Celebrity Names Blog

New Year's First Baby Names 2011: A Little Ditty About Jax and Cai-Ann

New Year's First Baby Names 2011: A Little Ditty About Jax and Cai-Ann

The first baby names used in the US each year are given to each state's New Year's Babies, those newborns arriving closest to midnight on the first night of the year. In 2011, these 50+ names offer a snapshot of a diverse naming culture. 2011's first babies include Corabelle, Nicasio, Princess; Finnegan, Carmelo, Bijou and Briar.

A is a favorite letter (Alejandra, Allyson, Addison, Annikah, Aden) as are J (Jodie, JiNayla, Jax, Jordan) and C (ChloeCooperClioColtonCharlie).   Maya, Emma and Willow all show up more than once. And place names? How about Memphis and Jersey?

Read More...

Jason Schwartzman's Daughter: Marlowe Rivers Schwartzman

Jason Schwartzman's Daughter: Marlowe Rivers Schwartzman

Don't close the book on celebrity names of 2010 just yet. Jason Schwartzman shared his new baby's name (she was born December 4) with People.com: Marlowe Rivers Schwartzman.

Marlowe has the hot sound of Nicole Richie's 2008 hit choice Harlow, but the final "e" tips the name definitively into

Read More...

Brady: A Winning Name

Brady: A Winning Name

During yesterday's New England Patriots football game, tight end Alge Crumpler scored a touchdown. Alge (that's short for Algernon) started to spike the ball in celebration, but instead headed to the stands and gave the ball to a young fan. The boy was seven years old, with a shock of red hair and a mini #12 Tom Brady jersey. The look on his face was priceless, and the whole moment charmed fans across the country.

Read More...

First-Born US Citizen of 2011: Named for 'Sledgehammer' Singer?

First-Born US Citizen of 2011: Named for 'Sledgehammer' Singer?

For name watchers, midnight is just the beginning of the fun. Only then does the countdown to the first babies (and baby names) of the year begin.

The first baby born on US soil in 2011 is named

Read More...

The New York Times "Twiblings" Violet and Kieran

The New York Times website has published a preview of an article to be published this coming Sunday in the Magazine: "Meet the Twiblings" tells the parenthood story of Michael Callahan and Melanie Thernstrom, who after six failed I.V.F cycles decided to try egg donation and surrogacy.

To maximize the chance of having at least one viable pregnancy and because they had always hoped to have twins, the couple chose to pursue parallel pregnancies with one egg donor and two gestational carriers.

The donor's eggs were fertilized with dad Michael’s sperm. After they had metamorphosed into embryos, they were transferred to the two surrogates. Nine months later Kieran and Violet were born, a mere five days apart.

Read More...

Sir Elton John's Baby: Born On a Christmas Day, Named for "Levon"

Sir Elton John's Baby: Born On a Christmas Day, Named for "Levon"

Sir Elton John's Christmas present? Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John!

The singer and his husband, David Furnish, welcomed Zachary on Christmas Day via surrogate, USMagazine.com learned on Monday.

His second middle name is a reference to

Read More...

You Oughta Know the Name of Alanis Morissette's Baby

You Oughta Know the Name of Alanis Morissette's Baby

There have been a number of holiday babies this year, but Alanis Morissette and husband Mario 'MC Souleye' Treadway take the prize: they welcomed their baby boy, Ever Imre Morissette-Treadway, on Christmas Day.

Read More...

The Year in Dead Celebrity Names

We lost some great celebrities in 2010. On the upside, it gave us a chance to talk about their names. Here's our rundown of the year in celebrity obits, Celebrity Name Blog-style.

Read More...

'Survivor' Couple Reuses Sibling's Middle Name

Survivor sweeties Rob and Amber Mariano recently welcomed their second daughter, Carina Rose Mariano. Carina shares a middle name with big sister, Lucia Rose.

'Boston' Rob took advantage of the latest Survivor reunion to share details about the exciting birth. Rob and Amber barely made it to the hospital, with Carina's birth coming just 10 minutes after the pair arrived. Also last minute: the name Carina. "Literally we were deciding in the hospital -- we changed it three times," Rob shared on Survivor: Nicaragua reunion show, according to People.com.

No report on the couple's choice to give their daughters matching middle names; we should note, though, that Rose is an extremely common celebrity baby middle name.

Read More...

Heroes' Star Ali Larter Welcomes Baby Theodore Hayes

Another Christmas baby! Heroes leading lady Ali Larter and her husband, Perfect Couples' star Hayes MacArthur, are now officially parents. Son Theodore Hayes MacArthur was born Monday morning. 

Larter and MacArthur met on the set of the movie Homo Erectus about a caveman tribe. They played a married couple named Fardart (Larter) and Thudnik (MacArthur). Though their romance began with a prehistoric story, they were inspired by much more recent history when naming their baby boy.

Read More...