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Celebrity baby naming analysis by Duana Taha. For Duana Names naming advice articles, see http://www.laineygossip.com/Name-Nerd/Lifestyle/Category/1284.

Olivia, “Olivia”, and great baby names?

Duana Posted by Duana at October 19, 2016 20:19:21 October 19, 2016 20:19:21
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You know those bots on Twitter that are basically jokes? Like @ProbsAFeminist retweets people who say “I’m not a feminist, but…”? I wonder if there’s one for platitudes? Because I hate platitudes, BUT, I always find myself thinking about that one about dishware: “If you don’t like someone, the way he holds his spoon will make you furious; if you do like him, he can turn his plate into your lap and you won’t mind. Full Story

Jamie Oliver drops Baby Name…

Duana Posted by Duana at August 25, 2016 18:55:10 August 25, 2016 18:55:10
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…and it’s Richard! Okay, no. Nor would you expect it to be. For review, and fodder for people to talk about ‘crazy Hollywood names’ for the next 10 years, the fact that the Olivers are in London notwithstanding, Jamie Oliver and wife Jools Full Story

Megan Fox & Brian Austin Green’s 3rd Son

Duana Posted by Duana at August 10, 2016 16:45:38 August 10, 2016 16:45:38
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Were you, like me, still under the misapprehension that these two were getting divorced? In fact, they’ve just had a baby…not that those are mutually exclusive, of course. You can have a baby and a divorce, although sometimes one is used to stop another, in both directions. Not advisable, but it happens. Full Story

Ginnifer Goodwin’s great baby name leads to Americans withdrawal

Duana Posted by Duana at June 9, 2016 17:25:09 June 9, 2016 17:25:09
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Ginnifer Goodwin and her husband Josh Dallas named their new baby Hugo Wilson Dallas. I really, really love Hugo, even though one of my strongest aural memories of it is Perpetua ‘yars’-ing the name in Bridget Jones’s Diary. It’s a good name, works well with their first son, Oliver Finlay, and, though I’m not personally a Goodwin or Once Upon A Time fan, I appreciate that there’s no-muss-no-fuss about the announcement. Full Story

Jena Malone names son Ode Mountain

Duana Posted by Duana at May 31, 2016 21:00:09 May 31, 2016 21:00:09

So I’m still learning how to ‘do’ Instagram. I’m @duanataha if you want to encourage me. If I even wrote that right. (Lainey: you didn’t. I fixed it for you.) One of the things that freaks me out about it, as opposed to, say, Twitter, is that it’s so earnest. Full Story