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.

Photo Source: WireImage

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.

Photo Source: WireImage

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.

Photo Source: WireImage

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.

Photo Source: Getty Images

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

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Not Just For Boys

UNISEX ~ Naming your daughter a name that was originally a boy's name is not a new trend but one that carries on. In Medieval times there were many non-gender-specific names that today would be considered strictly male names. Names such as Alexander, Basil, Denis, Edmund, Emery, Florence, Gilbert, James, Nicholas, Patrick and Simon were unisex names although their popularity did not last for making them common girl's names. Today we see variations of these names, for example Nicholas to Nicole, Simon to Simone and Alexander to Alexandra.

In the Middle Ages, French femininity comes with the addition of a "e" on the end of a name. Names like Clair become Claire, Daniel becomes Danielle as does Gabriel to Gabrielle. Moving forward to the 18th century, Latin variations are taking over with the addition of adding "a" or "ia" to the end of a masculine name to make it a feminine counterpart. Names like Patrick become Patricia and Philip becomes Philippa. Around this time, there is another influence by the British adding an "a" or "ina" onto popular masculine names like Roberta and Willamina.

Present day, names like Johnnie, Frankie, Charlie are considered for girls. By adding "ie" to the end of your favourite boy's name, viola, a name perfect for your daughter.

Celebrities are no strangers to this trend;

  • Bryce Dallas (Ron Howard)
  • Chandler (Jesse James)
  • Cooper (Jason London)
  • Devin (George C. Scott)
  • Domenik (Andy Garcia)
  • Dustin (Debby Boone)
  • Dylan (Mia Farrow)
  • Emerson (Teri Hatcher)
  • Finley (Angie Harmon & Jason Sehorn)
  • Frances (Amanda Peete)
  • Harley (Kevin Smith)
  • Jamie Lee (Tony Curtis & Janet Leigh)
  • Jamison (Billy Baldwin & Chynna Phillips, John Belushi)
  • Jesse James (Sean "Diddy" Combs)
  • Johnnie Rose (Melissa & Tammy Etheridge)
  • Jordan (Bono)
  • Leni (Heidi Klum)
  • Owen Isabelle (Michelle Branch & Teddy Landau)
  • Riley (Howie Mandel)
  • Rowan (Brooke Shields)
  • Ryan (Rodney Peete & Holly Robinson Peete)
  • Sage (Lance Henrikson)
  • Sam (Denise Richards & Charlie Sheen)
  • Wallis (Anthony Edwards)