24.11.2020

Hilary Duff has welcomed her second child – and it has a super unique name

Hilary Duff has welcomed her second child - and it has a super unique name

Banks Violet Bair
Parents: Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma

Name explained: Taking to Instagram, Hilary wrote: “Banks Violet Bair❤️ this little bit has fully stolen our hearts! She joined our world at home on Thursday afternoon and is absolute magic ✨”

Rani Rose Hudson Fujikawa
Parents: Kate Hudson and Danny Fujikawa

Name explained: Kate posted on Instagram: “We have decided to name our daughter Rani (pronounced Ronnie) after her grandfather, Ron Fujikawa”. The name Rani is of Hindi/Sanskrit origin meaning “she is singing”. In Indo-Aryan, it can mean “lady” or “queen”.

Hilary Duff has welcomed her second child - and it has a super unique name

Leone Lucia
Parents: Italian blogger and fashionista Chiara Ferragni and Italian rapper Fedez welcomed a baby boy in March 2018.

Name explained: In French, the meaning of the name Leone is: Lion. She previously responded to a fan about her love of lions: “At the end of August 2016, after a few months of being single and ‘dating’ guys that were not the right thing for me, I tattooed two lions on the back of my right arm, which meant true love to me. I found my true love and Leo is in celebration of this love.”

Kulture Kiari Cephus

Parents: Cardi B and Offset had their first child in July 2018.

Name explained: Offset’s name is actually Kiari Kendrell Cephus, so Kulture’s middle and last names come from her father. Kulture might be a Kardashian-inspired K twist on Offset’s rap group Migos, as their first and second albums were named Culture and Culture II.

Santiago Enrique Bastón

Parents: Eva Longoria and José Antonio “Pepe” Bastón welcomed their first child in June 2018.

Name explained: Santiago is a traditional Spanish name that derives from the hebrew name ‘Jacob’ and came to be the name for ‘Saint James’.

Hart

Parents: Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel

Name explained: Hart is reportedly named after Evan’s grandfather. A traditional English and German surname, Hart means both stag and strong.

Stormi

Parents: Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott (real name Jacques Webster)

Name explained: Stormi is of Old English origin, a version of Stormy. As it’s quite an unusual name, there isn’t an awful lot to go off, but people with names with stormy imagery are said to be a “powerful force”, are “capable, charismatic leaders who often undertake large endeavours with great success”.

Chicago

Parents:
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West

Name explained
Chicago – Chi for short, pronounced ‘shy’ (as revealed by Khloé K) – is the name of the city Kanye grew up in.

Hayes

Parents:
Jessica Alba & Cash Warren

Name explained
Hayes is most commonly an English surname. It’s also the name of Kevin Costner’s eight-year-old son.

Strummer

Parents:
Julia Stiles & Preston J. Cook

Name explained
The couple are yet to reveal the meaning behind the name.

Sonny

Parents:
Whitney Port & Tim Rosenman

Name explained
Although Whitney has shared most of her pregnancy experience on her blog, The Hills‘ star has not written about her son’s unique name yet. According to most baby name websites, Sonny is just a cute spelling of son – she does call her husband Timmy, so that might just be it.

Ennio

Parents:
Erin McNaught & Example

Name explained
The beautiful name is an Italian variation of the Roman family name Ennius. Famous people with the name include Quintus Ennius, one of the greatest Latin poets, and Ennio Morricone, an Italian composer and orchestrator. Looks like this kid is already on his dad’s path to spitting some lyrics.

Sir & Rumi

Parents:
Beyonce & Jay-Z

Name explained
Jay Z opened up about the unique names of their twins, during an appearance on the Rap Radar podcast. About the baby girl’s name, Rumi, he said: “Rumi is our favourite poet, so it was for our daughter,” as for the boy, Sir, Jay commented: “Sir was like, man, come out the gate. He carries himself like that. He just came out, like, Sir.”

Bodhi Soleil

Parents:
Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder

Name explained
Although the new parents haven’t spoken up about their baby girl’s unique name, Bodhi is Sanskrit and means enlightenment. The lovely name is also the same of Megan Fox’s 3-year-old son.

India Elizabeth

Parents:
Binky Felstead and Josh Patterson

Name explained
Aside from being a country, India is Sanskrit for river. The Made in Chelsea baby will also be sharing her unique name with Chris Hemsworth‘s and Elsa Pataky’s 5 year-old daughter.

Gravity

Parents:
Lucky Blue Smith & Stormi Lee

Name explained
According to Nameberry.com, Gravity is “the force that pulls everything towards the centre of the earth.” Cute.

Lio

Parents
Steven Gerrard & Alex Curran

Name explained:
Former Liverpool player, Steven Gerrard, took to Instagram to share the jolly news of the arrival of his baby boy Lio George Gerrard. Lio’s unique name is believed to be an homage to the Argentinian football player Lionel Messi. Gerrard is a big fan of Messi, having described him last year as “the best there will ever be” – after an epic win of Barcelona over Celtic in the Champions League.

Bear

Parents
Liam Payne & Cheryl Cole

Name explained:
After having a hard time deciding on a name, the couple finally chose Bear. The reason for the unique name is still unclear, but Cheryl and Liam did have an interaction with TV survival guy Bear Grylls – who congratulated the new parents on the name choice. Liam then called him “a boss”, and said he hopes his son turns out to have “an ounce” of his “courage”.

Lea de Seine

Parents
Bradley Cooper & Irina Shayk

Name explained:
Although the new parents haven’t spoken up about the origin of their baby girl’s name, it definitely has some French roots. Bradley studied in Aix-en-Provence during his college years and is proficient in the language.

Hal Auden

Parents
Benedict Cumberbatch & Sophie Hunter

Name explained:
According to The Daily Mail, the couple chose the name Hal Auden Cumberbatch after the poet, WH Auden, with Hal the name made famous by Shakespeare as a nickname for the young Henry V.

Montague George Hector

Parents
Geri & Christian Horner

Name explained:
The pair paid tribute to Geri’s close friend George Michael in a moving ­tribute to the tragic singer. The newborn is called Montague George Hector Horner. it’s believed the little boy will be called Monty for short. The name Montague is a French baby name, and it means ‘pointed hill’. Make of that what you will.

Dream

Parents:
Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna

Name Explained:
Rumour has it Rob picked the name because it has always been his “dream” to have a child of his own. An insider recently revealed that “Dream was Rob’s favourite name because it was always his dream to have a baby.” We guess it makes sense then…

Monte

Parents:
Carice van Houten and Guy Pearce

Name Explained:
Carice van Houten, who plays Melisandre in Game of Thrones has recently given birth to a baby boy with her partner Guy Pearce, and the name is very sweet. Monte, derive from the French name Montague, is described by Nameberry as an “old-fashioned nickname-name that’s reclaiming a certain amount of dash and charm”. We really love it.

River Rocket

Parents:
Jamie and Jools Oliver

Name explained:
It’s not yet known if the name ‘means’ anything in particular, but we expected the Olivers’ fifth born to have an unusual name. Little River joins his siblings Daisy Boo, Petal Blossom, Poppy Honey and Buddy Bear.

Anacã

Parents:
Candice Swanepoel and Hermann Nicoli

Name Explained:
Candice’s hubby Hermann Nicoli is originally from Brazil, just like their baby’s unique which has an indigenous background.

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Journey River

Parents:
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green

Name Explained:
No explanation from the stars as of yet but we’re thinking they definitely wanted to be extra unique with their third baby boy.

Milena Rihanoff-Cohen

Parents:
Kristina Rihanoff and Ben Cohen

Name Explained:
The gorgeous Slavic name comes from the word “mil” which means “gracious”, “pleasant” or “dear”. Kristina and Ben have said they’ll be shortening it to Mila. *So* lovely.

Onyx Solace Morissette-Treadway

Parents:
Alanis Morrisette and Mario “Souleye” Treadway

Name Explained:
No explanation from the happy couple as yet, but let’s face it, they named their first child Ever Imre, so it’s no surprise that they chose a unique name for their baby girl.

Lula Rose Gardner

Parents: Liv Tyler and Dave Gardner
Name Explained: No reason has been given from the new parents, but it’s believed that Lula means “lady princess” which let’s face it, is just really very cute.

Roman Arnault

Parents: Natalia Vodianova and Antoine Arnault
Name Explained:
The Biblical meaning of Roman is ‘strong’ and ‘powerful’, so many that’s why they chose it. Either way, we really like it.

Amada Lee Gosling

Parents: Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes
Name Explained: Baby Amada was named after Mendes’ grandmother. It means ‘beloved’ in Spanish.

Trixie Grace Willis

Parents: Emma and Matt Willis
Name Explained: Trixie means ‘bringer of joy’ in Latin. How lovely.
Isabelle, six, and a son, Ace, four.

Remington Alexander Blackstock

Parents: Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock.
Name Explained: Although the name hasn’t been officially explained, Ellen DeGeneres is taking all the credit.
The TV host tweeted Kelly: “Congratulations @Kelly_Clarkson & @BBlackstock! Remington Alexander is here! I’ll call him Remy for short.” Kelly wrote back, “thank you!!! We’re calling him Remy as well :).”
DeGeneres responded with a very valid question – “So you’re saying I named him?” How funny.

Kit Joseph Rooney

Parents: Wayne and Coleen Rooney
Name Explained: Baby Kit joins older brothers Kai and Klay as the third K in the Rooney family. Making like the Kardashian’s, Wayne and Coleen?

Elias Bublé

Parents: Michael Bublé and Luisana Lopilato
Name Explained: There hasn’t yet been an official statement on the meaning of the name, but after a big of digging, we’ve found out that Elias means “Yahweh is my God” in Latin. Yahweh is national god of the Iron Age kingdoms of Israel.

Saint West

Parents: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Name Explained: No official explanation has been given but rumour has it that Kim and Kanye chose the name because he was a “blessing” after such a difficult pregnancy.

Elsie Otter Pechenik

Parents: Zooey Deschanel and Jacob Pechenik
Name Explained: No explanation given.

Arlo Day Brody

Parents: Leighton Meester and Adam Brody
Name Explained: No explanation given so far but how cute does it sound?!
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James Reynolds

Parents: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Name Explained: Blake revealed their unusual choice: “It’s a family name, and I liked having a boy’s name [myself] so I thought I’d pass it along.”

Silas Randall Timberlake

Parents: Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake
Name Explained: JT’s mum gave away where her grandson got his unusual name. “Silas Randall Timberlake! Named after my father and my son! Life is beautiful and we couldn’t be happier! God bless you all and thanks for all the congrats!” she wrote.

Otis Alexander Sudeikis

Parents: Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis
Name Explained: No explanation given by Olivia and Jason, but Otis comes from German male name ‘Oda’, meaning “prosperity and fortune”.

Sailor Gene Gardner

Parents: Liv Tyler and Dave Gardner
Name Explained: No explanation given but we find it kinds cute.

Briar Rose Christensen

Parents: Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen
Name Explained: In typical celeb fashion, the pair didn’t name their new bundle of joy something boring and ordinary, but they named her after a Disney princess – Briar Rose. The unusual name originates from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty, and also from the original Grimm Brothers fairytale in 1812. Briar Rose was the name given to Princess Aurora by the three fairies, to shelter her from Maleficent’s curse. It was also the original title of Sleeping Beauty.

Titan Jewell Witherspoon.

Parents:Kelly Rowland and Tim Witherspoon
Name Explained: All Kelly’s giving us is this: “The dad picked out the name. It has to do with family.” Over to you, Tim!

Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher.

Parents: Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
Name Explained: Ashton revealed in an interview the name choice was kind of random: “We were going to a Lakers game and I’ve got name Tourette’s. I just started listing off anything and everything that I saw. I was like, ‘Sign! Truck! Wall! Door!’ She’s like, ‘Shut up!’ I’m like, ‘If you don’t accept my bad ideas, you’ll never accept the good ones.’ Then I was like, ‘All right I’ve got a really dumb idea. What about Wyatt?’ She goes, ‘That’s it.’ I was like, ‘Really? I did it?’ She was like, ‘Yeah, that’s it.'”

Royal Reign

Parents: Lil Kim
Name Explained: None given from the famously outspoken rapper, but we think the regal moniker is related to Kim’s nickname, Queen Bee.

Frankie Barrymore Kopelman

Parents: Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman
Name Explained: No explanation yet, but we think Frankie is a super cute name for a girl! Interestingly, Drew’s last name is her baby’s middle name.
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Booker Jombe Parker

Parents: Thandie Newton and Ol Parker
Name Explained: We’re not quite sure – but Booker is an English name meaning scribe. It could also be a reference to Booker T. Washington, an American who was born in slavery, and became a dominant figure in African-American history.

Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale

Parents: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
Name Explained: Apollo is of Greek origin, and in Greek Mythology refers to the god of light, music, and poetry. Dad Gavin has also explained that the middle names come from he and Gwen’s mothers’ maiden names.

Bodhi Ransom Green

Parents: Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
Name Explained: Bodhi in Buddhism is the “understanding possessed by Buddha” in regards to the “nature of things.” Or in simpler terms, enlightenment.

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Bear Winslet

Parents: Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll
Name Explained: No explanation given but the actress follows in the footsteps of Alicia Silverstone who called her son the same name.
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Axl Jack Duhamel

Parents: Josh Duhamel and Fergie
Name Explained: This is an homage to Fergie’s favourite band, Guns ‘n’ Roses, and its lead Axl Rose. “One of her career highlights has been performing and recording with Slash – so Axl makes perfect sense,” a source close to the singer revealed.

North West

Parents: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Name Explained: Kris Jenner gave us the explanation for her grand-daughter’s directional moniker, saying: “The way [Kim] explained it to me was that North means highest power and she says that North is their highest point together.”

Cricket Pearl Silverstein

Parents: Busy Philipps and Marc Silverstein
Name Explained: No explanation given. Maybe she’s just a fan of the sport?

Alaia-Mai Humes

Parents: Rochelle Wiseman and Marvin Humes
Name Explained: According to the internet, the ‘Alaia’ part of The Saturdays and JLS star’s baby girl’s name means ‘joyful’. The ‘Mai’ part of the name means ‘ocean or elegance’.

Rex Rayne Wood

Parents: Fearne Cotton and Jesse Wood
Name Explained: No reason given but the name is definitely suitable for rock ‘n’ roll aristocracy.
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Milan Piqué Mebarak

Parents: Shakira and Gerard Piqué
Name Explained: The pair were very forthcoming with the meaning behind their chosen name, writing: “The name Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn), means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification.”

Livingston Alves McConaughey

Parents: Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves
Name Explained: No reason given, although it could be a nod to Matthew’s Scottish roots.

Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy

Parents: Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy
Name Explained: No reason has been given yet.

Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson

Parents: Uma Thurman and Arpad “Arki” Busson
Name Explained: No reason has been given yet for Uma’s daughter’s unusual moniker but, according to her PR “Each name has a special reason and meaning to her mother and father.”

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Tennessee James Toth

Parents: Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth
Name Explained: Reese spent her early childhood in Nashville, Tennessee so we can only imagine that she wanted to share some of her southern heritage with her new baby!

Theodora Rose Williams

Parents: Robbie Williams and Ayda Field
Name Explained: No explanation has been given but Robbie did talk about how he chose the name before Ayda gave birth: “I do have a semi sort of celebrity name but it’s not Apple-esque. It’s a very solid old-school name. Really old-school. I think I only know one other of this name, but you’ve got to see the child before you go, ‘Yeah, that’s her name.'”

Marlowe Sturridge

Parents: Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge
Name Explained: Marlowe is rumoured to be named after the famous Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe.

Blue Ivy

Parents: Beyoncé and Jay-Z
Name Explained: The baby’s middle name, Ivy, is said to have been chosen in reference to Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s obsession with the number four. They married on 4 April 2008, Bey’s latest album is called 4 and the couple have matching roman numeral for four – IV – tattooed on their wedding fingers. They were also born on 4 September and 4 December respectively. As for ‘Blue’, Jay-Z has a trilogy of albums with the word in the title, including The Blueprint, The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse and The Blueprint 3.

Harper Seven

Parents: David and Victoria Beckham
Name Explained: No official explanation has been given but it’s assumed that the seven refers to the month of little Harper’s birth (July) and the number of David Beckham’s football shirt during his time at Manchester United. It’s also considered lucky. As for Harper, that’s understood to be for Harper Lee – Victoria’s favourite author.

Suri Cruise

Parents: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
Name Explained: “It means ‘Princess’ in Hebrew or ‘Red Rose’ in Persian,” Katie revealed.

Apple Blythe Alison Martin

Parents: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
Name Explained: “It sounded so sweet and it conjured such a lovely picture for me – you know, apples are so sweet and they’re wholesome and it’s biblical,” said Gwyneth.

Vida Alves McConaughey

Parents: Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves
Name Explained: Matthew explained the unusual choice in name: “Vida is Portuguese for ‘life’ and that’s what God gave us this morning.”

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Keen Ruffalo

Parents: Mark Ruffalo and Sunrise Coigney
Name Explained: No explanation given.

Wilder Brooks Hudson

Parents: Oliver Hudson and Erinn Bartlett
Name Explained: No explanation but the unusual names seem to run in the Hudson family!

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Sunny Madeline Sandler

Parents: Adam Sandler and Jacqueline Samantha Titone
Name Explained: No explanation given but let’s hope her deposition is as sunny as her name!

Frances Bean Cobain

Parents: Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain
Name Explained: Frances was named after Frances McKee, a guitarist with the Scottish indie band, the Vaselines, while her middle name came about because her famous dad thought she looked like a little kidney bean on the ultrasound.

Homer James Jigme Gere

Parents: Richard Gere and Carey Lowell
Name Explained: Homer is named after Richard’s father (Homer) and Jigme means fearless in Tibetan.

Emerson Rose Tenney

Parents: Teri Hatcher and Jon Tenney
Name Explained: No explanation given.

Daisy True Ryan

Parents: Meg Ryan
Name Explained: Meg originally named her adopted daughter from China, Charlotte, but changed it when she realised it didn’t suit her.

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Tallulah Pine Le Bon

Parents: Simon and Yasmin Le Bon
Name Explained: No explanation given.

Bingham ‘Bing’ Hawn Bellamy

Parents: Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy
Name Explained: Bingham is Bellamy’s mother Marilyn’s maiden name and also the name of Kurt Russell’s dad (Kate considers Russell her father). Hawn is in honour of Kate’s mum, actress Goldie Hawn.

Marquise Jackson

Parents: 50 Cent and Shanique Tompkins
Name Explained: No explanation given.

Delilah Genoveva Stewart del Toro

[b]Parents: Kimberly Stewart and Benicio Del Toro
Name Explained: No explanation given, although we can’t help thinking Delilah’s got a real rock ‘n’ roll name!

Destry Allyn Spielberg

Parents: Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw
Name Explained: There’s never been confirmation but the name is rumoured to come from the Western, Destry Rides Again.

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Gaia Romilly Wise

Parents: Emma Thompson and Greg Wise
Name Explained: Gaia refers to the goddess of the Earth. Greg has explained: “We spent ages looking through books of names and eventually settled on Gaia because of its environmental connotations. Romilly, on the other hand, was the name of our friend’s child and we thought it was beautiful and wanted to follow suit.”

Denim and Diezel Braxton-Lewis

[b]Parents: Toni Braxton and Keri Lewis

Name explained:
Toni says: “My son Denim, it was supposed to be spelled D-e-n-h-a-m, like Oldham, but when we were in the hospital, in Atlanta, the nurse said ‘how’s little baby Den-ham?’ So we started spelling it like the jean. I changed it to the jean. Some people say it’s French, and some people say it’s English.” Her other son (pictured) is called Diezel.

Elula Lottie Miriam Cohen

[b]Parents: Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen
Name Explained: Elula is the Hebrew name for August, the month the baby was born in.

Gulliver Flynn Oldman

Parents: Gary Oldman and Lesley Manville
Name Explained: No explanation given.

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Satchel Lewis Lee

Parents: Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis
Name Explained: Spike Lee was thrilled at his then-wife’s choice of baby names. (She named their daughter after baseball star Satchel Paige.) “She came up with the name on her own,” he said. “She’s not the baseball fan, I am.”

Birdie Lee Silverstein

Parents: Busy Philipps and Marc Silverstein

Name Explained:
The Cougar Town’s daughter is named after First Lady Birdie Leigh.

Haven Garner Warren

Parents: Jessica Alba and Cash Warren
Name Explained:
Haven is a variation of the word Heaven and Garner is Cash’s middle name.

Seven Sirius Benjamin

[b]Parents: Erykah Badu and Andre 3000
Name Explained:
Erykah Badu said she named her first child Seven because “[it’s] a number and a force that cannot be divided”. She also has children called Puma and Mars, the origins of which Badu has yet to explain.

Zola Ivy Murphy

Parents: Eddie Murphy and Nicole Mitchell
Name Explained:
No explanation given.
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Sparrow James Midnight Madden

Parents: Nicole Richie and Joel Madden
Name Explained: “Sparrow was one we both liked. I liked the way it sounded with Harlow,” said Nicole, while her husband added: “My worry raising a son in Hollywood is, what will he have to struggle for? I wanted to give him a name that he’s going to have to stand up for. I love it, I think it’s a beautiful name.”

Luna Coco Patricia Lampard

Parents: Frank Lampard and Elen Rivas
Name Explained:
Luna means moon in Spanish. Rumour has it that Victoria Beckham was fuming when she heard – she had earmarked that name for her first daughter.

Indio Falconer Downey

Parents: Robert Downey Jr and Deborah Falconer
Name Explained: Falconer is his mother’s maiden name but no explanation given for Indio.

Fuchsia Katherine Sumner

Parents: Sting and Frances Tomelty
Name Explained: None given but Fuchsia is now an actress and goes by the name of Kate.

Cleo Buckman Schwimmer

Parents: David Schwimmer and Zoe Buckman
Name Explained: No explanation given.

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Moroccan Scott Cannon and Monroe Cannon

Parents: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Name Explained:
Mariah revealed that her daughter was named after her singing idol, while her son was named after the top floor of her NY apartment. Apparently, it’s decorated in a Moroccan style and was where Nick proposed. Hmmm.

Morocco Elijah Tyson

Parents: Mike Tyson and Lakiha Spicer Tyson
Name Explained: Not revealed although the pair are a fan of place-based names. Their two-year-old daughter is called Milan.

Harlow Winter Kate Madden

Parents: Nicole Richie and Joel Madden
Name Explained: Joel explained, “I really like Jean Harlow the actress, and [Nicole] likes Shalom Harlow the model. Harlow’s cool because it feels like a classic name. Winter [is] so serene and quiet and that’s how [our daughter] is.”

Faith Margaret Kidman Urban

Parents: Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman
[b]Name Explained: Nicole discussed the reasoning behind the name of their surrogate baby, Faith, saying: “That’s what it required was a lot of faith. Her name is Faith Margaret … People call her just Faith, but she’s actually Faith Margaret, that Southern double name. Margaret is my grandmother’s name. She had her last baby at 49, so she’s my inspiration.” Faith’s older sister is called Sunday.

Willow Sage Hart

Parents: Pink and Carey Hart
Name Explained: The rocker explained her rather unusual choice of baby name. As regards Willow, she said: “I grew up near one. It is the most flexible tree and nothing can break it – no wind, no elements. It can bend and withstand anything. I love that sentiment and I want that for her.” Of the second name, Pink shares, ”Sage is cleansing and sacred and it sounds great with Willow.”

Agnes Lark Bettany

Parents: Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly
Name Explained: No explanation given.

Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck

Parents: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
Name Explained: No explanation given. Seraphina’s big sister is called Violet Anne.

Wylda Rae Johnson

[b]Parents: Aaron Johnson and Sam Taylor Wood
Name Explained: No explanation given.

Florence Rose Endellion Cameron

Parents: David and Samantha Cameron
Name Explained: The Prime Minister and his wife famously chose Endellion for their fourth child after St Endellion, the village in Cornwall where Samantha went into labour three weeks early on a family holiday.

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Phinnaeus Walter Moder

Parents: Julia Roberts and Daniel Moder
Name Explained: No explanation given, but Phinnaeus is nicknamed “Finn” and his twin sister is Hazel Patricia.

Ignatius Martin Upton

Parents: Cate Blanchett and Martin Upton
Name Explained: No explanation given. Ignatius has two brothers, Dashiell (named after author Dashiell Hamnett) and Roman.

Locklyn Kyla Vaughn

Parents: Vince Vaughn and Kyla Webber
Name Explained: No explanation given, although Locklyn’s middle name is the same as her mother’s first name.

Reiley Dilys Stella Willis

Parents: Stella McCartney and Alasdhair Willis
Name Explained: No explanation given, but Dilys was Stella’s great-aunt on her father Paul’s side. Reiley’s siblings also have surname-like monikers: Miller, Bailey and Beckett.

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Egypt Daoud Ibarr Dean

Parents: Alicia Keys and Kaseem ‘Swizz Beatz’ Dean
Name Explained: No explanation given.

Betty Kitten

Parents: Jonathan Ross and Jane Goldman
Name Explained: Betty is named after ‘50s pin-up Bettie Page, while her brother Harvey Kirby is named after comic book creator Jack Kirby. They also have a sister named Honey Kinney.

Cosima Violet Vaughn Drummond

Parents: Claudia Schiffer and Matthew Vaughn
Name Explained: No explanation given, but the name is Greek in origin and means ‘order, beauty.’ Cosima has two siblings, Caspar and Clementine.

Coco Riley Arquette

Parents: Courteney Cox and David Arquette
Name Explained: The Friends star’s Southern background meant she wanted to name her daughter, Courteney Cox, which is also her mum’s name. But David’s Jewish roots means it’s against tradition to name a child after a living person so the pair compromised on Coco, which was Courteney’s mum’s nickname when she was growing up.

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Hopper Jack Penn

Parents: Sean Penn and Robin Wright
Name Explained: Hopper Jack is named after famous family friends Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson.

Ikhyd Edgar Arular Bronfman

Parents: M.I.A. and Benjamin Brewer
Name Explained: After rumours of the baby’s name surfaced, M.I.A. took to her blog and posted: “My baby is not called Ickitt, Pickit or lickit thank you very much to all the Hollywood press. He’s a baby. He don’t need press! I didn’t release the baby name because I didn’t think it was news! I will be back with something newsworthy soon. Till then go pick on Apple, Satchel and Moon Unit.”

Phyllon Joy Gorré

Parents: Model Doutzen Kroes and Sunnery James
Name Explained: No explanation given, although the Dutch couple revealed via Twitter (Phyllon has his own account!) that the name is pronounced “Fillen.” The word phyllon means leaf, which is on the Frisian flag where Doutzen is from in the Netherlands.

Buddy Bear Maurice Oliver

Parents: Jamie Oliver and Jools Oliver
Name Explained: Buddy follows the tradition of the family’s flower-based names: Poppy Honey, Daisy Boo and Petal, while Maurice is the name of Jools’ late father.

Aviana Olea Le Gallo

Parents: Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo
Name Explained: Aviana is named after Amy’s birthplace of Aviano, Italy. “I was more into traditional names and thought we’d go in that direction,” says the Julie & Julia star. “But when she was born we just kept calling her ‘Avi, Avi, Avi.’”

Pilot Inspektor Riesgraf Lee

Parents: Jason Lee and Beth Riesgraf
Name Explained: The unusual name was chosen after the couple listened to a song called He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s The Pilot by indie rock band Grandaddy.

Kal-El Cage

Parents: Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim
Name Explained: The name is tribute to Nicolas’ love of DC Comics. Kal-El is Clark Kent/Superman’s Kryptonite name.

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Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt

Parents: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Name Explained: Angelina revealed that “Shiloh Baptist” was the name her parents had planned to give their first child. Sadly her mother miscarried but Angie ended up loving the name. Shiloh’s middle name is thought to be in honour of the architect Jean Nouvel, a favourite of Brad Pitt.

Princess Tiaamii Andre

Parents: Katie Price and Peter Andre
Name Explained: “Her name is Princess Tiaamii. Princess because she is our princess and Tiaamii was Pete’s idea because it’s taken from our mums’ names (Thea and Amy),” said Katie.

Nahla Ariela Aubry

Parents: Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry
Name Explained: “We didn’t have a name picked out until just before we left the hospital,” said Halle. Nahla means honeybee in Arabic.

Bluebell Madonna Halliwell

Parents: Geri Halliwell and Sacha Gervasi
Name Explained: “The bluebell is increasingly rare – so it’s a precious flower, which seems just right for my daughter…” said Geri.

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Brooklyn Beckham

Parents: Victoria and David Beckham
Name Explained: “I had always liked the name Brooke and then we suddenly thought about Brooklyn. I’d always like it as a place – it’s very multi-cultural, very grounded. And it was only afterwards that I realised how appropriate it was because it was in New York that I found out I was pregnant and where David came after the World Cup,” said Victoria.

Fifi Trixibelle Geldof

Parents: Paula Yates and Bob Geldof
Name Explained: Bob says that Fifi is named after his Aunt Fifi but he’s never given an explanation for Trixibelle – or the names of his other daughters Peaches and Pixie.

Jermajesty Jackson

Parents: Jermaine Jackson and Alejandra Oaziaza
Name Explained: All of Jermaine’s sons’ names start with “J” and as a descendent of Motown’s royal family, the Jacksons, Jermajesty seems appropriate!

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Tallulah Belle Willis

Parents: Bruce Willis and Demi Moore
Name Explained: No explanation given!

Lennon Gallagher

Parents:Liam Gallagher and Patsy Kensit
Name Explained: His parents’ tribute to the Beatles’ John Lennon.

Kai Wayne Rooney

Parents: Wayne and Coleen Rooney
Name Explained: No explanation given for the first name but his middle name is obviously a tribute to his footballing dad.

Sunday Rose Urban

Parents: Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
Name Explained: “We just love the name of the day. Particularly, when you don’t have someone in your life, Sunday in my experience was the loneliest day,” said Keith. “It went from being sort of the most dreaded day of the week for us to being the most joyous day because we just had a family.”

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Bronx Mowgli Wentz

Parents: Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz
Name Explained: “The Jungle Book was something that me and Ashlee bonded over. It’s a cool name. We came up with the idea Bronx. We’ve been throwing [ideas] back and forth a while,” said Pete.

Aurelius Cy Andrea Busson

Parents: Elle Macpherson and Arpad Busson
Name Explained: No explanation given.

Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale

Parents: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
Name Explained: The couple have never revealed their reasons but their second son is rumoured to be named after Zuma Beach in Malibu, where Gavin Rossdale had a career epiphany.

Prince Michael (I and II) Jackson

Parents: Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe

Name Explained: No explanations given.

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