Celebrity Names Blog

Pink's Baby Name: The Singer Goes Green!

Pink's Baby Name: The Singer Goes Green!

Pink is a first-time mom -- and she’s given her daughter a name with a splash of color.

The "Raise Your Glass" singer, who was born Alecia Moore, welcomed a baby girl on Thursday and shared the happy news via Twitter, writing: "We are ecstatic to welcome our new beautiful healthy happy baby girl, Willow Sage Hart. She's gorgeous, just like her daddy [Carey Hart]."

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Hugh+ette= A Girl Named Huguette?

Hugh+ette= A Girl Named Huguette?

Heiress Huguette Clark passed away this week in New York City at age 104. Though we're pretty sure the name Huguette is not going to catch on any time soon, we do think it's an interesting name. Take the traditional French name Hugh or Hugo, add the feminine suffix -ette, and there you go: Automatic girl's name!

Creating opposite-gender names from related names is a common practice in namesakes, as noted by Laura Wattenberg on our sister site, BabyNameWizard.com. Some names easily switch gender:Charlie becomes CharleneMartin can be MartinaJoseph is Josephine. But what if you want to name a daughter after Grandpa Aaron? 

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Joey McIntyre and Wife Give Daughter a 'Dark' Name

Joey McIntyre and Wife Give Daughter a 'Dark' Name

Joey McIntyre and wife Barrett have welcomed their third child together, daughter Kira Katherine

According to Teresa Norman's World of Baby NamesKira is the female form of Kieran, an Anglicized form of the Irish Ciaran. Brothers Griffin and Rhys have names from Welsh.

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Gil: What's This Ancient Name Doing In All These Movies?

Gil: What's This Ancient Name Doing In All These Movies?

When news reached us last week of musician and "Bluesologist" Gil Scott-Heron's death, we'd just seen Woody Allen's newest, Midnight in Paris, where the main character is named... Gil. Also, we recall, in Kristen Wiig's Bridesmaids, the creepy roommate character is named... Gil.

Wait, two of the highest-grossing films of Memorial Day weekend 2011 featured characters namedGil? A name that hasn't been on the charts since 1971? Interesting. Is there something about Gil? Read on for our Top 5 Characters Named Gil.

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Simona: A Girlie Name for Tough Chicks?

Simona: A Girlie Name for Tough Chicks?

Greetings from Indiana, hotbed of name stories. Oh, and home of the Indy 500, perhaps you've heard of it? Turns out there're name stories here too.  Consider Danica. It was a fad in the 1980s -- along with JessicaEricaMonica and Veronica -- and then fell out the top 1000. But Danica Patrick, 2005's Indy 500 Rookie of the Race, and 2005's IndyCar Rookie of the Year, plumped life back into this sagging name. Leaping back onto the charts in 2005, Danica peaked in 2007 at #307. As Danica Patrick continues to rack up firsts and awards (most recently: Best Finish [4th] by a woman in a top NASCAR race), the name will stay on namer's radars. 

Now consider last year's Indy 500 Rookie of the Race, Simona de Silvestro. The young Swiss rider seems poised to be IndyCar's next sweetheart, when Danica bows out of the series. Will she have Patrick's name influence?

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Help Ana Ortiz Come Up With A Baby Name!

Help Ana Ortiz Come Up With A Baby Name!

Ana Ortiz needs your help choosing a baby name! The Ugly Betty actress is expecting a son with husband musician Noah Lebenzon, and the couple is asking you for name ideas. Ortiz told Latina Magazine that they are open to suggestions, but they do have a few rules:

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Hollywood's New Breakout Star: A Girl Named Rebel

Hollywood's New Breakout Star: A Girl Named Rebel

With a cast headed by Saturday Night Live’s Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph, there are a lot of funny ladies in the new hit comedy Bridesmaids. However one standout -- for being both hilarious and for having an interesting name -- is actress/comedian Rebel Wilson.

The 30-something Australian has said her name came to her parents on their wedding day. “A little girl called Rebel sang at my parents wedding and that's where it comes from,” Rebel explained. “A pretty good name for this business, don't you think?"

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Storm of Controversy Around Gender-Free Baby Name

The story chewing up the parenting blogosphere this week is about Kathy Witterick and David Stocker, who are raising their youngest child to be, at least temporarily, gender-free. The child's name? Storm. How well does this name support the family's gender-free ideals?

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Oprah, Orpah, and Orpha: Musings On An Iconic Name

Oprah, Orpah, and Orpha: Musings On An Iconic Name

This week, everyone is talking about one woman-- THE woman-- who has bid a sad farewell to her massively inspiring empire. We're talking, of course, about Oprah.

The fact that you know who we're referring to just by her first name is a testament to the power of Oprah. She has built herself into a one-name brand with The Oprah Winfrey Show, and even managed to drill it down to a one-letter brand with O Magazine. London's Daily Mail compared her one-name recognition to that of the infamous Cleopatra, along with the other one-name-famer Madonna. She has broken the "glass ceiling", crossed the "color line", and touched on something real and personal with women all over the world.

So how much do you know about Oprah's iconic name?

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Debate Us: Diddy's New Name, Swag, Could Be A Baby Name

Debate Us: Diddy's New Name, Swag, Could Be A Baby Name

Tomorrow, after a week long stint as Swag, rapper/business mogul Sean Combs will again be known as Diddy (or, for our British readers, P. Diddy). Like Combs' other stage names, including Diddy and Puffy, Swag is not meant as a plausible name for a baby. But is it, despite all that, plausible?

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