Celebrity Names Blog

Baby Forecast: Bumps Mean Names On The Way

Baby Forecast: Bumps Mean Names On The Way

Back in June we forecasted on the Summer Baby Season.  Now in the final weeks of summer it's time for an update, as new belly bumps have appeared.  Babies and names are on the way for some prominent mamas-to-be!

Céline Dion

Céline just announced that she and husband René Angélil have a second child on the way. 

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Girls Gone Bad - Lynette, Bonnie and Lizzie

We alerted you to the dangers of naming your little boy with an unconventional name, but could there be danger in naming your little girl with unconventional names as well?  We are sure there is research out there to cover this, but we thought we would do a little research on our own.  What women out there rival the worst men?  Well for one,

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Mad Men & Cool Names

Mad Men & Cool Names

The hottest and most iconic show on television these days returns for a 3rd season August 16.  Mad Men's not only good TV -- in commenting on the past, it alters the future.  At least the future of fashion: look at any Banana Republic near you and see Mad Men images galore.  Everyone and everything in the early 1960s Mad Men world looks cool (though, judging from the show's story lines, this may not be the best recipe for happiness).  But what about the names?  Are they cool?  How do they compare with the names we know now?

Let's compare actors and characters: 

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The Other Woman - Scheana Marie Jancan

Although a model, Scheana Marie Jancan was basically an unknown before magazines started reporting she was John Mayer's new eye candy.  Having just publicly dumped Jennifer Anniston at the time, it was definitely news that the young stunner had come into his life.  However, it appears that Scheana's five minutes of fame (or at least that is how long the alleged romance appeared to last) has been stretched to ten.

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New Baby Alert: Jennifer Hudson has a boy

New Baby Alert: Jennifer Hudson has a boy

Jennifer Hudson and fiancé David Otunga welcomed a baby boy into the world on Monday August 10, 2009.  David Daniel Otunga Jr. is the first child for the couple.  Though naming a son after his father is a tradition probably almost as old as naming itself, it's rare in the Hollywood world.  Case in point: Apple, Bronx Mowgli, Banjo.  But Jennifer's not playing by the Tinseltown rules, as she refused throughout her pregnancy to confirm or deny the reason behind her growing belly bump.  But unlike secretive Tobey Maguire, Jennifer didn't make us wait for the baby's name.

So what about David Daniel?

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Charlene and Myla to Take on Serena and Venus

Serena and Venus Williams have defeated their fair share of tennis players, winning multiple Grand Slam titles.  Could their most fierce opponents, however, presently be in diapers?  Roger Federer, winner of the most male Grand Slam singles titles in history, and his wife Mirka (formally Miroslava), welcomed twin girls

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Funny People & Funny Names: The Funny Name Awards

Funny People is of the most anticipated movie releases of the summer, a story about comedians and what goes on in their lives once they step off-stage.  This got us to thinking -- what about funny names?  Do recent comics and the grand comic masters have funny names? Or does a name not matter?  Could you imagine that comedian being named anything else?

With these thoughts in mind, we are starting a new kind of award -- The Funny Name Award

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Mackynzie Renee Duggar Breaks Duggar Family Tradition

Josh and Anna Duggar, famous for their spot on the TBS show 18 Kids and Counting, are expecting a baby girl!  Breaking with the celebrity habit of keeping the new baby's name a secret until after the birth (and maybe even beyond), the young couple has already released the name of their precious one: Mackynzie Renee Duggar.  In addition to telling the media the name early, this announcement is shocking for another reason.

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New Baby Alert: Sebastian Thomas Hilfiger

New Baby Alert: Sebastian Thomas Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger welcomed a baby boy,  Sebastian Thomas Hilfiger, into the world today.  And so designers are just like us -- they have babies too.  But perhaps better clothed ones.  Will Sebastian go through the well-worn tradition of little siblings:  the hand-me-down cascade?  Or does being Hilfiger's son mean new clothes each season?  Either way, this baby will no doubt be well-attired. 

Tommy's not new to the baby or naming business. 

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Looking to the States for Inspiration

In The Ugly Truth, Cheryl Hines plays a woman named Georgia.  Curious, we decided to look up the popularity of the name Georgia, and we found it ranked 312 in popularity in 2008 according to the Social Security Administration.  While we like the name Georgia, we like one variation of it even better

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