Celebrities are under a bit of scrutiny when it comes to naming their children, which must cause them so much additional stress compared to us good ol' mortals. And honestly, when it comes to their child-naming skills, celebrity couples either absolutely nail it and choose the perfect one, or they, well... let's just say there's a fair chance their kids might change their names when they grow up. Yes, we're looking at a certain reality TV family, that we won't name, because the focus here isn't on the bad names, it's on the good ones.
Every year a bunch of celebs surprise us with the names they decide to give their newborns. A clear trend this year was opting for more classic, old-school names and potentially pairing them with a more unique and quirky one to create this sophisticated yet modern vibe. Surely, not everyone has the same taste, the world would be a boring place if that was the case, but we are 100% sure that there is at least one name on this list that you will like.
So here they are, 25 celebrity baby names from 2018 that we absolutely adore!
25 Banks Violet Bair - Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma's Daughter
Actress and singer Hilary Duff and her partner, singer-songwriter Matthew Koma welcomed their adorable daughter Banks Violet Bair this fall, and with a beautiful name like that, the precious girl is bound to do big things. Sometimes celebs can really surprise us by taking quite simple names, yet putting them together in a manner that just rolls off the tongue perfectly! Her daddy and mommy are songwriters after all, so the two would know what name combinations sound flawless together!
24 Anaca - Candice Swanepoel And Hermann Nicoli's Son
Anaca Nicoli is another celeb baby whose name totally deserves a spot on our list. Supermodel Candice Swanepoel and her partner, model Hermann Nicoli obviously created a beautiful tiny human - what else to expect from models, but they did slightly surprise us with the name choice. Anaca is not your usual go-to boy name, but considering his dad is Brazilian, the name totally makes sense. And together with the last name Nicoli it creates the perfect combo for our ears!
23 Iver Eames - Coco Rocha And James Conran's Son
Next on our list is model Coco Rocha and her husband, muralist James Conran's son Iver Eames. There's a fine line celebrities often like to cross between choosing a unique but pretty-sounding name, and an original but rather ridiculous name for their little offspring. And while not everyone manages to stay on the right side of that line, Coco and James definitely did. Iver Eames has that unique celebrity-naming style, but it totally works.
22 Colette Koala - Macklemore And Tricia Davis' Daughter
Let's move on to rapper Macklemore and his wife Tricia Davis who welcomed a beautiful baby girl this year. And as her name, they decided to go with Colette Koala. Honestly, some may love it some may not, the fact is we are totally digging it. It just has that funky Macklemore touch to it, and you wouldn't expect just a regular name from him now, would you? We have no doub't little Collete Koala will be just as unique as her name is!
21 Rani Rose - Kate Hudson and Danny Fujikawa's Daughter
Hollywood actress Kate Hudson and her partner, musician Danny Fujikawa welcomed their adorable daughter this fall, and they decided to give her the name Rani Rose. The name itself is very simple, yet also sophisticated, and the little cutie totally looks like a Rani Rose, no doubt! Kate has been blessing us with quite a few pics of her newborn bundle of joy on social media, and you can totally tell her parents are head over heels for little Rani Rose!
20 Gwendolyn - James Van Der Beek And Kimberly Brook's Daughter
Hollywood actor James Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly Brook welcomed their fifth child together this year, and you'd think that after naming four of them, they'd run out of great name ideas, but no, not James and Kimberly. The beautiful couple named their precious daughter Gwendolyn which is both, timeless and classic; yet cool because the nickname Gwen is both current and hip. We're sure the little princess will grow up loving her name just as much as we do!
19 Ivey Joan - Jamie Lynn Spears And Jamie Watson's Daughter
Actress and singer Jamie Lynn Spears, which we will forever remember by her iconic Zoey 101 role, welcomed her second child this year. The actress and her husband Jamie Watson decided to give their daughter the name Ivey Joan, and honestly, that's probably one of our faves on this list. There's something about celebrities giving their kids those a bit more old-school sounding names that just works every time. Little Ivey Joan is sure lucky, because not all celebs know how to give good names!
18 Robbie Ray - Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black's Son
Olympic diver, Tom Daley, and his husband, screenwriter and producer Dustin Lance Black posted the pic above on social media this year and officially announced their precious newborn son will go by the name Robbie Ray, and honestly, it totally works, doesn't it? As we already mentioned, instead of going all crazy with their baby names, celebs should take a not or two from Tom and Dustin and just pick a classic name and put a little spin on it by adding a second one that compliments it!
17 Beckett Richard - Michael And Nicole Phelps' Son
Swimmer and Olympic legend Michael Phelps and his wife Nicole Johnson already have a two-year-old son named Boomer, but this year they welcomed a fourth member into their adorable family, little Beckett Richard! And honestly, how fancy and posh does that name sound? The parents definitely made a great choice with that one, and judging from the photo above, little Beckett Richard is living his best (sleepy) life on daddy Michael's chest! Not gonna lie, we are totally jealous.
16 Minnie Theodora - Jack And Lisa Osbourne's Daughter
Ozzy Osbourne's son Jack and his wife Lisa were also amongst the long list of celebs who had a baby this year. Once the couple welcomed their their precious daughter into the world, they decided to go for a more quirky name: Minnie Theodora. I mean come on, what do you even expect from Ozzy Osbourne's son, Jack had to give his daughter a slightly unusual name. But frankly, naming your child Minnie should be more common, it's totally cute!
15 Augustus - Jeffrey Dean Morgan And Hilarie Burton's Son
Actors Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton also welcomed their second child this year, and they decided to name their son Augustus! It's a very classic name and it perfectly suits their child. As you can tell, little Augustus still spend most of his days sleeping in mommy's lap, and we bet Hilarie and Jeffrey Dean enjoy every moment they get to spend with him! Soon enough, little Augustus will grow so they have to make the most out of these precious first few months moments!
14 Carmella - Christina Perri And Paul Costabile's Daughter
The adorable couple singer Christina Perri and her husband Paul Costabile welcomed their firstborn daughter this year, and they went for the name Carmella! Another great example of a cute name that doesn't necessarily scream "celebrity child". And judging from the pic above, the little family is having a lovely time together, and they share that with us on their social media profiles. Just look at how cute little Carmella's smile is, it is totally melting our hearts right now!
13 Cali Clay - Chanel Iman And Sterling Shepard's Daughter
Supermodel Chanel Iman and her husband, football player Sterling Shepard were another celeb couple that welcomed their firstborn this year, a beautiful daughter by the name of Cali Clay! Yes, yes, it's a bit more of an unusual name, but hey it totally works! Besides, with such good looking and smart parents, little Cali Clay is bound to grow into a true beauty and independent boss, so mark our words, we will hear Cali Clay's name a lot more once she grows up!
12 Frida - Brigitte Nielsen And Mattia Dessi's Daughter
55-year-old Danish actress and model Brigitte Nielsen and her husband Mattia Dessi welcomed a beautiful daughter this year. Yes, you read that right, Brigitte was pregnant at fifty-five and she handled all of it very well. And as far as the name goes, they went for another classic name, Frida. Of course, our first association is Frida Kahlo, but regardless of why they chose that name, the little girl is bound to be sassy, amazing and a total boss, just like her mom!
11 Santiago Enrique - Eva Longoria And José Bastón's Son
Actress and businesswoman Eva Longoria and her husband José Bastón welcomed their son this year, and the couple decided to go for the name Santiago Enrique! A wonderful combination of two names, and more proof that certain names are very popular for a reason, as celebs should never feel the pressure to name their child something wildly unique, unless they want to. Now, how cute do Santiago Enrique and Eva look in the photo above, napping in the middle of the day?
10 Delilah-Rae - Cher Lloyd And Craig Monk's Daughter
Singer Cher Lloyd and her husband Craig Monk were another amongst the celeb couples who welcomed their firstborn child this year. The two now have an adorable daughter who goes by the name Delilah-Rae, and to be honest, they could not have chosen better! We're totally obsessed with this name, and in general, combo-names are the way to go right now! They are super trendy and allow parents to mix and match whatever they think is perfect. And Delilah-Rae definitely is!
9 Barney Moon - Bridget Regan And Eamon O'Sullivan's Son
Actress Bridget Regan and her husband Eamon O'Sullivan welcomed their second born this year; they already have a 7-year-old daughter named Frankie Jean (great name as well, by the way). This year the family was joined by little Barney Moon, and with that Bridget and Eamon proved to us that a quirky name can totally work with a classic one, so do not be afraid to mix and match as freely as you want. Sometimes when parents think out of the "naming" box, they come up with such great ones!
8 Betsy Mack And Emory JoAnn - Hillary Scott And Chris Tyrrell's Twin Daughters
Lady Antebellum singer Hillary Scott and her husband Chris Tyrrell welcomed not only one child this year, but an adorable duo. Hilary gave brith to the couple's beautiful twin girls Betsy Mack and Emory JoAnn! You can totally tell there's been a pattern to celebrity baby names this year and we are so not mad about it! To be honest, we really can't decide which name of the two we like more, they are both wonderful choices in their own way! Well done, parents!
7 Genevieve - Kate Upton And Justin Verlander's Daughter
Call us old-fashioned, but we are obsessed with the name Genevieve! And, apparently, so are model and actress Kate Upton and her husband, baseball player Justin Verlander. The couple welcomed their firstborn daughter this fall, and surprisingly the two decided to go for a very classic name - Genevieve. Did we already mention we're super obsessed with that one? Yes, well now you know again. It just sounds so French and sophisticated, and just perfect for the little cutie-pie!
6 Mia Love - Robin Thicke And April Love Geary's Daughter
Singer Robin Thicke and his partner, model April Love Geary welcomed their first child together this year, and the two decided to name their daughter Mia. Mia Love, after her beautiful mom. Isn't it such a cute combo, the two names together? Anyways, with parents like these Mia Love is bound to grow up being a star, we have no doubt about it. Until then she'll keep being daddy's little girl, just look at those pretty eyes and pink cheeks!
5 Marvel Jane - Pete Wentz And Meagan Camper's Daughter
Okay, here's another one of those quirky + basic names that somehow create this unique and marvelous combination. Singer and songwriter Pete Wentz and his partner, model Meagan Camper welcomed their second child together this year, a beautiful daughter and they gave her the amazing name Marvel Jane! Okay, it may not be everyone's cup of tea, but if you as us it totally works! Besides, little Marvel Jane still seems to love her dad after he named her that, so... just saying.
4 Miles Theodore - John Legend And Chrissy Teigen's Son
Everyone's favorite couple, singer John Legend and his wife, model and cookbook legend, Chrissy Teigen welcomed their second child this year, a son whom they decided to name Miles Theodore Stephens! Honestly, after naming their firstborn daughter Luna Simone, we had no doubt the two would pick a just as beautiful name for their son as well. The couple just seems to be good at literally everything, it's almost unfair! If they just weren't so darn likable all the time...
3 Tiana Gia - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson And Lauren Hashian's Daughter
Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and his partner, singer Lauren Hashian also welcomed their second child together this year, a beautiful daughter the two decided to name Tiana Gia! Seriously, how perfect is this selfie of The Rock with his newborn that he posted on social media, just look at her cute baby cheeks! The name Tiana Gia suits her so absolutely perfectly, and we're sure The Rock and his wife are pleased with their name choice. We definitely approve!
2 Isla Rose - Chris Klein And Laina Rose Thyfault's Daughter
Actor Chris Klein and his wife Laina Rose Thyfault are another celeb couple that welcomed their second child this year. The two decided to name their newborn daughter Isla Rose and OH MY GOD isn't that name perfection? I mean, the couple already did a wonderful job at naming their 2-year-old Frederick Easton, but now they definitely outdid themselves! Isla Rose is, hands down, amongst our fave celebrity baby-girl names on this list! It just sounds so perfectly unique yet you don't question it one bit!
1 Lulu Gray - Haylie Duff And Matt Rosenberg's Daughter
We started this list with a Duff sister, so we decided to wrap it up with the other! Hilary's sister Haylie Duff and her partner Matt Rosenberg also welcomed a child this year - the Duff's must have been so happy all year around. As for their daughter, they decided to go with the name Lulu Gray, and while again, may not suit everyone's taste, we think it's absolutely adorable. And we honestly can't wait to see pics of cousins Lulu Gray and Banks Violet Bair playing together!