I have been known to ROLL MY EYES at some of the celebrity baby names that are out there. I mean this is a child who will grow up to an adult. I think Pilot Inspektor will have a hard time becoming a lawyer. Just sayin'. (Come on Jason Lee!)
I saw an article on the newest wave of popular celebrity names. Some I found quite shocking!
The newest, hottest celebrity names today are:
Mila - Natalie Portman may have won the Oscar for Black Swan, but Mila
Kunis takes the prize for most influential name. This Eastern European
diminutive - the Ukraine-born actress's real name is Milena - is the
fourth highest jumper in the most recent popularity list, up nearly 200
places. Mila is pronounced Mee-la, making it a logical successor to the
Top 10 Mia.
(no brainer here, do you like it? I'm on the fence)
Harry - You might be forgiven for guessing that the
ginger-haired Prince propelled the name Harry to the new No. 1 spot in
Britain, but the real inspiration is Harry Styles, Britain's answer to
Justin Bieber. The X Factor contestant is a member of the boy band One Direction.
(of course!! But always loved Harry. That is until Aviva from the RHONY over sexed Father came on the scene. SIGH. PS LOVE ONE DIRECTION)
Bristol - While Palin has been heard as a baby name,
Bristol has emerged as the hottest name out of the former vice
presidential candidate's family. The place name, which debuted on the
Top 1000 in 2009, moved up over 100 places last year, to No. 434.
Iker - Iker? Really?? The unlikely Basque name,
pronounced ee-keer, is the second fastest-rising boys' name in the U.S.,
up 267 places thanks to World Cup-winning goalkeeper Iker Casillas.
Amelia - Amelia has risen to No. 30 on the US charts
on the heels of former first place sister names Emma and Emily, but in
Britain it's exploded at No. 1 this year thanks to X Factor contestant turned hit singer Amelia Lily Oliver.
(No idea why but kind of hate this name. Probably because of Amelia Bedilia books!)
Kellan - Kellan Lutz has propelled not only his own unusual name but both those of his Twilight
character Emmett Cullen up the popularity charts. The Irish Kellan,
spelled Kellen in its native land and meaning slender, is now No. 363 in
(Sexy. Great name!)
Audrina - Audrina Partridge of The Hills launched her name onto the Top 1000 in 2007. It's now leapt up 365 places. Audrina is an elaboration of the ancient saint's name Audrey, which has also been enjoying greater popularity.
(Horrible and tacky no thanks)
Jenson - While Jenson has not yet cracked the Top 1000
in the U.S., it's the No. 69 name in Great Britain, where Jenson Button
is a champion race car driver. This surname name means "son of Jens,"
the Scandinavian form of John - though some parents have been known to
use it to honor an ancestral Jenny or Jennifer.
(Not loving it. Sounds like the Jetsons)
Adele - Singing sensation Adele has turned her old
French name, which had disappeared from view for over 40 years, into a
fresh new hit. Originally a short form of Adelaide, Adele jumped more
than 250 places in the most recent popularity count.
Logan - Logan has been a Top 100 name for two decades now, but Percy Jackson
star Logan Lerman, along with the mutant Logan character played by Hugh
Jackman in Wolverine, are working together to keep the name Logan in
(LOVE this name. Classic and gorgeous)
Elle - There have been attractive film characters named Elle, in Legally Blonde and Kill Bill,
along with supermodel Elle Macpherson, but young actress Elle Fanning
is the one who made this French word for "she" - one of the most
feminine of names -- into a baby-worthy star.
(Cannot HELP MYSELF, LOVE it)
Niall - Irishman Niall Horan joins fellow One
Direction band member Harry Styles in having a name sure to influence a
new generation of babies. The ancient Irish Niall, name of a
mythological hero, is pronounced by Horan like the River Nile.
What do you think of these names? What are your favorites?