Celebrity Names Blog

Kevin James Names Son Kannon, Reveals Family Name Pattern

Kevin James Names Son Kannon, Reveals Family Name Pattern

Kevin James has a new person to test out his jokes on! The King of Queens cut-up, who has since successfully transitioned to movies, welcomed his first son over the weekend. He and his wife, Steffiana de la Cruz, named him Kannon Valentine James.

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About A Boy... Named Arlo

About A Boy... Named Arlo

About A Boy star Toni Collette has announced that her Good Friday was actually "the greatest Friday" because she and her husband welcomed their first son: Arlo Robert Galafassi.

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Guess Who Chose Lady Gaga For His Son's Godmother?

Guess Who Chose Lady Gaga For His Son's Godmother?

Elton John and his partner David Furnish spoke with Barbara Walters last night on 20/20 about their son, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, who was born via surrogate and egg donor on Christmas Day in 2010. The couple gave the world a first look at 4-month old Zachary and revealed a few juicy tidbits about their new life as parents. They are hiring one nanny to help out, but plan to be very hands-on in raising Zachary. Elton even Skypes his nighttime lullaby via iPad when he's on the road!

We blogged about Zachary when he was first born, but his name of biblical origins is particularly relevant this weekend as the country celebrates both Passover and Easter. The name Zachary appears in both the Old Testament and the New Testament, as well as its variations Zachery, Zackary, Zackery, and Zakary.

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Kristi Yamaguchi Talks Naming Her Daughters -- and Poppy the Pig

Kristi Yamaguchi Talks Naming Her Daughters -- and Poppy the Pig

Olympic figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi took our breath away on the ice and later became a dancing queen, winning the disco ball on Dancing with the Stars. Now, the 39-year-old superstar is adding author to her credits with the release of the children’s book Dream Big, Little Pig. NameCandy.com caught up with the busy mom of two  -- who will be reading the book at the Easter Egg Roll at the White House on Monday -- to talk names.

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Jane Krakowski's Baby Name: Bennett

Jane Krakowski's Baby Name: Bennett

Jane Krakowski and Robert Godley have welcomed their first child, a son named Bennett Robert Godley. Congratulations!

Bennett makes sense for today's namers; a kind of cross of Benjamin and Emmett, but without the pitfalls of those names.

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Can Kate Middleton Keep Her Name After Marriage?

Can Kate Middleton Keep Her Name After Marriage?

Royal-to-be Kate Middleton is getting a lot of attention this week as she prepares for her ginormous Royal wedding to Prince William of Wales. Planning a wedding is stressful for anyone, so we can imagine what it must be like planning the most important (and most public) wedding of the decade: There's the dress, of course, and the cake, and the food, music and honeymoon to plan. And though it's customary in Western cultures for the bride to take on the last name of her new husband, more and more women are forgoing this tradition and keeping their surnames after marriage. Even Elizabeth Taylor, who had eight opportunities to change her name after marriage, stuck with her given name. So what name will Kate Middleton go by after April 29, 2011?

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Why It's a Good Week to Be Named Will or Kate

Why It's a Good Week to Be Named Will or Kate

If you are named Will or Kate or any version of those names, perks abound in the UK this week. Want a free pass to the horse races, or to A Right Royal Rave? How about a free ride on the London Eye? Perhaps a free day at a castle or the zoo? It's a good time to book a flight to London.

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Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock Convinces Pa. Town to Change Its Name... For A Payday

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock Convinces Pa. Town to Change Its Name... For A Payday

Movie maker Morgan Spurlock has come up with some wild ideas – in his Oscar-nominated documentary Super Size Me, he ate McDonald's for 28 days – and his latest involves a name change. And, no, he’s not changing his name to McDonalds Spurlock.

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Bachelor No More, Andrew Firestone Welcomes Second Child: Anja

Bachelor No More, Andrew Firestone Welcomes Second Child: Anja

When Andrew Firestone appeared on The Bachelor, he had 25 women vying for his attention. Now, he’s a married man with two little ones competing for daddy’s time.

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Alice + Olivia, Scarlet + Eloise

Alice + Olivia, Scarlet + Eloise

Alice + Olivia fashion designer Stacey Bendet told the world via Twitter this week that she welcomed her second child, baby girl Scarlet Haven Eisner, on April 8th. The new mom also tweeted about her stay in the hospital, saying "I am definitely the only maternity ward woman in hot pink louboutin flip flops and a custom neon and black lace @alice_olivia kimono robe..."

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