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Céline Dion's Baby Names Revealed! (And They Sound Sort of Familiar)

Céline Dion's Baby Names Revealed! (And They Sound Sort of Familiar)

Thanks to PEOPLE.com we now know what Céline Dion and husband René Angelil named their twins, born last week.  (See earlier post on Céline Dion baby names)


Neither Nelson nor Eddy made our prediction list, which was developed on the basis  of "sibling matches" for René-Charles, the name of the couple's older son. We did, however, mention that René-Charles was a namesake, and in that regard, the twins follow suit with a family style.

Baby Eddy is named for Eddy Marney, who produced

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Why Krystal Ball is a Great Name for a Politician

When we first wrote about Krystal Ball, she was a long-shot candidate for Congress. Today, she's still a long shot candidate for Congress; but she's also turned a sexy-photo scandal into a feminist triumph and earned the title of "the Sarah Palin of the left." How much has her name helped?

The coverage of her can't avoid mentioning the name; it's just too ridiculous. It's an instant point of contact between people. The name is also, arguably, the reason her story had steam in the first place. As Nisha Chattal wrote, "A 27 year old running for congress? and a woman? There has never been a woman under 30 in Congress. And that name!"

The idea that a name like "Krystal Ball" could be a kind of political asset is counterintuitive.

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How I Met Your Mother Plays the Baby Name Game

Did you catch Monday night's episode of How I Met Your Mother? It was titled, appropriately, "Baby Names." Our ears perked up in the opening scene when a couple began to argue about what to name their newborn daughter; in the first thirty seconds both Tiffany and Vodka are vetoed. Throughout the rest of the show, our star couple, Lily and Marshall, debate the name of their future child.

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Lleyton Hewitt's Baby Name: Worth the $2?

Lleyton Hewitt's Baby Name: Worth the $2?

Surprise: it's Ava.

Lleyton Hewitt and his wife Bec have unveiled the baby name fans had to pay $2 to learn. Ava Sydney Hewitt joins siblings Mia Rebecca and Cruz.

Hewitt, the top-ranked Austrailian tennis player, and his wife Bec set tongues wagging this week when, like Celine Dion, they didn't immediately release the name of their newborn baby. Unlike Celine Dion, they told fans exactly when the name would drop: Tuesday morning. The catch was that the name would be released via Text A Star, a service that charges fans $2 a message to receive members-only texts from sports stars.

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Lily Allen Is Expecting A Boy

Lily Allen Is Expecting A Boy

Last week, pregnant singer/songwriter Lily Allen announced that she and her boyfriend, Sam Cooper, are expecting a baby boy in early 2011. Allen is on the cover of the current issue of Stylist, and she told a journalist for the British magazine that knowing she's having a boy has made impending motherhood seem more real. It has also inspired her to make a secret list of potential baby names.

Even though Allen and Cooper have decided to keep their list private, we do know that they won't be taking any inspiration from fellow British stars such as Jamie Oliver (son Buddy Bear) and Victoria Beckham (sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz).

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Matt Damon's Baby Name Curve Ball Revealed

Matt Damon's Baby Name Curve Ball Revealed

Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso have welcomed their baby and unveiled her name: PEOPLE reports it's Stella Zavala Damon. The fourth daughter for the movie star and his wife, Stella joins sisters Alexia, Isabella and Gia. With Stella, Damon and wife split the difference, and chose a rhyming name to boot.

Stella's name was the subject of much speculation here and elsewhere on the web. What do you think of Stella Zavala? Did you see it coming?

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What Will Céline Dion Name Her Babies?

What Will Céline Dion Name Her Babies?

They're here! Singer Céline Dion gave birth to twin boys this morning, October 23, 2010.  The boys join older brother René-Charles.  According to a report in PEOPLE, Dion and husband René Angelil will discuss names for the babies after

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Will the Sexiest Woman Alive Launch this Name?

Will the Sexiest Woman Alive Launch this Name?

Actress Minka Kelly may have been named Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive for her look, but it's her name we're smitten with.

For one, her first name surely doesn't hurt Kelly's sexy image. Mink is a lustrous dark fur highly prized for expensive coats, and it brings to mind both strokability and luxurious exclusivity (if also, for PETA members, outrage). Minx, meanwhile, means a "pert, flirtatious, or impudent young woman" -- a stimulating combination also hinted at in the sounds of the first name Minka. The last name Kelly -- a la Grace -- surely doesn't hurt either.

But these aren't the reasons why we think Minka is a name you should consider.

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Quarterback Drew Brees Welcomes Second Son

Quarterback Drew Brees Welcomes Second Son

It was only a few weeks ago that the New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees asked his Twitter followers for a very important favor: could they help him and his wife, Brittany, come up with an uncommon "B" name for their second son? Brees asked specifically for suggestions not found in baby name books. Ask and you shall receive.

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Celebrity Baby Name Trend Alert: Buddy, Meet Sonny

Celebrity Baby Name Trend Alert: Buddy, Meet Sonny

Jamie Oliver and family took some ribbing for naming their first boy Buddy (especially when combined with his middle name, Bear), but it turns out they're not alone in the names that sound like nicknames department: former Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher and his girlfriend Sara MacDonald have named their second son Sonny Patrick.

Sonny and Buddy? While each has a pedigree as a first name, together they sound like

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