BABYCENTER® ANNOUNCES FAVORITE (AND LEAST FAVORITE) CELEBRITY BABY NAMES OF 2011
The Beckham’s Harper Seven is Adored, While Alicia Silverstone’s Bear Blu Gets Nixed
BabyCenter® Celebrity Contributors, The MOMS, ask Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, and other stars about baby name regret, feelings about their own names
(San Francisco) — January 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — BabyCenter®, the #1 pregnancy and parenting mobile and web destination worldwide, today announced its list of the most and least favorite celebrity baby names of 2011. BabyCenter surveyed its audience to see which celebrity baby names made the A-list and which fell short. Based on responses from nearly 3,000 moms, BabyCenter found that Victoria and David Beckham did the best job in naming their little girl, Harper Seven. The name Harper has already jumped an impressive 34 spots and is clearly parents’ favorite celebrity name of the year. Also topping the list are Willow Sage, the daughter of new parents Pink and Carey Hart, and Aiden, son of Rod and Penny Lancaster Stewart.
“Celebrities are creative and their baby name choices are no exception,” says Linda Murray, BabyCenter Global Editor-in-Chief. “Love them or hate them, celebrity baby names are always a hot topic, so it’s no surprise that nearly 50 percent of expecting moms trying to decide on a name find inspiration from celebrities.”
Top 5 Favorite Celebrity Baby Names
Harper Seven (David & Victoria Beckham)
Aiden (Rod & Penny Lancaster Stewart)
Liam James (Craig & Megan Ferguson)
Willow Sage (Pink & Carey Hart)
Arabella Rose (Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner)
Unfortunately, not everyone can be a winner. According to BabyCenter moms, topping the list of least favorite celebrity baby names is Bear Blu, son of Alicia Silverstone and Christopher Jarecki. Also high on the list is the name of Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon’s son, Moroccan Scott, as well as Mike Myers and Kelly Tisdale’s son, Spike.
Top 5 Least Favorite Celebrity Baby Names
Bear Blu (Alicia Silverstone & Christopher Jarecki)
Moroccan Scott (Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon)
Agnes Lark (Jennifer Connelly & Paul Bettany)
Spike (Mike Myers & Kelly Tisdale)
Declan George (Danny & Gia McBride)
With all the unusual baby names out there, BabyCenter celebrity contributors, The MOMS, (Denise Albert and Melissa Gerstein, formerly of Moms and the City) caught up with some of our favorite superstars to find out if they suffer from baby name regret and if they’ve ever considered changing their own name. For answers from Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, and other stars, check out the video at http://blogs.babycenter.com/celebrities/would-you-change-your-name-matt-damon-would/.
For complete 2011 Baby Names coverage, visit http://www.babycenter.com/special-report-baby-names.
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