Celebrity Baby Names of 2010: The Good and the Horrid

Louis Bardo Bullock wins top honors
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 20, 2010 10:00 AM CST
Updated Dec 20, 2010 11:03 AM CST
Celebrity Baby Names of 2010: The Good and the Horrid
Copies of the latest People Magazine featuring Sandra Bullock and her newly-adopted son Louis Bardo Bullock are show on sale in New York, Wednesday, April 28, 2010.   (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)

Sandra Bullock had a tough year, but at least she won an Oscar … and now she’s also been given the “Oscar for Best Celebrity Baby Name of 2010” for her son Louis Bardo, write naming experts Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz on the Daily Beast. They offer up a few more celebrity baby names they like—and some they don’t:

  • Cosima: This name, chosen by both Claudia Schiffer and Sofia Coppola, is “the perfect mix of exotic, accessible, and cool.”
  • Billie Beatrice: Rebecca Gayheart and Eric Dane’s daughter’s name is “bouncy,” “sassy,” and “classic” simultaneously.

  • Nelson and Eddy: Celine Dion’s names for her twins, “the uptight Nelson and the toothpick-chewing Eddy don’t make a compatible pair.”
  • Buddy Bear Maurice: Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver got “wild and woolly—a bit too woolly—for [his] first son’s name.”
  • Draco: Danica McKellar “named her firstborn after a dragon, a dragon-shaped constellation, and a Harry Potter rival.” Yuck.
Click for the complete list, or a list of celebrities who named their babies ... after themselves.
(More baby name stories.)

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