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Kristen Bell: Dax and I Had a Baby Name Breakthrough

09/24/2014 at 04:00 PM ET

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In a move that would make Veronica Mars proud, Kristen Bell has cracked the case of the baby name game.

She and husband Dax Shepard were “completely stumped” about what to call their second child earlier this summer, but the expectant parents have now solved the mystery.

“We had a little bit of a breakthrough. We’ve settled on one, thankfully,” Bell, 34, tells PEOPLE. “It’s a lot of pressure, especially because we felt ‘Lincoln’ was so perfect.”

As for when almost 18-month-old daughter Lincoln‘s little brother or sister is due, she says, “Hopefully sometime soon!”

And what does she think of Shepard’s new bell-shaped tattoo on his wedding finger?

“It was surprising. He just came home with a Band-Aid on his finger one day. Those are the kinds of surprises I get at home,” she jokes. “And people wonder why I keep letting him knock me up.”

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Sarah Drew: Why I Struggled to Embrace My First Pregnancy

09/24/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

After starting off her second pregnancy with severe morning sickness, Sarah Drew is now taking frequent trips to the bathroom throughout the night, has a strict feeding schedule and is constantly fighting a craving for sweets.

But looks can be deceiving. Despite the rough ride, the actress admits she’s enjoying the experience in a way that she was unable to when pregnant with her now 2½-year-old son Micah Emmanuel.

“The first time it wasn’t just the physicality, it was the emotional weight, too,” the Grey’s Anatomy star tells Fit Pregnancy‘s October/November issue.

“I was mourning the end of a massive chapter in my life … I knew I’d have to sacrifice a lot more than I was used to sacrificing, but I didn’t know how it was going to look and I didn’t know if I was going to be a good mom.”

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Naomi Watts Wishes She Had More Kids

09/22/2014 at 11:30 AM ET

In Naomi Watts‘s family life, bigger is better.

The mom of sons Sasha, 7, and Kai, 5½, tells MORE that if she could redo one thing, she’d want a bigger brood.

“I should have had more kids, started younger,” the actress says in the magazine’s October issue, on newsstands Tuesday.

But Watts, who turns 46 this week, has two boys to keep her busy (with the help of partner Liev Schreiber).

“Liev has a lot more courage than me,” she says of their complementary parenting styles. “He’s always saying, ‘Let the kids do it. Take the training wheels off!’ My bit of fear balances him, and he balances my fear.”

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Nick Lachey: Vanessa Makes Second Pregnancy ‘Look Effortless’

09/22/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

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Nick Lachey just announced he’s coming out with his fourth album and is currently working on two TV shows — all while trying to juggle being “the best husband and father you can be,” he tells PEOPLE.

But it’s wife Vanessa — and how she’s handling their little girl on the way — that has left him in awe.

“Vanessa is doing great,” he says. “It’s not easy to be pregnant and take care of a 2-year-old at the same time, but she makes it look effortless.”

As for son Camden John, who just celebrated his second birthday, he’s still adjusting to the idea of a sibling.

“I’m not sure that Camden totally understands the concept just yet, but he does know that Baby Sister is living in Mama’s belly!” says Lachey.

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Scott Foley Prepares for Third Child – with a New Puppy

09/22/2014 at 10:30 AM ET

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Some people read books, others plan their nurseries and a few enjoy a babymoon to prepare for a new addition.

Scott Foley gets a dog.

“My new motto is, ‘Just give me the mess.’ Just throw it all my way. I’ll take it, it doesn’t matter,” the Scandal star, 42, told PEOPLE at Twitter’s #TGIT premiere event for Shondaland’s ABC shows.

Although Foley is “so tired,” the actor — who is expecting his third child with wife Marika Dominczyk — admits there’s not much he can do before the delivery. “You’re never ready, especially for number three,” he says.

Instead, he packed up his brood — including daughter Malina, 4½, and son Keller, 2 — and headed to the pound to pick out a lab mix puppy. But, unfortunately, everyone’s not on board with the furry new family member.

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Jessica Capshaw: Why My Third Child Is the ‘Squeaky Wheel’

09/22/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

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Jessica Capshaw is in the middle of the terrible twos with her youngest daughterPoppy James.

But despite the phase, the Grey’s Anatomy actress, 38, admits the third time is definitely the charm.

“[She] is experiencing a reckoning of being two that [my] other two [children] did not have,” Capshaw told PEOPLE on Saturday at Twitter’s #TGIT premiere event for Shondaland’s ABC shows.

“So I feel very grateful that she’s my third so I have the wisdom and experience to know it’s all fine and will pass.”

Joking that Poppy has “third child syndrome,” Capshaw — who is also mom to daughter Eve Augusta, 4 next month, and son Luke Hudson, 7 — doesn’t allow much to faze her when it comes to the tantrums.

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A.J. McLean: My Daughter Ava Is My ‘Number One Fan’

09/22/2014 at 09:30 AM ET

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After 20-plus years as a Backstreet Boy, it’s safe to say that A.J. McLean knows a thing or two about adoring fans.

The days of women tossing their undergarments onto the stage may have passed, but McLean, 36, is far happier with a girl who is more likely to playfully hurl food from her high chair: his daughter, 22-month-old Ava Jaymes.

“She is my number one fan!” he told PEOPLE Thursday while attending the Get Lucky for Lupus 6th Annual Poker Tournament, benefitting Lupus L.A., at the Avalon in Hollywood.

“When my wife turns on ‘In a World Like This,’ she is like, ‘Daddy! Daddy! Daddy!'”

He continues, “She’s definitely a daddy’s girl, she lights up, she’s laughing.”

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