Need some baby boys' names inspiration? Let these celebrities provide some great ideas...
Picking a name for your baby boy might be the toughest decision you’re ever likely to make…and there’s no going back once you’ve chosen one! With that in mind, navigating through endless lists of thousands of boys’ names may seem like an impossible task.
For one thing, some boys’ names may bring back traumatic memories of that one naughty schoolboy, Edward, who chased you around the playground when you were six, pulling your pigtails and reducing you to tears. For another, a more adventurous name like Grayson or Tate may seem like unchartered territory and give you doubts about their own playground experience – and potential teasing – with such an unusual name.
Which is where our celebrities step in. Fame has given them the freedom – and confidence – to name their boy whatever they like. What’s more, where Jessica Biel and Miranda Kerr boldly venture, many more expectant fans are sure to follow.
Bearing this in mind, we’ve come up with a extensive list of the most dazzling boys’ names that are sure to give you plenty of ideas when it comes to naming your baby. For the rest of us, there’s a chance to oooh and aaaaah at all the adorable baby pics without the stress of naming our own…ready? Lets get started…
Parents: Naya Rivera and Ryan Dorsey
Born: 18 September 2015
What to know: The Glee star and her actor hubby tied the knot back in July 2014, just a few months after they started dating. The pair welcomed their baby boy in September, choosing an unusual but beautiful moniker for their son.
Parents: Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter
Born: June 2015
What to know: The Cumberbaby, as he has been known since his birth, has been named after his father Benedict’s character in Parade’s End. His middle name is a family name that he shares with his dad.
Parents: Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake
Born: April 11, 2015
What to know: Orginating from the Greek word ‘Silvanus’ meaning ‘of the forest’, this green-fingered name is set to become a popular choice once again thanks to dream-team Jessica and Justin. Although the name is more popular in the US, it also has it’s roots in the UK as many will recognise it from George Eliot’s popular novel Silas Marner, depicting a 19th century weaver. Humble origins, maybe, but perhaps not so humble for long…
Parents: Thandie Newton and Ol Parker
Born: 2 March, 2014
What to know: Booker is a name with a powerful history and a strong literary link, literally meaning ‘scribe’. Perhaps it’s most famous namesake is Booker T. Washington, an African-American author and orator who survived slavery to become a key Civil Rights figurehead.
Parents: Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth
Born: 27 September, 2012
What to know: As a mother who grew up in Tennessee, what name would you go with for your baby boy? For Reese it was a no-brainer. The great thing about this name is that it works equally for both genders, and although it may not be a particularly popular name in either the US or UK, we think it sounds great.
Parents: Pete Wentz and Meagan Camper
Born: 20 August, 2014
What to know: If you’re feeling really brave, take a page out of Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz’s baby book and call your son…an actual Saint. Speaking about the name to PEOPLE magazine, mum Meagan joked: ‘I think at some point, the name Saint came up because we thought he?d be a saint if he waited to arrive until his dad was home from tour, and he did.’
Parents: Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis
Born: 20 April, 2014
What to know: The German orgins of the name Otis actually mean ‘wealthy’, which is probably pretty accurate when it comes to this celebrity baby. For all th rest of us, famous examples of this seriously cute boys’ name include the singer Otis Redding. It doesn’t get much cooler than that, frankly…
Parents: Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom
Born: 6 January, 2011
What to know: Believe it or not, this Gaelic boys’ name actually means ‘red haired’. Although there are no signs Miranda and Orlando’s boy is living up to his title, the name Flynn is already a very popular one, currently 153rd in the UK polls.
Parents: Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick
Born: 14 December, 2014
What to know: The Kardashians aren’t exactly tame when it comes to picking unusual names for their various offspring and latest addition Reign Aston is no different. It’s a powerful name for a family who rules celebsville. We’re not too sure anyone else could quite pull it off, however…
Parents: Kelly Rowland and Tim Weatherspoon
Born: 4 November, 2014
What to know: If you’re looking for a strong name for your baby boy, look no further. Kelly Rowland was inspired by Greek mythology when it came to naming hers Titan. The Titans were a group of gigantic, powerful gods.
Parents: Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll
Born: 7 December, 2012
What to know: There is a reason for this, trust us. According to Kate Winslet, who revealed all to Ellen DeGeneres: ‘Bear?s second name is Blaze because my husband and I met in a house fire basically’. As for the Bear part, your guess is as good as ours…
Parents: Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy
Born: 9 July, 2011
What to know: ‘Bing’ may conjure up laugh-out-loyd moments from Chandler Bing when we were glued to Friends, but for Kate and Matt the associations were more personal than that. As Matt revealed at the time: ‘For those wondering, Bingham is my mum?s maiden name and Bing Russell was Kurt?s dad. Family connections all round!’
Parents: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
Born: 28 February, 2014
What to know: With sibling names like Zuma and Kingston, we weren’t disappointed by Gwen and Gavin’s latest addition. But where do we start? How about with Apollo, conjuring an imaginative arm wrestle between a Greek god and a spaceship. As for Bowie: we can’t think of a cooler nod to The Thin White Duke.
Parents: Fearne Cotton and Jesse Wood
Born: 21 Feburary, 2013
What to know: Coming from the Latin meaning ‘King’, this regal name is having a bit of a comeback since the likes of Rex Harrison gave it a bit of Hollywood glamour.
Parents: Victoria and David Beckham
Born: 20 February, 2005
What to know: Born in Spain, Victoria and David opted for yet another geographical themed name for their son…with a twist. Although Cruz is a common surname in Spain and South America, it’s actually an unusual first name.