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54 Celebrity Baby Names We Wish We'd Thought of First

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We love these names

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We love these names

Yes, celebs definitely have a reputation for picking some out-there baby names that people love to make fun of, but every now and then they just get it so right.

For every strange celebrity baby name, there's also a cool or beautiful one we would totally name our own kids. Like these.

Originally published August 2016. Updated July 2017.

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Sir Carter

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Sir Carter

Bey and Jay named their little boy Sir Carter. Totally perfect, since he's basically music royalty.

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Blue Ivy Carter

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Blue Ivy Carter

And we can't forget about little Blue! The twins' sister has a gorgeous and unique name — it's the one that started off the cute Carter kid names.

While Blue’s parents have never clearly explained why they chose this name for their child, Beyoncé posted an excerpt from A Field Guide to Getting Lost on her Tumblr, which many believe inspired her to choose Blue as her daughter’s first name.

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Forest Sage Palmer

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Forest Sage Palmer

Teresa Palmer and her partner, Mark Webber, went full hippie when they named their baby back in December, and we're loving it.

There's no doubt that little Forest Sage will feel right at home in the woods.

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Calliope Maeve

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Calliope Maeve

Supernatural's Felicia Day was able to keep her pregnancy secret until the near-end, but once Calliope Maeve was born she was ready to tell the world. And can you blame her? Calliope is such an adorable name.

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Mabel Brand

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Mabel Brand

Comedian Russell Brand is known for being somewhat outlandish, but he and fiancée Laura Gallacher chose a sweet, traditional name for their baby girl.

 

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Dimitri Portwood Kutcher

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Dimitri Portwood Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis named their second baby Dimitri Portwood, which is a Russian baby boy name from the Greek Demetrius (the god of farming and fertility).

The name Dimitri is so cute, and likely a nod to Kunis' roots — she was born in Ukraine (the former Soviet Union) when it was occupied by Russia. Their son's middle name, Portwood, appears to honor Kutcher's stepfather, Mark Portwood.

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Lula Rose Gardner

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Lula Rose Gardner

Liv Tyler and her fiancé Dave Gardner, welcomed their first daughter with this gorgeous name. It's simply lovely and a nice new twist on other popular "L" names like Lily, Lucy and Lila. Fun fact: While it's not even currently in the top 500 most popular baby names in the U.S., in 1880 it was the 39th most popular name for girls. We predict a comeback.

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Frankie Afifi

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Frankie Afifi

Former Scrubs star Sarah Chalke and her fiancé Jamie Afifi welcomed their daughter with a cute and quirky little name — Frankie. We love the nickname feel. It's girly but with a little bit of grit all at the same time. 

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Milo Kielty

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Milo Kielty

Cat Deeley and her husband Patrick Kielty kept things short and sweet with the name they chose for their first child — Milo. It's a name that packs just the right amount of punch.

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Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky

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Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky

Chelsea Clinton and her husband Marc Mezvinsky gave their son a special name — Aidan Clinton. Aidan is a solid, strong name, and Clinton adds a punch of political lineage in the middle. 

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Ray Ling Song

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Ray Ling Song

Lisa Ling and her husband Dr. Paul Song gave their baby girl a name that is as bright and sunny as they come — Ray Ling Song. How sweet is that? 

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Josey Dorsey

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Josey Dorsey

Former Glee cast member Naya Rivera and television and movie actor Ryan Dorsey consistently documented the pregnancy, birth and first year of their son Josey on social media. Naya and Ryan settled on this name before they even married after Ryan shared he’d always wanted his first son to be named Josey.

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Otis Sudeikis

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Otis Sudeikis

There isn’t much we don’t love about celebrity couple Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis. They’re funny, down-to-earth and appear to adore their role as parents. Otis was the perfect name for their first child.

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Luna Stephens

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Luna Stephens

After publicly struggling with infertility for some time, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend welcomed their daughter, Luna Simone Stephens, into the world. They haven’t explained their name choice, but we do know that Luna is the name of the Roman goddess of the moon.

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Jack Pratt

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Jack Pratt

Nothing beats a classic boys' name like Jack, and Chris Pratt and Anna Faris’ name choice is even sweeter, since he was named after Anna’s dad. Jack was born nine weeks early, and his parents have spoken openly about how scary that time was for their family.

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River Rose and Remington Blackstock

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River Rose and Remington Blackstock

We love Kelly Clarkson's daughter’s nature-inspired name, River Rose, and the classic names she chose for her son, Remington Alexander, is just as cool.

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Aden and Ariah Housley

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Aden and Ariah Housley

Sister, Sister star Tamera Mowry has chosen two names we love. She named her son Aden, a Hebrew name meaning "handsome." Her daughter, the younger of the two, is named Ariah, a Hebrew name meaning "lion of God."

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James Reynolds

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James Reynolds

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds shared that their choice to name their daughter James was to honor Ryan’s father, who passed away in 2015

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Moses Martin

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Moses Martin

Moses is definitely not a baby anymore, but this biblical name is still a favorite celebrity baby name. Moses is the son of Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow and brother to big sister Apple Martin. When asked about their name choice, Gwyneth shared how much they were inspired by the story of Moses in the Bible.

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Ella and Grace Wahlberg

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Ella and Grace Wahlberg

With six Wahlberg kids to choose from, it wasn’t easy to settle on our favorite baby names in the bunch. Still, Ella and Grace are classically beautiful names, and it's easy to see why Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham settled on these for their daughters.  

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Harper and Gideon Burtka Harris

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Harper and Gideon Burtka Harris

Twins Harper and Gideon, children of Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka, were born via a surrogate. NPH says he and David settled on these names the old-fashioned way: by browsing the internet until they found the names that felt right.

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Haven Warren

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Haven Warren

The name Haven was chosen for Jessica Alba’s second daughter for a very special reason. Haven was born still inside her amniotic sac. When Cash, Jessica’s husband, commented that the baby was born inside her “safe haven,” they knew they had found her name.

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Finn, Liam, Stella, Hattie & Beau McDermott

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Finn, Liam, Stella, Hattie & Beau McDermott

When it comes to Tori Spelling’s baby name choices, it was impossible to pick just one. Finn, Liam, Stella, Hattie and Beau make up her large family with husband Dean McDermott.

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Flynn Christopher Bloom

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Flynn Christopher Bloom

Son of Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom, Flynn Christopher Bloom was named after someone who was very special in his mother’s life. After two years of dating, Miranda’s high school boyfriend, Christopher, was killed in a car accident. We love that Orlando was comfortable naming his son in honor of Miranda’s high school sweetheart.

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Hank Baskett IV

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Hank Baskett IV

Family names can be a drag if the name being passed down is too old-fashioned or kind of strange. Son of Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett lucked out with his family name — we love the classic name Henry and the nickname Hank that comes with it.

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Saylor Cutler

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Saylor Cutler

Just because Kristin Cavallari confessed to naming her third child after a dog she met while pregnant, that doesn’t mean we are ready to hate on this adorable name. Saylor is the daughter of Kristin and Jay Cutler and little sister to brothers Camden and Jaxon.

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Wyatt Kutcher

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Wyatt Kutcher

Lately it has become trendy to give baby girls names traditionally given to boys. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis picked up on this trend when they named their daughter. We love the combination of the masculine Wyatt with her ultra-feminine middle name Isabelle.

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Bodhi Green

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Bodhi Green

It isn’t uncommon for parents to search for names that reflect their spiritual convictions. Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green did just that when they named their second son. Bodhi is definitely an unusual name for a baby, but it seems to be the perfect fit for the younger of Megan’s sons.

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Journey River Green

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Journey River Green

Fox gave birth to her and Green's third son in August 2016, and gave him the strong moniker Journey River Green. 

The baby name flows (see what we did there?) and completely fits with Fox's flower child vibe.

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Emerson Stone

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Emerson Stone

Celebrity chef Curtis Stone and wife Lindsay Price really hit the nail on the head when they settled on Emerson Spencer for their second son’s name. Emerson is a traditional English name that means "brave" or "powerful."

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Milo and Elizabella Milano

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Milo and Elizabella Milano

From her support of breastfeeding moms to her no-shame policy on the postpartum body, we think Alyssa Milano is killing this parenting thing. So it is no surprise that we love the names she chose for her children. Alyssa’s older child is named Milo Thomas, and her daughter is named Elizabella Dylan.

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Etta Daly

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Etta Daly

Etta is an old-fashioned name you rarely hear used for brand-new babies. So it makes sense that Carson Daly chose this name in honor of his fiancé Siri’s grandmother. We think this name is darling and hope to see it grow in popularity.

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Briar Rose Christensen

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Briar Rose Christensen

Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen are super private, but Hayden did share exactly why they chose Briar Rose as her name. According to Hayden, both he and Rachel are huge Disney fans and were inspired by the original name of Sleeping Beauty.

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Alena Rose Jonas

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Alena Rose Jonas

Kevin Jonas and wife Danielle shared exactly why they picked this sweet name for their first daughter — they wanted something that was different but not too out there. Alena is a Greek name that means "light."

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Olive Kopelman

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Olive Kopelman

Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman found their first daughter’s name in a baby book, but not from a list of names. Drew shared that, after reading that her baby was the size of an olive at three months pregnant, she knew the name was a perfect fit.

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Sloane Haggerty

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Sloane Haggerty

Ben Haggerty, more commonly known as Macklemore, and his wife and tour manager Tricia Davis named their first daughter Sloane Ava Haggerty. Sloan is a Gaelic name meaning "warrior."

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Leo Thames Newman

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Leo Thames Newman

Leo Thames, the second son of Jaime King and Kyle Newman, was given his middle name because of the love the couple has for the River Thames. Leo is an English name meaning "lion" and a perfect fit for a rambunctious little boy.

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Jovan Jovanovic

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Jovan Jovanovic

Is there anything sweeter than a little boy who shares a name with his daddy? Daphne Oz named her son Jovan after her husband, John Jovanovic. Jovan Jr. goes by John most of the time.

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Lawson and Lillian Nail

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Lawson and Lillian Nail

It isn’t uncommon for parents to name twins using names beginning with the same letter, and the twins of country singer David Nail were given names that sound perfect together. Lillian and Lawson are David and his wife Catherine’s only children, and we love the names they have chosen.

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Brooks Stuber

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Brooks Stuber

Model Molly Sims and husband Scott Stuber didn’t have an easy time settling on this strong name for their son. Molly shared that Scott had several rules in place for naming their son, including that his name be easily pronounceable for a sportscaster.

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Calvin Thile

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Calvin Thile

Grimm star Claire Coffee chose this darling name for her first son. Her pregnancy was written into the plot of Grimm, so does that mean little Calvin is a television star as well?

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Wilder Faison

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Wilder Faison

With six children, you would think that Donald Faison would be running out of creative names for his children. Maybe that is why he gleaned a little inspiration from a fellow actor when he named his youngest daughter Wilder Frances.

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Silas Timberlake

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Silas Timberlake

Justin Timberlake and wife Jessica Biel chose a biblical name for their first son. His middle name, Randall, is a very personal choice. Justin’s father’s name is also Randall.

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Zoë Nicholas

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Zoë Nicholas

Rookie of the Year star Thomas Ian Nicholas and his wife DJ Colette named their daughter Zoë, meaning "life," and her middle name is Dylan.

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Emilia Van Der Beek

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Emilia Van Der Beek

James Van Der Beek, Dawson’s Creek star, and his wife, Kimberly, recently welcomed their fourth child. They chose an alternative spelling of popular girls' name Emily.

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Owen Hubbell

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Owen Hubbell

Owen is the second child of Heather Morris, best known for her role as Brittany on Glee. Owen is little brother to Elijah, and his name means "young fighter."

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Rylen Brees

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Rylen Brees

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has four children with his wife Brittany. It’s tough competition, but our favorite Brees baby name was given to his youngest, Rylen Judith. It seems Drew and his wife are sticking with their tradition of rhyming their kids’ names, since Rylen is little sister to Baylen, Bowen and Callen.

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Marlowe Martino

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Marlowe Martino

Marlowe Mae is the daughter of actress Eva Amurri and Kyle Martino and the granddaughter of actress Susan Sarandon. When asked how she felt about her new granddaughter’s name, Sarandon admitted it was unusual but that she loved it — especially since it wasn’t a vegetable or a city.

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John Nash Chatham

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John Nash Chatham

John Nash goes by Nash full time and is the son of actor Wes Chatham and television host Jenn Brown. The couple settled on the name Nash after spotting it in an article in Sports Illustrated long before they knew Jenn was pregnant with their son.

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Frances and Winnie Fallon

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Frances and Winnie Fallon

Host of The Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon and his wife, Nancy, welcomed their two daughters into the world just 16 months apart. Both girls were born via surrogate and given some of the most darling names. Winnie Rose joined their family in 2013, and Frances Cole, the following year.

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Reign Disick

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Reign Disick

During her third pregnancy, Kourtney Kardashian was sure she was carrying a girl and planned to name her Rain. When she found out she was expecting a boy, she couldn’t let go of the name, so she simply changed the spelling and felt it was the perfect fit for the youngest of her three children with Scott Disick.

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Everly Tatum

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Everly Tatum

When your parents are Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum, you're pretty much royalty — so it's only appropriate their daughter's name sounds like it belongs to an enchanted princess. They call her Ev for short, which is equally adorable.

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Mateo Bravery Bratt

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Mateo Bravery Bratt

Benjamin Bratt and Talisa Soto named their second child Mateo Bravery Bratt, and it's certainly the name of a strong little warrior.

Their daughter's name is Sophia Rosalinda Bratt, which also has a beautiful ring to it.

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