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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.

Carrie Underwood’s Son, Isaiah Michael.

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

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

Duana Posted by Duana at February 12, 2015 19:05:48 February 12, 2015 19:05:48
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WENN

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

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

Zoe Saldana’s twins Cy and Bowie

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

Duana Posted by Duana at December 22, 2014 15:51:14 December 22, 2014 15:51:14
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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

Duana Posted by Duana at December 11, 2014 15:28:03 December 11, 2014 15:28:03
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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.

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

Duana Posted by Duana at November 6, 2014 16:17:44 November 6, 2014 16:17:44
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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

Duana Posted by Duana at November 5, 2014 17:28:18 November 5, 2014 17:28:18
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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

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

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