Thursday, 28 June 2007

Davinia Taylor Baby


FAMOUS GODPARENTS ~ According to the Post Chronicle, British Actor Davinia Taylor and her husband football agent Dave Gardner are the proud parents of a baby boy. Grey made his arrival on June 26th in London. Grey will have some very famous Godparents; David Beckham and Kate Moss. A source said: "Davinia and Dave knew as soon as Davinia was pregnant who they wanted for godparents. Davinia could hardly stop smiling when Dave and Kate agreed."

Beckham and Gardner have been friends since their days at Manchester United.

Davinia studied Theatre at College but left before completing as she got a job on the soap opera series Hollyoakes playing Jude Cunningham. She has also appeared in TV movies Bostock's Cup, Is Harry on the Boat? and in the movie Soul Patrol.

The couple have been married since July of 2003. David Beckham was the best man.

Grey ~ English; denotes colour.

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Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Anne Wood Baby


DANCING WITH THE BABIES ~ Professional dancer and Australia's Dancing With The Stars judge, Todd McKenney and his best friend, actor Anne Wood welcomed a baby girl. Charlotte made her arrival at 9:53 a.m. on June 2nd, 2007 after a 12 hour labour. The baby girl weighing 7.5 lbs and was 19.5 inches long.

Todd is absolutely ecstatic about meeting his little girl and was quoted by New Idea magazine (June 16th issue, pages 6-8); “I’m in baby heaven, I know everyone says their child is the most beautiful, but ours really is. When they handed to me, I lost it. I instantly saw a really easy combination of Anne’s cheekbones and bone structure, and my dad’s eyebrows. To see yourself in this little baby is just incredible.” Todd missed the birth as he was performing in his show ‘Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks’ in Sydney; “It was disappointing to miss the birth, it was nerve-wracking to listen to Anne when her father Bill rang from the hospital - that tore my heart out. I don’t know whether I’d have enjoyed watching the labour, but I’d have loved to be there out the front handing out cigars.” Todd jumped on the first plane on Sunday to fly home to Melbourne to meet his daughter where he spent three days with his ladies before returning to work in Sydney for a previous commitment. “I’ve changed nappies and bathed the baby already … [so] it was really hard driving away, [but] the great thing is I can picture her face. It’s a really euphoric feeling.”

The best friends made a pact 20 years ago that if they were both single and still keen to have children when Todd turned 40, then they’d consider having a child together but lead separate lives; “We kind of made this pact, she’s my best friend in the whole world and it stayed in my mind.” On his 40th birthday, he spoke to Anne who reminded him of their 20-year promise to consider parenthood together; “I probably wouldn’t have gone out canvassing my women friends for a baby, but it was something I knew I could do with Anne. I always knew I’d have a child and I knew Anne was always going to have a kid and I think we’ll be a great balance for each other. That’s why it only felt right with Anne. She’ll provide something unique and I’ll also provide something unique.”

Todd said that their baby was conceived through IVF and even if he was straight and single at 40 he’d still want to have a baby with Anne. Their daughter will also know the truth about her parents relationship as soon as she’s old enough to understand how she was conceived; “Charlie will be brought up in an honest way. Honesty is important to me and I tend to live my life that way. She’ll be able to watch two people having an open, honest relationship. Our child needs to get used to this from day one. Charlie will be a showbiz kid with a really spiritual bedding.”

The name Charlotte was inspired by Todd’s father; “My dad called me Charlie all through my childhood and I haven’t met a Charlie I didn’t like.” As for Charlotte having Anne's surname, it was a joint decision as they feel that Charlotte Wood is a stronger name; “It feels like a survivor’s name.”

Todd and Anne also haven’t ruled out having more children.

Source: New Idea, June 16 2007 issue, pages 6-8.

Charlotte ~ French; strong. Feminine form of Charles. The name of many Queens in history.
  • Cassandra Harris (actor) & Pierce Brosnan (actor)
  • Jill Goodacre (model) & Harry Connick Jr. (musician/actor)
  • Shiva Rose & Dylan McDermott (actor) ~ Charlotte Rose
  • Christa Miller (actor) & Bill Lawrence (writer) ~ Charlotte Sarah
  • Amy Brenneman (actor) & Brad Silberling (director) ~ Charlotte Tucker

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Friday, 22 June 2007

Melanie Brown Baby


UPDATE ~ an article on People.com confirms the DNA results and Eddie Murphy is the father.

This new baby joins big sister Phoenix Chi from Melanie's previous marriage to Jimmy Gulzar that ended in 2001.

According the OK! Magazine UK the baby has been named Angel Iris Murphy Brown and weighed in a 5lbs. The baby was reportedly named Angel as Melanie refers to the baby as her angel and Iris is after her grandmother. Melanie looks stunning in the several photographs featured in the magazine.

Angel ~ English/Latin; from the medieval Latin masculine name Angelus which was derived from the name of the heavenly creature. Variation of Angela.

Iris ~ Greek/Hebrew; rainbow. Iris was the name of the Greek goddess of the rainbow. This name can also be given in reference to the English word (derived from the same Greek source) for the name of the flower or the coloured part of the eye.

SPICE GIRL DELIVERS 2ND BABY GIRL ~ Melanie Brown, formerly of Spice Girls delivered a healthy baby girl this morning. People.com reported the story and has confirmed with her rep that the baby is "healthy with a good head of hair". A name has not been released nor has the paternity of the father been settled.

Photo by: OK! Magazine

Jason Terry Baby


4TH DAUGHTER FOR NBA STAR ~ According to Star-Telegram.com NBA Notes, Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Terry and his wife, Johniyka, welcomed their fourth daughter on June 20th. Jasa Azuré weighed in at 6 lbs, 10 oz. The "J" alliteration is complete with siblings (all girls) Jasionna, Jalayah and Jaida.

Jasa ~ Polish; form of Jane.

Azuré ~ French; sky-blue, variation of Azura.

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Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Jeff Gordon Baby


JEFF GORDON TAKES POLE POSITION IN THE NURSERY ~ Four time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Jeff Gordon and his wife Ingrid Vandebosch became first time parents today, June 20th. Ella Sophia made her early arrival (by 2 weeks) at 9:09 a.m. today in New York City and weighed in at 7 lbs, 1 oz, and is 20 inches long.

In a statement on his website, Jeff said, "It's been an absolutely incredible experience. Ingrid came through amazingly and we're both really happy and overjoyed. We can't wait to get home and start our lives together as a family."

Ella ~ German; all complete.

Celebrities that were enchanted by Ella:

  • Gary Sinise (actor)
  • Kelly Preston (actor) & John Travolta (actor)
  • Annette Bening & Warren Beatty
  • Eric Close (actor)
  • Amanda De Cadenet (actor/photographer) & Nick Valensi (musician)
  • Rebecca Herbst (actor) & Michael Saucedo (actor)
  • Eric Clapton (musician)
  • Christine Taylor (actor) & Ben Stiller (actor)
  • Rhea Durham (model) & Mark Wahlberg (actor/musician)
  • Sophie Raworth (t.v. personality)
Sophia ~ Greek; wisdom.

Celebrities that chose Sophia:

  • Soledad O'Brien (t.v. personality)
  • Christopher Meloni (actor)
  • Phil Mickelson (athlete)
  • Talisa Soto (model/actor) & Benjamin Bratt (actor)
  • Jennifer Flavin (model) & Sylvester Stallone (actor)
  • Steve Yzerman (athlete)
  • Jini "Jennifer Lash" Fiennes (writer)
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Tuesday, 19 June 2007

Ian Stenlake Baby


UPDATE ~ The baby is introduced in Australian's Woman’s Day Magazine along with an interview with the couple.

Some highlights; Tahlula took her time to make her entrance! “She was a week overdue, so I was trying everything - accupunture and long walks and all the rest. I’m sure you can fill in the blanks! We tried all the old wives tales, but she would not come out. She has a strong mind of her own, like her mother.”

Ian made a mad dash from Queensland to Sydney for Tahlula’s birth; “Rachael rang me at 5 am the next morning and said ‘well I had my first weird feeling at midnight…,’ and by midday, Rachael’s contractions were about five or six minutes apart. At about 2pm, [executive producers] Hal [McElroy] and Di [McElroy] pulled me off set - I get a bit emotional just thinking about this - and said ‘we’re sending you home, no matter what, you’re going to be at the hospital tonight!’ I completely broke down just for a moment. I arrived at the hospital at 11.15pm so I missed the birth by an hour-and-three-quarters. But it was so incredible to come into the room and see Rachael exactly where she was when she’d given birth, which was on the floor on a mattress. The baby was still suckling and still attached to the placenta. I was able to cut the cord.” Ian was so grateful he was able to cut Tahlula’s cord; “I’m so thankful, I was able to give Tahlula her first bath and I changed her first nappy. I just stared at … them until about 3am. It was just the most amazing thing.” Rachael had the assistance from a doula during the birth.

Source: Woman’s Day, June 18 2007 issue, pages 14-16.

IT TAKES TWO ~ Actor, Ian Stenlake and his wife, singer and It Takes Two star, Rachael Beck welcomed their first daughter, Tahlula at 9.30pm on January 15 2007.

Tahlula ~ Native American; leaping water. Variations; Tallulah, Tallula, Talulah, Talulla.

  • Bruce Willis (actor) & Demi Moore (actor) ~ Tallulah Belle
  • Jessie Wallace (actor/make-up artist) ~ Tallulah Lilac
  • Simon Le Bon (musician) & Yasmin (model) ~ Tallulah Pine
  • Patrick Dempsey (actor) & Jillian Fink (stylist) ~ Talula Fyfe

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Monday, 18 June 2007

Kevin James Baby


THE KING OF HIS QUEENS ~ Kevin James, The King of Queens star and his wife Steffiana are now the parents of two daughters. Shea Joelle arrived on June 14th in Los Angeles according to San Jose Murcury News. The actor's publicist confirmed the news. The couple's older daughter, Sienna-Marie, was born in 2005.

James, 42, made his star in the business with stand up comedy and featured his act on Star Search and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. His big break was winning at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. He got a recurring role on Ray Romano's smash sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond before receiving his own comedy The King of Queens. James has been on the big screen in Hitch and will appear with Adam Sandler in the film I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry slated for release in July.

The couple met on a blind date by his interior decorator and have been married since June of 2004.

Shea ~ Irish; hawk like or majestic. Unisex name gaining in popularity for girls.

Joelle ~ Hebrew/French; Lord is God. Feminine form of Joel.

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Mick Hucknall Baby


SIMPLY PINK ~ Simply Red front man Mick Hucknall and his girlfriend, Gabriella Wesberry are the proud parents of a baby girl today, June 18th. Romy True was born in London at 3 p.m. and weighed in at 9 lbs. According to simplyred.com, "Mother and baby are doing fine and Mick is on cloud 9!"

The name of Hucknall's band Simply Red is after his nickname, which denoted hair color, football allegiance to Manchester United and left-wing political affiliation. The band is well known for their re-recording of "Holding Back the Years", which was a major him in 1986. The song remains the band's most recognized work. They also had a hit in 1989 with a cover of "If You Don't Know Me By Now". The band released their tenth studio album this past March entitled Stay.

Romy ~ German; bitter rose. English; from the herb Rosemary. Latin; feminine form of Roman.

Celebrities who chose Romy for their daughters:

  • Ellen Barkin & Gabriel Byrne
  • Sophia Coppola
  • Matt Lauer
True ~ English; loyal.

  • daughter of Joely Fisher
  • middle name of Meg Ryan's daughter Daisy

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Julia Roberts Baby


AMERICA'S SWEETHEART IS A 3RD TIME MOMMY ~ A People.com exclusive; Julia, America's Sweetheart gave birth to Henry Daniel, her 3rd child with cameraman Danny Moder. Henry arrived today, June 18th, in Los Angeles weighing in at 8 1/2 lbs. The baby boy joins 2 year old siblings Hazel and Phinn.

Roberts opened up about motherhood on The Oprah Winfrey Show last December, around the time that she announced her pregnancy. "I definitely feel that I've expanded as a human being,” she said. “I have more empathy and more compassion, I think, because I feel so blessed on a level that I can't even wrap my mind around really." Roberts also told Oprah that she had expected to love her children, but was surprised at how much she likes them. "I just love them," Roberts gushed. "They're fun and happy and honest and just fill me with so much joy. I guess I didn't realize that you could really just like your children as much as your friends, you know?"

Julia and Danny have been married since July of 2002. The couple tied the knot at their ranch home in New Mexico in a moonlit midnight ceremony.

Henry ~ German; rules his household. The name Henry has belonged to eight English Kings.

Star babies:
  • Ray Baker (actor) & Patricia Richardson (actor)
  • Nancy Dolman (actor) & Martin Short (actor)
  • Lauren Holly (actor)
  • Norah O'Donnell (t.v. news correspondent)
  • Jessica Osbourne (actor)
  • Patricia Richardson (actor) & Ray Baker
  • Meryl Streep (actor)
  • Emily Robinson (musician)
  • Exene Cervenka (musician) & Viggo Mortensen (actor)
  • James Taylor (musician)
  • Heidi Klum (model) & Seal (musician)
  • Billy Bob Thornton (actor/director/screenwriter)
  • Steve Zahn (actor) & Robin Peterman (actor)
  • Corbin Bernsen (actor) & Amanda Pays (actor)
  • Christa Miller (actor) & Bill Lawrence (writer)
Daniel ~ Hebrew; God is my judge

Celebrity babies named Daniel, sons of:
  • Pat Cash (athlete) & Anne-Britt Kristiansen (model)
  • Audrey Landers (actor)
  • Donatella Versace (designer) & Paul Beck (model)
  • Joseph "Run" Simmons (musician)
  • Natasha Richardson (actor) & Liam Neeson (actor)
  • Solange Knowles (musician) & Daniel Smith (athlete)
  • Dan Rather (t.v. personality/journalist)
  • Patricia Heaton (actor) & David Hunt (actor)

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Keri Russell Baby


FELICITY STAR GIVES BIRTH ~ Former Felicity star Keri Russell and husband Shane Deary are new parents. River Russell arrived in New York City on June 9th. Keri spoke earlier about wanting a midwife assisted delivery however, the information surrounding her delivery is unknown at this time.

Russell is a Mickey Mouse Club alumni but got her big break playing Felicity Porter on the WB V show Felicity which earned Keri a Golden Globe. Russell can be seen on the big screen in We Were Soldiers, The Upside of Anger and more recently Mission Impossible III.

River ~ English; body of water.

  • son of Taylor Hanson
  • daughter of Corey Hart

Russell ~ French/English; redhead. Anglo-Saxon; fox, colour of the fox.

Star babies:

  • Joseph "Run" Simmons son
  • Bruce Hornsby's son

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Sunday, 17 June 2007

Matthew Robran Baby

ANOTHER MEMBER FOR CLAN ROBRAN ~ According to The Advertiser, Adelaide Crows AFL player Matthew Robran and his wife Danielle welcomed their third daughter on June 13th, 2007. Aleesha Charli was born at Flinders Private Hospital and is a little sister for 4 year old Brooke and 2 year old Kayla.

Aleesha ~ Variation of Alicia ~ English; of noble kin.

Charli ~ Feminine form of Charles ~ English; free man. Variation of Charlotte.

Friday, 15 June 2007

Lisa Leslie Baby


WNBAby~ Lisa Leslie and her husband Michael Lockwood are first time parents today, June 15th. The baby girl, Lauren Jolie, was born early this morning via c-section in Los Angeles as reported by their rep exclusively to People. Lauren weighed 8 lbs., 11 oz.

Leslie, 34, is a center for the Los Angeles Sparks and a three-time league MVP. She sat out the 2007 season because of her pending arrival but plans to return to the court in 2008. Her husband Michael, 41, is a pilot and former Air Force basketball player. The couple have been married since November 2005.

Lauren ~ Latin; laurel. Symbolic of honor and victory. Lauren is also a feminine form of Laurence, meaning from Laurentium, a city in ancient Italy.

Celebrities that love Lauren;

  • Jody Watley

Jolie ~ French; pretty.

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Thursday, 14 June 2007

LeBron James Baby


ANOTHER MEMBER FOR TEAM JAMES ~ NBA star LeBron James and his girlfriend Savannah Brinson welcomed their second son on June 14th. Bryce Maximus James joins big brother LeBron Jr. and was born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The baby boy weighed in at 8 lbs, 6 oz. A rep for the couple says "LeBron and Savannah are overjoyed with the birth of their son and are looking forward to bringing him home to his big brother, LeBron Jr."

James, 22 is a forward for the Cleveland Cavaliers. They are currently in the NBA Finals, his team is trailing the San Antonio Spurs three-games-to-none in the best-of-seven series. Spurs player Bruce Bowen also welcomed a son last week.

Bryce ~ English; speckled. Anglo-Saxon; son of a nobleman.
  • Ron Howard's daughter
  • Connie Nielsen & Lars Ulrich's son
Maximus ~ Latin; variation of Maximilian ~ Latin; greatest.
  • son of Jeremy Irons ~ Maximilian

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Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Eva Herzigova Baby


MODEL BECOMES MOMMY ~ Czech Supermodel Eva Herzigova and her boyfriend Gregorio Marsiaj became first time parents in Italy on June 1st.

UPDATE ~ A spokeswoman for model agency Storm said: "Eva and Gregorio are celebrating the birth of their first child. They now have a lovely son who they have named George Marsiaj Herzig. 24.com also reports that the model will not be following the celebrity trend for shedding the baby weight in a matter of weeks. "I just want to enjoy this. I'm not like one of those celebrity people who would die to get back into shape," she said in an interview last month."If people want to take pictures of me being round, they will take pictures of me being round. I think it's important to show your true self and how you are - you don't have to be in perfect shape or skinny shape."

Herzigova announced that the baby was a boy at The Cannes Film Festival last month. "We are having a boy! I am so excited. I cannot wait for motherhood. We haven't chosen one name but we have a little list of names we like. I think you have to wait until that moment and see what names suit. I don't think you can say beforehand." Source: Starpulse.com

Before meeting Marsiaj in 2001, she had a two-year marriage to Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres.
George ~ Greek; farmer. In medieval legend, Saint George (the knight who became patron saint of England) slayed a fire-breathing dragon. The name has been borne by numerous heads of state in England, Greece and the United States.

Star babies, sons of:

  • Lauren Holly (actor)
  • Kristin Scott Thomas (actor)
  • George Foreman (athlete) ~ all 5 of his boys are named George
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Monday, 11 June 2007

Mahima Chaudhary Baby


BOLLYWOOD BEAUTY'S BABY GIRL ~ The Times of India has an article about Bollywood actor Mahima Chaudhary's new arrival. The interview takes place just 6 hours post delivery. The unnamed baby girl was 7 lbs and is said to have long fingers and her face has very sharp, distinct features. The couple is going to wait to decide on a name "to let her personality develop". She also told The Times "I don't know who she looks like, Bobby (husband, architect Bobby Mukherjee) or me, it's too early to say," smiled Mahima dreamily. "This is really a big deal," she continued. "I know every woman who goes through pregnancy doesn't make a big deal out of her delivery. For most, it's just another effortless job. But it isn't , really. Giving birth is like running a nation! And women who go through it, are truly angels. Today my respect for them has gone up. This is undoubtedly my biggest achievement . The Bollywood rat race, the glamour of my job, everything is insignificant when compared to this joy. When I was waiting for the nurse to bring her to me, I was wondering if I would be able to recognise my baby, because all babies look alike. But the doctors told me not to worry, I would be able to identify her because of her long fingers and her pout. My baby has a pout that cannot be missed. Everyone's saying she'll be creatively inclined. Maybe she'll be an artist," said the actor mother. Husband Bobby was in the labour room during the delivery. This is the first girl child born into his family in 40 years. "For them, it's really a dream come true," said Mahima of her in-laws.

Chaudhary is a model turned actor who once appeared with Aishwarya Rai in a Pepsi commercial. Her first breakthrough performance, where she won rave reviews, was in 1997's Pardes. Her career was launched by Subhash Ghai and it has been said that she changed her name from Ritu to Mahima since Subhash has a superstitious belief of launching big careers with actresses whose names start with the letter 'M'.

Lindsay Davenport Baby


TENNIS STAR ACES DELIVERY ~ The International Herald Tribune reported that Three-time Grand Slam champion Lindsay Davenport is a first time mom. The baby boy, Jagger Jonathan arrived Sunday June 10th. "Lindsay and Jagger are both doing great," said Davenport's agent, Tony Godsick.

Davenport retired last year from the sport. Her titles include; 1998 U.S. Open, 1999 Wimbledon and 2000 Australian Open titles. She was also a runner-up at four majors.

Lindsay and Jonathan have been married since April 2003

Jagger ~ English; peddler or carter.

  • Scott Stapp (musician)
  • Damien Leith (musician) ~ Jagger Ramone

Jonathan ~ Hebrew; gift from God.

  • Paulina Porizkova (model) & Ric Ocasek (musician) ~ Jonathan Raven

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Nancy O'Dell Baby


ACCESS HOLLYWOOD BABY ~ According to People.com, Access Hollywood host Nancy O'Dell and her husband Keith Zubchevich welcomed a baby girl today, June 11th. Ashby Grace weighed 7 lbs, 9 oz and was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. In a statement to People, Nancy says "We are beyond elated and look forward to appreciating today and every beautiful day to come with our new daughter. It is even more special given she is named after her great-grandfather and was born on my father's birthday. She made for quite a birthday present to her new grandfather." "Also," O'Dell adds, "I love epidurals." Ashby is named after O'Dell's late grandfather and her middle name was inspired from the church where Nancy's parents were married ~ Grace United Methodist Church in Union, South Carolina. The name Grace is also a family name for the Zubchevich family.

The couple wed in 2005 after meeting on a security line at Burbank's Bob Hope airport in 2004. This is the couple's first child together. Zubchevich has two sons from a previous marriage: Tyler, 11 and Carson, 8.

Ashby ~ English; ash tree farm. Scandinavian; from the ash tree farm. Surname.

Grace ~ Latin; grace of God. English; lovely or graceful, a virtue. Variations; Ance, Gratia (German), Grazia, Graziosa (Italian), Engracia, Gracia, Graciana, Graciela (Spanish), Grazyna (Polish), Kalake (Hawaiian), Gracella (Latin), Gracelynne, Graca, Graciene, Gracinha, Grata; familiar forms Gracelyn, Gracie.

Star babies that have got Grace:

  • Sharon Davies (athlete) & Derek Redmond (athlete)
  • Norah O'Donnell (t.v. news correspondent) & Geoff Tracy (restaurateur)
  • Dave Matthews ~ Grace Anne
  • Lance Armstrong (athlete) ~ Grace Elizabeth
  • Rupert Murdoch, Rupert (media mogul) ~ Grace Helen
  • Meryl Streep (actor) ~ Grace Jane
  • Lou Diamond Phillips (actor) ~ Grace Moorea
  • Balthazar Getty
  • Elisabeth & Tim Hasselbeck ~ Grace Elisabeth
  • Wynonna Judd ~ Grace Pauline
  • Christy Turlington & Ed Burns
  • Mia Hamm & Nomar Garciaparra

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Sunday, 10 June 2007

Bruce Bowen Baby

ANOTHER MEMBER FOR TEAM BOWEN ~ Sports Illustrated is reporting that NBA star Bruce Bowen was "a tiny bit late for the Spurs' morning film session on Saturday. He had a tiny excuse. "I'm a proud papa again," Bowen announced after getting to the AT&T Center to practice for Game 2 of the NBA finals." His wife, Yardley, delivered their second son. Ozmel joins brother Ojani who is almost 2. The baby boy weighed in at 6lbs, 11oz and arrived at 9:19 a.m. on June 9th. According to Bowen, wife and baby are doing well.

Will history repeat itself? The Spurs last won the NBA title in 2005, and Ojani arrived a few months later. Bowen is hoping the arrival of his second son means another championship is on the way for San Antonio. "I hope that's prophetic," he said.

Meanwhile, Cavaliers star LeBron James who happens to be guarded by Bowen in this series, is awaiting the birth of his second son any day now. James' girlfriend Savannah Brinson is due June 17, but James doesn't think she'll make it that far.

Friday, 8 June 2007

Danny Pino Baby


DETECTIVE DADDY ~ A People.com exclusive; Cold Case actor Danny Pino and his wife Lilly welcomed a son. Julian Franco Pino arrived on June 5th weighing in at 7lbs., 15oz. This is the second son for the couple, big brother Luca is 15 months old. "Mother and son are resting comfortably and Dad is thrilled beyond belief!" Pino's rep tells People.

Pino plays detective Scotty Valens on the series Cold Case and has recently appeared in the films The Lost City and Flicka.

Julian ~ Latin; youthful, downy.

Star babies:

  • Toukie Smith (actor) & Robert De Niro (actor) ~ Julian Henry
  • Jerry Seinfeld (actor/comedian) ~ Julian Kal
  • Lisa Kudrow (actor) ~ Julian Murray
  • Bob Marley ~ Julian Ricardo
Franco ~ Italian; free.

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Gurinder Chadha Babies


BEND IT LIKE BABY ~ According to Britain's Daily Mail, Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha at the age of 47 and her American husband Paul Berges welcomed fraternal twins yesterday, June 7th, in London. Chadha is said to be recovering well after the emergency c-section to deliver her healthy baby boy and girl. Her husband and her 80-year-old mother have been fixtures at her bedside since she returned to London from her Los Angeles home to give birth. The twins due date was next month but as with twins, they did arrive early. As of time of publication the babies names have not been released.

Chadha is currently taking a break from her current film project, a big-budget Hollywood remake of Dallas, the Eighties TV show, starring John Travolta and Jennifer Lopez. Chadha was born in Kenya and moved to west London, as a child. Her career began in the journalism field, she was a reporter for BBC radio but decided to go into film-making. She made her breakthrough in 1993 with comedy Bhaji On The Beach about a group of Indian women on a day-trip to Blackpool. Her biggest hit to date was in 2002 with Bend It Like Beckham starring actors Keira Knightley (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Parminder Nagra (ER).

The couple have been married 10 years and these are their first children.

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Toby Stephens Baby

STAGE ACTOR'S DADDY DEBUT ~ According to Dashing ~ the approved fan listing for English actor Toby Stephens, the stage and film actor is a proud father. Stephens and his wife, Anna-Louise Plowman, have welcomed a baby boy named Eli. The birth date and any birth stats were not given.

Stephens can be seen in The Best Man, Die Another Day, Space Cowboys and the A&E re-make of The Great Gatsby playing Jay Gatsby opposite Oscar winning actor Mira Sorvino.

The couple has been married since September 2001 and this is their first child.

Eli ~ Hebrew; ascended, height. This Old Testament figure was a high priest of Israel and instructed the young Samuel. Variation of Elijah.

  • son of Sally Field

Thursday, 7 June 2007

Sydney Penny Baby


ALL MY CHILDREN ~ Sydney Penny, Julia Santos on All My Children and her artist husband, Robert Powers, welcomed their first child on Thursday, May 31st. The baby boy was announced on sydneypenny.net.

UPDATE ~ TV Guide interviewed Chasen August Powers' mom in their Soap Opera Q & A. Sydney provides insite into her name choice "It's the name of my friend's brother, who is just a lovely young man. But it's just a name that stuck in my head. I went online and found out it's an old English name that means "huntsman." So that's cool."

Sydney Penny began her acting career on the stage. As a child she appeared in commercials and as a teen co-starred in the TV series The New Gidget. She has appeared on Beverly Hills 90210, Jack's Place, The Twilight Zone, St. Elsewhere and Hyperion Bay. She has also appeared on the big screen in Pale Rider and Bernadette. She is an Emmy Award nominated Soap star; Santa Barbara and All My Children ~ in 2005 Sydney reprised her role. She has also been on The Bold and the Beautiful. Sydney is fluent in French and has a passion for the martial arts and horseback riding.

The couple have been married for 11 years and reside in New York and Los Angeles.

Chasen ~ English: huntsman.

August ~ Latin: revered, exhaulted, majestic. English; great. Variations; Augustine.

Celebrities that adored August:
  • Mariska Hargitay
  • Lena Olin

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Neal McDonough Baby


FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS' ~ A People.com exclusive; Actor Neal McDonough is a second time father as of on May 14th. His wife Ruvé Robertson gave birth to a baby girl in Los Angeles. Catherine "Cate" Maggie is welcomed and adored by big brother Morgan, 18 months. McDonough tells People "[Cate] is so beautiful and healthy and is much adored by her brother Morgan," and goes on to say "I am truly blessed – Ruvé has given me yet another gorgeous, wonderful gift."

McDonough, 41, was in the Oscar nominated picture Flags of Our Fathers and TV miniseries Band of Brothers which was filmed in London and is also where he met his wife. Robertson is a former model and hails from South Africa. The couple wed in 2003.

Catherine ~ Greek; pure, innocent. Variation of early Latin forms Katerina and Caterina. Language variations; German; Katharina, Katrin. Italian; Caterina. Spanish; Catalina. Portuguese; Catrina. Gaelic; Caitrin, Catriona. Welsh; Catrin. Norse; Trine. Scandinavian; Katrina. Swedish; Katarina. Danish; Katrine. Dutch; Tryn. Basque; Catalin. Russian; Ekaterina. Czech; Katerina. Polish; Katanya. Finnish; Katariina, Katri, Katriina. Hungarian; Katakin, Katalin. Variations; Catarine, Catharine, Catherin, Catheryn, Cathrine, Cathryn, Katherine, Katharine, Kathryn, Cat, Cate, Cathy, Cathie, Kat, Kate, Katy, Katie, Kathy, Kathie, Katja, Kit, Kitty, Riina, Trina

Celebrity babies who covet Catherine:

  • daughter of Brendan Shanahan (athlete)
  • daughter of Cheryl Hines (actor)
Maggie ~ Scottish/English: Pearl; a familiar form of Margaret

Celebrity babies named Maggie:
  • daughter of Brendan Shanahan (athlete)
  • daughter of Faith Hill (musician ) & Tim McGraw (musician)
  • daughter of Jon Stewart (t.v. personality)
  • daughter of Pat Sajak

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Donald Trump Jr. Baby


DONALD TRUMP A GRANDFATHER ~ People magazine has an exclusive photo spread in their magazine as well as on line.

A People.com exclusive; the Trump empire just grew again. Donald Trump Jr., is the proud first time father of a daughter born yesterday, May 12th in New York City. Donald and Wife Vanessa have named their daughter Kai Madison and she weighed 6lbs, 14oz.

According to People, the origin of the baby girl's unusual name? "Her [maternal] grandfather," he says. "It's Danish. He's a Danish musician and we wanted to keep it as a family name."

Kai ~ of Welsh, Scandinavian & Greek origin; keeper of the keys. Native American; willow tree, graceful (Navajo). Hawaiian; the sea.

  • Kai is Cindy Crawford's daughter's name.

Madison ~ English; son of Matthew, also derived from Mathilda.

Celebrities that are mad about Madison:

  • Curtis Joseph (athlete) ~ Madison
  • Johnny Knoxville (actor) ~ Madison
  • John Michael Montgomery (musician) ~ Madison Caroline
  • Brooke Burns (actor) & Julian McMahon (actor) ~ Madison Elizabeth
  • Sissy Spacek (actor) ~ Madison Elizabeth

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Monday, 4 June 2007

Michael Hussey Baby

CRICKETER ANNOUNCEMENTS ~ According to the Sunday Mail (page 53), Cricketer Michael Hussey and his wife Amy were looking forward to a relaxing break and to prepare for the birth of their third child after Mike returned from the World Cup however, their daughter decided to arrive 3 months premature. Molly arrived at the end of May in Perth. She is a little sister to 3 year old Jasmine and 1 year old William. The baby is in good health and they are planning to bring her home soon.

The Hussey’s aren’t the only cricketing family to welcome their third child, Hussey's teammate Matthew Hayden and his wife Kellie added to their family in May as well ~ Thomas Joesph.

Molly ~ Irish/English; bitter. Derived from the Gaelic Maili or Maille (which is a pet form of Mary ~ Irish)

Sunday, 3 June 2007

Damien Leith Baby


AUSTRALIAN IDOL AND DADDY ~ Damien Leith, last year's Australian Idol winner and his wife Eileen Stapleton have welcomed a baby boy. The couple's other son Jarvis is now a big brother to Jagger Ramone. According to damienleith.com.au he was born on May 30th and he weighed 8lbs, 5oz and 19 1/2" in length.

Leith was born in Ireland but now resides in Australia. He took the pledge to become an Australian citizen from the Prime Minister of Australia (John Howard) on January 25th, 2007 on a nationally televised broadcast.

Jagger ~ English; peddler or carter.

  • Jagger is also the name of Scott Stapp's son.

Ramone ~ Spanish; variation of Raymond ~ German; wise protector.

  • Ramone is the name of Martin Sheen's son.
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Saturday, 2 June 2007

Chris Neil Baby


OTTAWA SENATORS HAVE A NEW FAN ~ Ottawa Senators coach Bryan Murray gave winger Chris Neil the day off yesterday as his wife Caitlin delivered the couple's first child. "His wife's having a baby so I offered him a day off," said Murray. "I'm not sure how he will be emotionally, but I'm sure it will be very good after it happens." The baby girl arrived last night, June 1st but there is no word on what the couple named their daughter.

Neil will return to the ice tonight to play game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals at Scotiabank Place in Kanata.

Source: Canoe.ca

Scott Draper Baby


TENNIS STAR TURNS GOLFER TURNS DADDY ~ New Idea magazine introduces tennis star turned professional golfer Scott Draper and his wife Jessica's son. Jayden Scott made his arrival on May 3 2007. Scott raves about his newborn son; “He’s a natural good-looker. Jayden’s an amazing boy who feeds and sleeps so well - it’s as if we have an adorable doll in the house rather than a real baby. He seems to know us and rarely cries or complains. He’s serene and gorgeous like his mum!”

Jayden’s birth was bittersweet, as he was born at the same hospital where Scott’s first wife Kellie, who suffered from cystic fibrosis, died in July 1999; “On the day of the birth I definitely thought about Kell, but there was no sorrow, not even when I went back to the cafeteria I’d sat in for the 10 days before she passed away. Being in the same hospital wasn’t hard for me because I knew Jess and I were reversing the trend. We were bringing a life into the world this time instead of saying goodbye.” It seems that Jayden's birth has put life into perspective for Scott; “If I have a bad day on the course, I only have to think about what’s waiting for me when I get home - a beautiful wife and a healthy son. Life is good.”

Source: New Idea, June 2 2007 issue, pages 26-27

Jayden ~ American; originally a male biblical name meaning God has heard (Jadon). Unisex. Variations; Jaiden, Jayden, Jadyn, Jadynn, Jaidyn, Jaidynn, Jaydyn, Jaydynn, Jadon, Jaydon, Jaydyn, Jaidon, Jaden.

Celebrities that adore Jayden/Jaden:

  • Britney Spears & Kevin Federline's son ~ Jayden James
  • David Boreanaz & Jaime Bergman's son ~ Jaden
  • Christian Slater & Ryan Haddon's son ~ Jaden Christopher
  • Jada Pinkett-Smith & Will Smith's son ~ Jaden Christopher Syre
  • Steffi Graf & Andre Agassi's son ~ Jaden Gil
  • Cheryl Tiegs' son ~ Jaden Joseph

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