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Popularity of the Baby Name Francs

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Celebrities Who Have Chosen Great Baby Names

Do you think celebrities bestow strange baby names in order to give their careers a boost? That’s the impression I get sometimes. I’d never heard of soap star Ingo Rademacher before he named his son Peanut. I knew very little about M.I.A. before she came up with the name Ikhyd. And I hadn’t thought about Lisa Bonet in ages until she popped up with Nakoa-Wolf. Certainly these baby names helped introduce these celebs to a wider audience–if only for a short time.

I think it’s unfortunate that unusual celebrity baby names receive so much attention. Segments on Entertainment Tonight, pages in People Magazine, entire VH1 specials…not to mention all the blog buzz. (Yup, I’m guilty.) It’s a ridiculous amount of positive reinforcement for a practice that probably shouldn’t be encouraged.

So I thought I’d put together a list of celebrities who have given their children normal names, like Samuel and Christina–names you’ve heard before, names that would never make the headlines for being peculiar. So far, the list stretches back nearly 80 years and features more than 80 celebrities:

  • Mark Wahlberg named his children Ella, Michael, Brendan and Margaret.
  • Maya Rudolph and Paul Thomas Anderson named their daughters Pearl and Lucille.
  • Colin Farrell named his sons James and Henry.
  • Julie Delpy named her son Leo.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick named their children James, Marion and Tabitha.
  • Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber named their sons Alexander and Samuel.
  • Salma Hayek named her daughter Valentina.
  • Amanda Peet named her daughter Frances.
  • Steve Zahn named his children Henry and Audrey.
  • Ricky Martin named his twin sons Matteo and Valentino.
  • Jack Black named his sons Samuel and Thomas.
  • Ewan McGregor named his biological daughters Clara and Esther.
  • Kate Winslet named her children Mia and Joe.
  • Julia Ormond named her daughter Sophie.
  • Natalie Merchant named her daughter Lucia.
  • Celine Dion named her son René-Charles.
  • Rachel Weisz named her son Henry.
  • Kellie Martin named her daughter Margaret.
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard named their daughter Ramona.
  • Christian Bale named his daughter Emmeline.
  • Tina Fey named her daughter Alice.
  • Bill Paxton named his children James and Lydia.
  • Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy named their daughters Sofia and Georgia.
  • Chris O’Donnell named his children Lily, Christopher, Charles, Finley and Maeve.
  • Jodie Foster named her sons Charles and Christopher.
  • Dennis Quaid named his children Jack, Thomas and Zoe.
  • Warren Beatty and Annette Bening named their children Kathlyn, Benjamin, Isabel and Ella.
  • Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora named their daughter Ava.
  • Ed Harris named his daughter Lily.
  • Kenny G named his sons Max and Noah.
  • Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins named their sons Jack and Miles.
  • Phil Collins named his children Simon, Lily, Nicholas and Matthew.
  • Meryl Streep named her children Henry, Mary, Grace and Louisa.
  • Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love named their daughter Frances.
  • Liam Neeson and Natasha Richardson named their sons Micheál and Daniel.
  • Kiefer Sutherland named his daughter Sarah.
  • Mel Gibson named his children Hannah, Edward, Christian, William, Louis, Milo, Thomas and Lucia.
  • Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates named their children Owen and Greta.
  • Michelle Pfeiffer named her biological son John.
  • Diane Lane named her daughter Eleanor.
  • Denzel Washington named his children John, Katia, Olivia and Malcolm.
  • Bette Midler named her daughter Sophie.
  • Michael Keaton named his son Sean.
  • Sigourney Weaver named her daughter Charlotte.
  • Tim Allen named his daughters Katherine and Elizabeth.
  • Harrison Ford named his children Benjamin, Willard, Malcolm and Georgia.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver named their children Katherine, Christina, Patrick and Christopher.
  • Robert DeNiro named his sons Raphael, Elliott, Julian and Aaron.
  • Sophia Loren named her sons Carlo and Edoardo.
  • John Lennon named his sons John and Sean.
  • Bruce Lee named his children Brandon and Shannon.
  • Telly Savalas named his children Christina, Penelope, Candace, Nicholas, Christian and Ariana.
  • Paul McCartney named his children Mary, Stella, James and Beatrice.
  • Bing Crosby named his children Gary, Dennis, Phillip, Lindsay, Harry, Mary and Nathaniel.
  • Joan Rivers named her daughter Melissa.
  • Sean Connery named his son Jason.
  • Jack Lemmon named his children Christopher and Courtney.
  • Robert Redford named his children Scott, James, Shauna and Amy.
  • Bob Dylan named his biological children Jesse, Anna, Samuel, Jakob and Desiree.
  • Paul Newman named his children Scott, Susan, Stephanie, Elinor, Melissa and Claire.
  • John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy named their children Arabella, Caroline, John and Patrick.
  • Grace Kelly named her children Caroline, Albert and Stephanie.
  • William Holden named his sons Peter and Scott.
  • Robert Mitchum named his children James, Christopher and Petrina.
  • Kirk Douglas named his sons Michael, Joel, Peter and Eric.
  • Judy Garland named her children Liza, Lorna and Joseph.
  • James Stewart named his twin daughters Judy and Kelly.
  • James Cagney named his children James and Cathleen.
  • Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall named their children Stephen and Leslie.
  • Gregory Peck named his children Jonathan, Stephen, Carey, Anthony and Cecilia.
  • Elizabeth Taylor named her biological children Michael, Christopher and Elizabeth.
  • Alec Guinness named his son Matthew.
  • Deborah Kerr named her daughters Melanie and Francesca.
  • Betty Grable named her daughters Victoria and Jessica.
  • Henry Fonda named his biological children Jane and Peter.
  • Pablo Picasso named his children Paul, Maria, Claude and Paloma.
  • Vivien Leigh named her daughter Suzanne.
  • Marlene Dietrich named her daughter Maria.
  • Gary Cooper named his daughter Maria.

I know I’ve missed dozens of other famous people with well-named children. Who else can you come up with?