Celebrity Names Blog

Ian Ziering's Trendy Baby Name

Ian Ziering's Trendy Baby Name

Actor Ian Ziering-- who, by the way, is apparently 47 years old and not the 16-year old Steve Sanders we remember him as from 90210-- welcomed his first child with wife Erin on Monday, April 25. Guess what name they chose for their new baby girl: Mia Loren Ziering. How very on-trend of you, Ian, to choose the name Mia!

PEOPLE reports that the couple chose the name Mia because it begins with the letter 'M', honoring Ian's late mother Micki. But readers of NameCandy.com also know that the name Mia has been popping up everywhere lately. Celebs with daughters named Mia include Laura Innes, Lleyton Hewitt, Kate Winslet, Aidan Quinn, and Steven Tyler. And of course, let's not forget the Bronx Zoo cobra snake who was given the name Mia just last month.

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Lauren Lauren? 10 Ways Bush's Married Name Dreams Could Come True

Lauren Lauren? 10 Ways Bush's Married Name Dreams Could Come True

When we were talking about "nice twice" names the other week, we couldn't think of any female celebrities who have the same first name as last. So you can bet the headline about Lauren Bush's possible married name grabbed our eyeballs: Lauren Lauren. Yes, the granddaughter of the first President Bush is marrying David Lauren, son of the designer, Ralph. (Two guesses who's doing her wedding dress.)

Actually, according to the interview in May's Harper's Bazaar, the model thinks the name she'll go by Lauren Bush-Lauren. In a remark probably not intended to fuel the tensions between women who take their husbands' names at marriage and those who keep the name they were born with, thank you very much, Bush explained, "That's not final, but I think it's nice to have the same name as your husband. I am sort of old-fashioned that way."

Lauren Bush-Lauren? That's clunky. Not to fear though, we've got plenty of ways Lauren Bush can achieve her dream of having the same name as her husband.

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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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