Trend Alert! 10 Baby Names Inspired by Celebrities’ Last NamesMonica Bielanko
When you think of celebrities and baby names at the same time, strange word combinations usually come to mind.
Prince Michael II/Blanket.
Diva Thin Muffin. (True story)
But a new baby naming trend involving celebrities is actually ushering forth a bunch of pretty cool baby names. I know! I’m as surprised as you are.
As Linda Rosenkrantz from Nameberry notes on The Huffington Post, naming kids with the last name of a celeb is all the rage these days. Names like Aniston, Winslet, Bowie and Urban, Below you’ll find additional celeb last names being used for first names. What do you think? Hit or miss? Would you consider any of these for your child?
Cooper 1 of 10
This is my favorite boy name on this list. Cooper is hip and yet it sounds distinctly old school. And it isn't a name you hear a whole lot. A solid choice. Plus, Bradley Cooper? C'mon. He doesn't exactly besmirch the name.
Jeter 2 of 10
I'm not so sure about this one, but it's apparently making the rounds on some lists. I guess it's not so very different from Peter, but it isn't a name I'd put on my short list.
Cruz 3 of 10
David and Victoria Beckham snapped up this snazzy name for one of their young sons.
Hopper 4 of 10
Hopper isn't exactly new to the scene. Sean Penn and Robin Wright Penn named their son after the legendary actor Dennis Hopper 20 years ago. Their daughter's name is Dylan, another celeb last name.
Jagger 5 of 10
Nameberry says the name Jagger started the ball rolling when Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee gave their son Dylan (another big last name/first name) the middle name Jagger in 1997. It entered the popularity list in 2001, and Soleil Moon Frye pulled a switcheroo and gave it to her daughter. Jagger Joseph Blue Goldberg.
Hudson 6 of 10
Nothing too unusual about the name Hudson. Plenty of celebs themselves are jumping all over the name, including actress Marcia Gay Harden, pro skater Tony Hawk and former boy bandmate Drew Lachey.
Beckham 7 of 10
Cute guy, cute name. 'Nuff said.
Harlow 8 of 10
Even celebs are getting in on the trend. Nicole Richie's daughter's name is Harlow. Whether or not it's an homage to screen siren Jean Harlow is something I don't know.
Monroe 9 of 10
Mariah Carey is right on trend. Her daughter's name is Monroe, a timeless name that works well for a girl or a boy.
Zoe 10 of 10
The name Zoe (pronounced Zoey) isn't new to the scene, but the way designer Rachel Zoe (rhymes with bow) pronounces her last name is a new twist.
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