Name Nerd Articles

Carrie Underwood’s Son, Isaiah Michael.

March 3, 2015 18:21:59 Posted at March 3, 2015 18:21:59
Duana Posted by Duana

Don’t you get the impression that Isaiah Michael Fisher is going to be called “Isaiah Michael Fisher” all the time? Like all three names, as an official label, like ‘William of Windsor’? Carrie Underwood has named her baby Isaiah Michael, and I cannot actually find a problem with it. Full Story

James Lively Reynolds

February 12, 2015 19:05:48 Posted at February 12, 2015 19:05:48
Duana Posted by Duana
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This is ridiculous. This? This is what we were waiting for, all cutesy-poo ‘we can’t tell you’ secret baby names and nurses under-gag-order styles?  James? James Reynolds. Or Lively Reynolds. Or whatnot. I mean, it’s still only from E! Full Story

Art O’Porter

February 2, 2015 17:12:36 Posted at February 2, 2015 17:12:36
Duana Posted by Duana
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FameFlynet

Chris O’Dowd and Dawn O’Porter named their baby son Art O’Porter, and here is the picture they tweeted of him: Come on! Usually I don’t comment on last names, because the acquisition of those is less a choice by the parents than an inheritance from generations and generations before them, but choosing O’Porter makes a nice balance to lovely Art. Full Story

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
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Dear Gossips,

It would be GREAT gossip, no doubt. It would be suuuuuuuch a dick move, totally. But it was also a random tweet from an alleged nurse that has since been deleted. And both US Weekly and Page Six are suggesting that it was a hoax.

Violet?

Duana was considering the possibility that for Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, it could also have been a decoy, like she thinks Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen’s “Briar Rose” might also be a decoy.

Don’t you think Blake would want to be a total original though?

They’re saying that while Violet seems unlikely, it is probably a girl.  Read Full Intro

Zoe Saldana’s twins Cy and Bowie

January 5, 2015 14:28:09 Posted at January 5, 2015 14:28:09
Duana Posted by Duana
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WENN

Does it seem like Zoe Saldana had the shortest pregnancy? Sometimes the celeb pregnancies go on for years, it feels like. I know there are ways in which it’s not their fault – if it’s about to leak you kind of have to announce early or else pull a Mendes and deny altogether.  So. Full Story

Delta Bell Shepard

December 22, 2014 15:51:14 Posted at December 22, 2014 15:51:14
Duana Posted by Duana
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Tommaso Boddi /WireImage

Well, they cleared the first hurdle. When you name your first daughter Lincoln, you are morally obligated not to call the second one Rebecca, or even Kira. You have to match tone, and I think they did. Both all Americana, nostalgia and a good dose of southernness, which is amusing given that Shepherd and Bell are both from Michigan, so they’re virtually Canadian. Full Story

Naming the Grimaldi Twins

December 11, 2014 15:28:03 Posted at December 11, 2014 15:28:03
Duana Posted by Duana
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Pascal Le Segretain/ AdB/ Getty Images

Princess Charlene of Monaco gave birth to twins on Wednesday, a boy and a girl.  The girl is older by two minutes, but because of the laws of succession running through males only, he’ll be the heir to the throne, not her.  So, compared to that irritating and antiquated turn of events, the nonmatching twin names are downright admirable. Full Story

Briar Rose Christensen. BRIAR ROSE.

November 7, 2014 15:11:46 Posted at November 7, 2014 15:11:46
Duana Posted by Duana
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Splash

Apparently today is the day for me to get sickly-sweetness stuck in my throat from all the fairytail-y goodness going on. It makes you pray for the utter depravity that is Scandal. I had forgotten, until Us Weekly reminded me, that Briar Rose, the name chosen by Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson for their baby, is a name used as kind of a decoy for Princess Aurora in sleeping beauty. Full Story

Avri Roel Downey (Jr.)

November 6, 2014 16:17:44 Posted at November 6, 2014 16:17:44
Duana Posted by Duana
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Frazer Harrison/ BAFTA LA/ Getty

You know when you meet a new friend or a romantic partner and you’re drunk on them and everything is wonderful? You think they’re fantastic and where have they been all your life and then you realize, with a ‘chonk’ in your stomach, that they are about to reveal to you that they are not perfect. Full Story

Kelly Rowland’s son Titan Jewell

November 5, 2014 17:28:18 Posted at November 5, 2014 17:28:18
Duana Posted by Duana
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London Entertainment/ Splash

Kelly Rowland had a baby boy yesterday and I had to look up just about everything about it, which did not strike me as a bad thing. So in case you, like me, didn’t know, she’s married to Tim Witherspoon, her manager, and this is their first child. So, I don’t know if I would have chosen “Titan Jewell”. Full Story

Esmeralda Amada Gosling

October 10, 2014 13:13:16 Posted at October 10, 2014 13:13:16
Duana Posted by Duana

The first notification I got of this name was a text from Lorella, which immediately followed the text in which she chastised me for not telling her about ‘Serial’. Are you addicted yet? “That’s the name from the Hunchback of Notre Dame!” Lorella cried, if you can cry via text. Full Story

Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher

October 3, 2014 14:14:14 Posted at October 3, 2014 14:14:14
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FameFlynet

What if it’s a fake? Stay with me here. So they called the girl Wyatt Isabelle, as per Ashton Kutcher’s blog, but while there, he also posted a pic of half a dozen babies (and a couple of animals, including one that looks just like my dog Libby), all “Can you guess which one is ours, or does it really matter? All babies are cute”. Full Story

Scarlett Johansson’s daughter Rose

September 5, 2014 14:57:52 Posted at September 5, 2014 14:57:52
Duana Posted by Duana
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WENN

Let’s talk about the name Scarlett. In 1984, when Johansson was born, it was pretty rare. Like non-existent. Nobody had the name. I know what that’s like. But then, as Scarlett Johansson got more and more famous, and more and more...iconic...funny thing, the name Scarlett became more and more popular. Full Story

Summer Rain. Really?

August 18, 2014 19:04:29 Posted at August 18, 2014 19:04:29
Duana Posted by Duana

Okay, well, this is what I’m talking about. When I say sibling names don’t match, this is what I mean. Summer Rain Rutler. It’s not my taste, obviously, but I know that Summer has gone from being a hippie-dippie punchline to a useable name, and even though I would be advocating for a more typical name to go with it, the eyeroll that is “Summer Rain” won’t be said often, after the birth announcements die down. Full Story