Celebrity Names Blog

Quarterback Drew Brees Welcomes Second Son

Quarterback Drew Brees Welcomes Second Son

It was only a few weeks ago that the New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees asked his Twitter followers for a very important favor: could they help him and his wife, Brittany, come up with an uncommon "B" name for their second son? Brees asked specifically for suggestions not found in baby name books. Ask and you shall receive.

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Celebrity Baby Name Trend Alert: Buddy, Meet Sonny

Celebrity Baby Name Trend Alert: Buddy, Meet Sonny

Jamie Oliver and family took some ribbing for naming their first boy Buddy (especially when combined with his middle name, Bear), but it turns out they're not alone in the names that sound like nicknames department: former Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher and his girlfriend Sara MacDonald have named their second son Sonny Patrick.

Sonny and Buddy? While each has a pedigree as a first name, together they sound like

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Lance Armstrong Baby Name Is No Surprise

Lance Armstrong Baby Name Is No Surprise

The baby formerly known as Cinco has a name and it's really no surprise.  Even if Lance Armstrong and girlfriend Anna Hansen hadn't clued us in via a Twitter account they set up for baby @cincoarmstrong in utero, we probably could have guessed this baby's name well ahead of the actual birth.

Olivia Marie Armstrong joins older brother Maxwell Edward and half-siblings, Isabelle Rose, Grace Elisabeth and Luke David.  Using BabyNameWizard.com's new Name MatchMaker (subscription required), Olivia comes up as a top result, using every possible combination of sibling inputs.  Among the other top name contenders, the only name with a bigger celebrity presence is

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A Truly Original Baby Name on TLC's Sister Wives

On last night's season finale of the TLC show Sister Wives, polygamist Kody Brown married his fourth wife Robyn. In addition to a new wife, this season also saw the arrival of a new baby. Third wife Christine gave birth to her fifth child, Truely, last week.

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Alicia Keys Welcomes Baby Egypt

Alicia Keys Welcomes Baby Egypt

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz (Kasseem Dean) have announced the birth of their son, Egypt Daoud Dean, PEOPLE confirmed. 

Egypt joins Beatz' children from earlier relationships, Prince, Kasseem Jr., and Nicole.

Egypt is a very rare boys name in the US, with only a few dozen born in the last decade. The name is more popular for girls

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Neil Patrick Harris Welcomes Gideon and Harper

Neil Patrick Harris Welcomes Gideon and Harper

Neil Patrick Harris and partner David Burtka have welcomed their twins, the How I Met Your Mother star announced on Twitter today. The little guy and gal are named Gideon Scott and Harper Grace. Are those the best celebrity twin names of the year?

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What Would MatchMaker Name Matt Damon's Baby?

What Would MatchMaker Name Matt Damon's Baby?

Yesterday we announced that Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso are expecting girl number four (to join AlexiaIsabella and Gia), and offered some thoughts about names they might choose next. Today, we're tackling the same question from a snazzy new angle: we're taking the new Baby Name Wizard Name MatchMaker tool for a spin.

Damon and Barroso have a distinct style: the names are pretty, popular (or getting that way), and have a Latin feel (which makes sense: Barroso comes from Argentina). We put them into MatchMaker and tailored the preferences, requesting names that tended toward the popular (Isabella, after all, was the number one girl's name in the US last year) and favoring those of Latin origin. So what did MatchMaker suggest?

  1. Adriana
  2. Liliana
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Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso Expecting Another Girl

Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso Expecting Another Girl

Yesterday Matt Damon announced that he and his wife Luciana Barroso, who is eight months pregnant, are expecting another girl. The couple already have two daughters together, four-year-old Isabella and litttle two-year-old Gia. They also have Barroso's eleven-year-old daughter, Alexia, from a previous relationship. The news got us thinking about what names Damon and Barrosa might be considering.

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Super Size Me Director Explores Names in Freakonomics Film

Last week, the movie Freakonomics, based on the bestselling book of the same name, hit theaters. The documentary is a collection of short films by different directors, each exploring whether or not a popular myth holds up under scrutiny. Morgan Spurlock, who is best known for his 28-day McDonald's diet in Super Size Me, tackles the commonly held belief that a child's name shapes his destiny in the segment "A Roshanda by Any Other Name."

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Ten-Letter Baby Names for 10-10-10

Today is 10-10-10, a pretty cool date. It's also the launch date of the BabyNameWizard Expert Edition: a new set of tools from Laura Wattenberg (one of the founders of Name Candy). 

To celebrate, we offer you ten ten-letter celebrity baby names. That's ten names, at least ten letters each. 

Top Ten Ten-Letter-Minimum Celebrity Baby Names (in no particular order):

1. CHRISTOPHER: A frequent celebrity baby first name, Christopher is also a go-to middle name for stars like Johnny DeppChris Noth, and Will Smith

2. HUCKLEBERRYWilliam Huckleberry Paisley is the son of Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams.

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