Celebrity Names Blog

Elizabeth Banks Gives "Miracle" Son A Lucky Name

Elizabeth Banks Gives "Miracle" Son A Lucky Name

In a candid post in her blog on Wednesday, Elizabeth Banks opened up about her long struggle to conceive. However, the actress concluded with the joyous news that, thanks to a gestational surrogate, she is now a mom.

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Jackie Chan Is Not Dead! And Neither Is His Son Jaycee

Jackie Chan Is Not Dead! And Neither Is His Son Jaycee

There have been rumors circulating the Internet today that 56-year old action stuntman legend Jackie Chan died of a heart attack. E Online reports that this information is false, depsite the Twitter trending topic "RIP Jackie Chan".

Jackie Chan was born with a different first name, Kong-sang, in Hong Kong in 1954. The story of his English name goes something like this: while working as a construction worker in Australia in 1976, Kong-sang befriended a man named Jack who became a big brother to him. As a mentee of Big Jack, Kong-sang earned the nickname Little Jack, which was shortened to Jackie and stuck for the rest of his life.

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One "L" or two? Eva Herzigova's Baby Name

One "L" or two? Eva Herzigova's Baby Name

Eva Herzigova, Czech-born model, and Gregorio Marsiaj have welcomed a son, Philip Marsiaj. The couple are also parents to George.

Despite the many namesakes, Philip is actually not the most popular spelling of this name in the US.

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Brit Reality Star Myleene Klass' Heroic Turn For Baby No. 2

Brit Reality Star Myleene Klass' Heroic Turn For Baby No. 2

British reality TV personality Myleene Klass welcomed her second daughter over the weekend and gave her a first name with a strong and courageous meaning: Hero Harper Quinn.

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Name Change: Lindsay Lohan Dropping Surname

Name Change: Lindsay Lohan Dropping Surname

Lindsay Lohan is ready to make a change – a name change. The actress has announced, via her mother, that she’s legally dropping her surname and will now be known simply as Lindsay.

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How Geraldine Ferraro Shaped Baby Names

How Geraldine Ferraro Shaped Baby Names

Geraldine Ferraro has died. The first woman to be nominated to the vice presidency by a major party, she was also the only Italian-American to achieve nomination. Her children with John Zaccaro are named Donna, John Jr., and Laura.

The fate of her name mirrored the fate of her political career, then took a twist. Named years after Ferraro's failed campaign, a trend of young Geraldines suggest that she continued, nevertheless, to inspire.

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Vern Yip Baby Name: Stylish Baby Name for Design Star Judge

It's another stylish baby name for designer Vern Yip. The HGTV Design Star judge and his partner welcomed the baby girl, Vera Lillian Beatrix, on March 12, according to PEOPLE

Vera, a name that comes from the Russian Vjera , meaning faith, according to Teresa Norman's A World of Baby Names, was once popular in the U.S., peaking at 65 in the early 1900s, but fell out of favor in the middle of the 20th Century.  This old lady name has the potential to rise again

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Baby Names Inspired By The Sky

Baby Names Inspired By The Sky

Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman gave their new son an interesting name that we haven't seen in a while: Skyler Morrison Berman. The name Skyler (also spelled Skylar) is on the charts for both boys and girls, and is thought to come from the Isle of Skye or the phonetic spelling of Schuyler. Aside from those origins, we like to think that it can also come from a more heavenly place-- inspired by the sky!

If parents need a sign of what to name their baby, all they need to do is look up. The name Skye has been creeping up the charts towards, well, the sky in the last five years for baby girls and is currently number 501 in popularity in the United States. There is also the straight-forward spelling Sky, such as Sky Masterson from Guys and Dolls, and Skylan, Skylie, Skyden, and Skye as a boy's name.

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Rachel Zoe's Baby Name Skyler Morrison: Stud or Dud?

Rachel Zoe's Baby Name Skyler Morrison: Stud or Dud?

Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman have welcomed their first son, Skyler Morrison Berman, People confirms. Skyler is a name which perhaps comes from sky, or the Isle of Skye, or could be a phonetic spelling of Schuyler. This ambi-gendered name is on the charts for both boys and girls, but is given to more boys than girls. To us, this name gives off whiffs of prep school and little alligator shirts, but given that it is most popular in Alaska and Vermont, it clearly has frontier appeal.

What do you think of Skyler Morrison? Style winner, or faded cool guy name circa 1980?

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Elizabeth Taylor Movie Roles: Cool Baby Names?

Elizabeth Taylor Movie Roles: Cool Baby Names?

In her many, many movie roles, Elizabeth Taylor wore some of the most popular names of the time. GloriaAngelaPatricia Ruth perfectly expressed the tastes of the day. Today, they aren't exactly minty-fresh. But name-seekers, take heart. Among Taylor's movie roles are name treasures. While none of the following names are among the US Social Security Administration's Top 1000 Baby Names today, they all fit the current trends that inspire celebrities and Name Enthusiasts alike. Here are our favorites: 

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