensuality.  Alliteration is at work in both women's names, making a strong case for the sexiness of the double consonant.

Now, Brigitte Bardot is hardly an old lady (even if she were over 100, BB would not fit the old lady classification), but her name does evoke an earlier time.  She caught many an eye when she

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Building the Best Celebrity Baby Name Resource On the Internet: Join Us

Building the Best Celebrity Baby Name Resource On the Internet: Join Us

Powerful tools help us run this site. The Celebrity Baby Names Lookup tool draws from a mighty database with over 4,000 entries, made up of folks famous for acting, athleticism, music, tv work, modelling, etc. Want to know how many celebrities have used the name Charlie?  Want to know who it was who actually called a kid Bandit, or Kal-el, or what Steven Spielberg named his kids? Are you wondering whether musicians choose different kinds of names than models do? Celebrity Baby Names Lookup can answer all these questions.

Until this morning, though, the tool couldn't tell you about Elisabeth Shue.

And that's where you come in. You can help us make the most versatile and powerful (and free) celebrity name resource on the internet even more complete.

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Oldest Old Lady Names: Next Year's Vintage Favorites?

Oldest Old Lady Names: Next Year's Vintage Favorites?

Old lady names like Leila, Violet and Ella are back among celebrities as well as the rest of us. On the other hand, Delma and Bernice are likely to remain unusual. Between the two extremes lie a bunch of once-popular names that haven't been on the charts in decades, but could be again soon. In this final installment of our oldest old lady names series, we offer five picks for vintage names worth reviving. These names, from living US supercentenarians and the recently deceased, haven't yet broken back into the top 1,000 in the US, but have been tapped by celebrities and the namiscenti. Are they vintage favorites of the future?

Neva

Among name enthusiasts, Nevaeh gets a bad rap. This name -- Heaven backwards -- first appeared on the charts in 2001, and has since risen to #34, which horrifies traditionalists who prefer names with long roots. But is there perhaps a more traditional name at the heart of the Neveah phenomenon?

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Summer Names

Summer lovin' had me a blast, summer lovin' happened so fast...  With the solstice behind us, we are now officially in the summer season.  Earlier in the year we looked to the spring seasonfor inspiration (checking out also botanical names), so now how about summer?  

We look to the months, the season itself and then the elements, qualities, of summer.

MONTHS

JUNE : A name with charm and old-fashioned hipness.  Certainly one o

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Sofia Coppola's Daughter: Cosima Too

Sofia Coppola's Daughter: Cosima Too

Sofia Coppola has released the name of her stealth baby! Coppola and Thomas Mars welcome daughter Cosima to join sister Romy.  PEOPLE reports that Cosima was born within the past month, but Coppola and Mars just released the big name.  Does Cosima sound familiar to you? It should. Claudia Schiffer recently named her baby Cosima Violet.

Do you feel the love?  What is it about Cosima? We know one thing: one of our readers totally called it.

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James Van Der Beek's Baby Girl Needs A Name

James Van Der Beek and Kimberly Brook are expecting a baby girl -- and, Vander Der Beek tells PEOPLE they are in need of naming help.  He says: "We are thinking and taking suggestions for names, but we have no idea [what to call her] right now."

Let's help him out. 

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Oldest Old Lady Names: Unique Names

Oldest Old Lady Names: Unique Names

Unique names appealed to some parents in the 1890s, just as names like Abcde and Zeppelin appeal to some parents today. When you see these names, you just know there's a story. Our first post on names of the oldest old ladies inspired you to share names from your family tree. They were a stunning bunch, full of names like Pearl, Lila and Lucille that are back in fashion (among celebrities too), and others that may be soon. Even better: these old lady names came with your stories.

We liked this one from DivaMomCarol.

A favorite aunt was Aunt Goldie which was short for "Goldenrod." She was born in September and her father looked out over the field and named her! Thank goodness it wasn't a "puddle"!

Scanning the list of names of the US's oldest old ladies again today, our story spidey-senses are tingling. There's clearly a story behind Nyleptha, while Onie Ponder would be a great character for that novel you're writing. Read on to find out more.

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Oldest Old Lady Names: Three That Aren't Coming Back

Oldest Old Lady Names: Three That Aren't Coming Back

The oldest old ladies alive have some fabulous names, as we discussed in part one of our series on the names of supercentenarians (people who are at least 110 years old). Names like Leila and Ella, which once were popular, have become mega-hits again.

Not all names popular a century ago are likely to come back. Here are a few supercentenarian names you probably won't be seeing on baby name announcements this year.

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New Baby Altert: Sean Patrick Thomas Eludes Baby Name Gender Confusion

New Baby Altert: Sean Patrick Thomas Eludes Baby Name Gender Confusion

Sean Patrick Thomas and Aonika Laurent Thomas have welcomed their second child, a son named Luc Laurent Thomas, PEOPLE confirms.

Baby Luc's big sister is Lola Jolie, meaning this sibset is quite a bit like Jennie Garth's. (The former 90210 star has daughters named Luca and Lola, in addition to the newest arrival, Fiona.) We're also interested in the spelling -- Luc -- which, unlike other Luke spinoffs, has never made the top 1000. Our theory? The Thomases are attracted to the trendy freshness (and foreign appeal) of the Luke-spinoff names, but not to gender confusion.

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