17 July 2011

Celebrity Birth Announcement: Ivanka Trump

This month's celebrity baby boom continued today with the birth of Ivanka Trump's daughter.

Earlier today, Ivanka tweeted "This morning @jaredkushner and I welcomed a beautiful and healthy little baby girl into the world. We feel incredibly grateful & blessed. Thank you all for your support and well wishes!"
Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner Welcome Daughter | Ivanka Trump 
Ivanka and her husband, like most celebrities lately, have yet to announce the name they chose. I'm hoping they won't wait too long because I'm predicting a nice, pretty Jewish name.

Congratulations to them!

Update: Their daughter's name is Arabella Rose. A little disappointing for me as I expected a combination I hadn't heard before, but at least it's spelled correctly. Rose is pretty but it's so overdone- it's definitely this decade's Marie/ Nicole.

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14 July 2011

Kate Hudson Reveals Her New Son's Name

Welcome, Bingham Hawn Bellamy! Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy's new son will be nicknamed Bing. While I like the name Bingham in theory and I love Hawn in the middle, I'm not sold on Bing. Now that I think about it, Hawn Bellamy would have been a nice name.
Bing Bellamy and his older brother Ryder Robinson might have totally different name styles and surnames but they both exhibit their mother's apparent affinity for alliteration. It's not my thing but it's nice to see a common thread in both of the boys' names.

The article also mentions that Kate pushed for 4.5 hours before he was born! Holy shit. I can't even imagine that and I completely admire her for doing it naturally. Way to go, Kate!

Update: Matt Bellamy explained in a tweet earlier that Bing's name is a family name for both him and Kate. While it's still not my favorite name, I love that they used family names and put a lot of thought into it.
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12 July 2011

Celebrity Birth Announcement: Jewel

This week is already full of new celebrity babies! Jewel and husband Ty Murray welcomed their son, Kase Townes, last night in Texas. While I think all babies should be celebrated, I can't say the same about baby names.

First, Jewel and Ty clearly disregarded my "don't combine word names" and "don't make up your own spelling" rules of baby naming. As expected Case is a very cowboy-esque name: It's short and casual-sounding with a fairly masculine feel.
Case is also pretty low on the SSA chart, only ranking #713 last year. So why did they choose to scrap that spelling in favor of the ridiculously overused K? One possibility is that the name Kase, or more specifically the letter K holds some sort of meaning to them. 

My guess is that, like many parents who make up spellings for their children's names, they felt that Case wasn't youneek enough for their baby and wanted to change it up a bit to make it more 'special' for him. If that's the reason, they might be disappointed to find out that [according to Nancy's list] the parents of 81 boys had the same idea in 2010.

I assume Townes is a family name and I actually kind of like it, especially in the middle spot. I'm not a fan of the 2 single-syllable names together, though, it throws off the flow of the name.

In any event, congratulations to them!

DIY Driftwood Clothing Rack

I'm in love with using tree branches in home decor! I originally saw this nursery on my friend's Pinterest and immediately knew I had to incorporate a driftwood branch into Bay's room.
 It can even be done on a larger/ heavier scale:
And here's the one I put up in Bay's room:
I used baker's twine because I didn't feel like running out and getting fishing wire but I plan to replace it with that soon.
I got the piece of driftwood from the20minutegift on Etsy. I told her the length and width I wanted and she found the perfect one.

10 July 2011

Celebrity Birth Announcement: Kate Hudson

As if there wasn't enough excitement in the tabloids this weekend about Victoria Beckham's baby, Kate Hudson also gave birth! She delivered a "healthy baby boy" Saturday night.
Matthew Bellamy, Kate Hudson Deciding on Name for Newborn | Kate Hudson
His name has yet to be released but I'll update when I find out what it is. I'm curious to find out if his name fits with older brother Ryder's name or if Kate's naming style has changed over the past 7 years since she first became a mother. 

In any case, congratulations to her and fiancé Matthew Bellamy!

Update: They are [according to People] still deciding on the name. The article also states that Kate gave birth naturally [a VBAC, apparently, as she is reported to have had a C-section with Ryder]. Yay! I can only hope it becomes a huge Hollywood trend and influences non-celebrities to consider natural birth as well.

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Celebrity Birth Announcement: Victoria Beckham

Congratulations to the Beckhams! Victoria and David Beckham welcomed their fourth child and first daughter early this morning. 
Recent photo of Victoria taken by David
No name has been released yet, so I'll update when it is confirmed. I'm interested to find out if the rumors are true and they named her Atlanta or if they went with something completely unexpected.

Update: I got a Facebook alert earlier that said the baby's name is Harper Seven Beckham- I was shocked! Seven was David's number when he played soccer [aka 'football'] for England so I'm guessing that is the inspiration for her middle name [trying a little too hard for my taste but at least it has meaning].

Overall, though, I have to say I'm disappointed. I was definitely looking forward to another unusual celebrity baby name.

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08 July 2011

10% Off Custom Baby Blanket

In case you need a great baby gift soon, consider buying a custom baby blanket like Bay's! 
Until September 30, you can get one 10% off with the code "Bay". Click here to read my previous post and follow the link to Barb's Etsy store.

And because I haven't been posting much lately [sorry!], here's a sweet picture of Bay:

06 July 2011

Natalie Portman's Son's Name Revealed

Aleph/ Alef is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet and the name of Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied's baby boy.
Natalie Portman
I don't really feel qualified to judge the name since I am not very familiar with Hebrew names but I think it has a nice sound. It doesn't quite flow with Millepied but I doubt he'll need to use his last name much to distinguish him from lots of other Alephs.

It will probably be a while before we get to see photos of him but I can't wait to see them!

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