12 Celebrities Who Chose Unisex Names

Unisex Names

The latest Blake Lively/Ryan Reynolds baby name rumor? She’s named James. If that’s true, Blake and Ryan would only be taking the unisex name trend to its logical conclusion. After all, James has been big in the middle spot for girls for years. Sean Combs has a daughter called Jessie James, born back in 2006.  More […]

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Sunday Summary: 7/17/11

What a week! First there was Harper Seven Beckham, and chatter galore about the name. (Mainstream sites dismissed Harper as weird, while we name fans more accurately pegged Harper as far more ordinary than her brothers’ names.) Then Kate Hudson, mom to Ryder Russell Robinson, welcomed a son she’s calling Bing, short for Bingham Hawn […]

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In Defense of Riley Anne and Evan Marie: Ten Reasons Boys’ Names on Girls Are Not a Sign of End Times

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Feeling feisty? Head to a message board and announce that you’re naming your daughter Addison. Or Quinn. Or Mason. Then run for cover. Sure, some people will respond positively. But depending on the forum, you could also find yourself accused of thievery, trendiness, and general bad taste. I’m sympathetic to parents who feel they can’t […]

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