BabyCenter® Announces Favorite (And Least Favorite) Celebrity Baby Names Of 2013 Channing Tatum's Everly Captures Moms' Hearts; Kim & Kanye's North Heads South

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BabyCenter®, the #1 pregnancy and parenting digital resource, today announced its list of the most and least favorite celebrity baby names of 2013. Based on responses from more than 5,600 moms, BabyCenter found that moms adored Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan's name choice, Everly. Also topping the list is Autumn James, daughter of Jennifer Love Hewitt and Brian Hallisay, as well as Noah, son of Michael Buble and Luisana Lopilato. It's no surprise that Noah tops the list of favorites; it was also among the top 10 boy baby names of 2013.

"Tracking celebrity baby names is a sport for American moms. They love analyzing the baby name choices of famous parents and sharing their opinions," says Linda Murray, BabyCenter Global Editor-in-Chief. "This year's survey results show moms favor slightly quirky names and tried-and-true classics. But when celebs choose truly unusual names, they lose public support."

Top 5 Favorite Celebrity Baby Names
Everly (Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan)
Autumn James (Jennifer Love Hewitt & Brian Hallisay)
Noah (Michael Buble & Luisana Lopilato)
Luna Encinas (Penelope Cruz & Javier Bardem)
Elijah Joseph Daniel (Elton John & David Furnish) and Winnie (Jimmy Fallon and Nancy Juvonen) TIE!

According to BabyCenter moms, the least favorite celebrity baby name is North, daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson made the least-favorite list for the second year in a row, this time with their son's name, Ace Knute (moms disliked their choice of Maxwell for their daughter last year). Moms also weren't fans of the name Bear, son of Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll. This isn't the first time moms have nixed the name Bear; it also topped the list in 2011 when Alicia Silverstone gave the name to her son.

Top 5 Least Favorite Celebrity Baby Names
North (Kanye West & Kim Kardashian)
Cricket Pearl (Busy Philipps & Marc Silverstein)
Bear (Kate Winslet & Ned Rocknroll)
Ace Knute (Jessica Simpson & Eric Johnson)
Axl Jack (Fergie & Josh Duhamel)

Power of George
BabyCenter's recently released annual Baby Names Survey found that Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are influencing American naming trends: George, their son's name, is up 37 percent as a girl's name and 10 percent as a boy's name. George also had a strong showing on BabyCenter's new list of favorite celebrity baby names but failed to crack the top five, coming in seventh on the list. Interestingly, UK mums aren't so enamored with the name George. It took a surprising slide in popularity on BabyCentre UK's 2013 list of popular baby names.

For complete 2013 Baby Names coverage, visit babycenter.com/top-baby-names.

About BabyCenter® LLC
BabyCenter® is the voice of the 21st Century Mom® and modern motherhood. It's the #1 pregnancy and parenting digital destination worldwide, reaching more than 36 million moms monthly in 11 languages across 14 owned and operated digital properties from Australia to India to China. In the United States, 7 in 10 babies born last year were BabyCenter babies. BabyCenter is the world's partner in parenting, providing moms everywhere with trusted advice from hundreds of experts around the globe, friendship with other moms like them, and support that's remarkably right at every stage of their child's development. BabyCenter also works with some of the world's most prominent brands and institutions to provide life-stage marketing solutions and a direct line to highly engaged moms. BabyCenter is a member of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies.

*The names Elijah and Winnie received the same amount of votes, tying for 5th place.

SOURCE BabyCenter



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