Celebrity baby names A-Z

Here's our A-Z list of the weird and wonderful baby names celebrities have given to their offspring!

Katherine Jenkins

Here's our A-Z list of the weird and wonderful baby names celebrities have given to their offspring!

Here's our A-Z list of the weird and wonderful baby names celebrities have given to their offspring!

With lots of newborn-sized additions to the world of celebrity over the past few years, we've put together a gallery to celebrate the best celebrity baby names - and they're handily ordered from A-Z for your browsing pleasure.

From traditional names like Ethel (Lily Allen's little girl) and Pearl (Jack Osbourne's eldest) to the more, erm, unique ones like Audio Science (the name actress Shannyn Sossamon picked for her son), we've loved seeing all of the unusual celebrity baby names that have been picked, and gathered plenty of ideas for our own future offspring too.

If you're expecting and haven't decided on a name for your little bundle of joy, then click through our gallery and take inspiration from these utterly original celebrity baby names. From soap stars to Hollywood A-listers, there's baby boy and girl name ideas from celebs from the worlds of film, modelling, music, television and more, and all have lovely unique meanings so you can make an informed decision. Celebrities are pretty good at standing out from the crowd, so it's no surprise that their choices won't be found on any lists of most popular baby names (opens in new tab) either!

Our favourites have to be the names that Desperate Housewives star, Marcia Cross, chose for her twin girls: Eden and Savannah. So pretty! And the (unofficial) award for Best Celebrity Dad has to go to chef, Jamie Oliver, whose four kids have the cutest names; Poppy, Daisy, Petal and Buddy. We bet they have the best packed lunches in the country!

However, we're big fans of pretty much all of these celebrity baby names, especially once we'd heard the personal stories behind them.

What do you think of the celebrity baby names in this collection? If you have a favourite (or least favourite), let us know your thoughts by posting a comment in the box below.

Celebrity baby names: Aaliyah

Katherine Jenkins welcomed baby girl Aaliyah Reign in September 2015.

The singer announced the birth by sharing a picture of Aaliyah's hands and feet on her Instagram account, writing alongside:

'Introducing our daughter Aaliyah Reign Levitas, who came loudly into the world weighing almost 7lbs and surrounded by love. We are absolutely besotted with her & grateful for the beautiful blessing of this happy, healthy, little miracle. Cwtches all round @AndrewLevitas'

The name Aaliyah is of Hebrew origin and means 'going up' or 'ascending'.

Celebrity baby names: Abel

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Parks and Recreation actress Amy Poehler is mum to son Abel, born August 2010, and Archie, born October 2008, with now ex-husband Will Arnett.

Abel is a Hebrew baby name meaning 'breath', 'son', 'breathing spirit'. It is also used in the Old Testament of the Bible - Abel is the son of Adam and Eve.

Celebrity baby names: Ace

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Ace was the name given to Emma and Matt Willis' baby boy, born in November 2011. He plays younger brother to their daughter Isabelle, born in 2009, and older brother to second girl Trixie, who was born in 2016.

They're not the only celebs to choose this unusual name - Jessica Simpson named her second child, son Ace Knute.

The meaning of the name Ace is often interpreted as: 'one who excels', although it is also an English surname which means 'noble'.

Celebrity baby names: Adalaide

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American actress Katherine Heigl and her husband, Josh Kelley, adopted a baby girl in April 2012. The couple named their second child Adalaide Marie Hope Kelley.

They also adopted, Naleigh, their elder daughter named after the actress's mother and sister, from South Korea in 2009. In 2016, they also welcomed a biological son named Joshua.

Adalaide is a French baby name meaning 'nobility'.

Celebrity baby names: Agnes

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Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany have two children together: son Stellan, born 2003, and daughter Agnes Lark, born 31st May 2011. Jennifer also has an elder son from a previous relationship named Kai.

The name Agnes derives from Greek and means 'pure' or 'holy'.

Celebrity baby names: Apollo

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Apollo Bowie Flynn is the name of Gwen Stefani's youngest son with her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale. He was born in February 2014, and Gwen described him a 'miracle' after one of his big brothers prayed for his appearance.

'He has a direct link to God, basically. He asked me, "Mum, are you gonna have a baby? I want you to have a baby," the singer explained during an appearance on Late Night. '[He prayed] Dear God, please let my mum have a baby. Please, God! Please let my mum have a baby! Four weeks later, I was pregnant!'

The pair are clearly fans of unusual baby names, as their other boys are named Kingston James McGregor (born in May 2006) and Zuma Nesta Rock (born August 2008).

It sounds pretty contemporary, but Apollo is actually a classic Greek baby name meaning 'manly beauty'.

Celebrity baby names: Arpad

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Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson definitely went for unique names for her children, sons Arpad Flynn Alexander, born February 1998 (named after her first husband) and Aurelius Cy Andrea, born February 2003.

In Hungarian, the name Arpad means 'wanderer'.

Celebrity baby names: Arlo

Leighton Meester and Adam Brody

It was a 2000s TV dream when Leighton Meester of Gossip Girl and Adam Brody of the OC got married and became parents to little girl Arlo Day, whom they welcomed in August 2015.

Arlo was the first child for the couple, although if Adam has his way, she won't be the last.

In a Reddit interview in 2015, he was asked how many babies he'd like with Leighton.

'I say 12,' he replied. 'And I decide.'

Arlo, meaning 'army' or 'hill', is traditionally a baby name for boys, but we agree with Leighton and Adam - it's a lovely choice for a daughter too!

Celebrity baby names: Art

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Chris O'Dowd and his TV presenter wife Dawn O'Porter revealed their baby name as they shared the news that their first child had been born in February 2015.

'It's a boy! @hotpatooties & I would like to introduce Art O'Porter, our gorgeous baby. Well, I'm pretty sure he's ours' the Bridesmaids star tweeted.

Art is usually short for Arthur but in Ireland it is a seperate name that comes from an ancient word for 'a bear,' used in the sense relating to the terms 'warrior' or 'champion'.

Celebrity baby names: Astala

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The late Peaches Geldof is mum to sons Astala Dylan Willow, born April 2012, and Phaedra Bloom Forever, born April 2013, with husband Thomas Cohen.

When asked about her unusual choice of baby name for her first child, Peaches explained: 'We found Astala in a baby name book - quite an obscure one. This is going to be a very stylish baby.'

'I wanted a Jewish name because my fiance is a Jew and the name is the male version of Esther.'

When Peaches passed away in 2015, Thomas released a statement saying: 'My beloved wife Peaches was adored by myself and her two sons Astala and Phaedra and I shall bring them up with their mother in their hearts every day.'

Celebrity baby names: Atom

Rosamund Pike

Gone Girl actress Rosamund Pike gave birth to her second son in December 2014, and a few months later, a close friend revealed that the new bundle of joy was named Atom.

Apparently, Rosamund chose the name after finding her home birthing experience 'so easy and elemental'.

Her first child, Solo, was born in 2012.

Celebrity baby names: Atticus

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jennifer Love Hewitt and husband Brian named their second son Atticus James.

The actress didn't confirm the reasoning behind her choice, but it's possible that she took inspiration from the classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird, as Atticus is the name of the book's central character. The name is Latin and traditionally means 'man of Attica'.

The couple are clearly big fans of A names, as they are also parents to daughter Autumn.

Celebrity baby names: Audio Science

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Audio Science - believe it or not that's what A Knight's Tale actress Shannyn Sossamon called her son!

She explained, 'We wanted a word not a name, so my boyfriend read through the dictionary three or four times. We were going to call him Science, but thought it might get shortened to Sci, as in Simon.'

Shanyn later welcomed a second son, Mortimer.

Celebrity baby names: August

Charlize Theron

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Actress Charlize Theron adopted an African-American baby girl in August 2015 and named her, rather appropriately, August.

August is the star's second child. In 2012, she adopted a son, Jackson, from South Africa. August is thought to have been born in the US.

Charlize adopted the baby girl just over a month after calling off her engagement from fellow actor, Sean Penn.

Celebrity baby names: Augustus

Billy Corgan, Chloe Mendel

In December 2015 Smashing Pumpkins musician Billy Corgan called his son Augustus Juppiter Corgan. Augustus' mother is Chloe Mendel, the daughter of fashion designers Gilles Mendel and Jenny Mui.

Notoriously quiet in the media and on social sites, the couple made no comment on the reason behind the name, but in Latin it means 'great' or 'venerable'.

Celebrity baby names: Axl

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Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie gave birth to son Axl Jack in August 2013 - and says that the name came to her in a dream!

'I had this dream, and I was in the audience at this festival,' she recalled during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show later that year. 'It was outdoors and it was all grimy and nobody knew who I was. I was just one of the fans. It was like the old days. It was so cool. And onstage singing was Jim Morrison. And then came Bob Marley, and then Axl Rose.'

'I mean, I was in heaven in this dream. And I'm dancing and just getting into the music, and then all of a sudden, boom boom! And I wake up, and it was the first time my son kicked me in the stomach.'

'It was like he was feeling the music with me. It was amazing.' she gushes. 'I woke Josh [Duhamel, her husband] up and I said, "Honey, honey, honey -- he kicked me. He finally kicked me." And I told him my dream, and he was like, 'Wow.''

Celebrity baby names: Barbara

David Mitchell and Victoria Coren

Comedian David Mitchell and his writer and broadcaster wife Victoria Coren are known for keeping their private life underwraps, so we're not surprised that when their daughter Barbara arrived in May 2015, the pair were exceptionally low-key about their news.

Victoria announced the birth on her Twitter account, writing: 'We've got a daughter!!! Barbara Elizabeth June Mitchell, very small and sweet. All three of us are extremely happy and sleepy' - sounds like an accurate description of motherhood to us...

Barbara is an English name derived from the Greek 'barbaros', meaning 'foreign' or 'strange', 'traveler from a foreign land'.

Celebrity baby names: Bay

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Bay Atlas is Kirstie Allsopp's eldest son, born in 2006 and he plays big brother to her second son Oscar Hercules.The baby name Bay is of French origin and means 'auburn haired'.

Celebrity baby names: Bear

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Bear is the name Kate Winslet and her third hubby, Ned Rocknroll, gave to their first child together.

When asked whether Bear would take Ned's surname, Kate told Glamour magazine that the baby would be taking her surname instead. She said, 'Of course we're not going to call it Rocknroll. People might judge all they like, but I'm a f****** grown-up.'

Kate has two other children from previous relationships, Mia and Joe.

Bear is a popular name with other celebs too - Bear Blu is Alicia Silverstone's son with husband Christopher Jarecki.

Celebrity baby names: Betsy

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Baby Betsy was born on May 2010 to parents Denise Van Outen and Lee Mead. With those genes she's sure to have some star potential when she's older!

In Hebrew the meaning of the name Betsy is: or Elizabeth, from Elisheba, meaning either oath of God, or God is satisfaction.

Celebrity baby names: Bingham

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Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy named their baby boy Bingham 'Bing' Hawn Bellamy in July 2011.

The British rocker tweeted 'Mum and baby are strong and healthy. Mum was a warrior, Bing popped out after 4.5 hours of intense pushing!'

Bingham is generally used as a surname, but for Kate and Matt, it has special family significance.

'For those wondering, Bingham is my mum's maiden name,' the Muse frontman, 33, tweeted after baby Bingham's birth. 'Bing Russell was also Kurt [Russell's] dad.'

Kate also has an elder son, Ryder, from a previous relationship.

Celebrity baby names: Blue Ivy

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Beyonce gave birth to her first child, daughter Blue Ivy, in January 2012.

It's been rumoured the colourful name was chosen after husband Jay-Z's favourite colour (he's had several albums including the name Blueprint) and Ivy after Beyonce's lucky number, four, which is IV in Roman numerals. Get it?

Celebrity baby names: Bluebell

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Geri Halliwell's daughter Bluebell

Madonna was born in May 2006.

Bluebell is a traditional flower baby name, and Geri told Hello! magazine the flowers had seemed to be everywhere she looked towards the end of her pregnancy.

She added that her mother had told her that the bluebell was growing rare, and as something 'precious', it seemed appropriate for her daughter's name.

In January 2017, Geri gave birth to a son, whom she named Montague.

Celebrity baby names: Bowie

Take That Howard Donald

Take That's Howard Donald announced the arrival of his third child in 2016 - and his name was a touching tribute to a late, great musician: Bowie, who passed away in January of the same year.

'Bowie Taylan Donald came into this world on Tues 12th Jan,' Howard told his fans on Twitter. 'Mummy and daddy suffering sleep deprivation but life is wonderful, he is divine.'

Earlier in the same week, Howard shared his thoughts about the loss of singer David Bowie on the same account. 'Feel very honoured that I have a photo of me and Jay with David Bowie. When we did TOTP. What a genius and a great loss. RIP,' he wrote.

Howard has two daughters, Grace and Lola, from previous relationships.

Celebrity baby names: Bronx

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In November 2008, Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz welcomed first son Bronx Mowgli into the world. Pete revealed shortly after the birth that his son's middle name was chosen because of The Jungle Book character with the same name.

Pete and Ashlee later ended their relationship. She went on to have daughter Jagger Snow with new partner Evan Ross in September 2015, while Pete and girlfriend Meagan Camper announced the arrival of son Saint Lazlo in August 2014.

Celebrity baby names: Brooklyn

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Brooklyn Joseph is the eldest of David and Victoria Beckham's clan, born in March 1999. He was followed by brothers Romeo James, born in September 2002, and Cruz David, born in February 2005. In July 2011, the Beckhams welcomed their first daughter, Harper Seven.

The name Brooklyn originates from the English phrase for 'water' or 'stream', but rumours flew that David and Victoria chose the name as Brooklyn was the place they concieved.

Victoria later put the record straight in her autobiography, Learning to Fly, where she explained that she'd liked the name Brooke, but knew she was having a boy, and liked the name because it felt 'very multi-cultural, very grounded'.

Celebrity baby names: Bunny

Katie Price

Bunny is the youngest of glamour model Katie Price's five children, born in August 2014. She's also mum to Harvey, born in May 2002, Junior Savva Andreas, born June 2005, Princess Tiaamii Crystal Esther, born in June 2007, and Jett Riviera, born in August 2013.

Katie revealed the name of her youngest daughter during an interview with Now magazine, and admitted that her and husband Kieran had struggled to choose a name for their little one.

Names that didn't make it were Duchess Kate, Lady, Disney, Precious, Bambi, Ethel and Peggy, with Bunny eventually coming out as the favourite.

The star said: 'I considered it being spelt "Bunni" with a heart above the 'i', but I don't think that's really a part of the English language!'

Celebrity baby names: Buzz

Tom and Giovanna Fletcher

Tom Fletcher (of McFly fame) and his wife Giovanna welcomed a bouncing baby boy into the world on 13th March 2014, and called him Buzz Michelangelo.

Many fans assumed that Buzz was named after a certain Disney character, but Giovanna put those rumours to rest in an interview later that year.

'We liked the name for a few years, but actually we went off it when I was pregnant,' she said on ITV's Lorraine. 'Then in the last month, it came back on the table. I know everyone thinks we named him after Buzz Lightyear but we haven't.'

The pair later welcomed a second son, Buddy Bob.

Celebrity baby names: Carey

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James Corden and his wife Julia are parents to daughter Carey, who was born in October 2014. They also have an elder son named Max, born March 2011.

Carey is an Irish baby name meaning 'from the fortress', although the Cordens chose it because it was Julia's maiden name.

Celebrity baby names: Carter

Frankie and Wayne Bridge

The Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge and her husband Wayne chose the name Carter for their second son. They are also parents to elder boy Parker.

The Saturdays singer, 26, announced the birth on her Twitter account in August 2015, writing: 'Our gorgeous baby boy Carter Bridge was born this morning. He is absolutely perfect - Parker is so excited to be a big brother!'

The name Carter is English and means 'transporter of goods by cart'.

Celebrity baby names: Carys

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Carys is the name of Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas' daughter, born in April 2003. They're also parents to son Dylan

Michael, born in August 2000.

Carys is a traditional Welsh name derived from the word 'caru', meaning 'to love'.

Shortly after Carys' arrival, Catherine's grandmother revealed: 'I think Carys is a lovely name and they were thinking about it for their first child. Catherine is very proud of her Welsh roots.'

Celebrity baby names: Caspar

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Singer and presenter Jenny Frost's son is called Caspar. She welcomed him in October 2007, and later had twin daughters, Nico and Blake in January 2013.

The name Caspar is of Persian origin and means 'keeper of the treasure'.

Celebrity baby names: Charlton

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field

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After live blogging the birth of his second child in October 2014 - you're a much more tolerant woman than we are, Ayda - Robbie Williams revealed the name of his newborn son: Charlton Valentine.

The 40-year-old singer tweeted the name, along with a video of his wife wheeling him out of the hospital holding his son in his arms, saying: 'Charlton Valentine Williams has left the building...and Daddy is doing just fine. RW x'

Robbie and Ayda are also parents to daughter Theodora 'Teddy' Rose.

Charlton is an English surname meaning 'settlement of free man', but has become more popular as a first name in recent years.

Celebrity baby names: Chester

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Holly Willoughby chose Chester

William as the name of her second son in September 2014. She was already mum to Harry James, born May 2009, and daughter Belle, born April 2011.

'I'm sooo happy to tell you all - we've just had a baby boy!

The TV presenter announced the birth with a tweet, writing: 'Chester William Baldwin made a grand entrance at 8lbs 12. He's just perfect.'

Chester is an English name meaning 'to camp', and Holly's not the only celeb who is a fan - it's also the name of Davina McCall and husband Matthew's youngest child. They also have two daughters, Molly and Tilly.

Celebrity baby names: Cleo

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In May 2011, David Schwimmer and his wife Zoe became proud parents to daughter Cleo.

It's a Greek name meaning 'glory', and also the shortened form of Cleopatra.

Celebrity baby names: Coco

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Friends actress Courteney Cox and then-husband David Arquette welcomed daughter Coco in June 2014 - and chose none other than co-star Jennifer Aniston as her godmother!

Coco is a French 'pet name', but is often chosen by mums with a penchant for Chanel...

Celebrity baby names: Cosima

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Claudia's obviously a fan of names beginning with C: she has three children, Caspar Matthew, born January 2003, Clementine Poppy, born November 2004, and Cosima Violet, born May 2010.

The supermodel may have German roots, but Cosima is actually a Greek name, meaning 'order' or 'decency'.

Celebrity baby names: Covey

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Konnie Huq and her husband, comedy writer Charlie Brooker, welcomed their first child into the world on 23rd March 2012. The pair named their baby boy Covey, telling the world that he was 'a real cutie'.

An Irish baby name, Covey means 'hound of the plains'. The pair later had a second son named Huxley.

Celebrity baby names: Cyrus

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Cyrus Michael Christopher was born to Claire Danes and her husband Hugh Dancy in December 2012.

The notoriously private couple have kept schtum about the reason behind their unusual baby name choice, but traditionally, Cyrus is a Persian baby name which means 'throne'.

Celebrity baby names: Darby

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Actor Paul has two children: son Jack, born in 2006, and daughter Darby, born in 2010.

Darby is a name that's conventionally used for baby boys, and means 'free of envy'. However, we definitely think it can be a unisex baby name too...

Celebrity baby names: Dashiel

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Milla Jovovich announced the birth of her second daughter, Dashiel Edan, on Instagram in April 2015.

'We are so proud to announce the birth of our second daughter Ms. Dashiel Edan Jovovich-Anderson today!!! She is 7lbs. 10 oz. and 20 inches long! We love you Dash!' she wrote.

The Resident Evil star already welcomed her first girl, Ever Gabo, in November 2007.

Upon her arrival, little Dashiel became part of the trend for gender-neutral baby names, as Dashiell is generally used as a boys name; it's an Anglicisation of the French surname de Chiel.

Celebrity baby names: Delilah

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Rod Stewart's daughter Kimberly had us all singing the classic Tom Jones number when she named her daughter Delilah in August 2011.

Delilah is an Arabic name meaning 'queen of the night' or 'delicate'.

Celebrity baby names: Delta

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Kristen 'voice of Anna from Frozen' Bell is mum to two daughters: Lincoln, born in March 2013, and Delta, born in December 2014.

Apparently, Kristen and her husband Dax got the idea for the name of their youngest from a text message: 'Dax's friend texted, "Are you going to pick another (expletive) name, like 'Delta Force?'" Dax went, "Ooh! Delta!"', the actress told Good Housekeeping.

Delta is a letter of the Greek alphabet, but also means 'mouth of the river'.

Celebrity baby names: Dexter

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Charlotte Church's son Dexter arrived into the world in January 2009, joining sister Ruby, who was born in September 2007.

Charlotte and then partner Gavin Henson announced the birth on the singer's website, adding 'In keeping with Henson family tradition, Dexter will also have the name Lloyd as a middle name.'

The name Dexter is English in origin, and comes from a surname meaning 'dyer'.

Celebrity baby names: Edie

Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley waited until August to reveal the name of the baby girl she welcomed with husband James Righton in May 2015 - but they finally announced that they'd chosen Edie.

Speaking in a cover interview for Elle, Keira said she was totally in awe of her body now that it had produced a child.

'I have to say, as a woman, you hate certain parts of your body. You go through those periods where you look in the mirror and you think, "Oh, if only I had different legs or arms or whatever",' she explained.

'You go through pregnancy and labor and then feeding the kid and you go, "Wow, my body is totally amazing, and I'm never going to not like it again, because it did this, and this is f***ing extraordinary".'

'The love thing is astonishing,' she added, in reference to her daughter. 'It's a very primal, primal love. That's quite extraordinary.'

Edie is an English baby name, meaning 'happy warfare', which seems like a bit of an antithesis - but it's a pretty choice none the less!

Celebrity baby names: Egypt

Alicia Keys

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Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz welcomed their son Egypt into the world in October 2010.

Shortly after the birth, she tweeted: 'There is no word to properly describe LOVE to describe BLISS, to a express a FEELING like this!!!. Thank U 4 your love, support and prayers!' (sic)

The pair later had a second son, Genesis Ali, in December 2014.

Celebrity baby names: Elsie

Zooey Deschanel and Jacob Pechenik

Zooey Deschanel gave birth to her first child in late July 2015, and revealed the name of her baby to People magazine at the premiere of her new film Rock The Kasbah in New York.

'It's Elsie' Zooey proudly revealed, while husband Jacob added, 'Elsie Otter'.

Yes you heard correctly - the pair named their first-born after the cute, and furry animal! 'Yes, sea otter,' Jacob confirmed.

Elsie is a Scottish name and means 'god of plenty' - whether you borrow the middle name Otter as well is up to you...

Celebrity baby names: Emme

Jennifer Lopez

Emily and Emma are fairly common girls names, but Jennifer Lopez went for a more unusual version when she welcomed twins Max and Emme in February 2008.

'Jennifer and Marc are delighted, thrilled and over the moon,' Lopez's manager Simon Fields told PEOPLE after the pair's arrival.

Emme is an American-invented name; an alternative form of Emmy meaning 'universal'.

Celebrity baby names: Ethel

Lily Allen

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Lily Allen and partner Sam Cooper have two daughters together; Ethel Mary, born November 2012, and Marnie Rose, who arrived in January 2013.

Ethel was a popular baby name until the late 1930s, when it fell out of favour, but the trend of old-fashioned baby names brought it back into vogue again. It's of English origin, and means 'noble maiden'.

Celebrity baby names: Exton

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Sherlock Holmes star Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan welcomed their 7lb, 5oz baby boy, Exton Elias Downey, on 8th February 2012, followed by daughter Avri in November 2014.

Robert, who also has an 18-year-old son called Indio from his first marriage, kept 'mum' during Susan's pregnancy over their baby name choices and joked: 'If I told you the name, then she would lop off my head with a machete'.

Exton is actually a Shakespearean baby name - how fitting for a theatrical family!

Celebrity baby names: Evelyn

Carey Mulligan

Carey Mulligan and her musician husband Marcus Mumford called their first bundle of joy Evelyn.

Whilst it is a rather classic choice, meaning 'wished for child', there doesn't seem to be any family history or particular story to the moniker - in fact, Carey confessed that she 'just came up with it'.

Celebrity baby names: Everly

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Everly Tatum, daughter of actor Channing and wife Jenna, arrived into the world in May 2014.

'I have never changed a diaper before, so I may need some help learning,' the actor admitted to PEOPLE ahead of her birth.

It's an English baby name meaning 'from Ever's meadow', and can also be spelled Everleigh.

Celebrity baby names: Flynn

Miranda Kerr

One of the first celebrity babies of 2011 was Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom's bundle of joy, son Flynn Christopher, born in January.

There's a sad twist in the tale of Flynn's name, as he was actually named after Miranda's high school sweetheart, Christopher, who passed away in a car crash.

'After he died, I wrote him a letter that said I hoped to name my first child after him in some way,' the model told the Daily Telegraph Australia. 'I told Orlando, and he was the one who said he'd be happy to do that.'

Flynn, Miranda's son's first name, was originally an Irish surname, but now is often used as a Christian name too.

Celebrity baby names: Fox

Mark Owen

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Take That star Mark Owen and his wife Emma Ferguson named their third child, Fox India, in July 2012. They already had a son called Elwood Jack, and a daughter called Willow Rose.


tweeted the news saying: 'Mark, Emma, Elwood and Willow are delighted

to announce the arrival to the clan of their beautiful new baby girl Fox

India Owen. She was born at 7.45am weighing

7lb 1oz. They would like to thank all their friends and family for all

the wonderful messages xxx.'

Fox, as you might imagine, is an animal inspired name.

Celebrity baby names: Gia