Monday, 27 December 2010

Elton John is a Dad

LEVON, LEVON ~ Sir Elton John and husband David Furnish are parents John's rep confirms to PeopleZachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John arrived on December 25, 2010 via a surrogate in California and weighed in at 7lbs., 15 oz. 

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Alanis Morissette Baby

CHRISTMAS DELIVERY ~ Canadian musician Alanis Morissette and her husband Mario "Souleye" Treadway welcomed Ever Imre Morissette-Treadway on December 25, 2010 Morissette's rep confirms to UsMagazine.com.

"All are healthy and happy," the rep tells Us.

Morissette revealed her pregnancy in Us Weekly's "25 Things You Don't Know About Me" section in August with "I am pregnant!" as her 25th item as well as tweeted the news; “Yes, happy news … I’m pregnant,” Morissette wrote.  “We’re so excited to start our family.”

The couple tied the knot May 22, 2010 at their home.

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Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Kate Dillon Baby

MODEL MOMMY ~ Kate Dillon and her husband Gabe Levin are new parents.  The plus-size mode's rep confirmed to People exclusively their news.

Lucas arrived on December 21, 2010 in New York City and weighed 8lbs.

Dillon met Levin, a real estate investor, during a flight in 2007 and were married December 28th, 2008.

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Ali Larter Baby


ANOTHER CHRISTMAS DELIVERY ~ Ali Larter and actor Hayes MacArthur are celebrating Christmas a bit early Us Magazine exclusively reports.

Theodore Hayes MacArthur arrived on December 20, 2010.

The couple wed in August 2009 after dating for seven years.

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Monday, 20 December 2010

Kyla Weber & Vince Vaughn Baby


EARLY CHRISTMAS GIFT ~ Vince Vaughn's with his wife Kyla Weber delivered a baby girl on December 18, 2010 People exclusively reports.

Locklyn Kyla weighed 7 lbs. and measured 20 inches long, was born at a hospital in Chicago, Vaughn's hometown.

It's a first child for both Vaughn and his Canadian wife who have been married since January.

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Saturday, 18 December 2010

Allison & Jay DeMarcus Baby

SINGING LULLABIES ~ Rascal Flatts member Jay DeMarcus has a new fan!  His wife, a former Miss Tennessee and CMT personality delivered the couple's first child on December 17, 2010 People reports.

Madeline Leigh arrived three weeks before her due date and weighed 6lbs., 9oz.

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Friday, 17 December 2010

Kate & Zac Hanson Baby

MMM BABY ~ Zac Hanson is a second time father with an early holiday present.

Junia Rosa Ruth arrived on December 15, 2010 and weighed 8lbs., 7oz.

“We couldn’t imagine a better Christmas gift than this sweet little girl,” Hanson tells People exclusively.

“In just the short time she’s been here, she’s enriched our family and our lives beyond measure,” he adds. “We’re looking forward to celebrating the season with our family and introducing her to everyone.”

The couple are already parents to Shepherd.

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Thursday, 16 December 2010

Jennifer & Josh Turner Baby

MY THREE SONS ~ An early Christmas present for the Turner family arrived on December 13, 2010 with the arrival of their third child People exclusively reports. 

Crawford Marion weighed in at 6lbs., 15oz., and was 19" long.  Marion — as the couple will be calling him — is a little brother for Colby Lynch and Hampton Otis.

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Thursday, 9 December 2010

Becki Newton Baby

IT'S A BOY ~ Becki Newton and her husband Chris Diamantopoulos have welcomed a son, their rep tells UsMagazine.com exclusively.

The former Ugly Betty gave birth to their little boy in Los Angeles in early November.

It's the first child for Newton and Diamantopoulos, who wed in 2005 after meeting in NYC's Times Square.

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Friday, 3 December 2010

Mike Dirnt Baby

GREEN DAY'S NEWEST FAN ~ Mike Dirnt and wife Brittney welcomed a daughter on November 29, 2010 as announced on the band's websiteRyan Ruby Mae Pritchard weighed 7 lbs., 6 oz and joins big brother Brixton Michael and sister Estelle Desiree, 13, the bassist’s daughter from a previous marriage.

“Mike and Brittney wanted all of you in the Green Day family to see her and know her name first,” the post reads. “Rage and love…”

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Monday, 29 November 2010

Stella McCartney Baby

DESIGNER DIAPERS ~ Fashionista Stella McCartney and her husband Alasdhair Willis have welcomed their fourth child! 

Reiley Dilys Stella arrived on November 23, 2010 in London, her rep confirms to People.  The baby girl weighed in at 8 lbs.

The couple, who wed in 2003, are already parents to son Miller Alasdhair James, 5½, daughter Bailey Linda Olwyn, 4 next week, and son Beckett Robert Lee, 2½.

McCartney, 39, is a celebrity baby herself — dad is Beatles legend Paul McCartney.

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Nina Garcia Baby

DAPPER DUDEProject Runway judge Nina Garcia‘s second son made his debut in New York City this weekend.

“Delighted to announce that over the [weekend] we welcomed 8 lb., 13 oz Alexander David Conrod into our home!” Garcia, 45, announced via Twitter.

“Baby is doing great & Lucas is thrilled!” she added, referring to her 3½-year-old son with husband David Conrod.

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Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Kelly Preston Baby


ARRIVAL ~ John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston are parents again.  Benjamin arrived on November 23, 2010 and weighed 8lbs., 3oz.

"John, Kelly and their daughter Ella Bleu are ecstatic and very happy about the newest member of the family," they say in a statement to People magazine. "Both mother and baby are healthy and doing beautifully."
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Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Deanna & Chris Daughtry Babies


DOUBLE DAUGHTRY ~ It's double diaper duty for Chris Daughtry and his wife Deanna welcomed fraternal twins on November 17, 2010 he announced via his web site.

Daughter Adalynn Rose arrived at 11:06 a.m. weighing 6 lbs, 5 oz., while son Noah James followed at 11:25 a.m. weighing in at 5 lbs, 5 oz.

"Our family is overwhelmed with joy by these two precious gifts from God," Daughtry, 30, said. "The babies are both healthy and resting. Thanks to everyone for their love and prayers."

The babies were conceived via IVF and — due to Deanna’s partial hysterectomy four years ago — were transferred to a gestational surrogate who will carry them to term.

The American Idol alum and his wife are already parents to Griffin and Hannah.

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Monday, 15 November 2010

Jen Schefft Baby

BACHELORETTE BABY ~ It’s a girl for Bachelorette alum Jen Schefft and her husband Joe Waterman. 

Mae Elizabeth arrived on November 13, 2010 and weighed in at 7lbs., and was 20" long People reports.

Schefft met Waterman, a trader, on a blind date in 2008 and the couple tied the knot in May 2009.

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Saturday, 13 November 2010

Monyetta Shaw & Ne-Yo Baby

EARLY ARRIVAL ~ R&B singer-songwriter Ne-Yo is a father People reports.  His girlfriend, Monyetta Shaw, went into premature labor and delivered their daughter, Madilyn Grace, on November 12, 2010.  The baby wasn't due until January.

Ne-Yo was at a charity event for his foundation when word reached him that Shaw had gone into an early labor. Even so, the new dad made it to the hospital in time for the birth.

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Thursday, 11 November 2010

Vera Farmiga Baby

NO LONGER UP IN THE AIR ~ It's a girl!  The Academy Award-nominated actress and husband Renn Hawkey welcomed their second child together People exclusively reports.

Gytta Lubov arrived on November 4, 2010 and joins big brother Fynn, 22 months.  The baby girl is “happy and healthy” along with her mother.

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Saturday, 30 October 2010

Jessica Capshaw Baby


PAGING DR. MOMMY ~ It's a girl for Jessica Capshaw and husband Christopher Gavigan!

Eve Augusta arrived on October 20, 10 People reports.

Capshaw is the daughter of actress Kate Capshaw and step-daughter of Steven Spielberg. She is a mommy to 2½-year-old son Luke with her husband Gavigan, the CEO of Healthy Child, Healthy World, a national non-profit.

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Saturday, 23 October 2010

Luciana Borosso & Matt Damon Baby


ANOTHER BABY GIRL ~ Matt Damon and wife Luciana are parents again to another baby girl.  Stella Zavala arrived on October 20, 2010 in New York.

"Mom and baby are both healthy," Damon's rep tells People. "The whole family is thrilled."

Damon and Luciana have two children together – Isabella, 4, and Gia, 2. Luciana also has a daughter, Alexia, from a previous marriage.

The couple met in Miami Beach in 2003 while he was filming the comedy Stuck on You and have been married since December 2005.

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Céline Dion Babies


DOUBLE DUTY ~ It is double the joy for Canadian singer Céline Dion as her dream to expand her family has come true People exclusively reports.

The singer delivered twins after many struggles with fertility.  Dion underwent six in-vitro fertilization attempts.

The boys arrived on October 23, 2010 in West Palm Beach, Florida at 11:11 a.m. and 11:12 a.m.

"Celine, René and their son René-Charles are thrilled," says her rep.

One of the babies weighed in at 5 lbs., 4 oz., with the other at 5 lbs., 10 oz.

Dion's doctor, Ronald Ackerman, said at a press conference outside the hospital Friday evening that the delivery, done via C-section, went as expected. He also revealed that the twins were both born with a good amount of hair.  Although the twins are healthy, they will spend the next few days in an incubator because they were born premature.

Celine comes from a family of 14. Angélil also has three other children from two previous marriages.

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Monday, 18 October 2010

Anna Hansen & Lance Armstrong Baby


FIFTH TIME DAD ~ Lance Armstrong and his wife Anna Hansen have welcomed another child.  Armsrtong shared the news via Twitter; "Olivia Marie Armstrong has arrived!" he wrote.

He also took to Twitter to announce that he will be a father for the fifth time; “Getting ?’s today about someone I’m following, a certain @Cincoarmstrong. What to say? Yet another blessing in our lives. I cannot wait!”

The new baby will join 16 month old Maxwell Edward, Armstrong’s son with Hansen, as well as twins Isabelle and Grace, who are 9, and 11 year old son Luke, his children with ex-wife Kristin. The children were conceived through in-vitro fertilization with sperm frozen prior to Armstrong undergoing chemotherapy. Armstrong battled testicular cancer in the '90s.

The couple met at a non-profit through Lance's charity for cancer survivors and have been dating since July of 2008.

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Friday, 15 October 2010

Neil Patrick Harris Babies

THIS JUST IN ~ Neil Patrick Harris has tweeted that he and his longtime partner, chef David Burtka, are parents.

"Babies!! On 10/12, Gideon Scott and Harper Grace entered the Burtka-Harris fold. All of us are happy, healthy, tired, and a little pukey."

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Alicia Keys Baby

SINGING LULLABYS ~ Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz have welcomed their first child together, a baby boy named Egypt Daoud Dean, her rep confirmed to UsMagazine.com. The singer gave birth in NYC on Thursday October 14, 2010 at night, the rep added.


On Friday, Beatz (real name: Kasseem Dean) Tweeted: "I'm so thankful for everything I been blessed with in my life wowwwwww!"

This is Keys' first child and Beatz has three children from previous relationships.

The couple tied the knot in a private ceremony this past July on the Mediterranean Sea and have been together since the fall of 2008.

Mary J Blige tweeted; "I'm So excited 2 Congratulate my brother @ therealswizzz and @aliciakeys keys on there New, baby, boy!!!!!!!"

No announcement has been made by the couple.

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Monday, 11 October 2010

Courtney Mazza & Mario Lopez Baby

SAVED BY THE BELLA ~ Mario Lopez and his girlfriend Courtney Mazza welcomed their first child on September 11, 2010 in California Extra is reporting.  Gia Francesca weighed 6 lbs., 4 oz., and mother and daughter are reportedly doing well.


Lopez, who is the host of MTV's America's Best Dance Crew, and his girlfriend met in 2008 when Lopez starred in A Chorus Line on Broadway.

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Saturday, 9 October 2010

Kayte Walsh & Kelsey Grammer Expecting

UPDATE ~  In a statement to People, the couple reported some devastating news; "We lost our unborn child about six weeks ago.  We would like to thank all of those who expressed kindness and concern 
but we needed a little time to heal, time to find some solace before we
publicly acknowledged our loss."

AUGUST 12, 2010 ~ The actor and his new girlfriend, Kayte Walsh, are expecting a baby together, her father told the Daily Mail.

The news comes one month after Grammer’s wife of 13 years, Camille Donatacci, filed for divorce.

The Cheers and Frasier star has two kids with Donatacci, daughter Mason, 8½, and son Jude, 6 this month, and two older daughters, Greer, 18, and Spencer, 26, from previous relationships.

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Thursday, 7 October 2010

Ellen Pompeo Expecting?

UNCONFIRMED ~ Just throwing this out there; Ellen Pompeo is looking like she is expecting again.  I noticed tonight while watching Grey's that her usually form-fitting scrubs are baggy, she is looking full in the face and also very tired. 

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Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Kimberly Brook & James Van Der Beek Baby

DAWSON'S A DADDY ~ James Van Der Beek and his new bride Kimberly welcomed a daughter, Olivia, on September 25, 2010. 


"Had the blessing of becoming a father over the weekend... Couldn't come close to describing this bliss even if I had 140 million characters," he wrote on Twitter.

Former Dawson’s Creek star Van Der Beek and Brook, a business consultant, met last July.

Olivia ~ Latin; olive tree.

Star babies, daughters of:
  • Wanda Sykes
  • Tina Hobley
  • Justine Bateman
  • Beverly D'Angelo & Al Pachino
  • Eddie Vedder
  • Lisa Vidal
  • Denzel Washington
  • Tim Henman
  • Dick Wolf
  • Diane McInerney
  • John Edward
  • Lori Loughlin & Mossimo Gianulli
  • Sara Evans
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Friday, 17 September 2010

Big Kenny Baby

EXPANSION ~ Big Kenny and his wife Christiev adopted a baby boy this past July.  The couple welcomed Dakota Jefferson Holiday into their family.


"When they put Dakota in our arms, he has the most beautiful smile, and the moment Kenny started talking to him, Dakota lunged toward him," Christiev tells People magazine.  "We both looked at each other and it was like, 'Of course he is our son.' "

The couple are also parents to a 4½-year-old son, Lincoln William and they decided to adopt domestically after unsuccessfully trying for a second child.

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Thursday, 16 September 2010

Jools & Jamie Oliver Baby


UPDATE ~ Baby’s name is Buddy Bear Maurice and he weighed in at 6 lbs., 9 oz. Maurice honors Jools’ late father, who passed away in 1997 after a stroke.

September 15, 2010 ~ Jamie Oliver took to Twitter to announce the news; “It’s a baby boy guys!!! I’m shock[ed], we’re all very happy, mum was amazing and both are well and happy x4 kids!! What a great day!! Now I have to pretend to know about football!! All tips on boys [ac]cepted.”

The new addition was born naturally Wednesday, Sept. 15 in London and joins big sisters Petal Blossom Rainbow, 17 months, Daisy Boo Pamela, 7, and Poppy Honey Rosie, 8½.

The pregnancy — which was a bit of a happy accident — was announced in April.

Jools has been very open in the past about her use of hormone treatments to conceive the first two girls naturally and has published a non-fiction book about her problems conceiving. Minus Nine to One: The Diary of an Honest Mum, famously revealed intimate details of the couple's fertility process, including one about Jamie racing across London on his scooter to deliver a jam jar of his sperm to Hammersmith Hospital.

The couple have been married since 2000 and have known each other since they were 15.

He made his name on BBC2 as the Naked Chef and founded the restaurant chain, 15, to train disadvantaged young people. In recent years he has campaigned on public health issues, notably Jamie's School Dinners which campaigned for the provision of better quality meals for school children.

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Monday, 13 September 2010

Twos & Threes

Does it seem like there are more and more cases of twins/multiples in Hollywood these days? Could it be that Celebrities, like other "normal" couples are struggling with infertility and this is the result? Some Celebrities have been very candid about discussing their infertility and their desire and struggle to conceive. Statistics show that infertility is not just a female problem and that there are millions of couples are affected.

The naming of twins is just as fascinating as twins themselves. Mathew and Michael are an example of alliteration which is commonly used in keeping with characterizing like things or that twins are a set. Anagrams are used as well, for example, May and Amy or Nadia and Aidan. Some choose a name for it's meaning and incorporate two names with the same meaning like Elijah and Joel. Polar opposites make for an interesting contrast in names like Uri means light and Darcie means dark.Celebrities seem to blaze their own trail, the following is a sampling of some famous twins;

  • Aaron & Julian (Robert De Niro)
  • Adam & Daniel (Audrey Landers)
  • Ava & Stella (Peri Gilpin)
  • Bronwyn Golden & Slater Josiah Vance (Angela Bassett & Courtney B. Vance)
  • Caleb & Jaden (Lawrence Tynes)
  • Christian & Edward (Mel Gibson)
  • D'Lila Star & Jessie James Combs (Sean "Diddy" Combs & Kim Porter)Fraternal twins
  • Dakota & Danilee (Chuck Norris)
  • Danna & Debra (Dan Blocker)
  • Dexter Henry Lorcan & Frank Harlan James (Elvis Costello & Diana Krall)
  • Dylan & Hannah (Mark Pinter)
  • Dustin (f) & Gabrielle (Debby Boone)
  • Eden & Savannah Mahoney (Marcia Cross)
  • Elise & Kaden (Ricky Carmichael)
  • Ella & Silvan Valensi (Nick Valensi & Amanda de Cadenet)
  • Eva Ruth & Kathleen "Katie" Emilie (Martie Maguire)
  • Felice & Monica (Henry Mancini)
  • Gabriella & Benicio (Brian Fuentes)
  • Gunnar Eric & Matthew Gray (Ricky Nelson & Kristin Harmon)
  • Grace & Henry (Norah O'Donnell)
  • Grace & Isabella (Lou Diamond Phillips)
  • Hazel Patricia & Phinneaus Walter Moder (Julia Roberts & Danny Moder)
  • Henry Pays & Angus Moore (Corbin Bernsen)
  • Hunter & Jake (Niki Taylor & Matt Martinez)
  • Isabelle Rose & Grace Elizabeth (Lance Armstrong)
  • Jaid Thomas & Jax Joseph (Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon)
  • Jakob Dylan & Naiia Rose (Skeet Ulrich)
  • Jaylen & Sebastian (Daphne Duplaix)
  • Jocelyn & Paige (Ron Howard)
  • John Stacy & Kristopher Steven (Jane Seymour)
  • Johnnie Rose & Miller Steven (Melissa & Tammy Etheridge)
  • Joseph & Jacob (Mark Feinnes)
  • Julianna & Henry Robison (Emily Robison)
  • Julitta Dee & Hudson Harden (Marcia Gay Harden)
  • Kamryn (f) & Chase (Joe Sakic)
  • Keifer & Rachel (Donald Sutherland)
  • Kian William & Kaiis Steven Jarrahy (Geena Davis)
  • Liza & Matthew (Ed Asner)
  • Lucy Elizabeth & John David (Nancy Grace)
  • Maggie & Jack (Brendan Shanahan)
  • Mason Alan & Chase Evan (Eric Marsolf & Lisa)
  • Matthew & Gregory (Ray Romano)
  • Maya & Kaila (Justin Chambers)
  • Mollie & Peter (Meredith Baxter)
  • Nicolo & Isabel (Stanley Tucci)
  • Oscar & Elijah (Clare Bowditch)
  • Petr & Matej (Milos Forman)
  • Phillip & Dennis (Bing Crosby & Dixie Lee)
  • Rasheeda & Jamillah (Muhammad Ali)
  • Rocco Bertie & Jay Nicky (Nicky Byrne)
  • Rodney Jackson & Ryan Elizabeth (Rodney Peete & Holly Robinson Peete)
  • Ross & Rachel (Jane Pauley)
  • Roxanne & Joseph (Patricia Richardson)
  • Rufus Logan & Henry David (James Taylor)
  • Russell Ives & Keith Randell (Bruce Hornsby)
  • Sabrina & Sierra (Cindy Margolis)
  • Sascha & Matthew (Mia Farrow)
  • Shaina & Sam (Jason Hervey)
  • Shannon & Jett (Pat Cash)
  • Sullivan Patrick & Darby Galen (Patrick Dempsey)
  • Taylor & Devon (Michael Biehn)
  • Theo & Jaden (Cheryl Tiegs)
  • Tillie & Maisie (Matt Manfield)
  • Timolin & Casey (Nat King Cole)
  • Timothy & Gregory (Susan Hayward)
  • Trey Kulley & Dane Luke (Lee Majors)
  • Tristan & Benedick (Allan Bates)
  • Walker Steven & William Dalton (Adrienne Barbeau)
  • Will & Jesse (Wendy Wilson)
  • Zachariah & Ariel (Cybill Shepherd)
  • Zoe Grace & Thomas Boone (Dennis Quaid)
Triplets
  • Barbara Ayala, Gweneth Gozales & Pilar Alma (Richard Thomas)
  • Jacob, Megan, & Alyssa (Luis Gonzalez)
  • Eric, Ted & Amie (Feenie Ziner)

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Tiffany Fallon & Joe Don Rooney Baby


SINGING LULLABIES ~ Joe Don Rooney and wife Tiffany Fallon have a new baby reports Bilboard.

Raquel Blue arrived on September 7, 2010morning. A statement from Rascal Flatts' publicist says mother and daughter are doing well.

Rooney says he and his wife "feel blessed and are ready for the sleepless nights ahead."

The couple's first child, big brother Jagger Donovan, was born in 2008.

Raquel ~ Portuguese; lamb.

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Friday, 10 September 2010

Danica McKellar Baby


ONE PLUS TWO = THREE ~ Danica McKellar and her husband Mike Verta are new parents People reports. The former Wonder Years star and bestselling author gave birth to her first child on September 7, 2010.  Draco Verta weighed 7 lbs., 2 oz. and takes his moniker – which means dragon – from the constellation of the same name.

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Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Jodie Sweetin Baby


FULL HOUSE ~ Jodie Sweetin is a second time mom People magazine reports.

Beatrix Carlin arrived on August 31, 2010 and weighed 7 lbs., 4 oz. and was 19 inches long.  "Bea" is the first child for Sweetin and her boyfriend Morty Coyle.  Sweetin also has a 2-year-old daughter, Zoie, with ex-husband Cody Herpin.

Sweetin is best known for her role as Stephanie Tanner on the sitcom Full House from 1987 - 1995.

Beatrix ~ Latin; voyager through life.

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Sunday, 22 August 2010

Catherine Bell Baby

ARMY BABY ~ The Army Wives star delivered her second child People exclusively reports.  Ronan arrived on August 21, 2010 in Charleston, South Carolina and weighed 7 lbs., 7 oz. and was 19 3/4 inches long. He joins big sister Gemma, 7.

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Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Romantic Names

LOVE is a sense of strong affection and comes in many forms such as romantic love, humanity, universal love, platonic love and familial love. Love is a constellation of emotions and experiences. Linked to love, the word romance historically was seen as an artistic expression of one's innermost desires.
The following is a sampling of names that mean love and endearment:

  • Aiko ~ Japanese; love child.
  • Alvira ~ Teutonic; dearly loved.
  • Amy ~ English; beloved. (David Foster & B.J. Cook, Anne Meara & Jerry Stiller, Willie Nelson, Regis Philbin, Maury Povich)
  • Aphrodite ~ Greek; goddess of love.
  • Aruba ~ Arabic; loves her husband.
  • Canan ~ Turkish; beloved.
  • Cara ~ Italian/Latin; beloved.
  • Caridad ~ Spanish; darling, beloved.
  • Carys ~ Welsh; derrived from caru meaning love. (Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas)
  • Charity ~ English; benevolent goodwill and love.
  • Chere ~ French; dear one, darling.
  • Cherese ~ English; dear one, darling.
  • Cheryl ~ English; dear one, darling.
  • Cupid ~ Roman; myth name of god of love.
  • Darla ~ Old English; dearling, darling.
  • Darlene ~ Anglo Saxon; tenderly loved.
  • Daryl ~ English; dearly loved. (Ice Cube)
  • Grania ~ Celtic/Gaelic; love.
  • Habiba ~ Arabic/Egyptian; beloved.
  • Kalei ~ Hawaiian; the flower wreath, the beloved.
  • Kama ~ Sanskrit; love.
  • Kari ~ Scandinavian; dear, valued, loved.
  • Lololi ~ West African; there is always love.
  • Maite ~ English; dearly loved. (William Petersen)
  • Mila ~ Russian; people's love.
  • Mina ~ German; love. (Antonio Sabato Jr.)
  • Mindy ~ German; love.
  • Morna ~ Celtic/Gaelic/Irish; dearly loved or tender.
  • Nazneen ~ Farsi; exquisitely beautiful, charming. A name used for a beloved woman.
  • Rose ~ English/French; flower. Symbol of love. (Rene Russo)
  • Salma; Persian; sweetheart.
  • Venus; Latin; goddess of love and beauty.
  • Vida ~ Hebrew; dearly loved.Philomena ~ Greek; greatly loved.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Paz Vega Baby

TENER UN BABE ~ It’s another boy for Paz Vega!

The Spanish actress and her husband Orson Salazar welcomed Lenon, their third child on August 13, 2010 in Madrid.  Lenon weighed 6.05 lbs. and was delivered via c-section.

“The mother and newborn are in perfect health,” a rep for the hospital tells the AFP.

Vega and Salazar are already parents to son Orson, 3, and daughter Ava, 13 months.

Vega won a Goya award for best new actress in 2001 for her role in the film Lucía y el Sexo, and had her Hollywood breakout role in the movie Spanglish with Adam Sandler.

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The couple have been married since 2002. They met while vacationing on a Spanish Island.
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Friday, 13 August 2010

Ever Carradine Baby


HAPPILY EVER AFTER ~ And baby makes 3!  The actress and husband Coby Brown welcomed a baby girl on August 9, 2010.  Chaplin Haddow weighed in at 7 lbs., 13 oz., and was 20.25 inches long.

Carradine is best known for her roles on Party of FiveCommander in Chief and Once and Again, and most recently on Eureka, while dad Brown is a singer-songwriter.

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Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Out of This World ~ Planet, Moon & Star Names

OUT OF THIS WORLD ~ This is a small sampling of star, moon and planet names. Some Celebrities used these out of this world names as inspiration.

  • Astra ~ Latin; star
  • Bellatrix ~ name of the star in the constellation Orion
  • Chandra ~ Hindi; myth name of lunar god meaning "moon"
  • Danica ~ Latin/Slavic; morning star
  • Dara ~ Cambodian; star
  • Estella ~ Latin; star (daughter of Ali Landry)
  • Esther ~ Persian; star
  • Lucine ~ Armenian; moon
  • Luna ~ Roman; myth name of moon goddess
  • Mahina ~ Hawaiian; moonlight
  • Mary ~ Latin; star (Francis Ford Coppola, Paul & Linda McCartney, Scott Proctor, Kathryn Grant & Bing Crosby, James Marsden & Lisa Linde, Meryl Streep)
  • Mizuki ~ Japanese; beautiful moon
  • Nthanda ~ African; star
  • Pollux ~ the constellation Gemini contains a star with this name
  • Selena ~ English; variation of Greek Selene; moon, moon goddess
  • Star ~ English; star
  • Stella ~ Latin; star (Lorraine Bracco & Harvey Keitel, Peri Gilpin, Michael Klim & Lindy Rama, Amy Yasbeck & John Ritter, Dave Matthews, Melanie Griffith & Antonio Banderas, Donna Dixon & Dan Aykroyd, Paul & Linda McCartney, David Gahan, Molly Shannon, Mitsou Gelinas)
  • Stirling ~ Middle English; little star
  • Sun ~ star nearest to earth (Flea & Frankie Rayder ~ Sunny, Jessie James ~ Sunny, Susan St. James ~ Sunshine)
  • Tara ~ Gaelic/Celtic; star (Dame Judi Dench & Michael Williams, Trace Adkins ~ Tarah)
  • Tu ~ Vietnamese; star (Rob Morrow & Debbon Ayer)
  • Yue ~ Chinese; moon

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Rebecca Herbst


GENERAL HOSPITAL DELIVERY ~ The General Hospital actress and her husband, actor Michael Saucedo, welcomed their third child.  Emerson Truett arrived on August 9, 2010 and weighed in at 8 lbs., 4 oz.

“Becky is doing great,” the proud papa revealed via Twitter.

The new addition joins Ethan, 8½, and Ella Bailey, 6, at home.

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Ryan Tedder Baby

TEDDER BEAR ~ Musician Ryan Tedder and his wife Genevieve are new parents People exclusively reports.  Copeland Cruz arrived on August 2, 2010 in the couple's hometown of Denver, Colorado.

In addition to fronting OneRepublic, Tedder is also the songwriter and producer behind hits for artists including Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, Daughtry, Timbaland and Jordin Sparks.

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Monday, 9 August 2010

Jeff Gordon Baby

NASCAR BABY ~ Jeff Gordon announced on his website that he is now a father of two.  Gordon and his wife Ingrid Vandebosch, welcomed Leo Benjamin on August 9, 2010 at 8:53 a.m.  He weighed 7 lbs., 2 oz. and measured 19 inches long.

“He’s happy and healthy, and Mom is doing great,” writes Gordon on his official Web site.

Baby Leo joins big sister Ella Sofia, 3.

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Annie Wersching Baby


LATEST MISSION: MOTHERHOOD ~ 24 star Annie Wersching and her actor/comedian husband Stephen Full are parents. 

Freddie (middle name Wersching) arrived on August 7, 2010 at 4:46 PM in Los Angeles and weighed 7lbs., 15 oz., and was 18 inches long.

The actress and Full, an actor and comedian of Disney's I'm in the Band fame, married at their Los Angeles home in September 2009.

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Friday, 6 August 2010

Amy Poehler Baby


BABY MAKES FOUR ~ It is another baby for funny couple Amy Poehler and Will Arnett.  People reports that Abel James arrived on August 6, 2010 and weighed in at 7 lbs., 13 oz.

Abel is a little brother for 21-month-old Archie, who was born in Oct. 2008.

Poehler joined the cast of SNL during the 2001-2002 season and became a full cast member in that same season. She co-anchored the Weekend Update segment with Tina Fey and later, Seth Meyer. Poehler has also appeared in Wet Hot American Summer, Mean Girls, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Blades of Glory and Envy.

Will hails from Toronto, Ontario and is an Emmy nominated actor. He is best known for his work on the FOX comedy Arrested Development. He was in the movie Blades of Glory with his wife as well as Hot Rod, Let's Go To Prison and The Brothers Solomon. He is also a voiceover artist for commercials, films, and television programs.

The couple have been married since 2003.

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Saturday, 31 July 2010

Tamyra Gray Baby

COLOR ME PINK ~ It’s a girl for American Idol alum Tamyra Gray and her husband, music producer and former Color Me Badd member, Sam Watters!  Sienna Marie arrived on July 17, 2010.

“We are overjoyed with the arrival of our little lady,” Gray tells People magazine. “I’ve never known love to this capacity. She smiles already and it just stills my heart.”

Where did the couple get the inspiration for the name? 

“We didn’t actually pick her name — she did,” says the new mom.

“I know it sounds weird, but back in February I had a dream where she told me her name. I shared my dream with Sam and we decided we’d wait and see. It took us eight hours after her birth to name her and at the end, we went with her suggestion.”

The couple have been married since 2006 and this is their first child.

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Friday, 30 July 2010

Organic Names

ORGANIC NAMES ~ The term organic pertains to a class of chemical compounds that comprise those existing in or derived from plants, animals and all other compounds of carbon as well as characteristic of, pertaining to, or derived from living organisms. In fine arts, the term organic pertains to the shapes or forms in a work of art that are of irregular contour and seem to resemble or suggest forms found in nature. In architectural terms it pertains to any work of architecture regarded as analogous to plant or animal forms in having a structure and a plan that fulfill perfectly the functional requirements for the building and that form in themselves an intellectually lucid, integrated whole. And in the world of Celebrity, organic names seem to follow the irregular contour of trendy baby names. Some organic names are endearing such as Honey or Peaches and others are unique with names like Pine and Moon Unit.
Source: Dictionary.com
Celebrities that have given a more organic approach to naming their baby:

  • Apple (Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin)
  • Autumn (Keisha Whitaker)
  • Clay (Nancy Kerrigan, Annie Potts)
  • Flori (Sharon Corr)
  • Honey (Jack Nicholson)
  • Moon Unit (Frank Zappa)
  • Ocean (Forest Whitaker)
  • Peaches (Paula Yates & Sir Bob Geldoff)
  • Savannah (Marcia Cross)
  • Willow (Will & Jada Smith)
Celebrities that have chosen an organic middle name
  • Frances Bean (Courtney Love & Kurt Cobain)
  • Mathilda Plum (Moon Unit Zappa)
  • Tallulah Pine (Simon & LeBon)

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Diablo Code Baby


SCREENWRITER'S NEW PROJECT ~ The Juno screenwriter and United States of Tara creator took to Twitter to announce the arrival of her son Marcello Daniel Maurio.

The 7lb, 2oz baby boy is the first for Cody and husband Daniel Maurio.

Marcello ~ Latin. Young warrior.

Daniel ~ Hebrew. God is my judge.

Photo Source: WireImage

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Kreative Names ~ Variations

Are variations in spelling of names on the rise? Perhaps, perhaps not. Variations have been around since names themselves. Names that are popular take on many forms perhaps to set them apart and give them a bit of originality. For example, the name Aiden has been a popular choice over the last few years. Variations include; Aidan, Aidyn, Adan, Aden, Adyn.

A famous variation that came about is Oprah Winfrey. Apparently Oprah was to have been named Orpah after Ruth's sister-in-law in the Bible but it was misspelled on her birth certificate and the name stuck.

Some variations from the last century,

1900: Catherine, Katherine, Kathryn, Catharine, Katharine, Katheryn, Cathrine, Cathryn, Kathrine, Kathryne
1910: Margaret, Margarett, Margaretta, Margarette, Margie, Marg, Margret, Margery, Margarita, Marguerite
1920: Eleanor, Elinor, Eleanore, Eleanora, Elenora, Elenor
1930: Betty, Bette, Bettie, Bettye, Beth, Bethel, Bethyl
1940: Gerald, Jerald, Jerold, Jerrold, Gerold, Garold, Jerrell, Jerrel
1950: John, Jon, Johnnie, Johnny, Jonathan,
1960: Shari, Sherry, Sherri, Sheri, Sherrie, Sheree, Sherie
1970: Michael, Micheal, Michale, Michelle, Michel, Mikael, Mikey, Mickey
1980: Kristin, Kristen, Kristyn, Kristan, Christin, Christen
1990: Brittney, Britney, Britnie, Britteny, Brittany, Brittani, Brittanie, Britany, Brittnee, Britnee, Brittni, Brittnie, Britni, Britny
2000: Kaitlyn, Katelyn, Kaitlin, Katelynn, Katlyn, Kaitlynn, Katelin, Katlynn, Caitlin, Caitlyn, Caitlynn


Celebrity variations;

  • Aime (Feenie Ziner, Ozzy & Sharon Ozbourne)
  • Carole (Kenny Rogers)
  • Elisabeth (Rupert Murdoch)
  • Gweneth (Richard Thomas)
  • Gwyneth (Blythe Danner & Bruce Paltrow)
  • Haile (Eminem)
  • Hailey (Stephen Baldwin, Paula Zahn)
  • Hana (Muhammad Ali)
  • Jaxon (Daphne Duplaix)
  • Jorja Bleu (Bret Michaels)
  • Kaleb (Shar Jackson & Kevin Federline)
  • Kamryn (Joe Sakic)
  • Kiyan (LaLa Vazquez & Carmelo Anthony)
  • Katherine (Nancy Dolman & Martin Short, Maria Shriver & Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lisa Welchel, Jane Seymour)
  • Kathryn (Clint Eastwood)
  • Kendall (Jason Varitek)
  • Kendyl (Grant Fuhr)
  • Kori (Shar Jackson & Kevin Federline)
  • Kristopher (Jane Seymour & James Keach)
  • Laila (Muhammad Ali)
  • Leila (Veronica Webb, Greta Scacchi & Vincent D'Onofrio)
  • Lili (Lou Diamond Phillips)
  • Lillie (Billy Bush, Kirstie Alley & Parker Stevenson)
  • Lily (Kate Beckinsale & Michael Sheen, Phil Collins, Ethan Suplee, Meredith Vieira, Stephanie Romanov, Chris O'Donnell, Amy Madigan & Ed Harris, Melanie Blatt, Greg Kinnear, Kevin Costner)
  • Lucie (Nancy St. Alban)
  • Lucy (Laura Leighton & Doug Savant, Mimi Rogers)
  • Madeleine (Jon Favreau)
  • Madeline (Doug Savant)
  • Mae (Hope Davis & Jon Patrick Walker)
  • Maison (Rob Thomas)
  • Marc (Tony Danza)
  • McKenzie (Ann Curry)
  • Mollie (Meredith Baxter-Birney)
  • Owynn (Darcy Tucker)
  • Rain (Bibbe Hansen, Corey Hart)
  • Raine (Tawny Kitaen & Chuck Finley, Bret Michaels)
  • Rasheeda (Muhamad Ali)
  • Rashida (Peggy Lipton & Quincy Jones)
  • Sascha (Mia Farrow & Andre Previn)
  • Sasha (Kate Capshaw & Steven Spielberg)
  • Scarlet (Jess Margera, Marisa Berenson, Jennifer Flavin & Sylvester Stallone
  • Scarlett (Jack White & Karen Elson
  • Scarlette (Ed Sanders)
  • Shane (Sinead O'Connor & Donald Lunny, Mackenzie Phillips)
  • Shayne (Eddie Murphy)
  • Sofia (Leah Remini & Angelo Pagan, Lilly Melgar, Felicity Huffman & William H. Macy, Lisa Rinehart & Mikhail Baryshnikov)
  • Sophia (Soledad O'Brien, Christopher Meloni, Phil Mickelson, Talisa Soto & Benjamin Bratt, Jennifer Flavin & Sylvester Stallone, Steve Yzerman, Jini "Jennifer Lash" Fiennes)
    Soto, Talisa (model/actor) & Bratt, Benjamin (actor)
  • Sophie (Eric Clapton, Bette Midler, Luke Perry, Jon & Kelley Hensley, Nicole Ari Parker & Boris Kodjoe)
  • Stephen (Dar Williams)
  • Tahlula (Rachael Beck & Ian Stenlake)
  • Tallulah (Jessie Wallace, Simon & Yasmin Le Bon)
  • Talula (Patrick Dempsey & Jillian Fink)
  • Talullah (Demi Moore & Bruce Willis)
  • Zachariah (Cybill Shepherd)
  • Zachary (Cheryl Tiegs, Kurt Warner, Cindy Williams & Bill Hudson, Robin Williams)

Friday, 2 July 2010

Gods & Goddesses, Legends & Mythological Fare

MYTHOLOGICAL FARE ~ Beautiful names come from various cultures around the world and in the form of their Gods and Goddesses, legends, mythological people, places and creatures. The following is a small sampling of Celebrities that used some of these names;

  • Aurora ~ Roman goddess of the dawn, equivalent of the Greek goddess Eos. (Nancy McKeon)
  • Dylan ~ Welsh Sea God (Beau Bridges, Andrew "Dice" Clay, Pamela Anderson & Tommy Lee, Joan Cusack, Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas, Pierce Brosnan)
  • Eden (Marcia Cross)
  • Gunnarr ~ "war warrior" Norse (Ricky Nelson used a variation ~ Gunnar)
  • Gryphon ~ mythological beast (Brendan Fraiser used a variation ~ Griffin)
  • Heaven (Brooke Burke & David Charvet, Lil' Mo)
  • Iris ~ ancient symbol of power and was dedicated to the God Juno (Jude Law & Sadie Frost)
  • Maia (Muhammad Ali used a variation ~ Miya)
  • Phoebe (Sherry Stringfield)
  • Phoenix (Melanie Brown)
  • Rhiannon ~ Welsh myth name of a moon deity (Robert Rodriguez & Elizabeth Avellan)
  • Seth (Lloyd Eisler)
  • Tara (Dame Judi Dench, Trace Adkins used a variation ~ Tarah)
  • Trinity (Trace Adkins)
  • Tu (Rob Morrow)
  • Victoria (Frank Gifford, Julio Iglesias, George C. Scott, Tommy Lee Jones)
  • Zion (Isabeli Fontana, Lauryn Hill, Dwayne Wade)

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Sean Patrick Thomas Baby

IT'S A BOY ~ Sean Patrick Thomas and Aonika Laurent Thomas have welcomed their second child People exclusively reports.

Luc Laurent Thomas arrived at 4:50 p.m. in Los Angeles, California on June 9, 2010.  He weighed in at 7 lbs., 6 oz., and is a little brother for Lola Jolie, 2.

Photo Source:  Getty Images

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Aristocratic and Royal Names

ROYALTY ~ For centuries people have looked to the royals for names that convey good breeding and class. Whereas the nobility are known to follow tradition when it comes to naming their children, often with similar names used for generation. These names are sound choices for those who prefer classical names that resonate with the past as well as the present.

Here is a sampling of some of the more popular royal names with today’s parents and Celebrities alike;

Alexandria ~ favoured by English royalty. Alexandria is Greek; defender of mankind.

  • Paul Anka (musician)
  • Daniel Baldwin (actor)
  • Patti Hansen (actor) & Keith Richards (musician)
  • Bret "The Hitman" Hart (athlete)
  • Dustin Hoffman (actor)
  • Ray Romano (actor)
  • Leeza Gibbons (t.v. personality) ~ Alexandra "Lexi"
  • Sean Astin (actor) ~ Alexandra Louise
  • Jason Varitek (athlete) ~ Alexandra Rose
  • Tony Curtis (actor) & Christine Kaufmann (actor) ~ Alexandra Theodora Dido
  • Iman (model) & David Bowie (musician) ~ Alexandria Zahra
Alfonso ~ favoured by Spanish royalty.
  • Morgan Freeman (actor) ~ Alphonse
Andrew ~ name of English royal offspring. Andrew is Greek; manly, courageous.
  • Faith Daniels
  • Milos Forman (director/writer) ~ Andrew James
Augusta/Augustus ~ name of English royal offspring. Latin; majestic.
  • Mariska Hargitay (actor) & Peter Hermann (actor) ~ August Miklos Freidrich
  • Linda Evangelista (model) ~ Augustin James
Anne ~ name of English Queen and is favoured by Royalty and commoners, very popular middle name. Anne is Greek; favoured by God.
Beatrice ~ name of English royal offspring. Latin/Italian; bringer of joy.
  • Alan Alda (actor)
  • Prince Andrew & Sarah Ferguson
  • Emma Samms (actor)
  • Paul McCartney (musician) & Heather Mills (activist) ~ Beatrice Milly
Caroline ~ name of English royal offspring. Latin; strong.
  • Katie Couric (t.v. personality)
  • Jason Varitek ~ Caroline Morgan
Catherine/Katherine ~ name of English royal offspring. Greek; pure
  • Neal McDonough (actor) & Ruvé Robertston (model) ~ Catherine "Cate" Maggie
  • Brendan Shanahan (athlete) ~ Catherine Rosaleen
  • Cheryl Hines (actor) ~ Catherine Rose
  • Nancy Dolman (actor) & Martin Short ~ Katherine Elizabeth
  • Maria Shriver (t.v. personality) & Arnold Schwarzenegger (actor/politician) ~ Katherine Eunice
  • Sherry Williams (model) & David Cassidy (actor) ~ Katherine "Katie" Evelyn
  • Lisa Welchel (actor) ~ Katherine Hill
  • Jane Seymour (actor) ~ Katherine Jane
  • Clint Eastwood (actor/director) ~ Kathryn
Charles ~ Charles and its variant forms have been favoured by the royalty of several countries. Name of English King. Introduced to Great Britain by Mary, Queen of Scots it is French but derived from the Germanic Karl, meaning manly.
  • Susan St. James (actor) & Dick Ebersol (producer)
  • Emily Robinson (musician) ~ Charles Agustus "Gus"
  • Cynthia Nixon (actor) ~ Charles Ezekiel
  • Ben Harper (musician) ~ Charles James
  • Chris O'Donnell (actor) ~ Charles McHugh
  • Russell Crowe (actor) & Danielle Spencer Danielle (actor) ~ Charles Spencer
Charlotte ~ name of English royal offspring. Dutch royalty. Charlotte is the feminie form of Charles and the name of many Queens.
  • Pierce Brosnan (actor) & Cassandra Harris (actor)
  • Jill Goodacre (model) & Harry Connick Jr. (musician/actor)
  • Shiva Rose (actor) & Dylan McDermott (actor) ~ Charlotte Rose
  • Christa Miller (actor) & Bill Lawrence (writer) ~ Charlotte Sarah
  • Amy Brenneman (actor) & Brad Silberling (director) ~ Charlotte Tucker
  • Sigourney Weaver (actor) ~ Charlotte
Edward ~ name of English King and royal offspring. English; prosperous, guardian.
  • Mel Gibson (actor/director)
  • Mel Brooks ~ Eddie
  • Rob Lowe (actor) ~ Edward Matthew
Elizabeth ~ name of English Queen and royal offspring. Hebrew/English; God is my oath.
  • Sean Astin (actor) ~ Elizabeth Louise
  • Gene Hackman (actor)
  • Peter Jennings (t.v. personality/journalist) & Kati Marton (actor)
  • Ryan Smyth (athlete)
  • Tom Hanks (actor) ~ Elizabeth Ann
  • Jerry Hall (model) & Mick Jagger (musician) ~ Elizabeth Scarlett
Eugenie ~ name of English royal offspring. French; variation of Eugenia ~ Greek; well-born, noble. Feminine form of Eugene
  • Prince Andrew & Sarah Ferguson.
Francis ~ name of French King. Latin; free one, Frenchman.
  • Courtney Love (musician/actress) & Cobain, Kurt (musician) ~ Frances Bean
  • Kate Spade (designer) ~ Frances Beatrix
  • Amanda Peet (actor) & David Benioff ~ Frances Pen
  • Clint Eastwood (actor/director) & Frances Fisher (actor) ~ Frances Ruth
George ~ name of English King and royal offspring. Greek; farmer.
  • All 5 of George Foreman's sons are named George.
  • Lauren Holly (actor)
  • Kristin Scott Thomas (actor)
Harry ~ name of English royal offspring. English; familiar form of Herald or Henry.
  • Jason Gardener (athlete)
  • Annie Potts (actor) & James Hayman
  • David Letterman (t.v. personality) ~ Harry Joseph
  • Kathryn Grant (actor) & Bing Crosby (musician) ~ Harry Lillis
Henry ~ name of 8 English Kings, French King and royal offspring.
  • Dennis Hopper (actor)
  • Julia Louis Dreyfuss (actor) & Brad Hall (actor)
  • Meryl Streep (actor)
  • Heidi Klum (model) & Seal (musician) ~ Henry Gunther Ademola Dashtu
  • Michelle Pfeiffer (actor)
  • 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)
  • Emily Robinson (musician) & Charlie Robinson (musician/songwriter) ~ Henry Benjamin
  • Exene Cervenka (musician) & Viggo Mortensen (actor) ~ Henry Blake
  • James Taylor (musician) ~ Henry David
  • Billy Bob Thornton (actor/director/screenwriter) ~ Henry James
  • Steve Zahn (actor) & Robin Peterman (actor) ~ Henry James
James ~ name of English King. Hebrew; supplanter. Variant of Jacob.
  • Jon Voight (actor)
  • Belinda Carlisle (musician)
  • Thomas Gibson (actor)
  • Garfunkel, Art (musician)
  • Patsy Kensit (actor) & Jim Kerr (musician)
  • Antonia Kidman (producer/t.v. personality)
  • Paul McCartney (musician) & Linda (photographer)
  • Glenn McGrath (athlete)
  • Rupert Murdoch (media mogul)
  • Annie Potts (actor) & James Hayman (director)
  • Jerry Hall (model) & Mick Jagger (musician)
  • Lysette Anthony (actor) & Simon Boswell (composer) ~ James Anthony
  • James Caan (actor) ~ James Arthur
  • Belinda Carlisle (musician) & Morgan Mason (producer) ~ James Duke
  • Marcheline Bertrand (actor) & Jon Voight (actor) ~ James Haven
  • Colin Farrell (actor) & Kim Bordenave (model) ~ James Padraig
  • Oz Perkins (actor) ~ James Ripley
  • Sara Jessica Parker (actor) & Matthew Broderick (actor) ~ James Wilkie
Jane ~ name of English Queen. Hebrew; God is gracious. Feminine form of John and a variant of Joan.
  • Jim Carrey (actor)
John ~ name of English King and French King. Hebrew; God has been gracious. John is the name of one of Christ's disciples, and another biblical John, John the Baptist, baptized Christ in the Jordan River. John is one of the most popular names in the world and has variations in almost every language. Greek: Ioan, Ioannis, Ivan. Arabic: Yahya, Yohanna. German: Handel, Jansen, Johan, Johannes. French: Jean, Johnn. Italian: Gian, Giovani, Giovanni, Giovonni. Spanish: Juan, Juancho, Juanito. Portuguese: Joao. Teutonic: Hans. Gaelic: Iain. Celtic: Eoin. Irish: Ion, Keon, Sean. Scottish: Ian, Jock. Welsh: Iwan, Sion. Scandinavian: Jens, Jensen, Jenson. Swedish: Jan. Danish: Jantzen, Jen, Joen. Basque: Iban. Slavic: Ivano. Czech: Hanus, Honza, Ianos, Jenda. Polish: Janek. Finnish: Hannes, Joni, Jouni, Juha, Juhana, Juhani, Juho, Jukka, Jussi. Hungarian: Jena. Hawaiian; Keoni. Estonian: Jaan.
  • Dick Cusack (actor)
  • Lauryn Hill (musician)
  • Tracey Ullman (actor) & Allan McKeown (producer)
  • Shaun Cassidy (actor) & Ann Pennington (actor/model)
  • Paul Hewson "Bono" (musician) ~ John Abraham
  • John Carradine (actor) ~ John Arthur "David"
  • Patricia Heaton (actor) & David Hunt (actor) ~ John Basil
  • John Lennon (musician) ~ John Charles "Julian"
  • Denzel Washinton (actor) ~ John David
  • Michelle Pfeiffer (actor) & David E. Kelley (writer) ~ John Henry
  • Rob Lowe (actor) ~ John Owen
  • Jane Seymour (actor) & James Keach (actor) ~ John Stacy
Lorraine ~ French royalty. French; from Lorraine, the name of a province in France.
  • Jack Nicholson (actor) & Rebecca Broussard ~ Lorraine Raymond
Louis ~ French royalty. Louise ~ name of English royal offspring. German/French; famous warrior.
  • Mel Gibson (actor/director)
  • Bill Pullman (actor)
  • Andy Serkis (actor) & Lorraine Ashbourne (actor) ~ Louis George
  • Ozzy Osbourne (musician) ~ Louis John
Margaret ~ name of English royal offspring. Greek; pearl.
  • Mary McCormack (actor) & Michael Morris (producer)
  • Kellie Martin (actor) ~ Margaret Heather
Mary ~ name of English Queen and royal offspring. Hebrew/English; bitter. Anglicized variant of Miriam. The mortal mother of Jesus Christ, also the name of other biblical characters, including Mary Magdalene.
  • Francis Ford Coppola (director)
  • Paul McCartney (musician) & Linda (photographer) ~ Mary Anna
  • Kathryn Grant (actor) & Bing Crosby (musician) ~ Mary Frances
  • James Marsden (actor) & Lisa Linde (actor) ~ Mary James
  • Meryl Streep (actor) ~ Mary Willa "Mamie"
Phillip/Philppa ~ name of French King and English royal offspring. Greek; lover of horses.
  • Dixie Lee (musician & actor) & Bing Crosby (musician)
Sophia ~ name of English royal offspring. Greek; wisdom.
  • Soledad O'Brien (t.v. personality) ~ Sophia Elizabeth
  • Christopher Meloni (actor) & Sherman Williams (production designer) ~ Sophia Eva
  • Phil Mickelson (athlete) ~ Sophia Isobel
  • Talisa Soto (model/actor) & Benjamin Bratt (actor) ~ Sophia Rosalinda
  • Jennifer Flavin (model) & Sylvester Stallone (actor) ~ Sophia Rose
  • Steve Yzerman (athlete) ~ Sophia Rose
  • Jini "Jennifer Lash" Fiennes (writer) ~ Sophia Victoria
Stephen ~ name of English King. Greek; crowned in victory. The New Testament portrays Stephen as an inspired leader of the church. He was stoned after a speech of his stirred an angry mob and he became Christianity's first martyr.
  • Dar Williams (musician) ~ Stephen Gray
Victoria ~ name of English Queen and royal offspring. Latin; triumphant. Feminine form of Victor. During the reign of England's Queen Victoria, Britain reached new heights in industrial and colonial power and diplomatic influence. The term Victorian is coined after her strong position on personal moral issues.
  • Frank Gifford (athlete)
  • Julio Iglesias (singer)
  • George C. Scott (actor)
  • Tommy Lee Jones (actor) ~ Victoria Kafka
  • Julia Volkova (musician) ~ Viktoria
William ~ Name of English King and royal offspring. Willem ~ Dutch royalty. German; resolute protector; will meaning strong and helm meaning helmet.
  • Colin Firth (actor) & Meg Tilly (actor)
  • Robin Givens (actor)
  • Susan St. James (actor) & Dick Ebersol (producer)
  • Billy Bob Thornton (actor/director/screenwriter)
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber (composer) & Madeleine Gurdon (athlete)
  • Mary-Louise Parker (actor) & Billy Crudup (actor) ~ William Atticus
  • Angela Lindvall (model/actress) ~ William Dakota
  • Adrienne Barbeau (actor) & Billy Van Zandt (producer) ~ William Dalton
  • John O'Hurley (actor) ~ William Dylan
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley (actor) & Brad Paisley (musician) ~ William Huckleberry
  • Christa Miller (actor) & Bill Lawrence (writer) ~ William Stoddard
  • Molly Parker (actor) ~ William Strummer
  • Kirstie Alley (actor) & Parker Stevenson (actor) ~ William True

Tiffani Thiessen Baby


WHITE COLLAR BABY ~ Tiffani Thiessen and husband Brady Smith are parents! The couple welcomed their first child, Harper Renn, on June 15, 2010 in Los Angeles, her rep tells People exclusively.

Baby Harper, who weighed in at 8 lbs., 3 oz., is "doing great," as are the new parents.

The couple have been married since July of 2005.

Tiffani is best known for her roles on Saved By the Bell and Beverly Hills, 90210.

Harper ~ Old English; player of the harp.

Renn ~ Japanese; water lily.

Photo Source: WireImage

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Colour & Gem Names

COLOURS & GEMS ~ Primary colours appear to be grounded in nature and are all around us. When you get into various secondary, tertiary and shades of colour is when colours can be subject to interpretation much like colour names themselves. Take yellow for example, it has been traced to an Indo-European root "ghel" or "gohl" which seems to have denoted both yellow and green. This terms has evolved into many forms in the English language such as jaundice (from Latin galbus “greenish-yellow”, via French), gold (“golden-yellow” is a tautology) and yolk (the yellow in an egg).

The word blue was born from the Indo-European root "bhlewos", meaning “yellow”, and evolved into the Greek phalos, “white” and in Old English to “pale” and “the colour of bruised skin”. It seems that the English word as we know it actually closer to the French form.

Green has it's roots in nature and evolves from the idea of growing things and comes from the same Germanic root as grow.

Red is a relative to both the Greek "eruthros" and to the English words russet, ruby, ruddy and just plain old rust. Auburn can mean both “golden-brown” or “reddish-brown” but seems to connote the later for most.

Purple refers to dye extracted from a species of Mediterranean shellfish, which was so rare and valuable that it was reserved for royal garments. However, like most natural dyes, the colour varies and could at times be crimson (the colour of cardinals’ robes).

Many other more moder colour words are simply the actual colour or name of something such as cinnamon, lime, silver, chocolate, peach, amber, eggplant, orange etc.

Gem names and precious stones also are reflective of colour names such as aquamarine, turquoise, jade, coral etc.

Colour names are a bold choice with flair and appear to be a popular choice amongst Celebrities. Colours can be true colours like Blue or Violet or can connote a colour such as Melanie meaning dark.

  • Amber ~ (Yasmin & Simon LeBon, Russ Tamblyn)
  • Aurelius ~ Latin; gold (Elle MacPherson)
  • Azure ~ (Ed Sanders)
  • Bianca ~ Italian; white. (Tia Carrere)
  • Blue Angel (The Edge)
  • Ella Bleu (Kelly Preston & John Travolta)
  • Blake ~ black or white. (Rosie O'Donnell, Blair Underwood)
  • Bronwyn Golden (Angela Bassett & Courtney B. Vance)
  • Chloe ~ Greek; green shoot. (Tom Berenger, Christopher Judge & Gianna Patton, Rupert Murdoch
  • Clinton; English surname; little fair/white one. (Kimber Eastwood)
  • Cole ~ English surname; coal black. (Darcy Tucker, Dayna Devon, Patrick Cassidy & Melissa Hurley)
  • Donovan ~ Irish surname; little dark/black one. (Charisma Carpenter, Donovan)
  • Finley/Finlay/Finn ~ Scottish; fair white warrior. (Sadie Frost & Gary Kemp, Corbin Bernsen & Amanda Pays, Chris O'Donnell, Holly Marie Combs, Sharron Davies, Laura Bennett, Christy Turlington & Ed Burns)
  • Grey (Davinia Taylor)
  • Hazel (Julia Roberts)
  • Jade (Bianca & Mick Jagger, Bret Hart "The Hitman" (athlete)
  • Jennifer/Jenn/Jenny ~ English; white & smooth (Roseanne Barr, Jack Nicholson, Regis Philbin, Dustin Hoffman & Anne Byrne, Bob Saget)
  • Jett ~ a hard black mineral and associated with the colour black (John Travolta & Kelly Preston)
  • Melanie ~ Greek; black or dark. (Peter Gabriel, Vanessa L. Williams)
  • Pheonix ~ from the word phionix meaning dark red. (Melanie Brown)
  • Roan (Uma Thurman & Ethan Hawke, Sharon Stone)
  • Rowan ~ English; little red one. (Brooke Shields)
  • Ruby (Tobey Maguire, Andy Serkis & Lorraine Ashbourne)
  • Russell ~ English surname; little red one. (Joseph "Run" Simmons, Bruce Hornsby)
  • Saffron (Yasmin & Simon LeBon)
  • Scarlet (Jennifer Flavin & Sylvester Stallone)
  • Scarlett (Karen Elson & Jack White)
  • Sienna (Calista Carradine, Kurt Warner, Kevin James)
  • Sierra ~ variation of Ciara which means black or dark (Cindy Margolis, Kurt Warner, Brooke Burke)
  • Violet (Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck, David Grohl, Balthazar Getty)

Monday, 7 June 2010

Christine Baumgartner & Kevin Costner Baby


SEVENTH HEAVEN ~ Kevin Costner's wife Christine Baumgartner delivered his seventh child.

Grace Avery arrived on June 7, 2010 at 5:46 p.m. in California. She weighed 7lbs., 11 oz., and was 21 inches at birth People reports.

The new arrival joins Hayes Logan, 13 months, and Cayden Wyatt, 2 1/2, his sons with Christine (the couple have been married since 2004) – as well as Liam, 13, Joe, 22, Lily, 23, and Annie, 25, his children from previous relationships.

Costner won directing and best picture honours at the 1990 Academy Awards for Dances With Wolves. He has also starred in The Bodyguard, The Untouchables, Waterworld, Tin Cup, JFK and baseball movies Bull Durham and Field of Dreams.

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Monday, 17 May 2010

Amy Adams Baby


ENCHANTED ~ People exclusively reports that Amy Adams and her fiancé Darren Le Gallo are first time parents. Aviana Olea arrived on May 15, 2010 and weighed in at 7 lbs., People exclusively reports on their website.

“Mom and baby are home and doing great,” says Adams’s rep. “Everyone’s healthy and happy.”

The couple, who have been together eight years, met in acting class in 2001 and became engaged in July 2008.

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Lea & Drew Lachey Baby


LITTLE LACHEY ~ Drew Lachey and wife Lea welcomed Hudson Nicholas on May 15, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio, his rep tells People magazine.

This is the second chid for the couple who are also parents to 4-year-old Isabella Claire.

Drew is formerly of the band 98 Degrees and a Dancing With the Stars champ.

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Saturday, 15 May 2010

Claudia Schiffer Baby


MODEL MOMMY ~ Claudia Schiffer gave birth to another baby girl on May 14, 2010 in London. This is the third child for Schiffer and her husband, producer Matthew Vaughan.

The baby joins big brother Caspar, who is 7, and sister Clementine, who is 5.

Vaughan and Schiffer have been married since 2002 and they plan to announce the baby's name in the coming week.

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Thursday, 6 May 2010

Hilarie Burton Baby


ONE TREE BUMP ~ According to our friends at PopEater, One Tree Hill star and former MTV VJ Hilarie Burton and her boyfriend, Grey's Anatomy alum Jeffrey Dean Morgan quietly welcomed a baby boy a few months ago.

The couple appeared publicly on April 20 when they appeared arm-in-arm on the red carpet for the actor's new action flick, The Losers.' Now.

The couple have yet to confirm or deny the news. 44 year-old Morgan began dating 27 year-old Burton in 2009. Her divorce from One Tree Hill assistant director Ian Prange was finalized in 2008. She was not photographed in public between May 6, 2009, and April 20, 2010. Morgan just learned last March that he had a son, now 5, with actress Sherrie Ross.

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Monday, 3 May 2010

Vinny Lecavalier Baby

NUMBER 4'S BIGGEST FAN ~ Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier and long-time girlfriend Caroline Portelance are first time parents the Tampa Bay Lightening blog reports.

Victoria arrived on May 3, 2010 at 1:20 p.m., was 19 3/4 " long and 6lbs., 12 oz.

"Myself and Caroline had an unforgettable day, and we are very excited to get to know her," Lecavalier wrote in a text message.

Lecavalier has been dating Caroline Portelance since 2001.

Vinny portrayed Montréal Canadiens center Jean Béliveau in The Rocket: The Maurice Richard Story and wears number 4 to honour Béliveau and legendary Boston Bruins defenseman Bobby Orr.

In October 2007, Lecavalier pledged $3 million to a new All Children's Hospital facility under construction in St. Petersburg, Florida. The facility will be named the Vincent Lecavalier Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center in his honour.

Photo Source:  Vincent Lecavalier's website