Celebrity Names Blog

What Should Vera Farmiga Name Son Fynn's Younger Sibling?

What Should Vera Farmiga Name Son Fynn's Younger Sibling?

Less than two years ago actress Vera Farmiga and her musician husband, Renn Hawkey, had their first child, a baby boy they named Fynn. Now, they are awaiting the birth of their second child, who is due in October. Already a family with strong, unique names, we can only imagine which names Farmiga and Hawkey are considering for the impending arrival of their new baby.

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Dawson's Daughter: New Baby for James Van Der Beek

Dawson's Daughter: New Baby for James Van Der Beek

James "He'll Always Be Dawson to us" Van Der Beek and wife Kimberly Brook have welcomed their daughter Olivia, Van Der Beek confirmed on Twitter.

Olivia, which has been in the top 500 since they started keeping the charts in 1880, has risen steadily since the 1980s and was the Name Number 3 in the US in 2009. Olivia is an international

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Weezer Names New Album After Lost Character

Weezer Names New Album After Lost Character

Last week, the band Weezer released its eighth studio album. The album is entitled Hurley and is named for the character on the television show Lost; the actor who plays Hurley, Jorge Garcia, is featured on the album's cover.

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Gordon Gekko's Back, But What About Gordon?

Gordon Gekko, the antihero played by Michael Douglas in the 1987 film Wall Street is back in a timely sequel opening today (read the review at EW.com here).

So much has the name Gordon Gekko pervaded the popular consciousness that the name itself has come to be synonymous with the phrase "Greed is good" (as paraphrased from a key monologue in the movie).  Some good humored scientists in Indonesia even named a newly discovered species of gecko after the character -- the gordongekkoi.

But what of the name Gordon? It's never been extremely

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New Celebrity Baby Alert: McGreggor Edward Roberts

One Life to Live Actress Bree Williamson and her husband Michael Roberts welcomed a baby boy named McGreggor Edward.

McGreggor, a Scottish last name,  fits the trend for surname names, as well as the trend for names that start with Mc-. It's not on the charts, but it does hit several cultural

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Singing Sensation and Glee Star Charice Once Had Another Name

Singing Sensation and Glee Star Charice Once Had Another Name

Today marks the first official day of fall, so it seems only appropriate that last night Fox's smash hit musical comedy, Glee, began a new school year with the premiere of its second season. This semester there are a few new faces on campus, most notably 18-year-old Filipino pop sensation, Charice, who Oprah famously dubbed "the most talented girl in the world." On Glee, Charice plays the adorable and very talented exchange student, Sushine Corazon.

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Gym Teacher's Name Inspired Rock Band

Gym Teacher's Name Inspired Rock Band

Leonard Skinner has died. If that name sounds strangely familiar, here's why: in his prime, Mr. Skinner taught high school gym to future rock legends Ronnie Van Sant, Gary Rossington and Bob Burns. When Skinner enforced the school's rule prohibiting long hair, they decided to rename their rock band after him. The artists formerly known as One Percent and The Noble Five became first Leonard Skinnerd, then Lynyrd Skynyrd.

It's fun to rediscover the old-fashioned Leonard (a name shared by Leonard Cohen, pictured) underneath the glitzier Lynyrd. Which high-wattage celebrities have chosen baby names related to Leonard?

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Celebrity Baby Name Alert: Abbey Ray Fabian

Actor Patrick Fabian is best known for his role as Ted Price on HBO's hit series Big Love, but now there's an even bigger love in Fabian's life: his newborn daughter Abbey Ray, whose mother is comedienne and writer Mandy Steckelberg.

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Celebrity Baby Name Alert: Dakota Jefferson

You know him as one half of the country music duo Big & Rich.  Now Big Kenny's family is a little bigger.  The singer, whose real name is William Kenneth Alphin, this week announced the adoption of Dakota Jefferson Holiday Alphin.  Baby Dakota joins older brother Lincoln William.

Dakota is derived from the Sioux word meaning allies or friends and was

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Farewell ATWT: Soap Opera Names

In honor of the last episode of daytime soap opera As the World Turns, which aired its last new episode today after  almost 55 years on CBS, we're taking a look back at soap opera names. In their heyday, soap operas introduced us to names like Schuyler, Colton, Kendall, Harley, Macy, Palmer, Chandler, Logan and Ridge.  In fact, the Young and the Restless

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