Zooey Deschanel Reveals Her Daughter’s Super-Sweet Name

Zooey Deschanel Reveals The Unusual, But Totally Beautiful, Name Of Her Baby Girl

Zooey Deschanel kept the name of her baby girl, who she gave birth to back in August, under wraps for as long as she could, but at the premiere of her new flick, Rock The Kasbah, she couldn’t help but let it slip. And boy are we glad she did. 

Naturally, her choice is beautifully unusual, opting for Elsie Otter. How sweet is that? 

Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford Announce The Name Of Their Baby Girl


Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford


After one of Hollywood’s most secretive pregancies, Carey Mulligan has finally confirmed that she gave birth to a girl three weeks ago and that her and her musician husband have named her Evelyn. Ahhh.

The notoriously private couple have kept super quiet on the topic but Carey let slip the news on The Graham Norton Show while promoting her upcoming film, Suffragette.

Fearne Cotton Names Her Baby Honey Krissy Wood



Fearne Cotton‘s given birth to a baby girl (hooray!), and we can’t stop gushing over the super cute name… Honey Krissy Wood! 

The former Radio One presenter took to Twitter to announced her and hubby Jesse Wood’s new arrival, tweeting: ‘Jesse and I are over the moon and buzzing with love, as our baby daughter Honey Krissy Wood came into the world this morning.’ Naw.

Baby names are possibly the hardest decision you’ll ever have to make, and yet somehow these celebrities seem to have it down. 

Our favourie A-listers provide the ultimate inspiration when it comes to choosing a unique and unusual baby name. We’ve rounded up some of the most stand-out and striking baby names in the celebrity realm right now… 

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Baby Names For Girls 

Apple (Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin chose this fruity name for their first daughter. Gwyn explained: “It sounded so sweet and it conjured such a lovely picture for me – you know, apples are so sweet and they’re wholesome and it’s biblical.”)

Beyonce with Blue Ivy

Blue Ivy (Beyonce and Jay-Z)

Bluebell (Geri Halliwell)

Briar Rose (Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen – and a very famous Disney Princess also known as Sleeping Beauty)

Destry (Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw)

Emerson (Teri Hatcher and Jon Tenney)

Frances (Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love)

Harper (Victoria Beckham and David Beckham)

David Beckham with a newborn baby Harper


Haven (Jessica Alba and Cash Warren)

Marlowe (Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge)

North (Kim Kardashian and Kanye West)

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively baby


James (Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds) 

Wyatt (Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher)

Zola (Eddie Murphy and Nicole Mitchell)

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Baby Names For Boys

OK, we had to give this one a special mention. Anakin (a.k.a. Anakin Sykwalker) has just found itself in America’s top 1000 names for boys. And while it’s only at number 957, we reckon the force may be strong with this one. Our other faves include:


Apollo (Gwen Stefani’s son was named after the Greek god of light)

Atlas (Ed Norton and Shauna Robertson)

Bear (Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll)

Bodhi (Megan Fox christened her son with the Buddhist name, which means ‘enlightenment’.)

Christopher Carlton (the name for Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter’s bundle of joy)

Cyrus (Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy)

Egypt (Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz)

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Jaxon (Kristen Cavallari and hubby Jay Cutler)

Milan (Shakira and Gerard Piqué – it means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification.)

Ocean (Forest Whitaker)

Sailor (Liv Tyler and Dave Gardner)

Satchel (Woody Allen and Mia Farrow)

Sparrow (Nicole Richie and Joel Madden)

Tate (Emma Bunton and Jade Jones)