Things Celebrities Like to Name Their Kids After

Huffington Post breaks down naming trends
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 18, 2012 3:34 PM CDT
In this undated image released by, Beyonce Knowles holds her daughter Blue Ivy in a recent family photo.   (AP Photo/Ed Burke for, Courtesy of the Carter Family)

(Newser) – Not only are celebrity baby names usually weird—it turns out they also tend to follow some quirky trends. The Huffington Post took a random sample of 50 famous babies and found that their names fell into 10 categories:

  • Colors: The most popular category includes Blue Ivy Carter and at least four other babies with some version of that color in their name, plus at least three Violets.
  • Authors: The second most popular category includes some relatively mainstream names, like Dylan Douglas, but it also includes Tommy Lee Jones' daughter, whose middle name is … Kafka.

  • New York boroughs: While not nearly as popular as some of the other categories, this trend did give us Bronx Mowgli Wentz and Brooklyn Beckham.
  • Comic book characters: Arguably the weirdest category, this one includes Kal-el Coppola Cage and Harley Quinn Smith.
Click for the Huffington Post's infographic, which includes such other fun categories as Fruits and Shakespearean Characters.

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