Whether you are looking for a unique name, like Blue Ivy, or a trendsetting name, such as Harper Seven, check out these lessons learned from celebrities on what to do (and what not to do!) when picking a baby name.
Some celebrity baby names we love, while other names (Pilot Inspektor!) leave us scratching our heads, however it seems that Hollywood stars are always starting new baby name trends. How do they do it — and can you come up with your own baby name that is as unique and trendsetting as some of your favorite stars?
One of the hottest celebrity-inspired baby name trends is colorful baby names. One trendsetting celeb couple, Beyonce and Jay-Z, named their daughter Blue Ivy.
"My favorite hue is Jay-Z blue,” rapped Jay-Z on his track “Go Crazy.” He also has three albums with his favorite color, including Blueprint, Blueprint 2 and Blueprint 3.
They aren’t the only celebrities that love the color Blue, as Alicia Silverstone named her son Bear Blu, Cher’s son is named Elijah Blue and U2 guitarist The Edge has a daughter named Blue Angel!
You can also think about a lucky number or your favorite number when naming your child. In fact, Blue Ivy’s middle name is reportedly referencing the Roman number IV which is a special number for Beyonce and Jay-Z. In addition to getting married on April 4, Beyonce’s birthday is September 4 and Jay-Z’s birthday is December 4. Beyonce also has an album titled “4.”
There is the conspiracy theory that Jay-Z and Beyonce belong to the secret society called the Illuminati and that I.V.Y. actually stands for Illuminati’s Very Youngest.
Victoria and David Beckham named their daughter, Harper Seven, after his lucky number. “It was obviously David’s number at Manchester United and she was born at 7:55 a.m., during the seventh month of the year and weighing 7 lbs., 10 oz., so it made perfect sense to them,” a source tells the Daily Mail.
Many celebrities come up with unique baby names by getting the siblings involved. Victoria Beckham reportedly decided on the name Harper since her three boys, Romeo, Cruz and Brooklyn, loved the name because of the character in the Disney series, Wizards of Waverly Place. In addition to Victoria loving the Old English sound of Harper, “it was the boys who actually came up with it. “
Denise Richards let her daughters, Sam and Lola, choose the name of their adopted daughter. “Eloise Joni Richards is named after Denise's mom (Joni), and Denise and her daughters Sami and Lola chose the name Eloise," her rep told People.
Many celebrities aren’t boxed in by what is traditionally thought of as a “boy name” or “girl name.” Jessica Simpson named her daughter Maxwell Drew, while Tiger Wood’s ex-mistress, Rachel Uchitel, named her daughter Wyatt. Heidi Klum and Seal gave their daughter the name Lou.
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