Celebrity Names Blog

New Baby Alert: A Son for Mira Sorvino

New Baby Alert: A Son for Mira Sorvino

Mira Sorvino and husband Chris Backus welcomed Holden Paul Terry Backus into the world on June 22, 2009.  After scares for mother and child in the delivery room, Mira and Holden both made it out a-okay.  Holden joins brother Johnny Christopher King (3) and sister Mattea Angel (4 1/2). 

In our Summer Baby Season Name Forecast, we thought maybe Serafina or Emperor as a middle name for baby number three -- to keep up with siblings King and Angel.  But Mira and Chris went for a different kind of divine royalty in choosing Holden's middle names -- Mira tellsPeople that Paul and Terry are his grandfathers' names.

What about that name Holden?

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Ashley Dupre, Monica Lewinski, Maria Shapur and Rielle Hunter-The High Profile Mistresses

When Govenor Mark Sanford of South Carolina revealed he had a mistress located in Argentina, he joined a long list of politicians who had their own affairs while in public office.  The woman's name, Maria Belen Shapur, was released a short time after his announcement.  As shocking (and depressing) as it is, we now have quite a number of high profile politicans' lovers' names to compare.  Let's look at our top four.

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Names To Live By: Honor, Grace & Other Virtuous Names

In times of turmoil, wouldn't it be nice to have a name that offered guidance on how to live? If you started to panic about your mortgage, the argument you got in with your neighbor or all the screaming headlines in the newspaper, you could just remember your name and calm right back down.  Wouldn't it be loverly?  Some celeb parents thought so!  

Here are some names whose very meanings and sounds offer built in advice on how to approach life:

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The Case of the Mispronounced Brandon

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian takes on baby naming?  As unlikely as that may seem, the movie whose focus is on museum exhibits coming to life also takes a jab at the realities of creative baby naming.  While parents struggle to give their baby a name that has meaning or is different from the masses, this movie shows what can go wrong if you don't think that name through.

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More info on Otis Tobias Maguire

More info on Otis Tobias Maguire

Yesterday we let you know that Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer have named their son Otis Tobias Maguire.  Back in May we told you about his birth.  And now we can give you some more information on the name kept under wraps for these past two months!

What can we make of this name?  Well, the middle name comes from Otis's father -- Tobey's full name is Tobias Vincent Maguire.  Perhaps it's a Maguire family tradition for the father's first name to become his son's middle one: Vincent is the name of Tobey's father.

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Maguires Announce Baby's Name

Spiderman star Tobey Maguire and jewelery designer Jennifer Meyer have finally announced the name of their son, born May 8, 2009. According to Celebrity Baby Blog, Otis Tobias joins sister Ruby Sweetheart, 2 1/2. Like Ruby, Otis has a retro

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Hilary Duff Takes on Olivia

EW.com is reporting that Hilary Duff will be starring in multiple episodes of Gossip Girl this fall.  The hit show already has characters named Serena (played by Blake Lively), Blair (played by Leighton Meester), Vanessa (played by Jessica Szohr) and Jenny (played by Taylor Momsen).  Who will Hilary portray? 

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Summertime Names -- An Inspirational Season!

As the calender pages turn and July begins, summer has most certainly arrived.  In addition to vacations and heat waves, might these middle months of the year provide some naming inspiration?

Summer, an obvious choice, drawn from the season at hand.  JuneJulyAugust -- surprisingly lovely, great for a first name or a middle name.  And then, taking a look around and feeling the air, we find some less expected sources of inspiration: Sun (perhaps Sunny), RainSky, or maybe even a little Humidity?

And don't forget the names blooming in your garden

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Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds Star in "The Proposal"

Sandra Bullock's new movie "The Proposal" was a number one hit at the box office its opening weekend and number two this past weekend.  In honor of its success, we decided to take a look at the cast and list of character names.  Is fact better than fiction?  Does the name Sandra win against the character's name she plays, Margaret?  If the movie can take top honors, maybe some of the names will be taking top honors soon as well.

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Farrah's Name

As we remarked on June 26, it's been a week of loss with the deaths of Michael Jackson, Ed McMahon, and Farrah Fawcett.  Today Farrah Fawcett's memorial service took place; three years after her cancer was first diagnosed.  People and Reuters offer information about the service and share stories about Farrah's personal and professional lives, and the joys and difficulties of early fame and such a famous visage.  As Farrah's life is celebrated, what we at NameCandy can offer is some information about Farrah's name, and by honoring the name honor the woman who made it famous -- perhaps a rose by any other name wouldn't smell as sweet.

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