Celebrity Names Blog

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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Did Sophie Dahl Launch A Thousand "Sophies"?

Did Sophie Dahl Launch A Thousand "Sophies"?

British cookbook author/model Sophie Dahl and her musician husband Jamie Cullum are expecting a baby together. Delightful!

Jamie and Sophie are both cute British-y names, both rather common in the US. Jamie is #674, and Sophie is #65 (not to mention that Sophia is up to #4). But there's a twist. To wit: Sophie Dahl herself may be the reason all those Sophies are born today.

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From the Runway to the Nursery: Baby Names Inspired by Fashion

It's Fashion Week, and celebrities have descended on New York City to check out the Spring 2011 collections from heavy hitters like Tommy Hilfiger, Derek Lam, Diane von Furstenberg, and Carolina Herrera. Celebrity and fashion have long gone hand-in-hand, and it wouldn't surprise us if some stars use fashion to inspire more than just their clothes...

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Celebrity Baby Name Alert: Gia Francesca Lopez

Celebrity Baby Name Alert: Gia Francesca Lopez

It's a decidedly Italian name for the new baby of Mexican-American actor-dancer-television host  Mario Lopez and girlfriend Broadway dancer Courtney Mazza. The couple welcomed their first child yesterday, September 11, 2010. The baby girl is named Gia Francesca Lopez.

The name Gia is typically a nickname for Gianna or Giovanna. But

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An Heir to Slytherin? New Celebrity Baby Named Draco

An Heir to Slytherin? New Celebrity Baby Named Draco

Will Winnie from The Wonder Years never stop surprising us?  First, child star and  Danica McKellar grew up to be a mathematician and author of math books for girls.  Now we find out she's a Slytherin too?

Yes, in what is arguably the best celebrity baby name story of the year, this one-time girl-next- door has named her newborn son Draco. (Full name is Draco Verta; dad is Danica's husband  Mike Verta).

Draco is a a real name, meaning dragon in Latin. It is also the name of

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New Celeb Baby Name: Raquel Blue

What do you get when you cross a rock star with a pin-up girl?  It sounds like a joke, but if the rock star in question is Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts and his wife, former Playboy model Tiffany Fallon, the answer is, well, aptly named babies. The couple, already parents to Jagger Donovan, age 2, welcomed a daughter this week.  The new baby's name is

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New Baby Alert: SNL Alumna Rachel Dratch Welcomes Baby Eli

Biblical names are all the rage among Saturday Night Live alumni these days. Last month Amy Poehler gave her son Archibald William Emerson (nicknamed Archie) a little brother named Abel, which is Hebrew for breath. Now Rachel Dratch has welcomed her own little man, naming him Eli, which comes from the Hebrew word meaning “high ascent” and who in the bible trains the young prophet Samuel.

Poehler may have influenced Dratch to consider biblical names, but then again she might have been inspired by her own name and family...

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Lindsay Lohan Outraged Over Baby Named Lindsay; Demands Millions

Lindsay Lohan Outraged Over Baby Named Lindsay; Demands Millions

How to piss off Lindsay Lohan? Name a bottle-happy baby after her. 

Lindsay Lohan, who just finished a jail/rehab sentence related to drunk driving charges, does not appreciate rude implications about the drinking habits of people bearing her name. Back in March she sued online stock trading site E-Trade over a commercial that featured a brief cameo by a milkaholic baby named Lindsay. (That link takes you to the milkaholic Lindsay video in question.) According to Lohan, the name Lindsay is off limits for ad men, especially ad men interested in portraying said Lindsay as a plastered man-stealer. Her name's price? One hundred million dollars.

It's tempting -- and, well, easy -- to laugh off Lohan's lawsuit as a giant hoot. (For serious: her own lawyer calls her an "alcoholic bimbus" IN THE LAWSUIT ITSELF.) However, is there something more to this tale of litigation and celebrity names?

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