10 Celebrities Who Chose Normal Baby Names
From Apple to Zuma, celebrity moms and dads love getting creative with their choices in baby names. But at least one Hollywood mama-to-be, Soprano’s star Jamie Lynn Sigler, has publicly declared that when her bundle of joy arrives later this summer, she’s planning to buck the trend and pick—gasp!—a normal baby name. If she follows through, Jamie-Lynn will actually be in pretty good company. Here are 10 famous moms and dads who picked conventional names for their kids.
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Her niece is none other than Blue Ivy Carter, but when Solange Knowles gave birth to a son in 2004, she went with the very down-to-earth name of Daniel.
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James Van Der Beek
Dawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek and wife Kimberly Brook chose Olivia and Joshua as the names for their two children. No word so far on whether Joshua is hat tip to Pacey, aka Joshua Jackson, Van Der Beek’s co-star on the hit teen show.
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Yes, she’s aunt to North West, current ruler of the unusual celebrity baby name scene, but in picking names for her own two children, reality star Kourtney Kardashian and parter Scott Disick were slightly more mainstream. Son Mason was born in 2009 and daughter Penelope in 2012.
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No Marky Mark, Jr.? Actor, and former Funky Bunch member, Mark Wahlberg and model wife Rhea Durham went with the popular picks of Michael, Brendan, Ella, and Grace when naming their four children.
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Supermodel Kate Moss may lead a wild life, but her taste in baby names is surprisingly tame — and sweetly pretty. In 2002, Moss gave birth to Lila Grace.
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Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck
Granted, their choices in girls’ names — Violet and Seraphina — are a little unusual. But in 2012, when superstar couple Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck welcomed their third child, and first son, they went with perennially popular pick of Samuel.
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For all the crazy makeup and rock star stage antics, KISS member Paul Stanley’s choices in baby names are surprisingly low-key. Son Evan was born in 1994, followed by Sarah, Emily, and Colin.
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There is something classic and cool about the normal name choice actor Owen Wilson and girlfriend Jade Duell went with when they had a son in 2012: Robert Ford Wilson. Doesn’t it sound presidential?
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Gisele Bundchen & Tom Brady
He’s extraordinary on the field and she’s out of this world on the catwalk. But when it comes to baby names, Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen are a little more down to earth. Son Benjamin was born in 2009 and daughter Vivian arrived in 2012.
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