What’s in a name?
What to name your newborn child? It’s one of the most agonising, terrifying but exciting decisions you’ll ever make, keeping you up for endless nights as you trawl every baby name book you can get your hands on. And if we think it’s bad for us mere mortals, imagine what a weighty task it is if you’re a celebrity, knowing that the world and his dog will be picking apart your choice at dinner parties, in the media and across Twitter?
Celebrities sometimes get it wrong when choosing baby names, but they can also make brave choices that give their mini-me a headstart in the race to be the coolest tot on the block.
Peaches Geldof and Thomas Cohen named their baby son Astala. British rocker Matt Belamy (from Muse) and Kate Hudson opted for Bingham ‘Bing’ Hawn for their son, and The Feeling’s bassist Richard Jones and wife Sophie Ellis-Bexter named their third son Ray Holiday.
The achingly hip list of boys’ names doesn’t stop there. Hilary Duff’s son goes by the name Luca Cruise Comrie, and Westlife’s Kian Egan’s son rocks Koa for a moniker. Actors are a bohemian bunch, who love to be kooky in their name choices – perfectly illustrated by Billie Piper and Laurence Fox’s son Eugene Pip.
Then the pap-worthy princesses don’t disappoint either. We’re loving kooky Mabel Ray for Bruce Willis’s daughter, Lily Allen’s little girl Ethel Mary embraces blue-rinse-chic, and Una Healey (from girl band ‘The Saturdays’ picked a winner in Aoife Belle Foden.
And who can forget those baby girls who topped the celebrity A List babies in 2011 – Blue Ivy Carter, daughter of celebrity royalty Beyonce and Jay Z, and the Beckhams’ long-awaited daughter Harper Seven?
These are all names to wear with pride, so how best to preserve them than with a stand-up-and-be-counted piece of personalised kids clothing as bought for some of the most famous children on the planet! Personalised baby clothes make a great gift for a newborn, and a funky personalised tee or tracky top will show off a cool name to perfection, whatever your age.