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Soleil Moon Frye's 3rd Kid Gets Unusual Name

Names new son Lyric Sonny Roads Goldberg

(Newser) - Soleil Moon Frye (better known to some of you as Punky Brewster) had her third child Monday, and the baby boy's name is just as interesting as you'd expect. "Welcome to the world Lyric Sonny Roads Goldberg!" Frye wrote yesterday on her blog . Frye and husband... More »

Mexican State Bans 'Rambo,' 60 Other Odd Names

'Facebook,' 'Circumcision' also off-limits in Sonora

(Newser) - Parents in the Mexican state of Sonora will no longer be allowed to name their children "Facebook," ''Rambo," or 59 other now banned given names. The weird names have been found at least once in state registries and the list could grow because officials are... More »

Winslet Explains Baby's Name

'Rocknroll' was never an option, Kate tells Glamour

(Newser) - For all of you who were waiting with bated breath to see whether Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll would saddle their child with his father's unfortunate last name , well, that was never an option. "It was always going to have my name. [Her first two children] Mia and... More »

Now Hot: Giving Your Baby a Duck Dynasty Star's Name

BabyCenter presents the year's top baby names

(Newser) - Think you're soooooo clever naming your baby after a Duck Dynasty star? Think again: Korie and Silas are some of the trendy up-and-comers on BabyCenter's annual baby names survey, along with other pop-culture-inspired names like George (after the royal baby), Kanye (we wish we were joking), and Marnie... More »

Parents Can Name Baby 'Messiah,' Judge Rules

Says original judge acted unconstitutionally by ordering name change

(Newser) - A Tennessee woman will be allowed to name her 8-month-old son "Messiah," a judge ruled today, overturning an order from another judge who said the boy's name should be changed to Martin because "'Messiah' is a title that is held only by Jesus Christ."... More »

Tenn. Judge: Baby Can't Be Named 'Messiah'

She names child 'Martin' instead

(Newser) - According to one Tennessee judge, only one person in history deserves the name "Messiah"—so on Thursday she changed a 7-month-old's name to Martin instead. "The word Messiah is a title and it's a title that has only been earned by one person and that... More »

The Latest in Strange Baby Names of the Stars

There were quite a few before North West...

(Newser) - Did Kim Kardashian and Kanye West take the prize for Weirdest Baby Name of All Time when they named their daughter North West? You be the judge: ETOnline rounds up the latest in strange celebrity monikers:
  • Poppy, daughter of Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer. (Moyer's has a daughter from
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On New Zealand's Banned Names List: 'Mafia No Fear'

'Lucifer,' '4real' also not OK

(Newser) - The New Zealand government regulates baby names, refusing to register any it deems offensive, too close to an official title or rank, or likely to cause a lifetime of pain for the recipient. If that sounds overly authoritarian, you might change your mind after hearing some of the names it... More »

Holly Madison Slaps at Baby-Name Haters

'Rainbow Aurora' is 'pretty, unusual,' says Hefner's ex

(Newser) - Holly Madison will have you know that her daughter is going to grow up just fine, despite being named Rainbow Aurora. The former Girls Next Door star and ex-companion to Hugh Hefner took to her blog to fight the "smug haters" who "bag on my choice of name,... More »

Top 200 Baby Names of 2012

'Sophia,' 'Aiden' come out on top

(Newser) - It's that time of year again: Time for BabyCenter to tell us this year's "Jennifer" and "Jason." The top baby names of 2012, for girls:
  1. Sophia
  2. Emma
  3. Olivia
  4. Isabella
  5. Ava
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Crazy Celeb Baby Names? Uma's Kid Has Seven

Because why make a decision?

(Newser) - Just when you thought celebrities couldn't possibly come up with any crazier names for their offspring, Uma Thurman reveals the name of her new daughter with Arpad Busson. Thurman gave birth July 15, but inexplicably waited til now to give an indifferent world her name: "I would like... More »

12 Most Influential Celeb Baby Names

Because not all celebrity baby names are terrible

(Newser) - Maybe you don't want to name your child Moroccan or Zuzu —but some celebrity baby names do indeed give regular, real-life parents inspiration. The Stir rounds up the 12 most influential baby names of the stars:
  • Ivy, for Blue Ivy Carter
  • Hattie, for Tori Spelling's daughter
  • Emery,
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2011's Most Popular Baby Names: Credit Kardashians?

Sophia, Jacob come in first, but Mason is No. 2 for boys

(Newser) - Jacob continues to dominate in the land of boy baby names, taking the No. 1 spot for the 13th year in a row. But there's a new winner in the female category: After two years atop the list, Isabella has now been replaced by Sophia. Isabella was downgraded to... More »

Parents' New Stress: Baby Names

Overwhelming options often lead to regret: LiveScience

(Newser) - If you're thinking about naming your child after a comic book character , just stop: You don't want to be among the increasing number of parents experiencing "baby name regret," do you? More parents are finding themselves remorseful over the names they chose, a baby name expert... More »

Things Celebrities Like to Name Their Kids After

Huffington Post breaks down naming trends

(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
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Jennifer, Ben Name New Baby...

Samuel Garner Affleck, Ben announces on Facebook

(Newser) - Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are the parents of a baby boy, reports Us Weekly . They're no strangers to the unique-celeb-name-game—their daughters are Violet, 6, and Seraphina, 3—but they went with something a bit more traditional for the new addition: Samuel Garner Affleck. The proud papa announced... More »

29 Wackiest Baby Names in Hollywood

It's not just Beyoncé, Jay-Z with unique taste in monikers

(Newser) - If Blue Ivy Carter raised your eyebrows, you obviously have not met the other 28 celebrity babies who made it onto the Huffington Post 's list of weird Hollywood baby names:
  • Audio Science: Shannyn Sossamon's son
  • Kyd: The, well, kid (har, har) of David Duchovny and Tea Leoni
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And the Worst Celebrity Baby Name of 2011 Was...

Take your pick: Bear, Moroccan, or Zuzu

(Newser) - Celebrities tend to choose some very, er, interesting names for their offspring, but this year two names stood out: Bear Blu Jarecki, born to Alicia Silverstone, and Moroccan Cannon, born to Mariah Carey. Those two tied for the worst celebrity baby boy names of 2011 on a new BabyNames.com... More »

New Zealand Bans 'Lucifer'

...but you can still name your kid Luke

(Newser) - Stumped on what to name your kid? Well, if you live in New Zealand, you have one less choice. The country's Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages has effectively blacklisted the name "Lucifer" after blocking three requests for the name by new parents. Lucifer joins a list of... More »

Need a Baby Name? Uncle Sam Has App for That

Social Security Administration's 'Baby Name Playroom' is free

(Newser) - Why bother with a baby name book when you can go straight to the Social Security Administration … via your iPhone? The SSA, of course, releases an annual list of the most popular baby names in the US, and its new (and free!) Baby Name Playroom app can suggest... More »

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