Oh, you were thinking of naming your son “Anal,” and you live in New Zealand? Too bad! The country’s Internal Affairs department vetoed the name, along with 76 others, claming they were inappropriate, bizarre or offensive. A sampling of some of the verboten names?
- Queen Victoria
Yes, somebody wanted to name their child the punctuation symbol for “period.” Keep reading »
You can thank “Girls” for this: according to some new baby name study from baby-naming experts Nameberry, Marnie is the
top hot new baby name of 2013. Why people would want their kid to share a name with a whiny, self-absorbed, terrible-singing character on an HBO show is beyond me, but there you go. One man’s warbly bitch is another’s cute baby name. After the jump, the rest of Nameberry’s list, and what we imagine might be the motivation behind the sudden rise in popularity of these names.
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Congratualtions to Adele! The 24-year-old singer just gave birth to her first, a baby boy, with her boyfriend, 38-year-old Simon Konecki.
No name has yet been released and we know some parents have a hard time picking that perfect moniker.
As we are experts in dumb celebrity baby names and the dumbest things parents do, we thought we could be of assistance. Names like Ava and Aiden are way too common for famous first borns. Names like Pilot Inspektor and Seven Sirius tell the would you are unique and rich enough to pay the other kids to stop teasing yours.
Here we go with our very best celeb baby boy name suggests! Read more…
Remember the days when people would name their babies after, say, their great-grandmother? Well, consider Kourtney Kardashian the great-grandmother of our nation. A list of the most popular baby names state-by-state put out by the Social Security Administration proves that people are watching the Kardashians.
The most popular boy’s name in 22 statesranging from Wisconsin to Kansas to Alaska is … Scott Disick! Haha. No, of course not. It’sMason. And the trend took off in 2009 when Kourtney gave birth. (Watch for Penelope to rank in a couple of years.) Read more…
Jacob continues to dominate in the land of boy baby names, taking the No. 1 spot for the 13th year in a row. But there’s a new winner in the female category: After twoyears atop the list, Isabella has now been replaced by Sophia. Isabella was downgraded to second place, followed by Emma (which was briefly No. 1), Olivia, and Ava. For boys, Mason was No. 2 (it jumped 10 spots—thanks to the Kardashians?), followed by William, Jayden, and Noah. The AP notes that Michael took 6th, its lowest ranking since 1948. Read more …
It’s not a new trend to name your child after a favorite character from pop-culture but the last few years have lent themselves to trendy names from film making their way to the top of the list. For the last few years, “Twilight”’s Bella has been a popular name but this year it’s another young adult franchise that’s getting everyones’ attention – “The Hunger Games.” One of the characters took the number one spot on a preview list of what’s going to be hot this year, while a second name from the series also made it onto their radar. I think you’ll be surprised at the results. Read more…
Celebrities tend to choose some very, er, interesting names for their offspring, but this year two names stood out: Bear Blu Jarecki, born to Alicia Silverstone, and Moroccan Cannon, born to Mariah Carey. Those two tied for the worst celebrity baby boy names of 2011 on a new BabyNames.com poll, ABC News reports. Read more…