18 Celebrity Babies With Awesome Names Inspired by Unique Places
August 13, 2013
Nancy Juvonen and Jimmy Fallon: Winnie Rose Fallon, born 2013
Baby girl Fallon was named after Lake Winnipesaukee, where the couple vacationed together every summer — and also where Fallon proposed! He also added that their daughter is a 'win' for them — and just kill me already because I can't handle the cute!
Shakira and Gerard Pique: Milan Pique Mebarak, born 2012
As for the inspiration behind her son's name, Shakira said, "The name Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn), means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification."
Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth: India Rose Hemsworth, born 2012
The adorable new daddy said, "I wanted to call her Indiana Jones, but it didn’t work out too well for a female, so India was the version."
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth: Tennessee James Toth, born 2012
America's favorite sweetheart doesn't at all mind giving her baby boy a "hick" name inspired by her hometown, Nashville, TN. Regardless, we love it!
Rebecca Gayheart and Eric Dane: Georgia Geraldine Dane, born 2011
Joining big sister Billie, sounds like Gayheart and her McSteamy are hoping to raise two very Southern belles!
Alicia Keys and DJ Swizz Beatz: Egypt Dauode Dean, born 2010
Alicia was inspired to name her newest addition Egypt after visiting the country, saying, "I took an important trip for myself to Egypt. There were a lot of things that needed to change. I was not as experienced then, so I felt close to a breakdown. I went to Egypt, and I went alone. I sailed down the Nile and I saw the temples, the tombs, and the pyramids. It was powerful. It was very Cleopatra. When we found out I was pregnant, my husband said, ‘Egypt was such an important time for you. That really changed your life. Wouldn’t that be amazing as a name?’ Once he said that, I was like, ‘Yes.’”
Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz: Bronx Mowgli Wentz, born 2008
The divorced parents have stayed mum on the inspiration behind their son's first name, though doting daddy Pete did say, "The Jungle Book was something that me and Ashlee bonded over. It's a cool name," of their son's middle name, Mowgli.
Marcia Cross and Tom Mahoney: Savannah Mahoney, born 2007
Marcia credits her daughter, Savannah's, name choice to a "premonition" she had years ago. She told People, "a long time ago, I had this kind of spiritual experience, that I will have this child and her name will be Savannah. Then when Tom and I didn't even know we were having girls, he wrote me an e-mail and said, 'I just heard a name I like: Savannah.' I had the complete chills."
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise: Suri Cruise, born 2006
The couple, who've since split, named their only daughter, Suri.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt: Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, born 2006
A long time lover of Africa, Jolie named her first daughter together with Pitt, after a small African nation.
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale: Kingston and Zuma Rossdale, born 2006 and 2008
The singing powerhouses named their two sons after destinations in Jamaica.
Shanna Moakler and Travis Barker: Alabama Luella Barker, 2005
Shanna also has a daughter from another relationship, named Atlanta. Looks like mama loves Southern names!
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy: Georgia Grace Macy, born 2002
Felicity and William have a Georgia and Sophia, both with the middle name Grace.
Summer Phoenix and Casey Affleck: Indiana August Affleck, born 2004
Ben Affleck's handsome little brother has two boys with his wife, Summer: Indiana and Atticus. Perhaps they were inspired by book characters?
Jillian and Patrick Dempsey: Tallulah Fyfe, born 2002
While neither McDreamy or his wife, Jillian, have southern roots, their daughter's name stems from a town in Louisiana.
Debbie Rowe and Michael Jackson: Paris Jackson, born 1998
The city of lights (and love), inspired the Jackson's only daughter's name.
Victoria and David Beckham: Brooklyn Beckham, born 1999
Of their 4 children, Brooklyn is the only one born with a borough-inspired moniker.
Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin: Ireland Baldwin, born 1995
When the couple was together, they named their daughter after the beautiful country.