Celebrity Names Blog

She Stole My Name! A Bestselling Case of Name Theft?

She Stole My Name! A Bestselling Case of Name Theft?

So it's one thing when your sister-in-law steals your baby name. What if an author steals your name, and then puts it in her controversial novel? Is that even legal? And what if the novel goes on to become a mega-bestseller and a major movie and your formerly uncommon name is an entertainment news item? Shouldn't they at least cut you in on the deal?

These are the questions behind a recent literary lawsuit: Kathryn Stockett, author of the New York Times mega-bestseller The Help, is being sued by her brother's long time domestic help. The charge? Name theft. Weigh in on the merits of this case!

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Robbie Robertson and Names That Are Nice Twice

Robbie Robertson and Names That Are Nice Twice

It's been a big week for one of NameCandy's old school rock and roll crushes.  Last Wednesday, Robbie Robertson released a new album -- his first in a dozen or so years.  And then yesterday the one-time frontman for The Band scored a book deal with Random House to write his memoir.

So, we've got to ask: Is part of Robbie Robertson's magic a name that's nice...twice? If you a dig a little for info on Robertson's birth name, you find conflicting reports.  The most plausible story we've heard is that his birth name was Jaime Robert Klegerman, but that he later took his stepfather's surname, Robertson, and was eventually known by the ever-so-catchy name Robbie Robertson.  

Of course, he's not the only famous fellow with a name that's nice twice. Here is our top ten list (and, yes, we know it goes to 11):

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On Libertad, Gael Garcia Bernal's Rebel-Luxe Baby Name

On Libertad, Gael Garcia Bernal's Rebel-Luxe Baby Name

Actors Gael García Bernal and Dolores Fonzi have welcomed a daughter named Libertad. Stylish namers, they are also parents to Lázaro

Libertad shares a lot with her English counterpart, Liberty. Both names derive from the Anglo-Norman word meaning 'freedom,' and both have seen action in revolutionary slogans. But like all the best names, this one has opposing stories to tell.

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A Girl Named Santa for the Beckhams?

A Girl Named Santa for the Beckhams?

We were skeptical when we heard the latest news from Baby Beckham watchers.  A report in the tabloid The Sun claims that Victoria "Posh Spice"Beckham loves the name Santa for her baby girl on the way. 

In case you haven't been following the blow-by-blow, celebrity watchers LOVE speculating about what Victoria and David Beckham will name baby #4, their first daughter. The Beckhams famously named their first-born Brooklyn, which seemed outrageous in 1999 when

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Baby Blackjack for Drea de Matteo and Shooter Jennings

Baby Blackjack for Drea de Matteo and Shooter Jennings

Drea de Matteo hit the jackpot last week when she and her fiancé Shooter Jennings welcomed their first son. They named their second born Waylon Albert Jennings, but along with the birth announcement they shared their intention of calling him Blackjack.

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Peyton Manning Welcomes M&M Twins

Peyton Manning Welcomes M&M Twins

Peyton Manning has scored a major touchdown: the birth of twins! The Indianapolis Colts quarterback and his wife, Ashley, became first-time parents to a daughter, Mosley Thompson Manning, and son, Marshall Williams Manning, late last month.

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A Snake Named Mia

A Snake Named Mia

You may have heard about the Egyptian cobra snake who made a daring escape from her enclosure in New York City's Bronx Zoo on March 26th. She was missing for 6 days, during which an anonymous tweeter started a popular Twitter stream @BronxZoosCobra documenting the snake's supposed adventures around the city. She was finally found hiding still within the Reptile House walls, unharmed but considerably more famous. And now, she's been given a name!

The Bronx Zoo and The New York Daily News hosted a poll for the public to vote on what they thought the snake's official name should be. As of yesterday, the final verdict is in: The Bronx Zoo Cobra is named Mia.

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Mariska Hargitay Adopts a Complex Name, Amaya

Mariska Hargitay Adopts a Complex Name, Amaya

Mariska Hargitay's surprise announcement to PEOPLE -- that she and Peter Hermann had adopted a baby girl -- also revealed the baby's name: Amaya Josephine HermannWhat story does the name Amaya Josephine tell?

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Khloe Kardashian Talks Baby Names-- Do They All Begin With K?

Khloe Kardashian Talks Baby Names-- Do They All Begin With K?

They aren't expecting yet, but reality star Khloe Kardashian and LA Lakers player Lamar Odom have already started picking out baby names! Talk about planning ahead.

The Kardashian family is cookoo for K-names, much like a mini (and wilder) version of the J-name Duggars. Khloe's mom is Kris, and her siblings are Kourtney, Kim, Kendall, and Kylie. (Oh yeah, and Rob. Not a K!) So are Khloe and Lamar going to continue the K-name family tradition?

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Sponsored Post: No More Lame Greeting Cards

Sponsored Post: No More Lame Greeting Cards

We love this new offering from our friends at Tiny Prints.  For just $1.99 per card, you can create a custom greeting card and have Tiny Prints mail it directly to your recipient or to yourself.  No more wandering the greeting store aisle at your local drugstore searching for the "perfect" card for your occassion. And for one week only, Tiny Prints is offering a Mother's Day Special -- 3 cards for $0.99 each.  That's one for each grandma and a spare for you! Click the picture in this blog post to check out the card one of our staffers made for her mom. And click here to get started making your own cards.

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