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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.

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

Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher

Duana Posted by Duana at October 3, 2014 14:14:14 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

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

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

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

Kelly Clarkson’s daughter River Rose

Duana Posted by Duana at June 16, 2014 14:18:57 June 16, 2014 14:18:57

Oh man. I am about to run into some serious bias here. Because I LOVE Kelly Clarkson. I love the way she has just resolutely hung out, being awesome, when people wanted her to go away. I love that 97 years later Simon Cowell still says she was the most talented American Idol. I love her sassy mouth. Full Story

Kerry Washington got you again

Duana Posted by Duana at May 5, 2014 13:50:45 May 5, 2014 13:50:45

Kerry Washington had a daughter, two weeks ago. While you were slavering over the Scandal finale all “hashtag Gladiators guys, come on!” she was having her child in peace and quiet. In fact, I don’t even think her Twitter account went dark.  As for the name, well, I assume it’s a family name, right? Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha. Full Story

Otis Alexander Sudeikis.

Duana Posted by Duana at April 24, 2014 14:51:02 April 24, 2014 14:51:02
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FameFlynet

(To the tune of “Hello my baby, hello my sweetheart”) Otis Sudeikis, Otis Sudeikis,/he’s got a lotta shine/ When we’re out up on the town, I know his love will be miiiiiine I feel like I should do the Charleston and sing like a 1910s barbershop quartet when I hear “Otis Sudeikis”. Full Story

Frankie Barrymore Kopelman.

Duana Posted by Duana at April 23, 2014 14:49:53 April 23, 2014 14:49:53
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All Access Photo/ Splash

For someone who purports not to care about names, Lainey kind of nails it. Because when it comes to the newly-minted Frankie Barrymore Kopelman, while I had standard issue grumbles about “Ugh with the boys’ names for girls as though they’re better, nobody’s naming their sons Abigail” and “Wow, Olive is sure going to know which one Mommy thought was going to be the ‘fun’ daughter”, Lainey cut right to the quick of it: “Frankie is just so her. Full Story

Pregnant Jupiter’s first carpet

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 28, 2014 19:16:26 March 28, 2014 19:16:26
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Wenn, Fitzroy Barrett/ Splash

I can never tell when someone is early pregnant. If I didn’t know that Mila Kunis was pregnant, I’d never think she was pregnant seeing her here with Channing Tatum at CinemaCon yesterday to promote Jupiter Ascending, due out July 18th. I’ve not seen any soundbites coming out of the appearance about her future motherhood, have you? Send to me if you have. Full Story

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