Name Nerd Articles
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
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
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.
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
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
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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
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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
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
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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
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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
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
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
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