Thursday, 31 July 2008

Galen Gering Baby

According to, it's a boy for Galen Gering and his wife Jenna. Jensen arrived in July and weighed in at 10 lbs, 12 oz. Jensen is a little brother for 2 year old Dillon Phoenix.

Gering will have time to spend with his family as his soap Passions was cancelled. Galen had portrayed the character Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald since the show began in 1999.

Jensen ~ Scandinavian; son of Jens.

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Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Ricardo Antonio Chavira Baby

FUTURE DESPERATE HOUSEWIFE ~ ET breaks news that Ricardo Antonio Chavira and his wife Marcea Dietzel have welcomed their second child. Belen Elysabeth arrived at 5:59 p.m. on July 28t, 2008 in San Antonio, Texas, weighing in at 7 lbs. 12 oz. This is the second child for the couple, they are also parents to 5 year old Tomas.

Belen ~ Spanish; Bethlehem.

Elysabeth ~ Variation of Elizabeth.

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Monday, 28 July 2008

Mary Lynn Rajskub Baby

BE MY VALENTINE ~ A People exclusive; 24 star Mary Lynn Rajskub gave birth to a baby boy July 24th, 2008, almost two weeks after her due date. "It was like an episode of 24 with the clock ticking," jokes Rajskub. Valentine, weighed in at 9lbs., 5oz. and will be coming home to a gender neutral green nursery.

This is the first child for the couple who met while Rajskub was performing a stand-up comedy gig.

Rajskub attended the Sundance Film Festival promoting Sunshine Cleaning, in which she costars opposite Amy Adams and Emily Blunt. Rajskub currently plays Chole O'Brian on the hit series 24.

Valentine ~ Latin; strong, healthy.

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Kyle MacLachlan Baby

DESPERATE DAD ~ Kyle MacLachlan and his producer wife Desiree Gruber have welcomed their first child People reports through MacLachlan's rep. Callum Lyon arrived on July 25th, 2008 in Los Angeles and weighed 8 lbs, 6 oz.

Kyle is probably best known for the cult hit Twin Peaks and his next film is The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 and will be back on the small screen this fall for another season of Desperate Housewives. His wife, Desiree Gruber is the president of Full Picture and the executive producer of Project Runway.

The couple have been married for six years. They first met in a chiropractor's office. "We just started talking. We always say, 'Thank goodness Kyle had a bad back."

Callum ~ Scottish/Gaelic; from the Latin Columba meaning dove. Variation of Malcom.

Lyon ~ French; lion. Place name, city of Lyons.

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Luke Hodge Baby

FUTURE FOOTBALLER ~ Aussie footballer Luke Hodge and his fiancé Lauren Kirkman welcomed their first child on July 26th, 2008. Cooper Jay weighed 8 lbs, 12 oz. The thrilled new father said in a statement; "We are both rapt to have a healthy baby boy -- Lauren is doing really well as is baby Cooper and I can't wait to get us all home as a family."

Luke currently plays for the Hawthorn Football Club.

Cooper ~ English; barrel maker.

Celebrities that chose Cooper:

  • John Buck
  • Tim Matheson
  • Phillip Seymour Hoffman
  • Sam Hariss
  • Hugh Hefner
  • Ming-Na & Eric Michael Zee
  • Joshua Morrow
  • Scott Proctor

Will MacKenzie Baby

DADDY HAS A CADDY ~ Will MacKenzie withdrew from the Canadian Open this past week because he and wife Alli became first time parents. Maverick Noah arrived on July 26th, 2008 and weighed 7 lbs, 4 oz.

Will gave up golf in high school and resumed playing 10 years later. He won his first PGA tournament in 2006 at the Reno-Tahoe Open.

Maverick ~ Contemporary/Independent; name that came to signify an independent man who avoids conformity.

Noah ~ Hebrew; to comfort.

Star babies, sons of:

  • Daena Title & Jason Alexander
  • Anita Hergerland & Mike Oldfield
  • Chyler Leigh & Nathan West

Sunday, 27 July 2008

Erica Baxter Packer Baby

A NEW HEIR ~ According to The Age, Australian billionaire James Packer and his model/singer wife, Erica Baxter Packer have welcomed a daughter on July 27th, 2008. Indigo arrived at Mater Hospital in Crows Nest, Australia. Indigo is the first child for the couple, who married in France in June 2007.

James is the Executive Chairman of Publishing and Broadcasting Limited and he also runs family company Consolidated Press Holdings Limited. James' family fortune is valued in the neighbourhood of $6.1 billion.

Erica's first album, Through My Eyes, was released in April of 2007.

Indigo ~ Latin; deep blue.
  • Indigo is the name of Lou Diamond Phillips' daughter
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Michelle Ray Smith Baby

HE'S A GUIDING LIGHT ~ Soap star Michelle Ray Smith and her boyfriend Michael Layden welcomed their first child on July 8th, 2008. Jake weighed 8 lbs, 2 oz and his mom says "he is a sweetie," and that she is "feeling great -- a little sore, but very much in love."

Michelle will not be returning to her role as Ava on Guiding Light when her maternity leave is over. Her last air date will be July 28th.

Source: Soap Opera Digest, August 5th issue

Jake ~ Variation of Jacob ~ Hebrew; supplanter.

Star babies, sons of:
  • Caroline Corr
  • Greg Grunberg
  • Sinead O'Connor
  • Mike Oldfield
  • Trudie Styler & Sting
  • Niki Taylor & Matt Martinez
  • Tina Yothers
  • Dustin Brown
  • Brandi & Eddie Cibrian
  • Anne Marie Loder & Peter DeLuise
  • Nick Schultz
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Saturday, 26 July 2008

Julia Haworth Baby

CORONATION STREET BABY ~ Julia Haworth and her husband Jon Wormald are proud new parents of Sophia Elizabeth. Sophia arrived on July 25th, 2008 at 7:45 a.m. and weighed in at 8lbs, 11 oz.

In a statement, Julia said,"Words cannot describe how proud we are of our beautiful daughter. She is everything we hoped for and so much more."

Sophia ~ Greek; wisdom.

Star babies, daughters of:

  • Francis Ford Coppola
  • Leah Remini & Angelo Pagan
  • Lilly Melgar
  • Felicity Huffman & William H. Macy
  • Lisa Rinehart & Mikhail Baryshnikov
Elizabeth ~ Hebrew/English; God is my oath.

Celebrities that have an Elizabeth:
  • Gene Hackman
  • Kati Marton & Peter Jennings
  • Richard Pryor
  • Ryan Smyth
  • Tom Hanks
  • Sean Astin
  • Jerry Hall & Mick Jagger

Friday, 25 July 2008

Martie Maguire Baby

ANOTHER CHICK FOR DIXIE CHICK ~ Martie Maguire of the Dixie Chicks gave birth to a girl, Harper Rosie, on July 25th, 2008 in Austin, Texas. The baby girl weighed 7 lb., 10 oz. and was 20.5 inches long and is a little sister for twins Eva Ruth and Kathleen Emilie, who were born in April 2004. "Martie is doing very well and Gareth and the family are over the moon," says a statement on the band's Web site. In January, Maguire told People of her pregnancy that "Carrying one instead of two will be much easier."

Maguire is married to Gareth Maguire, a professor. Their first children, twin daughters arrived in 2004 (Eva Ruth and Kathleen Emilie).

In regard to the growing brood between her and the rest of her band mates (singer Natalie Maines and Maguire's sister, Emily Robison) she says; "We'll have to move over and let the little chicks take over! We've got a new band!"

Harper ~ Old English; harpist.
  • Harper is the name of Alexandra Wentworth & George Stephanopoulos' daughter
Rosie ~ Variation of Rose ~ Latin; flower of the same name, often a symbol of love.

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Thursday, 24 July 2008

Marissa Jaret Winokur Baby

DANCING WITH A BABY ~ Marissa Jaret Winokur and her husband, Judah Miller, are the parents of their first child, son Zev Isaac Winokur tells People exclusively. Winokur and Miller helped deliver the baby on July 22nd, 2008. The child was carried to term by a surrogate mother. "He is so perfect," the new mom gushes. "My little miracle baby is here, and I can't believe it." Zev weighed 8 lbs., 7 oz. and measured 21 inches long. "I'd say he's got a Winokur face and a Miller body," says Winokur, the third runner-up on Dancing With the Stars last season and a Tony Award-winner for her leading role in Broadway's Hairspray.

Winokur, who survived cervical cancer seven years ago also said; "I told Judah the minute Zev was conceived our lives changed," says Winokur.
Marissa has also landed a deal to host her own talk show. Her husband has also received his first primetime Emmy nomination last week for outstanding animated program for his work on King of the Hill. "One minute I'm totally fine, and the next minute I'm overwhelmed with emotion," a teary-eyed Winokur said. "I can't believe I am sitting here next to my baby. This is the one thing that's been missing from our lives. Now our house is really going to be a home."

Zev ~ Hebrew; wolf.

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Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Ethan Hawke Baby

2nd DAUGHTER FOR ACTOR ~ Ethan Hawke is a father for the third time, his rep confirms to People. The actor's new bride, Ryan Shawhughes, gave birth to Clementine Jane Hawke on July 18th, 2008 in New York City.

Hawke, 37, and Shawhughes (former nanny to Hawke's son and daughter with Uma Thurman) married in June in a small ceremony in New York City.

This is Hawke's third child, he has two children from his union with Uma Thurman, Maya and Levon.

Clementine ~ French/Latin; merciful. Variation of Clemence.

Star babies:

  • daughter of Claudia Schiffer
  • daughter of Cybill Shepherd
Jane ~ Hebrew; the Lord is gracious. Feminine form of John.
  • Jane is the name of Jim Carey's daughter
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Sunday, 20 July 2008

Samantha Bee & Jason Jones Baby

IT'S A BOY FOR CORRESPONDENT COUPLE ~ According to The Globe and Mail, Jason Jones and Samantha Bee are second time parents. Fletcher arrived on June 20th, 2008 and is a little brother for big sister Piper, 2 ½. Jason said; "Fletcher Jones, is that not a quarterback's name? My kid is going to be a quarterback for the Hamilton Tiger Cats one day."

The couple met when they were both cast members in a Canadian National Exhibition live-action production. Jason and Samantha are both correspondents for The Daily Show.

Fletcher ~ English/Scottish; arrow maker.

Randy Orton Baby

SUPERSTAR DAD ~ WWE is announcing that on Randy Orton and his wife became the proud parents of a baby girl. Alanna Marie arrived on July 12th, 2008.

Alanna ~ Gaelic; rock. Hawaiian; awakening.

Marie ~ Hebrew; bitter.

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Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Ingo Rademacher Baby

LITTLE PEANUT ~ General Hospital star Ingo Rademacher is a new dad after his fiancĂ© Ehiku gave birth to a baby boy on July July 11th, 2007 Soap Opera Digest reports. Peanut Kai weighed 7 lbs, 6 oz. and was 20 ½ inches long. A spokesperson for the show stated that "dad, mom and baby are all great." They also said that the cast and crew for GH are; "very excited for Ingo, Ehiku and the entire Rademacher family. We wish them all the best during this important milestone."

Kai ~ Welsh/Scandinavian/Greek; keeper of the keys, earth. South African; beautiful. Hawaiian; the sea.

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Kathleen Robertson Baby

CANADIAN 90210 ALUM IS A MOM ~ Hamilton, Ontario born Kathleen Robertson, 35, and her husband Chris Cowles welcomed their first child on July 9th, 2008 at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. William Robertson Cowles arrived at 5:25 p.m. and weighed 9 lbs, 1 oz.

William ~ German; resolute protector. Will meaning strong and helm meaning helmet.
Star babies, sons of:

  • Robin Givens ~ William
  • Susan St. James & Dick Ebersol ~ William
  • Billy Bob Thorton ~ William
  • Meg Tilly & Colin Firth ~ William
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber & Madeleine Gurdon ~ William
  • Mary-Louise Parker & Billy Crudup ~ William Atticus
  • Angela Lindvall ~ William Dakota
  • Adrienne Barbeau & Billy Van Zandt ~ William Dalton
  • John O'Hurley ~ William Dylan
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley & Brad Paisley ~ William Huckleberry
  • Joe Lando ~ William Joseph
  • Christa Miller & Bill Lawrence ~ William Stoddard
  • Molly Parker ~ William Strummer
  • Kirstie Alley & Parker Stevenson ~ William True
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Friday, 11 July 2008

Gabriela Spanic Baby

Venezuelan actor Gabriela Spanic and her boyfriend, businessman Neil Perez welcomed a son on July 10th, 2008 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami, Florida. Spanic via People en Espanol says that her son, Gabriel de Jesus "came into this world to fill me with happiness" and thanked her friends and family for loving and supporting her during such a special time in her life.

To have my son by my side has been life and God's greatest gift, I thank you for your good wishes, your prayers, and your forever support. Gabriel de Jesus' father and Gaby's boyfriend is businessman Neil Perez. The 34-year-old actress had announced the pregnancy in January and showed off her tummy on a special episode of El Show de Cristina in April.

Gabriel ~ Hebrew; God's able bodied one, hero of God.

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Gaby Espino Baby

Venezuelan actor Gaby Espino welcomed her first child on July 9th, 2008 in Caracas, Venezuela. Oriana weighed 6.8 lbs and according to People en Espanol and both mom and baby are said to be in "in a perfect state of health." Unfortunately her husband missed the birth as he was in Columbia shooting a commercial but hopped on the next flight home.

In a statement released by Gaby via her publicist, the 30-year-old shares that she is "living one of the best stages of my life" and that "being a mother is a feeling that can not be described with words." Through the statement to the press, Gaby also "profoundly thank the public" who she says "during the months of pregnancy" have only showered her with "love for me, my husband, and my little daughter."

Oriana ~ Latin; sunrise.

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Thursday, 10 July 2008

Nikki & Isaac Hanson Baby

HANSON EXPANSION ~ A People exclusive; on July 1, Isaac Hanson and his wife Nikki celebrated the arrival of their second son, James Monroe, in the family's hometown of Tulsa. Monroe weighed in at 8 lbs., 11 oz., and joins older brother Clark Everett (both boys go by their middle names in Hanson tradition). "The addition of Monroe to our family is incredible and exciting," Isaac, 27, the eldest of the rock trio Hanson, told the magazine. "With Monroe and Everett being so close in age, it will be great to watch them grow up together. Two little boys is going to be twice the fun," he adds.

Isaac's youngest brother, Zac, and his wife Kate just welcomed their first child, John Ira Shepherd Hanson in May. And middle brother Taylor has three children, for a total of six kids among the bandmates.

The couple have been married since September of 2006 and their son Everett arrived in April of 2007.

James ~ Hebrew; supplanter. Variation of Jacob.

Star babies:

  • Art Garfunkel
  • Patsy Kensit & Jim Kerr
  • Antonia Kidman
  • Paul & Linda McCartney
  • Glenn McGrath
  • Rupert Murdoch
  • Annie Potts & James Hayman
  • Jerry Hall & Mick Jagger
  • Lysette Anthony & Simon Boswell
  • James Caan
  • Belinda Carlisle & Morgan Mason
  • Marcheline Bertrand & Jon Voight
  • Colin Farrell & Kim Bordenave
  • Oz Perkins
  • Sara Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick

Monroe ~ Scottish/Gaelic; mouth of the river. Origianated as a surname for those who lived near the river's mouth.

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Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Peter Gabriel Baby

BIKO BABY ~ According to Peter Gabriel's website, he is a father again. Peter and his wife Meabh welcomed their second son together. Luc arrived on July 5th, 2008 and weighed in at 7 lbs., 2 oz. "Big brother Isaac reports that mother, father and baby brother are all doing well, and requests that any congratulatory flowers people may contemplate sending be left to grow in the ground for all to enjoy."

Luc is Peter's fourth child, he also has daughters Melanie, 31, and Anna-Marie, 34, from his marriage to Jill Moore.

Luc ~ French; variation of Luke ~ Greek; light giving. Luke was a first century Christian who wrote one of the four Gospel accounts of the life of Christ and the book of Acts. He was known as the beloved physician.

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Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban Baby

UPDATE ~ Nicole and Keith's baby girl is named after early 20th-century artist's muse Sunday Reed, People has confirmed. Her middle name, Rose, is a nod to Urban's late grandmother Rose. "I have read a bit about Sunday Reed and her husband John – she was a key mover and shaker in the arts around the beginning of the century," Kidman's father Antony told Australian newspaper The Daily Telegraph. "The name Sunday struck me as being a nice name for a woman, so my wife and I mentioned it."The paper reports that in January, Kidman and Urban visited an exhibition by artist Sidney Nolan, who had a longtime relationship with Reed who became his muse. The exhibition featured a quote from Nolan that was scrawled across a wall: "When you are young you are given a good view of life, because of your closeness to birth."

July 7th, 2008 ~ There is an announcement as well on Keith's site.

AUSSIE PARENTS ~ Nicole Kidman and her husband, Keith Urban have welcomed their first child together. Sunday Rose Kidman Urban arrived this morning in Nashville, People has confirmed. "Husband Keith was by Nicole's side, and mother and baby are very well," said spokesman Paul Freundlich, who added that the couple were "delighted" to make the announcement. He also said that the baby weighed 6 lbs., 7.5 oz.

This is the couples first child, Kidman has two other children with her former husband Tom Cruise; Isabella, 15, and Connor, 13. Nicole has since revealed that she suffered an ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage during their union.

Sunday ~ American; born on Sunday. Latin; sun's day.

Rose ~ English/French; a flower known not only for its exceptional beauty and fragrance, but also as an enduring symbol of love.

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Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves Baby

UPDATE ~ The couple report exclusively to OK! Magazine that the baby's name is Levi Alves. Explaining to OK! on how they came up with their son's name, Matthew says; "Levi was another name for the apostle Matthew in The Bible. They were, in fact, two names for the same person. Our son was born at 6:22 pm, and this particular time represents my favorite verse in the book of Matthew in The Bible: 'If thy eye be single, thy whole body will be full of light.'" Baby Levi's middle name is taken directly from his mother Camila's last name. "We wanted to incorporate her family name," explains the proud new father.

The following statement was released; "We welcome Levi Alves McConaughey into this wonderful life and look forward to living in it with him. In the mean time and all times, just keep livin'." ~ Matthew David McConaughey and Camila Maria Saraiva de Araujo Alves

Levi ~ Hebrew; joined. In the Bible, Jacob's third son and father of the tribe of priests.

Celebrities that love Levi:
  • David "The Edge" Evans & Morleigh Steinberg
  • Sara Gilbert & Allison Adler
3:45 p.m. ~ SEXIEST MAN ALIVE II ~ People's Sexiest Man Alive 2005, Matthew McConaughey and his model girlfriend of two years Camila Alves have welcomed a baby boy on July 7th, 2008. McConaughey's rep confirmed the news with People. The baby arrived at 6:22 p.m. in Los Angeles, weighing in at 7 lbs., 4 oz. "They're so happy!" said a close pal.

He announced the pregnancy on his web site. "My girlfriend Camila and I made a baby together," he writes. "It's 3 months growin in her womb and all looks healthy and lively so far. We are stoked and wowed by this miracle of creation and this gift from God, and so excited for the adventure that will come in raising this child, being mother and a father, and shepherding him or her through this life." McConaughey adds: "Wish us the best, keep us in your prayers, and God bless evolution. Thanks for being fans of me and my work and now this new and miraculous chapter in my life, as me and Camila and our child do our best to just keep living." I love this, he signs the message, "Wow, McConaughey."

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Monday, 7 July 2008

Norah O'Donnell Baby

MSNBC Chief Washington correspondent Norah O'Donnell and her husband chef Geoff Tracy are parents again reports the Washington Post! Riley Norah arrived on May 20th, 2008 less than 14 months after twin brother and sister, Henry and Grace. Riley weighed in at 8 lbs., and was 20" long.

In February, the late NBC Washington bureau chief Tim Russert had congratulated O'Donnell, on being pregnant with an "Irish triplet."

O'Donnell married D.C. restaurateur Geoff Tracy, owner of Chef Geoff's and Lia's, in 2001.

Riley ~ Irish; brave. A surname as well as a boys' name, Riley has become increasingly popular as a name for girls.

Star babies:

  • daughter of Howie Mandel ~ Riley
  • daughter of Joe Nathan ~ Riley Grace
  • son of Cory Sullivan ~ Riley Daniel
  • son of Holly Marie Combs ~ Riley Edward

Norah ~ Irish; honour. Familiar form of Honora and variation of Nora ~ Greek: light; diminutive of Eleanor.

Star babies:

  • Tom Ellis ~ Nora

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Tony Hawk Baby

SKATEBOARDER WELCOMES 1st DAUGHTER ~ Tony Hawk and his wife Lhotse welcomed their first child on June 30th, 2008 according to his rep. Kadence Clover was born at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California. Kadence weighed in at 8 lbs., 8 oz., and measured 21-inches long.

This is the first child for the couple who tied the knot in 2006 in Fiji. This is Hawk's fourth child, he has sons Riley, 15, Spencer, 8 ½, and Keegan, 7 this month, Tony's sons from his previous marriages.

Kadence ~ Latin: Rhythmic flow of sounds. Variation of Cadence.

Clover ~ English; a wild flower.

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