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Dictionary Definition of 'Celebrity'
A person of distinction or renown - Synonyms: hero, luminary, name, notable, personage
Searching for a Celebrity Baby Name
The definition clarifies the mind when searching for a name that can be described as belonging to a famous person. People searching for a Celebrity Baby name for both boys and girls are searching for something that represents someone that they admire. The famous, notable person can come from various walks of life including Royalty, Movie stars, Sports stars, Television stars and Pop stars. Many celebrity names are unique or extremely unusual, possibly reflecting the unique and unusual lifestyles that they lead. The children of celebrities have this in common. There is a more immediate acceptance of exotic names within Celebrity's circles.
The Reasons why more people are looking for Celebrity Baby Names
There is a definite trend towards people choosing the same name as that chosen by one of the many famous celebrities. There is a huge amount of publicity targeted towards celebrities and their babies. The pregnancies are closely followed and the press compete for exclusive pictures and stories. The baby name that a given member of Royalty, Movie star, Sports star, Television star and Pop star has chosen makes an important news story. Because of the inordinate amount of publicity that such a person now receives we feel that we know the person. Our interest in the birth of celebrity's babies equal that of our own families! The difference is that we admire celebrities. This could be because of their talent, their lifestyle or their money! A celebrity name receives immediate acceptance, no matter how outlandish the choice may be...
The pitfalls of choosing Celebrity Baby Names
Remember that you are taking full responsibility for creating an important factor in your baby's identity.
- Selecting a name from the category of a ' Celebrity Baby Name' runs the risk of being faddish and associated with a particular person and a particular period in time
- This particular category of name is prone to become fashionable and this type of name can therefore 'date' a person. Any name that is the height of fashion is likely to go out of fashion within fifteen years. An example of this for a girl would be Maud and for a boy Cecil
- A Celebrity baby name will be forever associated with a particular person. What happens if the reputation of the celebrity is damaged?
- What happens if the celebrity is only famous for a short period of time?
- Will the Celebrity baby name that you have chosen suit a pensioner as well as a baby? Will the schoolchild be teased mercilessly? And what will your baby think of your choice? Will they thank you for constantly having to repeat and spell their name to people for the rest of their lives?
- Studies undertaken by eminent psychologists suggest that people who have highly unusual or exotic names, considered odd by those around them, can experience great difficulties in their normal social relationships.
- What if your baby does not grow up sharing the enthusiasm you have for a celebrity?
On the positive side many celebrity baby names are absolutely brilliant! They are immediately accepted as 'cool'. And celebrity baby names are often very unusual.
The choice is yours!
We hope that we have provided you a balanced view of the pleasure and the pitfalls of choosing Celebrity Baby Names. To assist you further we have developed a Name Evaluator - an essential aid when considering Celebrity Baby Names.
A Selection of Celebrity Baby Names
The following selection of celebrity names, taken from various generations, illustrate they types of names chosen by Royalty, Movie celebrity stars, Sports celebrity stars, Television celebrity stars and Pop celebrity stars. Glancing through the list of celebrity names is interesting as they reflect many name categories including unique names, unusual names, exotic names, family names and even amongst celebrities there are some traditional names. This selection of names provide you with the opportunity to evaluate the names chosen by celebrities!
A Selection for a Celebrity Baby Name
Can you identify any celebrity baby names that are faddish and are, or will become, out dated?