Celebrity Names Blog

Baby Blackjack for Drea de Matteo and Shooter Jennings

Baby Blackjack for Drea de Matteo and Shooter Jennings

Drea de Matteo hit the jackpot last week when she and her fiancé Shooter Jennings welcomed their first son. They named their second born Waylon Albert Jennings, but along with the birth announcement they shared their intention of calling him Blackjack.

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Peyton Manning Welcomes M&M Twins

Peyton Manning Welcomes M&M Twins

Peyton Manning has scored a major touchdown: the birth of twins! The Indianapolis Colts quarterback and his wife, Ashley, became first-time parents to a daughter, Mosley Thompson Manning, and son, Marshall Williams Manning, late last month.

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A Snake Named Mia

A Snake Named Mia

You may have heard about the Egyptian cobra snake who made a daring escape from her enclosure in New York City's Bronx Zoo on March 26th. She was missing for 6 days, during which an anonymous tweeter started a popular Twitter stream @BronxZoosCobra documenting the snake's supposed adventures around the city. She was finally found hiding still within the Reptile House walls, unharmed but considerably more famous. And now, she's been given a name!

The Bronx Zoo and The New York Daily News hosted a poll for the public to vote on what they thought the snake's official name should be. As of yesterday, the final verdict is in: The Bronx Zoo Cobra is named Mia.

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Mariska Hargitay Adopts a Complex Name, Amaya

Mariska Hargitay Adopts a Complex Name, Amaya

Mariska Hargitay's surprise announcement to PEOPLE -- that she and Peter Hermann had adopted a baby girl -- also revealed the baby's name: Amaya Josephine HermannWhat story does the name Amaya Josephine tell?

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Khloe Kardashian Talks Baby Names-- Do They All Begin With K?

Khloe Kardashian Talks Baby Names-- Do They All Begin With K?

They aren't expecting yet, but reality star Khloe Kardashian and LA Lakers player Lamar Odom have already started picking out baby names! Talk about planning ahead.

The Kardashian family is cookoo for K-names, much like a mini (and wilder) version of the J-name Duggars. Khloe's mom is Kris, and her siblings are Kourtney, Kim, Kendall, and Kylie. (Oh yeah, and Rob. Not a K!) So are Khloe and Lamar going to continue the K-name family tradition?

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Sponsored Post: No More Lame Greeting Cards

Sponsored Post: No More Lame Greeting Cards

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'Mildred Pierce' Names: Revival of the Fittest?

'Mildred Pierce' Names: Revival of the Fittest?

HBO's mini-series Mildred Pierce is based on a 1941 novel by powerhouse novelist James M. Cain. It was also made into an Oscar-winning 1945 femme fatale flick. Through the adaptations, the names have stayed the same, but their places on the popularity charts haven't. Are they ready for revival, or do they just sound old?

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Laila Ali's Baby Name: A Knockout?

Laila Ali's Baby Name: A Knockout?

Laila Ali welcomed her first daughter in the wee hours of Monday morning. The boxer and her husband, ex-NFL star Curtis Conway, reached a unanimous decision on their baby girl’s name agreeing on Sydney J. Conway.

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Shaka and Awe: Shaka Smart's Infamous Name

Long before Shaka Smart made waves as a young coach taking his team to an unlikely spot in tonight's NCAA Final Four basketball championships, the name "Shaka" referred to another renowned leader skilled at getting folks to work with him. Smart, the 33-year-old coach whose team has pulled off huge upsets against highly ranked foes, was named for Shaka Zulu, the iconic nineteenth-century Zulu king who united disparate tribes into a powerful African empire before his half-brothers assassinated him in 1828.

But if your ears have perked up at the thought of a hot new baby name inspired by a hot new coach, take note: Shaka Zulu was a bad dude.

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Emily Deschanel Is Expecting! What Baby Name Will She Choose?

Emily Deschanel Is Expecting! What Baby Name Will She Choose?

Emily Deschanel is expecting! PEOPLE has reported that the 34-year old actress and her actor/writer husband David Hornsby are due to have their first child later this year. The couple was married in 2010.

Now while it's far too early to speculate on names, we couldn't help thinking about Deschanel's most famous role as Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan in the crime show Bones and how this might possibly affect her choice of baby name. Yeah, we know-- Bones is just a character she plays on TV and not her real life. But sometimes when your job is to embody a character every day, it might be hard to not grow fond of your alter-ego.

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