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7 Months Later, JLaw Reveals Baby's Name

Actor talks 'the euphoria of Cy,' a baby boy, and the hardship of family rifts in 'Vogue'

(Newser) - Jennifer Lawrence has spent 32 years on this planet, but the birth of her first child felt like "day one of my life," the actor gushes in Vogue 's October cover story. Seven months after giving birth, Lawrence reveals she and husband Cooke Maroney had a son...

If Ikea Has Its Way, Your Baby Will Be Named Malm

Swedish retailer's Norway branch offers 'name bank' with hundreds of ideas based on its products

(Newser) - Have you thought about Malm, Kivik, or Trotten? Swedish retailer Ikea is known for the distinctive names of its flat-pack home products. Now, the company's Norway branch wants to use the brand's experience to help parents browsing the baby-naming department. Ikea Norway has built a "name bank"...

Queen's 12th Great-Grandchild Is Here, and Finally Has a Name

Princess Beatrice, husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi welcome new daughter Sienna Elizabeth

(Newser) - Britain's Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, have named their newborn daughter Sienna Elizabeth. In a tweet Friday, Beatrice revealed the name—in full, Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi—alongside a picture of the newborn's footprints, per the AP . Sienna Elizabeth is Queen Elizabeth II's 12th...

Baby Born on Evacuation Plane Gets Fitting Name

Meet Reach, named for the C-17 aircraft with 'Reach 828' call sign

(Newser) - The name of a baby girl born last weekend aboard a military aircraft evacuating her mother out of Afghanistan has been revealed—and it's in honor of the plane that carried her family away from the Taliban-seized country. Gen. Tod Wolters, the head of the US European Command, told...

Usain Bolt Is Very Good at Naming Children

Twins Thunder and Saint Leo joint older sibling Olympia Lightning

(Newser) - Usain Bolt on Sunday introduced his newborn twin sons to the world, the BBC reports. It's not clear when exactly Saint Leo Bolt and Thunder Bolt were born, but they join older sister Olympia Lightning Bolt, who was born in May of last year. The Olympic champion, 34, and...

Of Course There's Drama Over Meghan and Harry's Baby Name

Did they get the queen's OK to use Lilibet, and when?

(Newser) - As one might expect, there's been plenty of hand-wringing about whether Harry and Meghan did or did not ask the queen for permission/her blessing in bestowing her nickname on their newly born baby girl, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor . A palace source tells the BBC the queen wasn't consulted about...

A Royal Baby Gets His Name
A Royal Baby
Gets His Name

A Royal Baby Gets His Name

The child of Princess Eugenie is 11th in line for the British throne

(Newser) - Britain’s Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank have named their baby boy August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, Buckingham Palace said Saturday. The baby—a ninth great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth II—was born Feb. 9 at London’s Portland Hospital, per the AP . Eugenie, 30, is the younger daughter of...

The Horror: Influencers Give Girls Similar Odd Names

Baybi, meet Baby

(Newser) - If your pastimes including mocking celebs who saddle their kids with atypical names and Instagram influencers, this is the story for you. It centers around two mommy influencers—or, more specifically, their daughters. All My Friends Are Models blog founder Sasha Benz gave birth nearly three years ago to Baybi...

The Muskling's Name Has Changed
It's No Longer X Æ A-12 Musk

It's No Longer X Æ A-12 Musk

Elon, Grimes change their baby's name to something slightly more legal

(Newser) - Less than a month old , the son of Grimes and Elon Musk is already the subject of disagreement between his less-than-conventional parents and the state of California, which has now resulted in little X Æ A-12 Musk being renamed, reports CNN . "Did you change the baby name because...

Uh, Little Issue With Naming Your Kid 'X Æ A-12'

It might not be totally, what's it called, legal

(Newser) - Elon, about that baby name. "X Æ A-12" isn't just odd—it might be against the law. CBS News reports that Tesla CEO Elon Musk and singer Grimes may have violated California law with that zinger of a name. The California Department of Public Health Vital Records Handbook...

Musk, Grimes Seem to Disagree on How to Say Baby's Name

Symbols are hard

(Newser) - Elon Musk and Grimes have already explained what their baby boy's name means—but the pronunciation of it seems to still be a sticking point with the new parents. People reports that Musk appeared on Joe Rogan's podcast Thursday, and the Tesla/SpaceX CEO was all too happy to...

Wonder No More About Meaning of Baby Musk's Name

Tesla CEO's girlfriend Grimes explains what X Æ A-12 stands for

(Newser) - It's not clear where the happy family of three is going to live long term yet, but Elon Musk, girlfriend Grimes, and little X Æ A-12 Musk will soon be settling in at home together. And it looks like the curious won't have to wonder any longer what...

British PM Names Baby After 2 Important People

Carrie Symonds gave birth to the boy only days after Johnson recovered his health

(Newser) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds have named their baby boy Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson, honoring their grandfathers and doctors who cared for the UK leader after contracting the coronavirus, the AP reports. Symonds made the announcement on her Instagram page, posting a picture of her cradling the...

Amy Schumer: We Named Our Son 'Genital' by Accident

Or, that's how it sounded

(Newser) - The joke was apparently on Amy Schumer. Us Weekly reports that while appearing on the Tuesday episode of her podcast "3 Girls, 1 Keith," Schumer revealed that she had to change her nearly one-year-old's name. Gene, who was born on May 5, was originally given the middle...

Parents Name Their Baby Google, Get Google Swag

Including, of course, a Google onesie

(Newser) - A baby born in November on the Indonesian island of Java was named Google, and after the story went viral, the Indonesian branch of the tech giant recently sent the family a bag of Google swag, Asia One reports. "Google Indonesia called us," the baby boy's mom...

Game of Thrones Names Are Getting More Popular

Lots of babies were named Arya last year

(Newser) - If you named your baby after a certain Game of Thrones character, you might be wondering how hard it is to get a legal name change after last night's episode of the HBO series. And there's a decent chance someone reading this did give their baby that name,...

Parents Nab $11K for Daughter at Birth, Thanks to KFC

They just had to name her Harland

(Newser) - A 7-week-old infant already has a large chunk of her college tuition covered thanks to impeccable timing and KFC. Finding that Colonel Sanders' first name, Harland, had become too unpopular ( BabyCenter.com puts it at the 5,501 spot for 2018), the company in August issued a simple challenge...

KFC Offers $11K for Naming Baby After Col. Sanders

They're worried about the decline in Harlands

(Newser) - Not many people call their sons "Harland" these days—not even those who are big fans of Col. Harland Sanders' secret blend of 11 herbs and spices—and that's something KFC is trying to change. The company says it plans to mark what would have been its founder'...

Royal Baby's Name 'Confounds Expectations'

Meet Louis Arthur Charles, aka 'His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge'

(Newser) - George, Charlotte, and … Louis. A name has finally been bestowed upon the youngest child of Prince William and Kate Middleton, reports People , ending four days of suspense since the baby's birth on whether the couple would go traditional or adventurous. Louis Arthur Charles is the boy's full...

10 Most Gender-Neutral Baby Names in America

And you thought 'Charlie' was a boy's name

(Newser) - Coming up with a baby name is no easy feat, with sound, meaning, and nicknames to consider. Coming up with two, a boy and a girl name in cases where the baby's gender isn't known, is even harder. Luckily, soon-to-be parents can avoid this. Gender-neutral baby names are...

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