Posts tagged "baby names"

Full Disclosure: What Our Names Reveal

What’s in a name? Plenty, at least if you care about race, socioeconomic status, and educational background. That’s according to Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, whose chapter in their best-selling Freakonomics, “Perfect Parenting, Part II; or: Would a Roshanda by Any Other Name Smell as Sweet?” examines the socioeconomic patterns of naming childre…

By: DivineCaroline.com / January 9, 2010

Would You Hate Your Parents If They Named You Marijuana Pepsi?

We poke a lot of fun at celebrities who give their kids wacky names like Apple and Pilot Inspektor and Sparrow Midnight, but normal people give their kids -- and themselves! -- ridiculous monikers as well. "Today" had a hilarious segment this morning about average Americans with wacky names like "Marijuana Pepsi." Soooo, following that…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 31, 2009

What Should Gisele and Tom Brady Name Their Son?

Last Tuesday, Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady had a baby boy who will probably grow up to be way too cute for his own good. Only, they're not sure what to name him. "It's kind of back to the drawing board," Tom said in a radio interview yesterday. "We thought we had a name picked…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / December 15, 2009

(Another) Quote Of The Day: How Sparrow Got His Name

"It reminded me of the Johnny Cash song 'A Boy Named Sue.' My worry raising a son in Hollywood is what will he have to struggle for? I wanted to give him a name that he's going to have to stand up for. I love it; I think it's a beautiful name."-- Joel Madden o…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 22, 2009

My Name Is Going To Be All The Rage In 2019

Writer Laura Wattenberg was issued a challenge by Parents magazine: Predict the top baby names for boys and girls in ... 2019? The thing is, the majority of popular baby names are the same as those a decade before. There are just some names that are always in fashion -- Jacob and Zoe, for example…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 2, 2009

A Baby Bird Flew Out Of Nicole Richie’s Vagina Today!

Nicole Richie gave birth to a healthy baby boy this morning. She and boyfriend Joel Madden named the little tyke ... wait for it ... Sparrow James Midnight Madden. Now, Sparrow might have been cute for a little girl, but for a little boy? That s**t won't fly (heehee) on the playground. Whatevs. Congrats! [DListed]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 9, 2009

The Top 10 Hottest Bad Boy Names

A new study published in The Social Science Quarterly completely backs up Johnny Cash’s story in ”A Boy Named Sue.” As it turns out, calling your baby boy something uncommon, unpopular, or feminine will most definitely “increase the tendency toward juvenile delinquency.” There’s a greater chance he’ll wind up in the slammer … or playing…

By: Simcha / July 15, 2009

Can A Guy’s Name Be A Dealbreaker?

TheBabyWebsite.com has released what are considered to be Britain's most unfortunate baby names. Seymour Butts and Ivana Tinkle aren't on the list, but some of the names include Mary Christmas, Paige Turner, and Doug Hole. Isn't this a form of child abuse? Anyway, this got the Frisky girls and I talking about what we'd do…

By: Persia Ali / February 28, 2009

Breaking News: We Have A Name For The Garner-Affleck Baby!

Seraphina Rose Elizabeth, according to People.com. Seraphina is the "feminine form of the Late Latin name Seraphinus, derived from the biblical word seraphim which was Hebrew in origin and meant 'fiery ones.'" Might the little girl have red hair? The name may not be in line with what we predicted -- colored, floral, or elderly…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 13, 2009

Poll: What Should Jen And Ben Name Their New Baby Girl?

As Amelia mentioned earlier, Jennifer Garner gave birth yesterday to her second baby girl by Ben Affleck. This child is going to be the second cutest kid in Hollywood, because Violet is the most adorable of all the famous couple spawn. But what will Jen and Ben name her? When a couple has more tha…

By: Catherine Strawn / January 7, 2009

Who Inspired Tripp Palin Johnston’s Name?

Bristol Palin and her baby daddy Levi Johnston gave birth to healthy boy on Sunday. His name? Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston. Say what? Is that the name of a new nail polish color? Was little Bristol trippin' when she bought her baby books? Or perhaps she was paying homage to many "famous" "Tripps" on TV…

By: Persia Ali / December 30, 2008

The Simpson-Wentz Baby Name Generator!

I'm still laughing about little Bronx Mowgli Simpson-Wentz. It made me wonder what delightful combination of NYC Neighborhood and Disney Character Ashlee and Pete would name ME if I was lucky enough to be their spawn? So I created a baby name generator! Check it out here and then come back and put in the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 21, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Plants, Bartending, Sperm, & Jayden

Male and female plants "converse" with the molecules in the pollen (male) and the pistol (female). [EurekAlert] A woman in Alton, IL, was arrested for bartending in the nude. She faces a misdemeanor charge of "lewd entertainment." For such a naughty act, isn't "lewd" a wonderful word? [AHN]…

By: Catherine Strawn / October 23, 2008

What’s In A Name?

Do you remember when you were a child and it was cool to have a cup, key chain or T-shirt with your name on it? Well, I never had that luxury, you see, because I have a rather unique name. I learned early on in life that I would never be able to walk into…

By: Annika Harris / July 16, 2008

Quote Of The Day: Chris Martin On Baby Names

"There's nothing weird about calling your baby Chewbacca, if that's what you want to call your baby. It's no weirder than Sarah - it's just that people aren't so used to it." -- Chris Martin [AHN]…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 9, 2008

Names That Are Popular With Real People And Celebs

The top baby names in the U.S. for 2007 were released, and they're rather traditional. Jacob topped the list for guys and Emily for girls, and a few on the list are even popular with celebs, check them out...

By: Catherine Strawn / May 13, 2008

Star Couplings: Jay-Z and Beyonce Are Going To Make Their Crazy Love Official

Jay-Z and Beyonce are getting married this Friday in New York City. [Perez Hilton] In Bobby Brown's new autobiography, the singer claims wife Whitney Houston drove him to a life of hard drugs. Which came first -- Whitney the Crackhead or Bobby the Crackhead? [Page Six] Is Jessica Alba planning on naming her baby Honor?

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 3, 2008

Text Message Abbreviations Cropping Up On Birth Certificates

Text messaging will most assuredly lead to the downfall of our society. What with all the ghastly abbreviations and acronyms, we might as well quit worrying about teaching the kids how to spell. There really won't be a point, because even their names are being misspelled, perhaps based on the way someone might type it…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 1, 2008

Star Couplings: Becks Wears Love For Posh On His Chest

David Beckham showed support for wife Victoria "Posh Spice" while in Brazil this past week by wearing a Marc Jacobs t-shirt with her image splayed across his chest. It's kind of ugly, so that's love. [Perez Hilton] May the rumors rest! Gwen Stefani has confirmed that is pregs with her second baby with husband Gavi…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 30, 2008
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