2009 Celebrity Baby Names Roundup!
2009 Celebrity Baby Name Roundup
This was a year that saw fewer attention-seeking antics and more real creativity in celebrity parents’ choice of names. Celebrity parents are growing up and becoming more sophisticated in their taste in baby names, just as they did in their taste for fashion. Oscar gowns used to be gaudy, tasteless get-ups designed for maximum exposure of all kinds; now they’re evidence of real individual style. So too with celebrity baby names, many of which are starting to show genuine refined taste and discernment and seem designed to enhance the child’s life.
Some of the biggest trends: Names from the sky (and stars and planets); lovely names that start with the letter L; two middle names; and celebrity babies named after other celebrities, real and fictional.
Click below for Pamela and Linda’s 2009 Celebrity Baby Name Roundup!
Babies Names After Heavenly Bodies, Objects, And/Or Beings:
This is one of the biggest new name trends, and it makes a lot of sense when the parents are stars!
SERAPHINA Rose Elizabeth – Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
MARS Merkaba – Erykah Badu
LUNA Marie – Constance Marie
Stella LUNA – Ellen Pompeo
CIEL – Niki Taylor and Burney Lamar
Aven ANGELICA – Matthew Settle
Journey JETTE – Jenna Jameson and Tito Ortiz
JETT Hamilton – Jill Scott
Petal Blossom RAINBOW – Jamie Oliver
BIRDIE West – Maura West
SPARROW James Midnight – Nicole Richie and Joel Madden
William WOLF – Sarah Shahi and William Howey
DAISY – Jon Cryer
PETAL BLOSSOM Rainbow – Jamie Oliver
Most Fashionable Letter – L:
LUCILLE – Maya Rudolph and Paul Thomas Anderson
LEILA Rey – Judy Reyes
LYLA Rose – Lisa Loeb
LOU Sulola – Heidi Klum and Seal
LILAH Grace – Erinn Hayes
LUCIANA Bella – Carnie Wilson
LAUREN Andrus – Lindsay Davenport
LUCIA Anne – Mel Gibson
LUCIA Rose – Rob and Amber Marino
LUKA Bodhi – Tom Collichio
LUNA Marie – Constance Marie
Most Common Names:
Boys – MAX
MAX – Charlie Sheen
MAX Aaron – Gilbert Gottfried
MAXWELL Edward – Lance Armstrong
Girls – ROSE
Seraphina ROSE Elizabeth – Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
Madison ROSE – Maxine Bahns
Lucia ROSE – Rob and Amber Marino
Myla ROSE – Roger Federer
Lyla ROSE – Lisa Loeb
Most Outrageous Name:
IKHYD EDGAR ARULAR – M.I.A.
MARS MERKABA – Erykah Badu
Most Outrageously Common Name:
BOB – Charlie Sheen
Most Used Middle Names (besides Rose!):
Ray (in all variations)
Finley RAE – Daniel Baldwin
Everleigh RAY – Cam Gigandet
Blaise RAY – Amanda Beard
Leila REY – Judy Reyes
Louisanna RAY – Leelee Sobieski
Blakesley GRACE – Ryan and Trista Sutter
Charlotte GRACE – Freddie and Sarah Michelle Gellar Prinze
Helena GRACE – Kelly Rutherford
Lilah GRACE – Erinn Hayes
Hottest Middle Name Trend:
Two middle names!
Ikhyd EDGAR ARULAR – M.I.A.
Petal BLOSSOM RAINBOW – Jamie Oliver
Holden PAUL TERRY – Mira Sorvino
Marion LORETTA ELWELL – Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
Ella BETSI JANET – Ioan Gruffudd and Alice Evans
Sparrow JAMES MIDNIGHT – Nicole Richie and Joel Madden
Natalia SCOUT LEE – Michelle Stafford
Celebrity Babies Named After Other Famous People (Both Real and Fictional):
There’s been a Hollywood trend over the past several years of naming babies after other stars, such as Ava Gardner. But now that trend is extending to less obvious stars, surnames, fictional characters.
EVERLEIGH Ray (Everly Brothers) – Cam Gigandet
ANNISTON Kae (Jennifer Aniston) – Chyler Leigh
KENZO Lee (Japanese designer) – Djimon Hounsou and Kimora Lee Simmons
HOLDEN Paul Terry (Holden Caulfield, from Catcher in the Rye) – Mira Sorvino
BARDOT Vita (Brigitte Bardot) – David Boreanaz
WALKER Nathaniel (Alice Walker) – Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel
GOLDIE Priya (Goldie Hawn) – Ben Lee and Ione Skye
What were your favorite names and trends of 2009? What would you like to see change in 2010?