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This Year’s Most Popular Baby Names Are Pop Culture Soaked

When I was a kid, I wanted to name my first daughter Madison. Why? Because I’d just seen “Splash” and thought Daryl Hannah was just the awesomest. Little did I realize that zillions of other women were thinking the same thing and there was a big spike in the number of Madisons born that year. Pop culture can have a big impact on names, and the effect is pretty obvious looking at this list of Baby Center’s 100 most popular babe names for the year.
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Pink Would Name A Baby Boy After Her Favorite Brown Booze

“My dad’s name is James, and my brother’s name is Jason. [Carey and I] are both Irish, Carey’s middle name is Jason, [and] Jameson — we like whiskey. That’s a no brainer.”

– Pink explains why she and husband Carey Hart would name a baby boy “Jameson.” Only one problem — her doc thinks she’s expecting a girl. Jamesina? Jamesonetta? Stop me. [People] Keep reading »

What Your Baby’s Name Says About You

What’s in a name? A lot, actually. Naming your kid is one of the hardest parts of starting a family, fraught with arguments, opinions and bad choices. You need to make sure your child’s name is something unique but not too weird, easily rolls off the tongue, and most importantly, totally reflects the kind of parents you are. Here’s a handy guide to what various children’s names usually say about the parents who chose them. Keep reading »

Laura Ling Names Baby After Bill Clinton, Plus Other Celebrity Namesakes

While in captivity in North Korea, Current TV reporter Laura Ling thought she would never be able to start the family she always wanted. Thanks to the efforts of many, including Bill Clinton, who escorted her back to the land of the free, her dream has actually come true. On Wednesday, Ling and her husband welcomed daughter Li Jefferson Clayton into the world. Her first name, Li, is in honor of Laura’s sister—Lisa Ling. Awwww. And Jefferson? Well, that’s because she is so grateful for Bill Clinton’s help—Jefferson is Clinton’s middle name. (And Clayton sure sounds similar to Clinton.) A baby named after Bill Clinton? Sweet, but kind of weird, right? [People]

After the jump, more unusual baby namesakes from parents of note. Keep reading »

We Help Celine Dion Name Her Babies

Celine Dion gave birth to her twin boys on Saturday. But the little dudes still don’t have names yet. “I’ve read nearly 15,000 names,” the singer, 42, tells French magazine Gala, “and nothing has stuck.”“Because [my other son] René-Charles goes to school in the United States, he’s suggested English first names. My mother, on the other hand, has been hinting about very French first names and we’re going a little bit crazy trying to decide.” [People]

Don’t worry, Celine. We’ve got some name ideas for you! Keep reading »

C-List Celebs Break Out Some New, Weird Baby Names

Move aside, Apple Martin—your name is old news. Especially when you consider the brand-spanking-new moniker that Jamie “Naked Chef” Oliver just gave his son. He and his wife Jools welcomed Buddy Bear Maurice Oliver into the world this week. James explained that Maurice is to honor Jools’ late father, but has no explanation for the furry first half of the name. Buddy Bear will fit in fine with Oliver’s three other children—Daisy Boo Pamela, Petal Blossom Rainbow, and Poppy Honey Rosie. Also following in the funky-name footsteps is Danica McKellar, better known as Winnie Cooper from “The Wonder Years.” The actress and math wiz dubbed her newborn son “Draco.” Perhaps she is a closet Harry Potter fan as well. What do you think of this new crop of creative kid names? [People/Zap2it] Keep reading »

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