“I’m so excited to share this news with you. Four years ago, I decided I wanted to have a child. I wanted to do it on my own terms,” the actress told her Instagram followers at the time. “I now appreciate how radical it is for us as women to think about one of the most fundamental parts of our destinies in this way. I hope we arrive at a point in which it’s normalized to not want a ring in order to have a crib. A part of me wants to uphold that my private life is none of anyone’s business. I also get that the nature of my job compels me to take control of this. My daughter was born on April 8, 2021. Her name is Oonagh Paige Heard. She’s the beginning of the rest of my life.”
As for Tisdale, the High School Musical star gave birth to her and husband Christopher French’s daughter in March 2021, naming the newborn Jupiter.
“She was named before I was even pregnant,” the New Jersey native said during a Good Morning America appearance two months later. “Basically, I just came up with her name a year and a half before I got pregnant. I am someone who, like, even with my animals, I name them before I get them. I said to my husband, ‘Do you to like it?’ and he was like, ‘Yeah, that is so cool,’ especially because he’s got such a great last name. And then once we found out she was a girl, Chris named her middle name Iris.”
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody alum noted that the moniker was inspired by a song her mom, Lisa Morris, sang when she was little putting Tisdale’s tights on. “It’s like, ‘Hands up! Reach for the stars, there goes Jupiter, there goes Mars,’” the former Disney Channel star explained. “And I thought, ‘Jupiter is such a great name!'”
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The Aquaman star secretly welcomed her daughter, Oonagh, in July 2021 and has yet to reveal the little one’s paternity.
“I’m so excited to share this news with you. Four years ago, I decided I wanted to have a child. I wanted to do it on my own terms,” the actress told her Instagram followers at the time. “I now appreciate how radical it is for us as women to think about one of the most fundamental parts of our destinies in this way. I hope we arrive at a point in which it’s normalized to not want a ring in order to have a crib. A part of me wants to uphold that my private life is none of anyone’s business. I also get that the nature of my job compels me to take control of this. My daughter was born on April 8, 2021. Her name is Oonagh Paige Heard. She’s the beginning of the rest of my life."
The Texas native has given rare glimpses of life with her baby girl ever since, including sweet Instagram shots of herself exercising and working with the little one.
As for Tisdale, the High School Musical star gave birth to her and husband Christopher French’s daughter in March 2021, naming the newborn Jupiter.
“She was named before I was even pregnant,” the New Jersey native said during a Good Morning America appearance two months later. “Basically, I just came up with her name a year and a half before I got pregnant. I am someone who, like, even with my animals, I name them before I get them. I said to my husband, 'Do you to like it?' and he was like, 'Yeah, that is so cool,' especially because he's got such a great last name. And then once we found out she was a girl, Chris named her middle name Iris."
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody alum noted that the moniker was inspired by a song her mom, Lisa Morris, sang when she was little putting Tisdale’s tights on. “It's like, 'Hands up! Reach for the stars, there goes Jupiter, there goes Mars,’” the former Disney Channel star explained. “And I thought, 'Jupiter is such a great name!'"
Keep scrolling to see more celebrity parents who chose unique names for their infants, from Kim Kardashian and daughter North toReese Witherspoon and son Tennessee.
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After Us confirmed in November 2022 that Heidi Montag gave birth to her second son with Spencer Pratt, the reality star introduced newborn Ryker via Snapchat. The couple are also the parents of son Gunner Stone, who was born in 2017.
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Trisha Paytas welcomed her first child, Malibu Barbie, with husband Moses Hacmon in September 2022. "She has arrived," the YouTuber shared via social media alongside photos cuddling her baby girl.
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When Grimes and Musk welcomed their daughter in December 2021, the on-again, off-again couple gave the infant a similar name to big brother X AE A-XII, the singer revealed in March 2022. They call her "Y."
In January 2022, Jeannie Mai revealed that she and her husband, Jeezy, named their baby, Monaco, in honor of the European principality located on the French Riviera. "Three years ago, Jeezy and Jeannie were talking on a bridge in France, talking about what it meant to do life together," Adrienne Bailon explained during an episode of The Real. "Here they decided to grow and raise a family together. Hence, they named their child after the [country] that changed their lives forever."
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Oonagh Paige Heard
Heard introduced her daughter via Instagram in July 2021, writing, "She’s the beginning of the rest of my life."
Usher Raymond explained his daughter’s name to Extra in May 2021, calling her his house’s “supreme ruler.” The singer added, "Bo is at the end of it, so [she's] my little 'reign-bo.'"
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Samira Wiley told Jimmy Kimmel in May 2021 that “people don’t believe” her when she tells them that George used to be “a girls name … in the 1800s.” The Handmaid’s Tale star gushed, “I just really like the name. I just think it's really cute."
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Sadie Robertson announced her daughter’s name one month ahead of her May 2021 arrival, writing via Instagram that the moniker was inspired by Proverbs 16:24. "Gracious words are like HONEY, sweetness to the soul and health to the body,” the Duck Dynasty alum explained in April. “Honey, I pray over you all the time that you would be sweet and strong and you know what? I already know it that you are."
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Summer Moon Honey Davies
"Scheana Shay and partner Brock Honey Davies are elated to announce the birth of their daughter, Summer Moon Honey Davies,” the Vanderpump Rules star’s rep told Us in April 2021.
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Bachelor in Paradise alum Krystal Nielson revealed her and Miles Bowles’ newborn daughter's name in April 2021. “Glitter baby has a name,” the reality star wrote via Instagram. “Introducing our beautiful angel, Andara Rose Bowles. #babybowles #loveofourlives.”
"ONE month ago today, we welcomed Nakano Ocean Valderrama into the world,” Amanda Pacheco captioned March 2021 Instagram photos with her and Wilmer Valderrama's daughter. "I’m so excited to finally share her name with you all. Her name reminds me of the beautiful journey her father and I took that ultimately led us to have this extraordinary human in our arms today.”
Morgan Stewart and Jordan McGraw welcomed their first child, a baby girl, in February 2021. The Daily Pop host shared the news via Instagram, writing, “After 30 hours, 27 apple juices, & 16 pushes later she decided to join our party! And she’s definitely the coolest girl I’ve ever met 😍💕.”
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Elsa Hosk welcomed her and Tom Daly’s daughter in February 2021, writing via Instagram: "Named after two strong women, my mom and my grandma-in-law, you came into this world like superwoman with your fist next to your face."
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“Gotten to spend a very sweet week with our newest addition,” Gabby Barrett captioned her and Cade Foehner’s daughter’s Instagram debut in January 2021.
Ed Sheeran announced his and Cherry Seaborn’s daughter’s arrival in September 2020. "Both mum and baby are doing amazing and we are on cloud nine over here," the singer wrote via Instagram at the time.
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Lea Michele and Zandy Reich welcomed their son, Ever Leo, in August 2020, Us confirmed at the time. "Everyone’s happy and healthy, and they’re extremely grateful,” a source shared. "He’s been an easy baby so far."
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Kailyn Lowry named her fourth son Creed in August 2020, writing via Instagram that the moniker means “guiding principle."
Iggy Azalea revealed her baby boy’s name in July 2020, one month after confirming she’d welcomed her first child earlier in the year. The Aussie rapper has a gemstone-inspired moniker of her own: her real name is Amethyst Kelly.
The Bachelor alum named her and the rock climbing gym owner’s son Franklin after Brenda Clark and Paulette Bourgeois’ popular book series. "He’s “like a sweet, sleepy little turtle,” Martinez explained during a June 2020 “Chatty Broads” podcast episode.
“X, the unknown variable,” the singer tweeted of her newborn son X AE A-XII's name in May 2020. "Æ, my elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence). A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft). No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent + (A = Archangel, my favorite song) (metal rat). ... I think it sounds like the name of the main character in the story. I hope he vibes with that.”
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Adam Rodriguez and Grace Gail welcomed their third child in March 2020. “His big sisters are madly in love and already excited to help with taking care of them,” the actor told Us at the time.
Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee’s baby boy arrived in March 2020. The Tony winner explained on his Instagram Story the following day: "Callum: Gaelic for Dove because he has been so sweet and peaceful since landing in our arms. Michael: My middle name. Rebel: I wanted a way to honor my mother. Her name was Reba but from a very young age, her father called her Rebel. And so … Callum Michael Rebeal Kazee was born.”
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Tyler Hilton and Megan Park announced their daughter's arrival in February 2020 after keeping the Secret Life of the American Teenager alum's pregnancy under wraps.
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Osian Lark Elliot Jovovich-Anderson
Milla Jovovich revealed her third daughter’s name in February 2020, writing via Instagram: “Osian is a Welsh boy’s name and it’s pronounced O-shin. Now I know the name is long, but the family couldn’t agree on her middle name. Ever and my mom wanted Lark, @dashielanderson and I wanted Elliot. Then my husband Paul [W. S. Anderson] chimes in with another vote for Lark, so Smushy and I were outnumbered! At least she has many to choose from later in life if she wants to drop a few.”
“She has completely captured our hearts and completed our family,” Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden wrote of their newborn daughter in a January 2020 Instagram post. “While we are overjoyed to share this news, we also feel a strong instinct to protect our little one’s privacy. So we won’t be posting pictures or sharing any more details, other than the fact that she is really really cute!! Some would even say RAD.”
Chris Brown announced his newborn son’s name in November 2019 with an embroidered jacket, reading “RORO & AEKO.” (The first moniker referred to his daughter Royalty’s nickname.) The rapper clarified in his Instagram caption that his baby boy's name is pronounced "Echo."
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Troian Bellisario confirmed her and Patrick J. Adams' daughter’s name in an October 2019 Instagram Story, 12 months after giving birth.The actress explained the inspiration behind their daughter's name the following month, telling Teen Vogue, "We were in Greece, so we were looking at a lot of Greek mythology, and we were like, ‘Oh, if we have a son, maybe we should name it something having to do with the actual sun.’ We were looking at the name Helios, and then we thought that Helios had a sister named Eos, and we didn't love Eos. But then we learned in Roman mythology that Eos was Aurora, which is the goddess of the dawn. And we thought it would be nice that she would be our dawning of a new day in our life."
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Phillip Phillips and Hannah Blackwellwelcomed their baby boy in November 2019. “I’m forever in love with this little kid,” the American Idol season 11 winner captioned his Instagram reveal. “He’s changed me so much already. We can’t take our eyes off of him. He’s perfect.”
Shay Mitchell shared her daughter’s name in November 2019, explaining to Vogue, “A close friend of ours was listing off names for her daughter that she had had a year and a half ago. Then she said Atlas and I looked at Matte [Babel], and he looked at me, and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh.’ It’s just the perfect name; from that day, we knew it was going to be Atlas. People would ask us, ‘Do you have a name?’ But we were keeping it hidden. I’m sorry to everybody that I lied to!”
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Allison Holker and Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss’ baby girl arrived in November 2019.
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Amber Rose and Alexander Edwardswelcomed their first child together in October 2019. “Slash Electric Alexander Edwards.. the world is urs now,” the vice president of the Artists and Repertoire for Def Jam Recordings wrote on Instagram at the time. “Thank u @amberrose for loving me so much that u put ur body thru it 2 bring my sun [sic] in2 the world. I could never be as strong as u. Slash a rockstar.”
Alanis Morissette’s son made his Instagram debut in August 2019. “He’s here,” the singer captioned the black-and-white pic.
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West named their second son after the Book of Psalms in the Bible. The little one arrived in May 2019.
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Jess Weixler and Hamish Brocklebank revealed their daughter’s unique moniker with her March 2019 birth announcement. “Welcome to the world Beatrice Danger Brocklebank. I mean..” the Good Wife star captioned a family pic on Instagram.
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Hilary Duff and her boyfriend, Matthew Koma, welcomed their first child together — a baby girl — on October 25, 2018. She's also mom of son Luca with ex-husband Mike Comrie.
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Cardi B and Offset named their first child together Kulture Kiari Cephus. The baby girl was born on July 10, 2018.
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Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson named their daughter True Thompson. The reality star revealed their baby girl’s name on Instagram. “Our little girl, True Thompson, has completely stolen our hearts and we are overwhelmed with LOVE,” Kardashian wrote on April 16, 2018. “Such a blessing to welcome this angel into the family! Mommy and Daddy loooooove you True!”
Less than a week before the Revenge Body host announced her daughter’s name, multiple outlets published photos and videos of the NBA star appearing to kiss several women while Kardashian was still pregnant.
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Kylie Jenner revealed the name of her baby girl, Stormi, in a sweet picture of the newborn holding onto the proud mom’s thumb on Tuesday, February 6. The reality star had confirmed just two days earlier that she had given birth on February 1, 2018.
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North, Saint and Chicago
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West named their first child, a baby girl born on June 15, 2013, North West. "Kim sort of explained it to me," grandma Kris Jenner told Huffington Post Live about the name at the time. "She said North is the highest power. And their baby North, their little girl, is the highest point and power between the two of them. So I thought that was really cool.”
The couple named their second child, a son born on December 5, 2015, Saint West. Kardashian announced the name two days later on her website. Kardashian and West named their third child, a daughter born on January 15, 2018, via surrogate, Chicago West.
The reality star announced the name via her app on January 19. Her nickname is “Chi,” which is pronounced “Shy."
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Superstar parents Beyonce and Jay Z reportedly filed an application to trademark daughter Blue Ivy's name just one month after her Jan. 7, 2012 birth. Possible inspiration for the name? Jay Z has released three Blueprint albums, and Ivy reportedly references the Roman numeral (IV) for 4, which is the date of their wedding.
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Maxwell and Ace
Keeping it in the family! Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson daughter Maxwell Drew, born on May 1, 2012, was named after Johnson's middle name and Simpson's mother Tina's maiden name. Their son, Ace Knute, born on June 30, 2013, was named after Johnson's Swedish paternal grandfather, Knute Johnson.
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Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie and Josh Duhamel welcomed son Axl Jack on Aug. 29, 2013. "Fergie is a huge Guns 'N Roses fan . . . so Axl makes perfect sense," a source close to the singer told Us Weekly of reportedly naming her son after frontman Axl Rose.
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Cricket and Birdie
Cougar Town actress Busy Philipps and husband Marc Silverstein named their daughters Birdie (born August 2008) and Cricket (born born July 2013). "It's weird people think my kids will be in therapy because of their names," Philipps tweeted. "Guys, my kids will be therapy for LOTS of reasons, I'm sure."
So nice they named her . . . five times! Uma Thurman and boyfriend Arpad Busson named their daughter Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson. "We couldn't quite agree on the name, so we call her Luna," Thurman told Jimmy Fallon after the July 2012 birth. "She's lucky that way."
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Holly Madison and now-husband Pasquale Rotella welcomed daughter Rainbow Aurora on March 5, 2013. "There are a lot of smug haters out there who bag on my choice of a name, but I don't care about what they think," the former Playboy model blogged on March 8. "I want my daughter to be proud of who she is and learn to speak up and stand up for herself at a young age."
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After welcoming their first child on May 31, 2013, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum gave their daughter, Everly Elizabeth Maiselle Tatum, two middle names in honor of both of their grandmothers. Why Everly? "Jenna just heard it in her head one day. I guess she likes The Everly Brothers," Tatum joked to David Letterman.
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After Reese Witherspoon welcomed her first child with husband Jim Toth in September 2012, her friend Chelsea Handler joked, "You had the baby and you named it Tennessee and I still couldn't figure out if it was a boy or a girl." Witherspoon quipped, "Or just a redneck!" (Witherspoon, who was raised in Tennessee, is also mom to daughter Ava and son Deacon with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe.)
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Two months after their son was born in September 2012, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze, Jr. revealed they named him Rocky James. James is dad Prinze's middle name. The spouses also are parents to daughter Charlotte.
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Ahead of their daughter September 2012 birth, Levi Johnston and then-girlfriend Sunny Oglesby revealed they were naming her Breeze Beretta Johnston. Johnston told Inside Edition that the name was an homage to his "favorite shotgun."
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Avengers actor Chris Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky welcomed daughter India Rose in May 2012. "It was just a name we liked," Hemsworth told E! News. "I always kind of liked Indie or Indiana for a boy, and she liked India. We sort of went, 'Oh well, whether it's a boy or girl, that will decide.' It just seemed to fit."
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Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz's son Egypt was born on Oct. 14, 2010. "I've never seen a more beautiful face in my LIFE," the proud mom wrote on her blog.
Alicia Silverstone and hubby Christopher Jarecki named their cute lil' cub Bear Blu. "I didn't leave the house at all for six weeks after his birth," she admitted. "I wanted to soak in every moment of his scrumptiousness."
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Poppy Honey, Daisy Boo, Petal Blossom and Buddy Bear Maurice
Naked Chef's Jamie Oliver and wife Juliette Norton gave all four of their children extremely unique names.
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Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy named their son Bingham Hawn Bellamy. "For those wondering, Bingham is my mum's maiden name," the Muse frontman tweeted. "Bing Russell was also Kurt [Russell's] dad. Family connections all around!"
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Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim named their son -- born Oct. 3, 2005 - Kal. El, after Superman's birth name.
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Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale welcomed their second child, Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale, on Aug. 21, 2008.
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Jermaine Jackson and then-wife Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza welcomed Jermajesty Jermaine Jackson on Oct. 7, 2000.
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Ashlee Simpson gave birth to her and Pete Wentz's son Bronx Mowgli on Nov. 20, 2008.
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Nicole Richie and Joel Madden welcomed their son Sparrow James Midnight Madden on Sept. 9, 2009.
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Geri Haliwell gave birth to daughter Bluebell Madonna on May 14, 2006.