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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.

Cricket Pearl

July 12, 2013 14:57:49 Posted at July 12, 2013 14:57:49
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And now, an epistolary post. Which I am doing because it will be fun, and not just because “epistolary” makes me sound good. Excerpted from an email from Kelly: “I know you guys don’t give Busy Phillips a lot of coverage…But seriously:  your name is an adjective so to be different you name your kid after an insect?   Is the next one going to be Praying Mantis Silverstein. Full Story

Ace Knute Johnson

July 2, 2013 13:42:24 Posted at July 2, 2013 13:42:24
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I mean, are you really surprised? At this point, can any of us really claim ignorance?   You didn’t actually think that Jessica Simpson could name her baby Nathaniel or Jacob, so this isn’t that much of a surprise, right?  Ace Knute. And, in what’s arguably the worst part of the announcement for me, every media outlet takes care to specify that it’s “pronounced  ‘Ka-nute’”. Full Story

It’s North

June 21, 2013 15:48:05 Posted at June 21, 2013 15:48:05
Duana Posted by Duana

The name of the child is North. North West. Before we get into what we think, we should evaluate what we now know.   North West. I have heard no middle name yet. It’s a play on Kanye’s name…Ergo?  This is KANYE’s daughter. This is not the daughter of Kanye West’s girlfriend. Full Story

Beyonce’s congratulations

June 17, 2013 20:58:41 Posted at June 17, 2013 20:58:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Kanye West’s girlfriend gave birth to Kanye West’s baby the other day. Beyonce posted a message on her Tumblr to congratulate them. Which we’re supposed to take as evidence that they don’t hate each other although I take it more to mean that it was out of respect for Kanye. Full Story

Everly Tatum

June 4, 2013 14:12:54 Posted at June 4, 2013 14:12:54
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It’s my own fault, you know. I’m the one who’s always on about unusual names and how we shouldn’t just go to the same well over and over again. And to that end, it is worth noting that we’re not writing about Channing Tatum’s daughter being called a Sophia or an Isabella. Full Story

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Lincoln Bell Shepard

April 1, 2013 17:52:27 Posted at April 1, 2013 17:52:27
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I just want to point out how outdated the headline “Celebrities and their crazy baby names” is. Yes, okay, so one guy named his kid Fifi Trixibelle and nobody will ever forget Bronx Mowgli. But there are a hell of a lot of celebrity kids named Ava and Max and Charlotte, so I feel like we can calm down a bit. Full Story

Lula Rosylea Adams

February 18, 2013 19:07:14 Posted at February 18, 2013 19:07:14
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Maybe it’s the age thing, you know? Everyone’s squawking about Steve Martin, but Bryan Adams is 53. He’s famous and rich, and well into his sixth decade of life, and, well, maybe he just can’t see anything but the cute. Because this name of his newest daughter is about to rot my teeth out from the sugar sweetness. Full Story

Shakira’s baby Milan

January 23, 2013 19:29:10 Posted at January 23, 2013 19:29:10
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So Shakira’s son was born yesterday (heh. Literally.) She and the father, Gerard Pique, have named him Milan Pique Mebarak (Shakira’s last name). First things first – Milan is a lovely name. I think I’ve heard of a girl with this name, but that’s fine with me – it sounds romantic and male in that soft way. Full Story

Lily Allen’s Mismatched Siblings?

January 11, 2013 15:26:28 Posted at January 11, 2013 15:26:28
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I mean, I have to hand it to Lily Allen – I do not hear from her, and most of my thoughts about her family these days focus on whether or not Alfie is bothered by the fact that nobody likes his character Theon Greyjoy. He seems like the type who would be whiny about that, doesn’t he? But Lily Allen is a relatively quiet personage these days,  and in an article about the names of her children, it has to be noted that they really are rather low-key. Full Story

Danes-Dancy, Party Of Three

December 20, 2012 16:49:46 Posted at December 20, 2012 16:49:46
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Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy Weatherby George Dupree Took Great Care Of His Mother Though He Was Only Three This was the first thing I thought of when I heard the Danes-Dancy baby name.  Do you remember that poem from “When We Were Very Young”?  It’s always entertained me; the idea of a tiny boy bossing his mummy is amusing for some reason, immediately before it becomes pathological and strange. Full Story

Boring Baby Name Brady

December 10, 2012 16:10:31 Posted at December 10, 2012 16:10:31
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When Lainey pointed out that Gisele’s daughter had been born and named and we should probably address it in an article, I thought I’d be well-served to do some research. I swear I wasn’t looking for this particular information, but Wikipedia tells me Gisele has five sisters: Raquel, Graziela, Gabriela, Rafaela, and Patricia. Full Story

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