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It seems as though every time I pick up a magazine, I read an article about what crazy name some celebrity named their baby. As the years go by, I think they get more and more out there. So, I decided to give you my top 10 worst celeb baby names of all time. Now, I could really go for more than 10, but I thought you all might get bored after a while!
• Audio Science (son of Shannyn Sossamon and Dallas Clayton): I didn’t realize you were supposed to name your child for your favorite subject in school…
• Petal Blossom Rainbow (daughter of Jamie Oliver): maybe Jamie and his wife have a love of flowers? Wanna know what’s even worse… He also has daughters named, Poppy Honey & Daisy Boo!
• Moon Unit (daughter of Frank Zappa): Wow? Don’t even have a comment for this one. Maybe he was about as high as the moon when he came up with this.
• Moxie Crimefighter (daughter of Penn Jillette): How would you like to grow up with a name like this? You pretty much need to be one badass chick to pull this one off.
• Kyd Miller (son of Tea Leoni and David Duchovny): Pronounce K-I-D. Guess there is a new meaning when someone yells, “hey, kid!” across the parking lot.
• Fifi Trixibelle (daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates): Poor Bob and Paula… they have 2 kids on my top 10 list. This one sounds like the name of an old ladies Poodle that she dresses up in a tutu.
• Peaches Honeyblossom Michelle Charlotte Angel Vanessa (daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates): Wow, imagine trying to teach your daughter how to spell her name. Have they ever heard of first name, middle name, last name?
• Pilot Inspektor (son of Jason Lee and Beth Riesgraf): Wonder if Jason wanted to fly the friendly skies at one point in his life? Or maybe his favorite TV show was Inspektor Gadget?
• Banjo Patrick (son of Rachel Griffiths and Andrew Taylor): Well, let’s look at it on the bright side… he could always go by his middle name.
• Jermajesty Jackson (son of Jermaine and Alejandra Jackson): Now this one is just plain egocentric. Using daddy’s name and combining it with majesty. They just need to get slapped for this one.
So, if there is ever a day where you think your parents gave you an “odd” name, just think of these poor kids. How would you ever like to be saddled with one of these? Good thing their rich!
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There are hundreds of thousands of names out there… how do you know which is “right” for your baby? Picking the right name for your child is quite the task. It will stick with them for life, so the pressure is on you and your partner! I guess you are lucky that in the good ol’ United States, pretty much anything goes. I mean, come on… Pilot Inspector (seriously, Jason Lee?) and Bronx Mowgli (yes, I am talking about you, Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz).
With all the name options out there it can be extremely daunting, and at some point, maybe even stressful. Of course, you’ll regularly be fending off ideas from family, friends and co-workers. My mother hated almost all of the boys names we had picked out and wasn’t afraid to tell me! Now, it doesn’t hurt to be open to (some) of their ideas, but the decision is up to you, and maybe if he’s lucky, your partner. Don’t be afraid to say thanks, but no thanks!
Where to begin?
Start chatting with your hubby (or significant other) as soon as possible. Keep a list in your purse or at your desk at work so you can pull it out whenever something might pop into your head. There are tons of websites out there to help you find ideas as well. Check out the name finder tools on www.thebump.com and www.babycenter.com for inspiration.
Now, there are a lot of things to consider when choosing name, such as family name, avoiding embarrassing initials or nicknames and staying clear of any name that has a relation to anyone you or your significant other dated. No one wants to have a kid named after their husbands’ ex-girlfriend whom their mother-in-law adored and still likes to remind you of. Here are some helpful hints of what to keep in mind when you are naming that little prince or princess:
- How does the name you have picked out sound with your last name? The hubby and I loved the name Cole… but think about it… Cole Pipe. Yeah, not so much!
- Think about the initials. Might not want to name your little angel Ashley Suzanne Smith. I have a feeling they might not want to go by ASS.
- Uniqueness: sometimes it’s not all fun and games when there are 5 other Mike’s in your class. I hated having to go by “Nikki L.” in elementary and junior high because there were 4 Nicole’s in my class.
- Think of relatives and friends. A lot of people chose to name their kiddies after family members they were (or are) close to.
- Avoid names that rhyme with your last name. No explanation needed there. Parker Marker is just not cool. Talk about getting beat up on the playground…
- Avoid names that could have an embarrassing nickname. Of course, some little snot-nosed third grader could come up with something you never even thought of when you named your kid, but at least try to steer clear of the obvious ones.
- Family traditions could be the thing to do in your family. If you aren’t sold on having a junior, or even worse, a Joseph James Smith VIII, consider using the first name for a middle name.
Remember, never let anyone pressure you into a name you don’t like. It’s your kid… they either had their time when they named their child, or they will have their chance once they go through pregnancy hell. This is your time―it’s you and all you! The most important thing is that you and your partner like the name… who really cares if anyone else does!
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The results are in: according to the Social Security Administration the most popular names for 2009 were Jacob and Isabella. Now, I have a feeling the Twilight series had a little to do with it, but you never know. Jacob has been in the top 10 for the past ten years, when Taylor Lautner was probably still learning how to ride his bike. Isabella has been on the list for the past couple of years, but I am sure it was Bella Swan that pushed her to the top for 2009! Take a peek at the top 10 names
Top 10 Boys Names:
Top 10 Girls Names:
A popular feature of Social Security’s baby names website is the “Change in Name Popularity” page. This year, the winner for the biggest jump is Maliyah, which I’m pretty sure is related to new the First Family. Malia (the spelling used by the First Daughter), also is one of the top 10 fastest risers among girls names. Isla, (aka Isla Fisher) was the second fastest riser among girls. On the boy’s side, Cullen had the biggest increase, another tribute to the Twilight franchise, featuring character Edward Cullen.