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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.

Mia Grace Tindall. Indeed.

January 23, 2014 17:20:31 Posted at January 23, 2014 17:20:31
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Okay, are you ready to be blown away? Zara Phillips and husband Mike Tindall announced their baby name. It’s a little girl named Mia Grace... …really? There is nothing wrong with this name at all.  Mia is rising in popularity, which isn’t a surprise because it slides down the chain from Maddie through Maya . Full Story

Guess How I Feel About Axl Jack

August 30, 2013 16:52:27 Posted at August 30, 2013 16:52:27
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I don’t understand why people insist on doing this to me. I try to be open-minded and see a world of possibilities for everyone, not merely limiting my opinions and statements to my preferences because in addition to being pretty dicky, that’s so boring. Woo, differences! They make the world go ‘round! It takes all kinds! But then we come to Axl Jack Duhamel, and I become one of those people who calls for a scotch and a smoke and a cheese plate. Full Story

He Who Must Be Named

July 24, 2013 20:05:13 Posted at July 24, 2013 20:05:13
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Okay, they’ve announced it. I actually thought it would take longer, but seeing as the Queen was out to visit them relatively early this AM, I suppose she approved in plenty of time. Even the royals have to move faster in a 24-hour news cycle. George Alexander Louis, to be styled HRH Prince George of Cambridge. Full Story

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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
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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
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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