Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Sandra Bullock Baby

A PEOPLE WORLD EXCLUSIVE ~ The ultra-private Sandra Bullock reveals the most wonderful news - she is a mother to Louis Bardo Bullock.
"He's just perfect, I can't even describe him any other way," Bullock reveals exclusively to People. He is 3½ months old boy and was born in New Orleans. "It's like he's always been a part of our lives."

Bullock, 45, and husband Jesse James, 41, began the adoption process four years ago and brought Louis home in January but decided to keep the news to themselves until after the Oscars. Their close friends and family – including James' children Sunny, Jesse Jr., and Chandler, were essential in keeping the adoption a secret.

Then, just 10 days after the March 7 Oscars, Bullock and James separated following reports James had cheated. Bullock says she is now finalizing the adoption as a single parent.

Photo Source: People

Monday, 26 April 2010

Divine Inspiration

DIVINE INSPIRATION NAMES ~ The Bible is paramount to faith and has become a fundamental reference for baby names. Names that are anchored in the Bible are solid choices for parents especially those of boys. Some of these names have been considered to be more contemporary but have stood the test of time by staying in favour as oppossed to the more unique and creative names.
The following is a small sampling of Celebrities that used a biblical name;

  • Aaron (Larry Mullen Jr.)
  • Benjamin (Alison Sweeney, Annette Bening & Warren Beatty)
  • Christopher (Arnold Schwarzenegger & Maria Shriver)
  • Daniel (Anna Nicole Smith, Dan Rather, Natasha Richardson & Liam Neeson, Patricia Heaton & David Hunt)
  • David (Robert Redford)
  • Delilah (Lisa Rinna & Harry Hamlin)
  • Eden (Marcia Cross)
  • Elijah (Cher & Gregg Allman, Wynonna Judd, James Spader, Tiffany)
  • Elizabeth (Tom Hanks, Sean Astin)
  • Ethan (John Wayne)
  • Eve (Bono)
  • Ezekiel (Beau Bridges)
  • Ezra (Paul Reiser)
  • Gabriel (Jason Alexander, Mick Jagger & Jerry Hall, Mia Farrow, Daniel Day Lewis)
  • Hannah (Kristin Scott Thomas, Elizabeth Perkins, Mel Gibson, Tom Selleck)
  • Isaac (Annie Potts)
  • Jacob (Albert Brooks, James Caan, Roseanne Barr, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joe Armstrong)
  • James (Art Garfunkel, Jon Voight, Belinda Carlisle, Jerry Hall & Mick Jagger, Thomas Gibson, Annie Potts, Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick)
  • John (Bono, Tracey Ullman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rob Lowe, Jane Seymour, Lauryn Hill)
  • Joseph (Sting)
  • Luke (Lance Armstrong)
  • Mary (Meryl Streep)
  • Matthew (Elvis Costello, Christopher Reeve, Rob Lowe, Connie Chung & Maury Povich, Eddie Money, Mia Farrow & Andre Previn)
  • Michael (Mark-Paul Gosselaar)
  • Moses (Mia Farrow & Woody Allen, Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin)
  • Noah (Jason Alexander)
  • Shiloh (Angelina Jolie & Bratt Pitt)
  • Simon (Phil Collins)
  • Trinity (Trace Adkins)
  • Zion (Lauryn Hill)

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Sean Murray Baby

NCIS BABY ~ Actor Sean Murray and his wife Carrie welcomed their second child — a baby boy — on April 22, 2010.

River James Murray was born at 9:46 p.m. April 22 in Los Angeles, weighing in at 7 lbs., 11 oz., and measured 20" long.

He joins big sister Caitlyn Melissa, who turns three next month.

“Carrie and I are pretty Zen’d out right now,” Murray, 32, tells People exclusively. “[But we know] our 3-year-old will bring us back to reality soon enough!”

Sean and Carrie, 34, a teacher, were married in 2005.

Photo Source: Shooting Star

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Amanda Peet Baby

EARLY DELIVERY ~ After going into labor early, Peet cancelled a scheduled appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman and instead delivered daughter Molly June Benioff on April 19, 2010 in New York City, the Please Give star’s rep tells People exclusively.

“Mother and daughter are doing great,” says Peet’s rep. Baby Molly joins big sister Frances, 3.

Peet, 38, and Benioff, a screenwriter, announced the pregnancy in December.

Photo Source: WireImage

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Presidential Names

A surname naming trend that seems to have started with PRESIDENTIAL NAMES. Names like Carter, Jackson and Madison becoming popular choices and topping baby name charts everywhere. These names are current yet classic at the same time and especially popular are the names ending in "son" and "er". These names have proved to be more flexible as they are lending themselves to be used for both boys and girls.

  • Adams ~ Hebrew
  • Carter ~ English; occupational name for the transporter of goods by cart or wagon (son of Alan Thicke)
  • Clinton ~ English; place name meaning "settlement on the summit"
  • Ford ~ English; pass or crossing (son of Jack Wagner)
  • Grant ~ Scottish; commoner form of grand, meaning big and tall
  • Harrison ~ English; son of Harry
  • Jackson ~ English; son of Jack/John (son of Maria Bello, Patti Smith, Katey Sagal, Spike Lee, Natalie Maines & Adrian Pasdar)
  • Johnson ~ English; son of John. Jones is Welsh version of this name.
  • Kennedy ~ Irish/Gaelic/Scottish; one who has an ugly head/helmet head
  • Lincoln ~ English; from the lake colony
  • Madison ~ English; son of Maude (daughter of Sissy Spacek)
  • Monroe ~ Scottish/Gaelic surname; from the mouth of the river
  • Pierce ~ English/Welsh; descendant of Peter
  • Reagan ~ Irish; little king
  • Taylor ~ English; occupational name, means literally "to cut"
  • Truman ~ English; trusty, faithful man (son of Rita Wilson & Tom Hanks)
  • Tyler ~ English; occupational name, a tile layer
  • Wilson ~ English/Scottish; son of Will (son of Christine Lahti and Thomas Schlamme)

Monday, 12 April 2010

First Name or Last Name?

SURNAMES ~ Using last names as a first name is a trend that has become a forerunner in recent years. Names like Riley, Connor, Carson, Brady and Brooke have given way to Finley, Jackson, Landon, Rowan and Emerson.

Is Addison the new Madison? Addison is a name that is rapidly moving up the popularity ladder. Traditionally this was a male name but is growing in popularity for girls.

These Celebrities have also found inspiration in a surname;

  • Avery (Sara Evans)
  • Beckett (Natalie Maines & Adrian Pasdar)
  • Brooke (Chynna Phillips & Billy Baldwin)
  • Connor (Nicole Kidman & Tom Cruise)
  • Cooper (Charlie Spradling & Jason London)
  • Emerson (Terri Hatcher)
  • Evan (Jenny McCarthy & John Asher)
  • Finley (Angie Harmon & Jason Sehorn, Chris O'Donnel, Holly Marie Combs)
  • Riley (Holly Marie Combs)
  • Finnigan Holden (Eric McCormack)
  • Fletcher (Brendan Fraser)
  • Grier (Brooke Shields)
  • Griffin (Brendan Fraiser, Joey McIntyre)
  • Harley Quinn (Jennifer & Kevin Smith)
  • Holden (Brendan Fraser)
  • Homer (Anne Heche)
  • Jackson (Amy Acker, Justin Chambers, Natalie Maines & Adrian Pasdar)
  • Jamison (Chynna Phillips & Billy Baldwin, John Belushi)
  • Laird (Sharon Stone)
  • Landon (Shanna Moakler & Travis Barker)
  • Lennon (Patsy Kensit & Liam Gallagher)
  • Mackenzie (Trace Adkins)
  • Mason (Melissa Joan Hart, Eric Martsolf)
  • Maxfield (Eric Mabius)
  • Miller (Melissa & Tammy Etheridge)
  • Oliver (Goldie Hawn & Bill Hudson)
  • Parker (Rosie & Kelli O'Donnell)
  • Presley (Cindy Crawford)
  • Quinn (Sharon Stone)
  • Reed (Ron Howard)
  • Ripley (Thandie Newton)
  • Rowan (Chantal Kreviazuk & Raine Maida, Brooke Shields)
  • Sawyer (Kate Capshaw & Steven Spielberg)
  • Sheppard (James Denton)
  • Taylor (Yolanda Adams)
  • Taylor Levi (Emilio Estevez)
  • Tennyson (Danielle Spencer & Russell Crowe)
  • Vance (Chynna Phillips & Billy Baldwin)
  • Wilson (Christine Lahti)
  • Wyatt (Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell)

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Paula Patton & Robin Thicke Baby

HOW PRECIOUS ~ Musician Robin Thicke and his actress wife Paula Patton have welcomed their first child People has exclusively confirmed. Julian Fuego arrived on April 6, 2010 in Los Angeles.

"Mother, father and son are all doing well," says Thicke's rep.

The crooner had canceled his portion of Tuesday night’s show at the Staples Center for "personal reasons." But his tour mate, Alicia Keys, offered her congratulations from the stage.

Photo Source: WireImage

Monday, 5 April 2010

To Each Their Own

Celebrities are infamous for their UNIQUE NAME choices. It would appear that for some, anything goes, objects, places, things, etc. Some perceive this as an opportunity for attention or a way of capturing more limelight or perhaps it's their right of passage as an artist. Whatever the case may be here is a sampling of well, you be the judge...

  • Ace (Natalie Appleton)
  • Alcamy (Lance Henriksen)
  • Apple (Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin)
  • Aquinnah (Michael J. Fox & Tracy Pollan)
  • Atlanta (Amanda de Cadent & John Taylor)
  • Audio Science (Shannyn Sossamon)
  • Banjo (Rachel Griffiths)
  • Bibi Belle (Anna Ryder Richardson)
  • Blue Angel (The Edge)
  • Bluebell (Geri Halliwell)
  • Braison (Billy Ray Cyrus)
  • Buck (Roseanne Barr)
  • Caledonia (Shawn Colvin)
  • Calico (Alice Cooper)
  • Camera (Arthur Ashe & Jeanne Moutoussamy)
  • Daisy Boo (Jamie Oliver)
  • Denim (Toni Braxton & Keri Lewis)
  • Destry (Kate Capshaw & Steven Spielberg)
  • Deva (Monica Bellucci)
  • Diezel (Toni Braxton & Keri Lewis)
  • Dixie Dot (Anna Ryder Richardson)
  • Draven (Chester Bennington)
  • Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q (Bono)
  • Eulala
  • Ever (Robert Carradine)
  • Fifi Trixibelle (Bob Geldoff & Paula Yates)
  • Free (David Carradine)
  • Freedom (Ving Rhames)
  • God'iss (Lil Mo)
  • Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily (Michael Hutchence & Paula Yates)
  • Hopper (Sean Penn & Robin Wright Penn)
  • Hud (John Cougar Mellencamp)
  • Indio (Robert Downey Jr.)
  • Jaz (Andre Agassi & Steffi Graf)
  • Jett (Pat Cash, John Travolta & Kelly Preston)
  • Kal-El (Nicolas Cage)
  • Kansas (David Carradine)
  • Kyd (Tea Leoni & David Duchovny)
  • Lark Song (Mia Farrow)
  • Lyric (Ashely Parker Angel)
  • Makena'lei (Helen Hunt)
  • Moxie Crimefighter (Penn Jillette)
  • Navy (Nivea)
  • Nevis (Nelly Furtado)
  • Ocean (Forest Whitaker)
  • Peaches Honeyblossom (Bob Geldoff & Paula Yates)
  • Pilot Inspektor (Jason Lee & Beth Riesgraf)
  • Pirate (Jonathan Davis)
  • Pixie (Bob Geldoff & Paula Yates)
  • Poet (Soleil Moon Frye)
  • Poppy Honey (Jamie Oliver)
  • Praise (DMX)
  • Puma (Erykah Badu)
  • Racer (Robert Rodriguez)
  • Rebel (Robert Rodriguez)
  • Reign Beau (Ving Rhames)
  • Rocket (Robert Rodriguez)
  • Rumer Glenn (Demi Moore & Bruce Willis)
  • Saffron (Simon & Yasmin Le Bon)
  • Satchel (Mia Farrow & Woody Allen)
  • Scout LaRue (Demi Moore & Bruce Willis)
  • Seargeoh (Sylvester Stallone)
  • Seven (Erykah Badu & Andree 3000)
  • Sonnet (Forest & Keisha Whitaker)
  • Sorel (Keith Carradine)
  • Spec Wildhorse (John Cougar Mellencamp)
  • Starlight (Marisa Berenson)
  • Summer Song (Mia Farrow)
  • Sunny Bebop (Flea & Frankie Rayder)
  • Tallulah Pine (Simon & Yasmin Le Bon)
  • Tu Morrow (Rob Morrow)
  • Viva (Martin Gore)
  • William Huckleberry (Kimberly Williams & Brad Paisley)
  • Xen (Tisha Campbell & Martin Duane)
  • Zolton (Penn Jillette)

Friday, 2 April 2010

Edwardian & Victorian Names

There are some beautiful EDWARDIAN and VICTORIAN ERA names that are resurfacing amongst Hollywood. These names are more classic and traditional in nature and are also more unaffected and modest.

  • Clemintine ~ Cybyll Sheppard
  • Ella ~ Rhea Durham & Mark Wahlberg
  • Estelle ~ Mike Dirnt
  • Eugenia ~ Sarah Ferguson & Prince Andrew
  • Georgia ~ Harrison Ford, Harry Connick Jr. & Jill Goodacre, Mick Jagger & Jerry Hall, Felicity Huffman & William H. Macy
  • Leila ~ Vincent D'Onofrio
  • Margaret ~ Kellie Martin, variation Maggie ~ Faith Hill & Tim McGraw
  • Mathilda ~ Michelle Williams & Heath Ledger, Moon Unit Zappa
  • Mabel ~ Tracy Ullman
  • Stella ~ Dan Aykroyd & Donna Dixon
  • Violet ~ Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck, David Grohl
Biblical names such as Ruth and Mary were a popular trend for girls. Not unlike today, floral names were also fashionable during the Victorian Era with choices like Rose, Myrtle and Hazel. Regal names resonated with parents of boys with names like James, George, Charles, Henry, Edward, Arthur and Louis showing popularity.
  • Charles ~ Russell Crowe
  • Edward ~ Mel Gibson
  • Ezra ~ Taylor Hanson
  • Finley ~ Holly Marie Combs
  • Harley ~ Kevin Smith
  • Harry ~ Bing Crosby, David Letterman
  • Henry ~ Michelle Pfieffer (John Henry)
  • Samuel ~ Sally Field, variation Sam ~ William Hurt
  • Wyatt ~ Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell