Sunday, 28 March 2010

Carin Kingsland & Mark McGrath Babies


TWICE AS NICE ~ April 28, 2009 marked the arrival of Mark McGrath and fiancĂ© Carin Kingsland's twins — a boy and a girl — via c-section in Los Angeles.

First came son Lydon Edward who weighed in at 5 lbs., 7 oz. at 9:54 a.m., followed by sister Hartley Grace at 9:55 a.m. and weighed 4 lbs., 8 oz., McGrath’s rep tells People exclusively.

“We are so lucky,” says McGrath. “I don’t think you can prepare for the love we are feeling.”

After 16 years of on-and-off dating, the Sugar Ray frontman and Kingsland became engaged last New Year’s Eve and confirmed in April that they were expecting twins thanks to IVF. The singer will host Fox's Don't Forget the Lyrics! next fall.

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Thursday, 25 March 2010

What's Your Occupation?

OCCUPATIONAL NAMES ~ When someone inquires about what you do to earn a living your answer may also be someone's moniker. From Archer (English term for hunting with a bow & arrow) to Warden (keeper of a ward) occupational names, especially those after old fashioned occupations make for an interesting choice in a name. Celebrities use these classic names as well as a contemporary twist with names like "Pilot" and "Poet".

  • Bailey (son of Anthony Edwards, Tracey Gold, daughter of Stella McCartney, Melissa & Tammy Etheridge) ~ law enforcer; from Bailiff
  • Barron (Donald & Melania Trump) ~ Baron; title of nobility
  • Carter (Alan Thicke) ~ transporter
  • Chandler (Jesse James) ~ candle maker
  • Connor (Patrick Duffy, Ruth Pointer, Nicole Kidman & Tom Cruise) ~ inspector
  • Cooper (Jason London, Hugh Hefner, Tim Matheson, Phillip Seymour Hoffman) ~ barrel maker
  • Deacon (Don Johnson, Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Phillippe) ~ English; pastor
  • Fletcher (Brendan Fraser) ~ arrow maker
  • Gunner/Gunnar (Nikki Six/Ricky Nelson) ~ operates a gun or cannon
  • Hunter (Niki Taylor , Terrence Howard) ~ one that hunts
  • Mason (Melissa Joan Hart, Kelsey Grammar, Cuba Gooding Jr, Laura San Giacomo, Josie Bissett & Rob Estes) ~ stone worker
  • Miller (Stella McCartney) ~ mill worker
  • Paige (Amy Locane, Ron Howard) ~ French; page, attendant
  • Parker (Rosie & Kelli O'Donnell) ~ keeper of the park
  • Pilot Inspektor (Beth Riesgraf & Jason Lee) ~ ship/plane operator
  • Piper (Gillian Anderson, Cuba Gooding Jr.) ~ pipe player
  • Poet (Soleil Moon Frye) ~ composes poetry
  • Ryder (Kate Hudson & Chris Robinson) ~ horseman, knight
  • Sage (Tracey Gold, Sylvester Stallone, Lance Henriksen) ~ English; profit
  • Sailor (Christie Brinkley) ~ mariner, sails and navigates
  • Christopher Sargent (Maria Shriver & Arnold Schwarzenegger) ~ Sergeant, servant or officer
  • Sawyer ~ (Kate Capshaw & Steven Spielberg) ~ Celtic;woodcutter
  • Scout (Demi Moore & Bruce Willis) ~ explorer
  • Sheppard (James Denton)
  • Skylar (Sheena Easton, Jolie Fisher) ~ scholar
  • Spencer ~ (Kelsey Grammar, Cuba Gooding Jr., Gena Lee Nolin) ~ keeper of provisions
  • Taylor (Emilio Estevez, Curtis Joseph) ~ tailor
  • Walker (Anne Curry & Brian Ross, John Michael Montgomery, Adrienne Barbeau & Billy Van Zandt) ~ worker in cloth

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Garden of Names

FROM ASTER TO ZINNIA (flower in Latin) these Celebrities have taken a more floral approach to naming their little buds and blossoms.

  • Blossom (Kacey Ainsworth)
  • Bluebell (Geri Halliwell)
  • Daisy (Gavin Rossdale, Jamie Oliver, Meg Ryan)
  • Hazel (Julia Roberts)
  • Heather (Jerry Garcia, Paul & Linda McCartney)
  • Holly (Michael Bolton)
  • Iris (Jude Law)
  • Jasmine (Michael Jordan, Martin Lawrence)
  • Lilac (Kirsty Hume & Donovan Leitch)
  • Lillie (Billy Bush, Kirstie Alley & Parker Stevenson)
  • Lilly (Kerry Katona & Brian McFadden)
  • Lily (Amy Madigan & Ed Harris, Chris O'Donnel, Kevin Costner, Kate Beckinsale, Meredith Vieira, Greg Kinnear)
  • Lily-Rose (Johnny Depp)
  • Rose (Rene Russo, middle name for Sylvester Stallone's 3 daughters)
  • Sage (Tracey Gold, Sylvester Stallone)
  • Tatjana Orchid (Nick Rhodes)
  • Tiger-Lily (Paula Yates & Michael Hutchence, John Taylor)
  • Violet (Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner)
  • Willow (Will Smith & Jada Pinkett-Smith)

Ty Burrell Adopts


MODERN FAMILY ~ Ty Burrell from the breakout comedy and his wife Holly have adopted a baby girl People magazine exclusively reports. The couple are keeping other details private.

Earlier this month, Burrell told the magazine that one of his favorite aspects of playing Phil Dunphy is how much the character cares about his kids. "He's not necessarily good at the things that he does," the actor laughs, "but he really tries hard!"

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Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Maria Dolores Dieguez & Joseph Fiennes Baby


SHE'S SO FIENNE ~ Joseph Fiennes and his wife, Swiss model Maria Dolores Dieguez, welcomed their first child People exclusively reports. The baby girl arrived on March 8, 2010 and no other details were made available.

Fiennes, the brother of Ralph and the star of Shakespeare in Love and ABC's FlashForward, married the former Miss Switzerland contestant last summer in Tuscany.

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Rebecca Gayheart Baby


UPDATE ~ The couple's rep tells People that the baby girl's name is Billie Beatrice.

March 4th, 2010 ~ Eric Dane and wife Rebecca Gayheart are new parents to a baby girl.

The couple’s daughter arrived on March 3, 2010 in Los Angeles, rep Nanci Ryder tells the Associated Press. “Mother, father and daughter are doing great,” said Ryder and no other details have been made available.
Dane and Gayheart wed in Las Vegas in 2004.

Rebecca broke onto the small screen as the Noxema girl in the early 90s ads for the product. She was also Luke Perry's love interest on the original 90210 series and had a recurring role on Nip/Tuck. Eric currently plays plastic surgeon Mark Sloan on Grey's Anatomy.

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Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Old Fashioned Names ~ The Classics

CLASSIC NAMES are making a comeback in a huge way in Hollywood. It's not surprising that Actors will turn to works of literature, old movies, plays or perhaps a family name that has been passed down through many generations or holds a branch of it's own on a family tree. Statistically, these names stand the test of time and the trends to maintain their spots in the top 10 throughout the last century while other names that haven't seen popularity in decades are back in favour.
The following are some the more recent and popular choices of these classic names that are causing these names to gain in popularity again;

  • Alice (Tina Fey)
  • Ava (Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Phillippe, Aidan Quinn, Heather Locklear &
    Richie Sambora, Hugh, Jackman, Martina McBride, Martin Gore, Jason Priestley)
  • Charles (Chris O'Donnel, Emily Robinson, Julia Louis Dreyfuss & Brad Hall)
  • Christopher (Maria Shriver & Arnold Schwarzenegger)
  • Ella (Christine & Ben Stiller, Kelly Preston & John Travolta)
  • Emily (Cindy Williams & Bill Hudson, Gloria Estefan)
  • Emma (Eric Roberts, Christine Lahti)
  • Eva Ruth (Martie Maguire)
  • Frances Pen (Amanda Peet)
  • Grace (Wynona Judd)
  • Harry (David Letterman)
  • Henry (Heidi Klum & Seal, Emily Robinson, Julia Roberts)
  • James (Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick, Annie Potts)
  • John (Denzel Washington, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rob Lowe, Jayne Seymore)
  • Kathleen (Martie Maguire)
  • Lucy (Mimi Rogers)
  • Mabel (Tracey Ullman)
  • Margaret (Kellie Martin)
  • Paige (Amy Locane)
  • Pearl (Maya Rudolph)
  • Phinneaus (Julia Roberts)
  • Ramona (Maggie Gyllenhaal & Peter Sarsgaard)
  • Sadie (Adam Sandler)
  • Vivienne (Rosie & Kelli O'Donnell, Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt)
  • William (Kimberly Williams & Brad Paisley)

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Karen Fairchild & Jimi Westbrook Baby


BIGGER LITTLE BIG TOWN ~ Band members Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook welcomed their first child.

Elijah Dylan arrived on March 5, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee and weighed 7 lbs., 14 oz., and was 19 and ¾ inches long.

The couple tied the knot in 2006.

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Friday, 5 March 2010

Jenna Elfman Baby


2ND STOREY ~ Jenna Elfman has delivered another baby boy – just before her Accidentally on Purpose character Billie is due to give birth to her own child.

The actress and husband Bodhi Elfman welcomed Easton Quinn Monroe at 7:53 a.m. on March 2, 2010 in Los Angeles, Jenna announced via Twitter.
Bodhi also took to Twitter Friday writing, "Shazaam! Easton Quinn Monroe Elfman. Born March 2 @ 7:53AM. Triple Word Score, Grand Slam, Royal Flush! Digging this guy big time."

Easton joins big brother Storey.

Jenna and Bodhi are both actors. Jenna was on the hit TV series Dharma & Greg in which she won an Emmy for her role of Dharma, the free spirited wife of assistant DA Greg Montgomery (Thomas Gibson). She was also in the short lived series Courting Alex and was also on Brothers & Sisters which reunited her with her on-screen mother-in-law from Dharma & Greg, Susan Sullivan.

The couple have been married since 1995.

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Thursday, 4 March 2010

Joey Lawrence Baby


LIBERTY ~ It's another girl for Joey Lawrence and wife Chandi Yawn-Nelson. Liberty Grace arrived on March 2, 2010 and weighed in at 6 lbs., 8 oz, the actor's rep tells People.

Liberty is a little sister for Charleston who is 3 ½. Her middle name is in honour of Joey's grandmother who passed away last year.

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Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Keyshia Cole Baby


HEAVEN SENT ~ R&B singer Keyshia Cole and her NBA star fiancé Daniel Gibson of the Cleveland Cavaliers are parents. Daniel Hiram Gibson Jr. arrived on March 2, 2010 and weighed in at 7 lbs., 3-oz., People confirms with the singer's rep.

"Both mother and baby are doing great," says Cole's publicist, Tresa Sanders. "Keyshia would also like to give a special thank-you to her fans that have been with her since the beginning, sharing in her growth as a woman and an artist."

The couple announced their engagement in January.

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