There are many baby-blogs and celebrity-blogs and just general news sites that love to nitpick the monikers chosen by celebrities. The most obvious recent example is Kimye's baby North West. It basically "went viral" and everyone was talking about it. Unfortunately, due to its "punny" nature, most of the talk wasn't on the up-and-up.
Contrary to popular belief and stereotypes, many celebrities actually choose normal and lovely names. However, those are the ones that tend to get overlooked. As a media-driven society, we only remember the odd ones that fuel jokes on talk-shows.
Here are some celebrity baby name choices from 2012 that I think are great!:
Girls: Beatrice Jean (Bryce Dallas Howard) Pearl Clementine (Jack Osbourne) India Rose (Chris Hemsworth) Adalaide Marie Hope (Katherine Heigl) Cecilia Delphine (Majandra Delfino & David Walton) Marlowe Ottoline Layng (Sienna Miller) Faith Evangeline Elisa (Kelsey Grammer) Theodora Rose (Robbie Williams) Wilhelmina Jane (Natalie & Taylor Hanson) Olivia Mabel (Carly Smithson) Miranda Scarlett (Rob Schneider) Vivian Lake (Gisele Bundchen & Tom Brady)
Boys: Thomas Colton (Jared Padalecki) Micah Emmanuel (Sarah Drew) Miles Alexander (Joy Williams) Leo James (Brandon Routh) Lorenzo Dominic (Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi) Spencer Frederick (Donald Trump Jr) Zane Alexander (Heather Tom) William Luca (James Marsden) Cyrus Michael Christopher (Claire Danes & Huge Dancy) Maxfield David (Eric Laden) Logan Phineas (Ryan Murphy) Angelo James (Adele)
Twins: James Timothy & Fiona Leigh (Danny Pudi) Charlie & Poppy (Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer)
There were even some great first-name-only choices that I couldn't help but smile at for how very simple and normal they are:
Truman (Alexis Stewart) Jackson (Charlize Theron) Joshua (James Van Der Beek) Rafael (Guy Ritchie) Jack (Anna Faris & Chris Pratt) Tucker (Melissa Joan Hart) Calin (Samaire Armstrong)
Virginia (Andrea Bocelli) Olivia (Michael Weatherly) Lucia (Mira Sorvino) Eliza (Caterina Scorsone) Sienna (Adriana Lima)
So while we remember names like North West, Blue Ivy, Pilot Inspektor, Apple, etc, don't forget that there are also gems to be found in Hollywood. 2013 isn't over yet, but there have already been some lovely choices! I'll report on those after the new year!
I'm sure there are some that I've missed from 2012, but which of these are your favorites?