Celebrity Names Blog

Weezer Names New Album After Lost Character

Weezer Names New Album After Lost Character

Last week, the band Weezer released its eighth studio album. The album is entitled Hurley and is named for the character on the television show Lost; the actor who plays Hurley, Jorge Garcia, is featured on the album's cover.

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Gordon Gekko's Back, But What About Gordon?

Gordon Gekko, the antihero played by Michael Douglas in the 1987 film Wall Street is back in a timely sequel opening today (read the review at EW.com here).

So much has the name Gordon Gekko pervaded the popular consciousness that the name itself has come to be synonymous with the phrase "Greed is good" (as paraphrased from a key monologue in the movie).  Some good humored scientists in Indonesia even named a newly discovered species of gecko after the character -- the gordongekkoi.

But what of the name Gordon? It's never been extremely

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New Celebrity Baby Alert: McGreggor Edward Roberts

One Life to Live Actress Bree Williamson and her husband Michael Roberts welcomed a baby boy named McGreggor Edward.

McGreggor, a Scottish last name,  fits the trend for surname names, as well as the trend for names that start with Mc-. It's not on the charts, but it does hit several cultural

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Singing Sensation and Glee Star Charice Once Had Another Name

Singing Sensation and Glee Star Charice Once Had Another Name

Today marks the first official day of fall, so it seems only appropriate that last night Fox's smash hit musical comedy, Glee, began a new school year with the premiere of its second season. This semester there are a few new faces on campus, most notably 18-year-old Filipino pop sensation, Charice, who Oprah famously dubbed "the most talented girl in the world." On Glee, Charice plays the adorable and very talented exchange student, Sushine Corazon.

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Gym Teacher's Name Inspired Rock Band

Gym Teacher's Name Inspired Rock Band

Leonard Skinner has died. If that name sounds strangely familiar, here's why: in his prime, Mr. Skinner taught high school gym to future rock legends Ronnie Van Sant, Gary Rossington and Bob Burns. When Skinner enforced the school's rule prohibiting long hair, they decided to rename their rock band after him. The artists formerly known as One Percent and The Noble Five became first Leonard Skinnerd, then Lynyrd Skynyrd.

It's fun to rediscover the old-fashioned Leonard (a name shared by Leonard Cohen, pictured) underneath the glitzier Lynyrd. Which high-wattage celebrities have chosen baby names related to Leonard?

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Celebrity Baby Name Alert: Abbey Ray Fabian

Actor Patrick Fabian is best known for his role as Ted Price on HBO's hit series Big Love, but now there's an even bigger love in Fabian's life: his newborn daughter Abbey Ray, whose mother is comedienne and writer Mandy Steckelberg.

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Celebrity Baby Name Alert: Dakota Jefferson

You know him as one half of the country music duo Big & Rich.  Now Big Kenny's family is a little bigger.  The singer, whose real name is William Kenneth Alphin, this week announced the adoption of Dakota Jefferson Holiday Alphin.  Baby Dakota joins older brother Lincoln William.

Dakota is derived from the Sioux word meaning allies or friends and was

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Farewell ATWT: Soap Opera Names

In honor of the last episode of daytime soap opera As the World Turns, which aired its last new episode today after  almost 55 years on CBS, we're taking a look back at soap opera names. In their heyday, soap operas introduced us to names like Schuyler, Colton, Kendall, Harley, Macy, Palmer, Chandler, Logan and Ridge.  In fact, the Young and the Restless

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Celebrity Baby Name Alert: Poppy, Daisy & Petal Get a Brother

Celebrity Baby Name Alert: Poppy, Daisy & Petal Get a Brother

Jamie Oliver -- the chef behind the Food Revolution -- and his model wife Juliette "Jools" have added a boy to their brood! We at NameCandy have eagerly anticipated the baby's arrival. What, we wondered, could the Olivers possibly pair with sisters Poppy Honey Rosie, Daisy Boo Pamela, and Petal Blossom Rainbow? Now we know: A rep has confirmed the new baby's name is Buddy Bear Maurice.

Last night Jamie tweeted, "Mr Buddy Oliver .... full name to come from mum.... big love joxx" (Click through to see a picture of the baby.) This tell us Jools is the genius behind the names (and incidentally, we love the image of the new mom settling back with her baby to settle on a couple of middle names). What goes into a Jools Oliver name? How does the new one stack up?

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A New Baby Brings Hope to One of the Trapped Chilean Miners

Yesterday afternoon one of the Chilean miners trapped below ground since August 5 got a bit of much needed good news; Ariel Tiscona is now the proud father of a baby girl. Before the mining accident, Tiscona and his wife, Elizabeth, had intended to name their daughter Carolina Elizabeth. However, when the miners were found alive, 17 days after the collapse of the San Jose mine, Tiscona asked his wife to give the baby another name.

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