20 of the best (and worst) celebrity baby names of 2012

Top celebrity baby names of the year revealed (and a few clangers, too!)

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Celebrity baby names have a habit of shocking – whether it’s for their clear outrageousness or, conversely, for their surprising normalness.

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This year has seen a plethora of new and unusual names, but it’s Noah, son of Transformers star Megan Fox and actor hubby Brian Austin Green that has taken top spot.

A poll* of 2,000 women lead to this wonderful accolade – albeit a bit odd for a baby that’s just 2 months old! Hilary Duff’s son Luca swooped second place and Amanda Holden took third with her second daughter Hollie’s name. A fave amongst mums, Michelle Heaton’s daughter Faith scored a plucky fourth place.

A few celebrity choices appear to have missed the mark with their fans. Take That band member Mark Owen’s choice of moniker, Fox India, failed to impress, while Peaches Geldof’s son Astala was voted the fourth least popular.

A report on the BBC breakfast show today joked that some parents can get a bit caught up in the euphoria of new parent hood and rush into a baby name decision they later regret. According to the report parents are able to change their first name choice within a year, although the surname cannot be changed. Which is perhaps a relief for those who opted for a football team inspired name that has since fallen out of favour.

If you’re stuck for baby name inspiration, check out the hot baby names predicted for 2013.

Top 10 favourite celeb baby names of 2012

1.    Noah – Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
2.    Luca – Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie
3.    Hollie – Amanda Holden and Christopher Hughes
4.    Faith – Michelle Heaton and Hugh Hanley
5.    Marnie Mae – Tamzin Outhwaite and tom Ellis
6.    Pearl – Jack Osbourne and Lisa Stelly
7.    Theordora – Robbie Williams and Ayda Williams
8.    Penelope – Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick
9.    Aoife Belle – Una Healy and Ben Foden
10.    Marlowe – Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge

Top 10 least favourite celeb baby names of 2012

1.    Fox India – Mark Owen and Emma Ferguson
2.    Eugene – Billie Piper and Lawrence Fox
3.    Dolly – Chantelle Houghton and Alex Reid
4.    Astala – Peaches Geldof and Thomas Cohen
5.    Lorenzo – Snooki and Jionni LaValle
6.    Maxwell – Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson
7.    Blue Ivy – Beyonce and Jay-Z
8.    Camden – Nick Lacey and Vanessa Lachey
9.    Tennesse – Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth
10.    Leighton – Stacey Solomon and Aaron Barnham

Do you think the right names made the right lists? Let us know below…

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*Poll carried out by Bounty.com

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