Celebrity Names Blog

New Baby Alert: Ioan Gruffudd Welcomes Daughter Ella Betsi

New Baby Alert: Ioan Gruffudd Welcomes Daughter Ella Betsi

He's known for bringing Welsh names to America, but heartthrob Ioan Gruffudd and wife actress Alice Evans have chosen Ella -- a name that couldn't be more accessible to American ears -- as the first

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Unique Name Award: Ever Gabo Anderson

Unique Name Award: Ever Gabo Anderson

Though unique names abound in the celebrity world (case in point, Apple), Ever Gabo still stands out.  Ever Gabo Anderson, 22 months, is the daughter of Milla Jovovich and husband Paul W.S. Anderson.  And a winner of a NameCandy Unique Name Award.

Milla's blog details the story behind her only child's name

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Did Nicole Richie Give Her Son a Girl's Name?

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden welcomed a son, Sparrow James Midnight Madden, early this morning, September 9, 2009.  Sparrow joins older sister Harlow Winter Kate Madden, 20 months. We're guessing the boy's second middle name, Midnight, is a nod to his birth time, just as his sister's middle name Winter is a nod to

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Melrose Place's Violet Foster Brings More Floral Names to T.V.

Ashlee Simpson-Wentz has been laying low since the birth of her son, Bronx.  In fact, it has been her sister, Jessica, who has been in the limelight lately..albeit for negative reasons.  However, last night Ashlee decided to re-enter the Hollywood world via a new television series (well, sort of new).  The revamped Melrose Place premiered last night on the CW with Ashlee playing

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Tisha Campbell-Martin Welcomes Son Ezekiel Czar Martin

Tisha Campbell-Martin, star of Rita Rocks, gave birth to Ezekiel Czar Martin on Tuesday, September 8, 2009.  PEOPLE reports that Ezekiel Czar will be joining brother Xen, 8.  This makes Ezekiel baby number two for Tisha and husband Duane Martin.  Clearly these parents aren't afraid to go big and go bold in their naming choices.  But beware --

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U.S. Open Name Update: Keep Your Eye On Melanie

Not only is the U.S. Open a world-class tennis tournament, it's also an excellent place for name watching.  A name all over the news is Melanie Oudin.  17 and from Marietta, GA, Melanie is headed to the quarterfinals.  ESPN reports that "she is the story of the tournament so far." But so far no one's asked this question: what's the story with this name?

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Stage Name Vs. Birth Name: Bono, John Wayne & Meg Ryan's Real Names

Stage Name Vs. Birth Name: Bono, John Wayne & Meg Ryan's Real Names

If you are dreaming of making it big, perhaps it's not just your hair and resume that need tweaking. It might be time to change your name. Imagine the power -- first round your parents got to name you, and now second round you get to make the choice. Or you, your agent and your publicist. NameCandy is beginning a series: What's Your Favorite Star Really Named?  To kick us off, here are the birth names behind three very famous stage names:

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Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel Welcome Walker Nathaniel

Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel Welcome Walker Nathaniel

Taye Diggs and wife Idina Menzel, who met on the set of the Broadway hit "Rent," have welcomed a new star to their world.  Walker Nathaniel Diggs was born on September 2, 2009.  Like other popular trade names and surnames, the baby name Walker has surged in popularity this decade and is currently ranked

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Bones Star David Boreanaz Welcomes Daughter Bardot

Bones Star David Boreanaz Welcomes Daughter Bardot

Bones star David Boreanaz and his wife former Playboy model Jaime Bergman welcomed their second child August 31.  According to PEOPLE, baby girl Bardot Vita Boreanaz joins older brother Jaden Rayne Boreanaz.  While Jaden and its variant spellings and sound-alikes (Jayden, Caden, Aidan, etc.) sit at the forefront of today's naming trends, Bardot is

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The Duggars to Welcome Baby Number 19

As we noted on August 5th, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar's first born, Josh, is planning to name his new daughter MacKynzie Renee.  Satisfied that with this birth in the works, Grandma and Grandpa would stop adding to their broad, we all thought the day of the "J" name was over.  How wrong we were!  Michelle has announced she is pregnant with their 19TH child!  Although we noted the rest of Josh's siblings in our former post, here they are again to refresh your memory:

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