No sooner have we bid farewell to 2012, than the list of top celebrity baby names has hit our inbox!! So if you’re a fan, looking for inspiration or a little more down to earth and looking to avoid the celebrity tag, here they are, the best and worst from 2012:
Noah, the son of Transformers star Megan Fox has won his first crown at just two months old, as he is awarded the accolade of being the best named celeb baby of 2012. The baby boy who was born in September came out on top in a poll of over 2,000 women.
Hilary Duff’s son Luca came second, with Amanda Holden’s daughter Hollie making it into third place and former Liberty X babe Michelle Heaton, came fourth with her daughter Faith. Ex-Eastenders actress Tamsin Outhwaite and handsome Miranda star, Tom Ellis made it into fifth place with their daughter Marnie Mae.
The panel of new mums and pregnant women, placed Pearl Osbourne, the daughter of Jack in sixth place.
Other names which made the top 10 list of 2012 were Robbie Williams’ daughter Theodora, Kourtney Kardashian’s little girl, Penelope and Una Healy’s baby girl, who she named Aoife. Sienna Miller’s daughter Marlowe also made the top ten.
However, the poll didn’t just give the thumbs up, there were more than a fair share of celebrities who were given a thumbs down for their choice of baby name. The unusual choice of Fox India given by Robbie’s band mate, Mark Owen to his daughter, was rated the worst celebrity moniker in the poll. Billie Piper’s son, given the ‘geek-chic’ name of Eugene, was the second least popular. In at third place was Dolly, the name that Chantelle Houghton and Alex Reid took five weeks to decide upon after she was born on Father’s Day.
And the nation’s mums agree with Bob Geldolf’s public displeasure at daughter Peaches’ decision to name her son Astala, with his name being fourth least popular. Other names that weren’t a hit were Snooki’s son Lorenzo and Beyonce and Jay Z’s daughter Blue Ivy – despite her parents failed bid to try and trademark her name.
Stacey Solomon’s son Leighton is the tenth least popular baby name – a name which she admitted, when first suggested by her partner, made her think of Leyton in East London, just a few miles away from her hometown of Dagenham.
Top 12 Celebrity Baby Names for 2012
1. Noah – Megan Fox
2. Luca - Hilary Duff
3. Hollie – Amanda Holden
4. Faith – Michelle Heaton
5. Marnie Mae – Tamzin Outhwaite and Tom Ellis
6. Pearl – Jack Osbourne
7. Theodora – Robbie Williams
8. Penelope – Kourtney Kardashian
9. Aoife – Una Healy
10. Marlowe – Sienna Miller
Least Popular Baby Names 2012
1. Fox India – Mark Owen
2. Eugene – Billie Piper
3. Dolly – Chantelle Houghton and Alex Reid
4. Astala – Peaches Geldof
5. Lorenzo – Snooki
6. Maxwell – Jessica Simpson
7. Blue Ivy – Beyonce and Jay Z
8. Camden – Nick Lachey
9. Tennesse – Reese Witherspoon
10. Leighton – Stacey Solomon
If you’re struggling to find a name for your new arrival, we have lots of advice here.