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Hef's Ex Plans Baby Names

Playboy Playmate and "Girls Next Door" star Kendra Wilkinson has moved on from her main squeeze Hugh Hefner and is already planning baby names with new fiance Hank Baskett of the NFL.

Kendra tells People, "My first initial is K and my middle name is Leigh, so we were thinking of Kaleigh," she says. "And he's Hank Baskett III, so of course I'm going to have a Hank Baskett IV!"

Kaleigh is one of those newly popular names with many many variants. Kaleigh itself ranked 544th among popular baby names by the Social Security Administration in 2007. But when you add up all its variant spellings, it is much, much more popular (Kayleigh was 248th and
Kaylee was 36th). Namipedia lists alternate spellings including: Kayleigh, Kaylee, Kayley, Kaylie, Kaley, Kali, Kallie, Kaleigh, Kailey, Kailee, Kalea, Kalie, Kally, Cali, Calleigh, Callie, Cally, Caylee, Cayley.

Hank not so much. A nickname for Henry, as a standalone name, Hank reached its peak of popularity at number 614 back in the 1960s and no longer even breaks the SSA's top 1000.

--J.B.

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