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Celebrity baby middle names: Monroe and Rose are the trendiest picks

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Celebrity baby name trend: Rose or Monroe for the middle name

A lot of attention is directed toward celebrity baby names, but most of that is focused on the first name. We zeroed in on the overlooked middle name and found some surprising trends. It appears that a lot of celebrities picked the same names: Rose and Monroe. We take a closer look at this celebrity baby name trend.

A middle name is almost as important as a first name. After all, if your child doesn't like his or her first name, he or she may choose to go by the middle name. Celebrities often put a lot of thought into their name choices, and it seems like many were thinking along the same lines.

Rose is the trendiest middle name of the year

Seven celebrities, including Rachel Bilson and Kelly Clarkson, picked the name Rose as their middle name choices just this year alone.

  • Briar Rose: Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen
  • London Rose: Carson Daly
  • Adelina Rose: Rob and Amber Mariano
  • River Rose: Kelly Clarkson
  • Vivianne Rose: Eric Decker and Jessie James
  • Alena Rose: Kevin and Danielle Jonas
  • Harper Rose: Kirsten Storm and Brandon Barash

Scarlett Johansson loved the name Rose so much, she picked it as the first name for her daughter, Rose Dorothy.

Monroe is another cool pick

Four celebrities picked the name Monroe as a middle name. Although three were given to girls, Poppy Montgomery named her son Gus Monroe.

Check out the girls given the middle name of Monroe:

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon picked this name as a first name for their daughter Monroe, while Twilight's Jackson Rathbone named his son Monroe Jackson.

Mae is hot on their heels

The short and sassy name Mae was another popular middle name choice, given to three celebrity babies this year.

  • Marlowe Mae: Eva Amurri (Susan Sarandon's daughter)
  • Myllena Mae: Model Doutzen Kroes
  • Pemma Mae: David Krumholtz and Vanessa Britting

Grace is another popular middle name choice, with many celebrities still loving this sweet name, including Stacy Keibler, who named her daughter Ava Grace, or Zara Phillips' daughter Mia Grace.

What about middle names for boys?

This year, many celebrities picked unique middle names for their sons, such as Pete Wentz's son Saint Lazslo or Megan Fox's son Bodhi Ransom, however, in general the overwhelming favorite middle name for boys is James. Don't believe us?

  • Kingston James: Gwen Stefani
  • Levi James: Sheryl Crow
  • Abel James: Amy Poehler
  • Augustin James: Linda Evangelista
  • Jackson James: Carson Daly
  • Jayden James: Britney Spears
  • Kelley James: Holly Marie Combs
  • Leo James: Brandon Routh
  • Liam James: Craig Ferguson

Lee is another popular middle name choice, with DJ Diplo naming his son Lazer Lee and Josh Holloway naming his son Hunter Lee.

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