Celebrity Names Blog

Big Balls: Is This Comedy Couple's Baby Name Too Close To Their Last Name?

John Henson, host of the obstacle course reality game show Wipeout, and his wife, Jill Benjamin, have welcomed a child named Jackson.

Them and a dozen other celebrity parents. Big whoop, right? Well, it might be.

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You Tell Us: Have You Dreamed About a Baby Name?

You Tell Us: Have You Dreamed About a Baby Name?

Yesterday, Jessica Simpson tweeted that she'd dreamed an unusual baby name:

Dreamt that I had a son named Tenacious D.... That was a strange one .

Simpson has announced no pregnancy with her fiancé Eric Johnson, but she has made clear she wants kids with him. We don't know if she's pregnant, but we do know when you're pregnant you sometimes have bizarre dreams. (Giving birth to a doll with shark teeth, anyone?) Even if Jessica Simpson does soon announce a pregnancy, we doubt we'll follow that with an announcement of the birth of little Tenacious Simpson Johnson somewhere down the line. But was the ridiculous name in Jessica's dream actually part of a serious baby name message? And have you ever dreamed a baby name?

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First Letter Dilemma: Will Josh and Anna Duggar Continue His Family Name Trend?

First Letter Dilemma: Will Josh and Anna Duggar Continue His Family Name Trend?

A bouncing baby boy will join the mix on TLC's 19 Kids and Counting. Josh Duggar, the eldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle's children, and his wife Anna are expecting their second child. Although the little one isn't due until June, extra attention is already being paid to what the couple will name him -- specifically whether they'll follow the Duggar tradition of giving all their kids names that start with the same first letter.

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Talk Radio Inspired Melissa Rycroft's Baby Name

Talk Radio Inspired Melissa Rycroft's Baby Name

It can be an arduous process finding the "perfect name" especially since, so often, what seems a great choice to one parent leaves the other parent cold. Reality TV star Melissa Rycroft said she and her husband went back and forth about names for months – completely unable to agree on one they both liked – prior to the arrival of their first daughter in February.

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Favorite Mom Blogger Baby Names

Mom blogging has arrived! (What? That's not news to you?) A recent (and long) profile in the New York Times has put this "fringe activity" front and center. When The Gray Lady published a piece on mom blogging a year ago, the dismissive tone made some bloggers mad, but last week's profile of Heather Armstrong and other bloggers celebrates the sharing of personal stories. And celebrity watchers take note: Reese Witherspoon reportedly wants to play mom blogger Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman) in the upcoming movie version of her life. 

We, of course, have always celebrated and loved mom bloggers.  And we also celebrate and love the names they choose. Mom bloggers have some of the most interesting names out there.

Read on for our favorite mom blogger baby names.

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Hey Jude, Don't Call Me Grandma!

Hey Jude, Don't Call Me Grandma!

Alexis Stewart gave her mom Martha Stewart her first grandchild this week! Baby girl Jude Stewart was born through a surrogate on March 8th, 2011. But Jude won't be saying "Grandma" anytime soon. Alexis announced on her radio show Whatever with Alexis & Jennifer that her daughter will call her mother Martha, just like Alexis herself does.

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Why Haven't You Heard This Cowboy and Place Name on a Baby?

Why Haven't You Heard This Cowboy and Place Name on a Baby?

The biggest movie in the US is Rango, in which Johnny Depp voices Rango, an acting-obsessed chameleon who takes on the role of sherriff to a beleagured Old West town. Rango is perhaps the perfect name for a fake gunslinger to assume, mustering all the authentic-Old-West associations of the place name Durango while also giving off the showbiz qualities of Ringo. In fact, it's so perfect, we're surprised no babies named Rango have been born in the US.

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Can A Boy Named Romeo Escape Juliet?

Can A Boy Named Romeo Escape Juliet?

The new animated film Gnomeo & Juliet is still a big hit at the box office three weeks after its release. As we're sure you've already figured out, the film takes the plot of Shakespeare's classic play Romeo and Juliet and applies it to, what else, the lives of garden gnomes. Shakespeare's story of forbidden love is so ingrained in our culture that it's hard to miss the reference in the pun name Gnomeo, and that got us thinking: Is the name Romeo still popular?

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Sophie Dahl, Kid's Book Namesake, Names Her Baby Lyra

Sophie Dahl, Kid's Book Namesake, Names Her Baby Lyra

English writer and model Sophie Dahl inspired a beloved children's book character, and now she's named her baby after one. Dahl and her husband, musician Jamie Cullum, have welcomed a daughter named Lyra Cullum, their rep confirms.

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Idol's Pia Toscano: The Next Big Name Like Jordin Sparks?

Idol's Pia Toscano: The Next Big Name Like Jordin Sparks?

If you're an American Idol viewer, you already know that Pia Toscano is a name you'll hear a lot this season. The 21-year-old Queens, New York native lit up the stage belting out an acclaimed rendition of The Pretenders' “I’ll Stand By You,” which earned the first standing ovation of the season and major accolades from the judges. On Wednesday night's show, she will perform live for the first time with the rest of the top 13 finalists.

We know Pia is a standout on the stage, but what do we know about her name?

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