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New Year's First Baby Names 2011: International Edition

New Year's First Baby Names 2011: International Edition

The first babies born 'round the world in 2011 were named Keely, Ryan, Talasan and Hessa. Here are some of the first births internationally, as posted on Twitter.

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TV Reporters Courtney Friel and Carter Evans Hit the Jackpot with baby Cash

TV Reporters Courtney Friel and Carter Evans Hit the Jackpot with baby Cash

Most mornings, CNN's business correspondent Carter Evans is live at the New York Stock Exchange, but this last weekend he had more important cash to worry about: Evans and his wife, Fox News reporter Courtney Friel, welcomed their son Cash Hudson Evans at 6 AM on Saturday, 1/1/11.

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New Year's First Baby Names 2011: A Little Ditty About Jax and Cai-Ann

New Year's First Baby Names 2011: A Little Ditty About Jax and Cai-Ann

The first baby names used in the US each year are given to each state's New Year's Babies, those newborns arriving closest to midnight on the first night of the year. In 2011, these 50+ names offer a snapshot of a diverse naming culture. 2011's first babies include Corabelle, Nicasio, Princess; Finnegan, Carmelo, Bijou and Briar.

A is a favorite letter (Alejandra, Allyson, Addison, Annikah, Aden) as are J (Jodie, JiNayla, Jax, Jordan) and C (ChloeCooperClioColtonCharlie).   Maya, Emma and Willow all show up more than once. And place names? How about Memphis and Jersey?

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Jason Schwartzman's Daughter: Marlowe Rivers Schwartzman

Jason Schwartzman's Daughter: Marlowe Rivers Schwartzman

Don't close the book on celebrity names of 2010 just yet. Jason Schwartzman shared his new baby's name (she was born December 4) with People.com: Marlowe Rivers Schwartzman.

Marlowe has the hot sound of Nicole Richie's 2008 hit choice Harlow, but the final "e" tips the name definitively into

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Brady: A Winning Name

Brady: A Winning Name

During yesterday's New England Patriots football game, tight end Alge Crumpler scored a touchdown. Alge (that's short for Algernon) started to spike the ball in celebration, but instead headed to the stands and gave the ball to a young fan. The boy was seven years old, with a shock of red hair and a mini #12 Tom Brady jersey. The look on his face was priceless, and the whole moment charmed fans across the country.

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First-Born US Citizen of 2011: Named for 'Sledgehammer' Singer?

First-Born US Citizen of 2011: Named for 'Sledgehammer' Singer?

For name watchers, midnight is just the beginning of the fun. Only then does the countdown to the first babies (and baby names) of the year begin.

The first baby born on US soil in 2011 is named

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The New York Times "Twiblings" Violet and Kieran

The New York Times website has published a preview of an article to be published this coming Sunday in the Magazine: "Meet the Twiblings" tells the parenthood story of Michael Callahan and Melanie Thernstrom, who after six failed I.V.F cycles decided to try egg donation and surrogacy.

To maximize the chance of having at least one viable pregnancy and because they had always hoped to have twins, the couple chose to pursue parallel pregnancies with one egg donor and two gestational carriers.

The donor's eggs were fertilized with dad Michael’s sperm. After they had metamorphosed into embryos, they were transferred to the two surrogates. Nine months later Kieran and Violet were born, a mere five days apart.

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Sir Elton John's Baby: Born On a Christmas Day, Named for "Levon"

Sir Elton John's Baby: Born On a Christmas Day, Named for "Levon"

Sir Elton John's Christmas present? Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John!

The singer and his husband, David Furnish, welcomed Zachary on Christmas Day via surrogate, USMagazine.com learned on Monday.

His second middle name is a reference to

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You Oughta Know the Name of Alanis Morissette's Baby

You Oughta Know the Name of Alanis Morissette's Baby

There have been a number of holiday babies this year, but Alanis Morissette and husband Mario 'MC Souleye' Treadway take the prize: they welcomed their baby boy, Ever Imre Morissette-Treadway, on Christmas Day.

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The Year in Dead Celebrity Names

We lost some great celebrities in 2010. On the upside, it gave us a chance to talk about their names. Here's our rundown of the year in celebrity obits, Celebrity Name Blog-style.

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