Oh Baby!

Monday, March 10th, 2008 • 2 Comments on Oh Baby!

I was at a loss for a couple of character names this afternoon, wanting very meaning-specific names, so I Googled “baby names.”  I came up with the usual million and one baby name sites, as well as Celebrity Baby Blog.  Who knew such a thing existed?  Okay, probably everyone but me.

The celebrity rags barely register on my radar when I’m out shopping, so it’s no surprise that I didn’t know there was a blog devoted to all things celebrity baby.  Two things caught my eye right away: the number of over-40 celebrity moms or moms-to-be (Marcia Cross, Julianna Margulies, Helen Hunt, Brooke Shields, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Nicole Kidman, Helena Bonham Carter, Angela Bassett, Holly Hunter, just to name a few) and that, in addition to providing sometimes unflattering woman-with-child photos (poor Melissa Joan Hart), Celebrity Baby Blog also tracks down all those fabulous baby accoutrements that celebrity moms (and dads) buy for their fashionable babies, toddlers and kiddos.  Seriously. 

Want the stroller Naomi Watts uses for her son Sasha?  Here it is, for only $449.  Looking for that nifty Baby Bjorn Julianna Margulies is toting baby Kieran around town in? It’s all yours.  You can also buy Tori Spelling’s $140 diaper bag, Brooke Burke’s 1 in the Oven chic black maternity T-shirt and Gwen Stefani’s Meet Me in Miami maternity dress.  Not to mention all the other baby and mommy gear.  Tons of it.

Personally, I like Chewable Jewels by Dr. Bloom.  Not for the baby I don’t have, for me.  They’re better than chewing on my nails, right?

Posted by Kristina in Musings, Pregnancy and Baby
  • Eden says:

    Kind of OT but I love The Baby Name Wizard. In the back, there are lists by type (ethnicity, style, etc.) and in the alphabetical listings, there’s a popularity chart (by year so you can see if a name is popular for a certain age group or time) for many names, lots of diminutives and (my fave) a “brothers/sisters” section for each name. Want a similar feel for each name? Look up one you’re using and grab a sibling name to go with it. It also tells you the connotations and associations of names. It’s just teh awesome.

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